…in case you were wondering.

Abilene, TX
September 21, 2006, 4:40 pm
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Abilene has one of the only competing and performing jump rope teams in the area, known as the “Jammin’ Jumpers”. They formed in 1996 and have been to the National Jump rope Championships in Walt Disney World 3 times: in 2001, 2003, and 2005.

And speaking of jump rope. A jump rope, skipping rope or skip rope is the primary tool used in the game of skipping played primarily by children/adults wherein one or more participants jump over a spinning rope so that it passes under their feet and over their heads. This may consist of one child twirling and jumping the rope, or with a minimum of three children taking turns, two of which twirl the rope while one jumps. Sometimes the latter is played with two twirling ropes, this is called Double Dutch and is significantly more difficult.
Children often chant jump-rope rhymes while jumping rope. These can range from pure nonsense to comments on current events.
Participants may simply jump until they tire or make a mistake, they may improvise tricks, or they may have to carry out a predetermined set of tricks.
People also practice solo jump-roping for exercise.
There are more that 950 tricks/techniques of skipping rope.


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did you copy this from somewhere or are you just trying to inform the world about this NEW exercise phenominon?

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