Finding a good quality jump rope can be hard and we found it to be a lot harder than we thought, especially when shopping in the UK. It seems that the best in class jump ropes were only more widely available in the US. We want to change that and make the dopest high quality jump ropes readily accessible to both aspiring and avid jump ropers on our side of the pond!
Our passion for jumping rope comes from the multitude of health benefits it provides and most importantly the FUN you can have whilst exercising. With a strong calorie burn per minute, portability, and the ability to exercise anywhere, the jump rope has become a staple in our family's exercise routines.
We hope that we can provide access and awareness to some of the best jump ropes on the market so you too can unlock the full potential of a jump rope workout!
Keon, founder @dope_ropes
I first picked up a rope...
when my brother introduced me to it. I'm not a natural 'fitness' enthusiast and I have struggled to find a form of exercise that worked for me, but skipping gave me enough variety and fun to keep at it!.
I’ve always enjoyed board games and computer games and work a lot with data/numbers (I have a finance, marketing and data analytics background). Skipping is a sport that is really in tune with those kinds of interests and abilities (for me personally!) as you create combos and analyse your form to improve and learn new skills.
Also, when I reached 30, I knew I needed something to make sure I could stay healthy and keep the weight off and that is why I also picked up a rope and want to keep jumping into the future.
How it became a small business...
Skipping changed my life and my attitude to physical and mental wellbeing and made me realise the importance of movement. I decided I wanted to create a platform to share this with others and spread the word about the benefits of jumping rope by providing good information and quality products that seemed to be lacking in the UK.
I also have a keen interest in business and starting something that combined both passions of mine seemed to make perfect sense!
Setting up this platform has allowed me to promote the benefits of jump rope globally and help others like myself become more active and engage in movement.
Skipping has a retro feel, and it's something you do as.a kid. For me personally it has enabled me to re-capture my childhood spirit - keeping things simple, whilst having fun!
The 80s/90s were my childhood and it was important to me that that was captured in the brand. That's why there is a retro with nods to games, TV and other pop culture references.
Our colour pallet is inspired by the vaporwave aesthetic combining neon pink with shades of blue, purple and black. I want to capture the vibe of Miami by day and LA at night through the look and feel of the products and branding.
To initiate movement for all via simple, flexible and affordable tools, improving mental and physical wellbeing.
To provide a constant way to remain active in an age of uncertainty.
To infuse a fun, retro aesthetic into the fitness and lifestyle sector and help recapture a playful approach to fitness.
Who is involved...
Dope Ropes runs on the support of family. I was inspired and guided by my brother in the beginning whilst my fiancé helps me to craft the creative vision. For a while, my mum was packing and shipping orders from our house and still helps to this day. My dog, Piglet, is always there to cheer me up whenever I am having a tough day!
Now we want you to...
Board the Jumpwave, Jump Yrself Lean and become a Master in Stationary Movement.
The Journey so far and our amazing community.........
This wouldn't be possible without the support of my brother....
Kaz is a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) and has a Master's degree in Sport & Exercise Nutrition (MSc). He has had a lifelong interest in health and fitness but his passion and enthusiasm for jumping rope developed more recently when he welcomed his son into the world. Kaz had a demanding schedule...studying for his MSc, working as a nutrition consultant, and getting to grips with his new role as a father. He was looking for an exercise modality that would not only provide amazing results but more importantly one that would be sustainable and fit into his busy lifestyle. By combining jumping rope with body weight exercises, Kaz has discovered a time efficient workout that allows him to easily achieve his goals and supports his balanced and active lifestyle.
Our personal experience of jump rope over the years is what goes into our products and our website. We offer free advice and videos across our site and on our social media platforms as we want to pass on all our knowledge to as many of you as possible so you can benefit and start spreading the word too.
I only stock jump ropes that I have used and trust in my own jump rope journey which is why I chose to supply RX Smartgear, Elite SRS and Buy Jump Ropes. These US based companies are highly rated and trusted by jump rope professionals. One of the main reasons I set up this store is to be able to offer these ropes to the UK and European market at a cheaper rate than buying direct. Avoiding both high shipping costs as well as customs clearance fees from the US makes these ropes much more affordable. I have been really pleased that so many of you appreciate not only the products but having a local supplier to get them more affordably and quickly!