I would love for anyone who knows about chinese jumprope, please let me know where I can get illustrations on doing this. I grew up with this and I would love to teach my daughter. I know there is ways to do neat things with your hands and also with the feet. Thank you Codie3569 [at] aol [dot] com
Yes. Chinese Jumprope was done with all of those rubber bands that you linked together to form a chain. I AM truly proud to say that I was able to do that well. And we have found a great use for those stretchy chains, today: We suspend a short one from our bedroom doorknob to the door knob of an adjacent hall closet. It allows our cats to go in and out of our room, during the summer, without letting out too much of the cooled air. And nobody’s tail has been caught yet. And our cats aren’t even Chinese!
I too was somewhat uncordinated at double dutch. I could do it, but never as a regular thing – it was hit and miss. now regular jumprope was different, as was chinese jump rope. (recently bouthg one for my niece, made out of elastic rope. not like the rubber band ones we used. Oh last post, wanted to know what it was called when you were turning the rope. Are you talking about “ender”. does anfyone remember when you played teams and fhad someone who wasn’t good jumping and they had to be “steady ender”.
Being rather uncoordinated, Chinese jumprope was just my cup of tea! We did the colored-rubberbands knotted together thing and went through a series of “moves,” always in sets of ten. But despite my inherent clumsiness, I still loved regular jumprope because I loved the chanting– “Keep the kettle boiling, have to be on time” with the continuous flow of girls through the turning rope… “Ice cream soda with a cherry on top/What’s the first initial of your sweetheart/Is it A, B, C….” Sigh…. no wonder I was skinny then…..
Never could get double dutch either – also from Brooklyn. But jumping rope was a lot of fun. I remember the first time I was able to jump into the rope from the outside. It was some kind of timing issue. Some people looked so cool while they stood there getting ready to join in the game. Any one play chinese jump rope? If so how? Did you make chinese jump ropes out of lots of found rubber bands? Did you use double or single ropes?