Back in April I bought myself a fairly techno skipping “rope” because I thought it’d be cool to learn to skip. I’ve never been very good at it, but due to the skipping skills of the likes of Rocky Balboa I always wanted to learn.
At first I was pretty crap, as expected, and I thought I’d cut too much off of the rope when I was trying to get it to the right length. Turned out it was a matter of technique, though, and after a few evening practices I was up to speed. I still haven’t mastered the hopping from one foot to the other style that Rocky made to look easy, but I’m working on it.
Brother in law Ian said that I skipped like a girl when he was down last week, which isn’t particularly flattering, but if you check out these videos of me skipping and Ian skipping, I’m sure you’ll agree I’ve got better technique! 🙂