What is the correct length for a skipping rope?

The most frequently asked question about jump ropes: What is the right length for a jump rope?

When purchasing, it is important to avoid ordering a skipping rope that is too short.

As an indication, you will find in the size table below what the minimum required rope length is in relation to your body height. As you can see the standard size of 305cm (10ft) will fit most people.

If you are taller than 195 cm, we recommend a longer rope of 335 cm (11 ft).

Body height minimum length of skipping rope
120cm to 145cm 213cm(7ft)
145 to 160cm 244cm(8ft)
160 to 180cm 274cm(9ft)
180 to 195 cm 305cm(10ft)
longer than 195cm 335cm(11ft)


Once you have ordered your skipping rope, you are faced with the challenge of determining the correct length, not too short and not too long.

What you should especially not  is take the size chart and cut your rope.

The correct length of a skipping rope is unique for everyone. You have your own specific physique. To determine the correct length, stand with one foot on the middle of the rope and pull the   handles up.

 Ga met één voet op het midden van het springtouw staan en houd de handgrepen omhoog

The intention is that the end of both handles comes approximately to your armpit, taking into account a margin of 3 cm above or below. For beginners prefer a bit longer, for advanced it can be a bit shorter.


If you have a PVC speedrope, we recommend: knot in your rope

If the rope is too long, make a knot in the rope close to one of the handles. Use preferably the so-called eight knot.

 Still too long? Then tie another knot at the other handle.

maak een knoop dicht bij de handgreep


When you're ready, you're ready to jump and experience what it feels like. Experiment once by shortening your rope with an extra knot or making it a little longer by removing a knot. This way you experience the right length yourself and you can always adjust it again.

If you can adjust your rope with 1 to 3 knots to the right length in all situations, then your skipping rope is good. If you need more knots, you could cut a piece of the rope.

Do you have other questions? Let us know and send a message via the contact form. You'll hear from us soon.

Have fun, jump everyday and keep the stress away.

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