Rogue Fraser SR-2S Speed Rope 3.0
User Review( vote)
The 4 is a lightweight speed rope with excellent knurling and great spin.
- Excellent spin.
- Great Omni-directional bearing swivel.
- Good knurling for a solid hold.
- Vivid coloring for a great look.
- The actual rope may be too light for some preferences.
The Rogue Fraser SR-2S Speed Rope 3.0 is my go-to speed rope. In fact, before purchasing this rope, I hated speed rope exercises. I often found it hard to find my rhythm because my ropes were either wearing down too quickly or weren’t maintaining a consistent spin.
Admittedly, $47 seemed like a high price to pay for a speed rope but after reading several reviews, I decided to give Rogue a chance with this rope. I was immediately surprised not only with the very consistent spin but also the lightweight aluminum design that encompasses the handles on the rope.
The knurling on the Rogue Fraser SR-2S Speed Rope 3.0 is nearly perfect. I use my speed rope during CrossFit training and even with sweaty palms, my grip remains consistent throughout every use. The aircraft-grade aluminum with it’s 5.25″ tapered handle fits great in my hands and the omni-directional bearing swivel allows me to maintain decent control over the 120″ included speed cable.
Before I purchased this speed rope, I struggled to perform double unders. Admittedly, it’s still a bit of a struggle but the consistency of the rope allows me to reach closer to my goal of consistency with the maneuvers. Even without double unders, I find that I can maintain great consistency in my jumps, allowing for hundreds of successful jumps before failure.
I’m 5′ 10″ and adjusting the included 2.3MM nylon coated black speed cable took about 30 seconds. After adjusting the rope to my armpit level I simply tightened the included screw and began using my new speed rope.
As an added bonus, I spent just $7.50 for 5 replacement ropes. My original rope lasted several months and I was jumping on cement. In my finished garage gym, I’ve gone 4 months on a single rope on rubber gym flooring. While the initial cost isn’t cheap, the maintenance cost for replacement ropes is very reasonable.
The Rogue speed rope replacement ropes are also part of the company’s “3 ships free” promotion which makes them even more affordable when bought in bulk or alongside other products such as the Rogue 3-in-1 Barbell Cleaning Kit.
The last part of the rope to review is the HWPO lettering which as you can see is very pronounced. If you’re a fan of Mat Fraser, which I am, you’ll know that HWPO is his motto and stands for “Hard Work Pays Off.” It may sound silly but that little reminder when I’m exhausted and want to call it quits can really help towards the end of a workout.
I’m by far not an expert in speed ropes. With that being said, I know that the Rogue Fraser SR-2S Speed Rope 3.0 works wonders for my speed roping and I can recommend it with full confidence.