RX Smartgear RapidFit Jump Rope

  • 2018

  • Product
    Sport and Lifestyle

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RX Smartgear

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The humble jump rope has had a resurgence as a global fitness phenomenon. But incorrect rope sizing can cause frustration, poor technique and reduce fitness goals. The RapidFit jump rope is the world’s first dual bearing rope you can adjust length without tools, which maximises efficiency, technique, enjoyment and motivation.

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  • Rx approached Outerspace Design to develop a jump rope that can be quickly and easily adjusted in length without tools. Other criteria included: • Intuitive mechanical operation • Rope can be shortened and re-lengthened in seconds • Adjustments must be incremental by the inch • Doesn’t require cutting of the rope, creating sharp and frayed edges • Ergonomic handle for ideal grip tension • Suitable for high speed jumping including double and triple unders • Low resistance for efficient rotation • Twist and tangle-free operation • Durable construction for years of use • Compact format • Attractive styling and detailing

  • Outerspace Design was able to achieve all of the design criteria in a compact format, using some clever design and sophisticated engineering. An indexed stem inside the handle captures the rope tip in one of five positions per handle, for a total of ten settings across 200mm of adjustment. The stem is accessed by simply pushing a button at the end of the handle, revealing the intuitive adjustment mechanism. Dual bearings in each handle provide a smooth, frictionless rotational motion. The small diameter, tapered elastomer handle allows the surest hold with the least amount of grip pressure reducing forearm fatigue.

  • COMMERCIAL RapidFit’s user friendly design provides an opportunity for RX to expand its business into mainstream sporting markets beyond their well-established boxing and CrossFit base. SOCIAL Jump rope is a low cost, portable and effective workout. RapidFit provides the user an efficient and tailored experience, increasing motivation to achieve better health and fitness results. ENVIRONMENTAL The RapidFit has been designed for disassembly and maintenance. Interchangeable parts are available for replacement instead of product disposal. Coated steel cable, stainless steel bearings and an aluminium head combined with rugged handles make a highly durable product designed for years of trouble free use.

  • The RapidFit enables quick, easy, tool-free adjustability in a compact format by using advanced tooling to create sophisticated features hidden within the handle. This includes a deep draw part with over-moulding and intricate clipping features for the release mechanism at the end of the handle. High contrast coloured branding is recessed into the handle so that it maintains an impactful image and brand awareness, even after years of use. RapidFit is a great jump rope for jumping experts and beginners alike. Experts can hone their technique by making subtle adjustments in length and beginners can buy the product with confidence knowing they will be able to get the correct setup without the need to purchase additional cables or accessories. A quick length adjustment also enables the product to be easily shared with friends, family and members within a gym. The RapidFit is not just a fitness product, it’s part of a community and lifestyle, helping you ‘Elevate your fitness’. Rx Smart Gear supports this community and its customers by providing product support, replacement parts, training and motivational videos and resources on their homepage and through social media.