To determine the right length of your skipping rope, place your foot in the middle of the rope and lift the handles up the side of your body. For beginners, or to be more comfortable, the handles should come up to your shoulders. For advanced skippers, the rope can be shorter, coming up to your lower ribs or navel.1. Loosen the screw on the upper part of the handle. 2. Push the cable towards the outer side to suit your height and skill level (as explained above). 3. Tighten the screw. Your rope is ready!Correct technique involves jumping with your stomach tight, contracting the abdominal muscles; the pelvis must be tucked under to avoid hollowing of the back – which can cause back pain and injury. For beginners, to improve jumping and balance we recommend doing 2 jumps for each rotation of the skipping rope: twice on the right foot, then twice on the left foot. We strongly recommend wearing sports shoes to cushion impacts.