Skip the tangle with the minimal jump-rope from Nendo
Reel jump rope by world-renowned design studio Nendo is a compact and aesthetically minimal skipping rope designed to solve the string entanglement problem
“When putting away skipping rope they often get tangled”: starting from this challenge, the Japanese design studio Nendo has designed an unusual yet wonderfully practical jump rope.
Are you familiar with Murphy’s law? “Whatever can go wrong will go wrong”: a slice of bread always falls on the buttered side, if you lose something you’ll find it only after you bought it again, Photoshop crashes only when you have finished editing, and so on.
Similarly, every thread that can get twisted, will get twisted.
Reel jump rope is a compact and easy-to-carry skipping rope design inspired by Obomo Tv, a Japanese children’s tv program where experts from various fields face ideas by “free-thinking” children and then try to evolve such concepts into tangible projects.
Joined together into a single object by fitting the right and left handles, this design by Nendo has a soft minimalist aesthetic available in three monochrome colors.
Handles have the shape of an easy-to-grasp and a non-slip square ring, which serves as slim storage for the string.
This compact design makes it easy to be carried without the rope accidentally unrolling.
Opening can be easily done by splitting up the two handles: the rope then falls out and untangles autonomously without the users’ intervention and it is immediately ready to be jumped with.
When the fun is over, the string can be effortlessly wound up like a yo-yo and the Reel jump rope can be readily stored waiting for the next use.