Conclusion: I have bought, owned, and used a lot of jump ropes in the past and have noticed a couple of trends. Ropes from places such as wallmart, target, etc. are all advertised as giving extra features such as steel ball bearings, cut proof cables, weighted handles and on and on and on. I have owned 5-6 ropes from these locations and have been very unhappy. The ropes seem to want to twist together, the handles are huge and impossible hang on to, and you need a whole tool chest to adjust the length. This rope is thick, and light. It will last you a long time. The handles are light, and spin like no other. I love this rope, it naturally untangles itself with no hassle, and I can skip it for a nice long time without hurting my arms. This is a fantastic product.