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TOPIC:   Will concrete destroy a leather rope ? 


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NOTAGAIN_2012
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1/2/09 11:36 P

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I don't think a yoga mat will be thick enough if you are jumping on concrete.

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1/2/09 11:20 P

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Good idea on the yoga mat. Maybe I'll try that. How does it work to jump indoors ? My house has 8 ft ceilings, so I don't know that I would be able to clear the ceiling, but I guess if I just try it, I will find out one way or the other for sure, huh ?

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1/2/09 1:18 P

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As long as it absorbs the shock - go for it!

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1/2/09 12:48 P

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why don't you get a yoga mat, they're thin but have some cushion and jump on that. I did that on our hardwood, I wanted to protect our floors.


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1/1/09 9:44 P

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Thanks for the advice.

I had a different thought, though. What if I were to build myself a "platform" of sorts ? I could use 2X4's as a base, then put a piece of plywood over it as the "decking". That would definitely have some "give" to it, and that might just solve the problem, no ?

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1/1/09 2:16 P

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Don't do it! It will be extremely hard on your knees. I have hardwood floors, but they were placed over concrete or a very hard base - it is not forgiving at all. Over the hardwood floors, I have an area rug and over the area rug I placed three interlocking foam mats. The mats are thick enough to ease the shock/impact and it is long enough for me to do my routine. I found them at Kmart for $30.00, there were cheaper ones but not as thick as the one I bought. I think mines is about 2 or 3 inches. I included a link to kmart so that you can get an idea of what I am talking about. This one is different than mine - I bought it over a year ago. It looks like they are sold out right now, but maybe another store or website will have it. Don't worry about the rope on concrete, worry about your knees. www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_080W1228
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1/1/09 1:21 P

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Will concrete destroy a leather rope ?

I read elsewhere that concrete isn't good to jump on 'cause it doesn't give, but I honestly have no realistic alternative, so concrete it is.

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Mike

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