How to Adjust a Nike Speed Rope

    Step 1

    Pull or gently pry the endcap from one handle to remove it and expose the rope-locking mechanism.

    Step 2

    Twist the clear cap inside the handle counterclockwise to loosen the mechanism's grip on the rope.

    Step 3

    Pull rope through into the handle to shorten the length. Pull the rope out of the handle to increase the length.

    Step 4

    Repeat the procedure on the opposite handle to increase or shorten the length further. Only so much rope will fit in the handle when shortening, and both sides contain some slack for extension.

    Step 5

    Tighten the clear cap inside the handle by turning it clockwise, then replace the endcap by pushing it into place.

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Marie Clay began writing professionally for an advertising firm in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Science in mass communication from Illinois State University, where she was named Outstanding Honors Student for her graduating class and holds a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo with the World Taekwondo Federation. Her specialties include interactive media, art, computer software and programming, and parenting.