FanDuel - WFBC

September 30, 2009

Crazy Good Jump Rope: Seriously.

posted by Joey Michaels to other at 05:46 PM - 10 comments

WOW.

I couldn't walk through that routine, and I used to actually a pretty damn ... errr ... rope jumper.

posted by wfrazerjr at 06:44 PM on September 30

They seem to be taking those Naval cadets a lot younger than they were back in the day.

Great video, Joey, thanks.

posted by outonleave at 07:40 PM on September 30

This is awesome even though it makes me feel very, very old.

posted by aerotive at 07:44 PM on September 30

Really good - but that is some weird stuff. Could you imagine trying to explain that entire spectacle to, say, an Afghan farmer?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:36 PM on September 30

For the record, via Metafilter.

posted by Joey Michaels at 11:13 PM on September 30

Also, I almost get choked up watching the crowd go nuts for them at the end. I'm a softie that way.

posted by Joey Michaels at 11:24 PM on September 30

I love this so much. Favorite comment from the Metafilter post:

These kids start their performance at a level of physical prowess I can only dream of possessing... but by the end, I pretty much expected them to burst out of their corporeal forms and transform into beings of pure light, because what the fuck is even going on? They're jumping rope without using their limbs? Even the bear in the audience was flipping out, and you know he has to have seen some shit. He's a bear. posted by synaesthetichaze

posted by dusted at 12:48 AM on October 01

Could you imagine trying to explain that entire spectacle to, say, an Afghan farmer?

You can grow those? My mom used to knit them...

posted by MeatSaber at 03:28 AM on October 01

Could you imagine trying to explain that entire spectacle to, say, an Afghan farmer?

Probably as easy as it would be to explain Buzkashi to, say, a skipping US cheerleader.

Although, Stallone made a reasonable stab at it in Rambo III, as did whoever posted the clip to YouTube and subtitled it "Sheep Rugby".

posted by JJ at 05:33 AM on October 01

Also, I almost get choked up watching the crowd go nuts for them at the end. I'm a softie that way.

Me too, Joey. Great routine. I had to watch it three times just to catch all the tricks going on.

Even the bear in the audience was flipping out, and you know he has to have seen some shit. He's a bear. posted by synaesthetichaze

I will read all day long and probably not come across a funnier line.

posted by THX-1138 at 02:02 PM on October 01

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