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Posted: 29-May-2006, 09:14 PM
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If you think keeping fit is merely mind over matter, Lester Clancy has an invention for you a cordless jump-rope.

That's right, a jump-rope minus the rope. All that's left is two handles, so you jump over the pretend rope. Or if you are truly lazy, you can pretend to jump over the pretend rope.

And for that idea kicking around Clancy's head since 1988, the U.S. Patent Office this month awarded the 52-year-old Mansfield, Ohio, man a patent. Its number: 7037243.


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Posted: 29-May-2006, 09:27 PM
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That's just silly!!!!!!
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It is a little silly on the face of it. But I kind of like the idea that it's good for people like me who trip on the damn rope -- you still get the feel of the weighted handles. (Actually I go for the low impact - marching all over the living room to Souza marches.) But it is cute. Easy to pack, too, for trips. tongue.gif If there's a little tape of music plus the sound of the slapping rope to go with it, it's perfect.
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