“Jump Rope is a tool. It’s something that I would recommend to people who are in situations where they need an escape.” — Avery Ansah
Avery Ansah (IG: @the_ansah) is a former competitive jump roper, and is best known as the jump rope artist. He has a vast skill set, but is best known for his extremely intricate manipulation and wrapping combinations. Definitely stop by his Instagram page to check it out!
We cover a lot of ground in this episode! We talk about how jump rope rewires a person’s mindset, the struggles that every jumper faces learning new skills, how Avery’s theology degree and faith has shaped his jump rope journey, the two factors that allow Avery to learn skills quickly, and so much more. We also take some time to discuss a darker portion of Avery’s past, when he was using narcotics. He was kind enough to explain a bit of his experience and how jump rope was a significant positive force, helping him recorrect his decisions. I’m extremely appreciative for his willingness to be open, and I know you all will get a lot out of this entire conversation.
Where he’s from
How Avery Started Jumping
The Exciting Part of Sports
How Jump Rope Changes Your Mindset
Early influences with Sarah and Sam
Losing Interest in Jump Rope
Getting Caught on Skills
Jump Rope High
Learning new skills
Wrapping is Life and Art
How Avery Learns Skills Quickly
Why Avery Stopped Jumping Competitively
Progressing vs Stagnating with Jump Rope Skills
How Avery’s Theology Degree Has Shaped His Jump Rope Journey
Using Jump Rope to Begin a Positive Feedback Loop
What is jump rope to you?
What is your goal with jump rope?
Kip Whip Tips
Jump Rope Skill Names
Hong Kong Rope Skipping Team