Lester Clancy has finally been awarded a patent on his groundbreaking invention, the cordless jump-rope. Believe or not, this thing might actually be useful. There are weighted balls in each handle to simulate the feel of the rope. It can't determine whether you would have made the jump or not, but hopefully that feature may come in the future. This device would be great for clumsy people who can't continuously jump rope but enjoy the exercise. It would also be great in prisons where jump ropes are commonly used for less happy activities. Clancy is still looking for more financial backers for this invention. Good luck, Clancy, I think you are going to need it.