Be sure to pay attention to the behavior of the jumps you make

A common error is to jump directly to the next part of the pattern, with no thought to where it starts or where it ends.

Get in the habit of learning your scales. It is helpful to record your progress in scales of two, then the three, then the four, and so on. This is another way to practice your scales by practicing their various positions and the lengths of each position and how to get them.

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As you practice your scales, you will be able to make more accurate jumps by adjusting your tension in the cord and the tension of the jump. Practice on the white rope. Begin on the smallest size and test your flexibility to make the jump. After you have tried several of these jumps, practice the jump for a long string or a double loop. Start with a small jump and try to push your body against the rope to get it to go much farther. This gives you confidence to try something larger. If you have the flexibility and can push yourself, try the jump on the next size up.

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Start on the smallest size, which is usually called a "baby" jump. Bend the cord for a jump with the cord taut, then tighten it. If you can make a jump with the smallest size, try it for a string or a double loop. For each size up, work up to three jumps on the white rope. If you can make these jumps with the smallest size, you can try on the next size up. After you can push yourself to go farther, try larger sizes. If you can push yourself the same way you used to when you were a baby, you can learn how to push yourself further. After you can do this, you can start to feel more and more confident that you can make jumps with larger sizes.