7-Time World Champion & 11-Time Guinness World Records Holder
Russell Prater Elementary
Combining his mastery of rope skipping (which has affectionately brought him the nickname of Rope Master), the athletic prowess of unicycling, the art of poi spinning, glow-in-the-dark ropes, audience participation and motivational speaking, fused is the must-see show for schools.
Peter has performed all over the world since he began jumping rope in 1986. His program has been seen in such countries as Australia, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, South Korea, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand and Vietnam. He has performed in every state in the US and has been seen on television programs such as Fox News and ESPN, as well as worked with Men's Health Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Due to his expertise in rope skipping he also was contracted to double for Adam Sandler in Jack & Jill for a Double Dutch scene in the movie.
Yesterday I finally broke my 11th Guinness World Records Title! This one was for the most skips in one hour and I have to say, this one was tough. I attempted this record a couple weeks ago and missed it by 250 jumps so I had to give it another go. I contacted a team in the Dallas area (big thanks to HFS Jump Force for counting and witnessing) and they came out to be the official judges for the event. Everything was set and yet...not my best record setting experience.
I am now a double digit Guinness World Records holder! That's right, this past weekend I broke my 10th title (and broke one of my previous records again). This time I set the record for completing the most skips on stilts in one minute. It took me quite some time to find the perfect set of stilts where I could actually jump on them. Check out the video and read on for some more info about the record attempt.
I'm currently performing and teaching over in Nigeria! It's going great and I look forward to sharing some of the details when I get back in the States. I was invited to judge a video contest put on by a friend of mine. If you would like to take part, it's a great opportunity to show off your jump rope moves! I've put all the details below, make sure you check it out and put together a video and submit it by Feb. 26th. You can win some free jump ropes for you or your school/team!
I need your VOTE! My Guinness World Records title for the fastest 100 meters jumping rope on one leg (what a mouthful) is in the finals for the Fan Choice of the Year. VOTE HERE. The winner is determined solely by how many votes they get and I need every vote possible if I want to stand a chance at winning. Last year a jump rope record (most jumps in one hour) won the event and it would be awesome if another jump rope record won again this year! Please vote and then pass it along to every one you know. Voting ends Jan. 13th so vote soon and please pass it along! **Quick Note. When my wife went to vote on her phone it said that her vote had already been counted. It looks like they only allow one vote per internet connection (ip address) so if more than one person in your house goes to vote, make sure you are on your phone not wifi or it won't count. Thank you.
Exciting news! We just launched a new website (sister or brother site depending on your bent). This website has been in the works for a while and it's purpose is to make all of our instructional videos available in a streaming fashion. Jump Rope Secrets is now your source for the best in rope skipping instruction. Streaming? What's that? Basically, we have taken every video we've ever created and put them in the cloud. You can access the videos from your phone, tablet or computer anywhere you are (assuming you have an internet connection). Hop on over and sign up for a Silver account for free and check out some videos to get an idea of what we're talking about. Oh yeah, when we say everything, we mean everything.
I finally got the video uploaded. It's a very shortened version of the total video as I think watching an hour of this would get old in a hurry. I have to thank my very patient judges as they had to be intently watching the entire time to make sure they counted every jump. Also, if you're into reading newspaper articles, the News Observer in Raleigh ran a story on this which you can read by Clicking Here. My favorite line is where he says I jumped at "a pace to rival the power of Aquaman." So the moral of the story, even Aquaman wouldn't be a fast rope jumper underwater. The truth hurts even superheroes.
Yesterday I broke my 9th current Guinness World Records title, this one was for jumping rope underwater the most times in one hour! What!? How does that work? That seems to be the overwhelming response I get when I tell someone what I was training for. Well, it's hard to describe, but basically, you jump rope while holding your breath as many times as you can for an hour. But no one can hold their breath that long. True...but you don't have to do the whole thing on just one breath. I'll explain that in a moment, but to let you in on what I mean by shattered: old world record = 900. New world record = 1,871. This Guinness World Records machine strikes again!
A couple weeks ago Alicia and I headed down to Florida. We had some shows in the area, but timed the trip to coincide with my old jump rope partner and his wife visiting Disney. We had a blast hanging out as this was the first time we have had no obligations except for just having some fun. While we were there I was able to setup dinner with another ex-teammate. In fact, this was the first time in 17 years that the three of us had been together. Son Nguyen, Trent Cunningham and Peter Nestler. It certainly doesn't look like it now, but back in the day, we were quite the team (along with James Mothershead and Josh Bonk).
All the work and all the years that I've been practicing, it's all been for you. One rope, one wheel, one word...füsed.