Did you have one of these toys as a child? This type was originally released in the 1980s.
You put your foot through the plastic hoop then spin the ball around in circles, skipping over it with the other foot.
But they were not the first of their kind. In the 1960s similar toys
were released - like the Lemon Twist - which was a plastic lemon on the end of the rope.
This toy was even named on Time magazines list of
Different versions have been released - including ones that count your skips and make noises - see this commercial from the 1990s!