How Do I Buy A Pole For Pole Dancing?
Buying a pole is easy and fun with X-POLE! But, which pole is right for you? There are many options available, designed to suit all budgets and skill levels, so let’s get right into how to buy a pole for pole dancing.
The key things to consider are; Pole type (Static only, static and spinning, pressure mounted or freestanding), and the pole diameter and finish.
Static, spinning, or both?
Did you know that pole dancing poles can spin? That’s how some of the fantastic stuff you see online is done, with a spinning pole!
When starting out on their pole journey, most people start with a static only pole, such as the X-POLE SPORT pole. This gives you the chance to get used to being on the pole, using muscles you never thought you had to lift, hold and move around the pole.
The XPERT and XPERT Pro are removable home poles designed to be put up between the floor and ceiling of your chosen dance space; no drilling, screwing or permanent fixings into the floor or ceiling are required.
The X-POLE XPERT is the most popular pole dance pole globally, used by amateurs, enthusiasts and professionals all over the globe. Static and spinning modes come as standard with this one, with just a few turns of the hex screws located at the bottom of the pole. There are also a ton of variations available in different finishes and diameters, but we’ll get onto that in a bit.
Next up is the X-POLE XPERT Pro. This is the creme de la creme of home pole dance poles. The same functionality as our XPERT poles, but with our X-LOCK system added in, no need to adjust hex screws; just lift and twist the X-LOCK system and your pole goes from static to spinning. A lift and twist back, and your pole is in static mode again.
Lastly, we have the X-POLE X-STAGE Lite, the go-anywhere, freestanding podium pole. The X-STAGE is an excellent choice for someone looking to take their pole experience with them. Like the XPERT and XPERT Pro, the X-STAGE has spinning and static built-in but does not need to be mounted between the floor and ceiling of your chosen dance space. The X-STAGE is supplied with carrying cases to make transporting your stage easy and available in various diameters and finishes.
What diameter pole should I get?
While there are quite a few different diameters available on the market from other providers, we have stuck to two; 40mm and 45mm. But what’s the difference?
40mm diameter poles are great for beginners with less developed grip strength, kids and the more petite polers out there.
45mm diameter poles are the industry standard. They can be found in nearly all studios and at most competitions and exhibition events.
There’s a debate on whether you should start out with 45mm and “tough it out” rather than go a bit easier with a 40mm, but in the end, it’s all down to personal preference and what works for you!
Which pole finish is best?
We have a wide range of finishes available for all our pole dance poles, including Chrome, Stainless Steel, Brass, Titanium Gold, Powder Coat and Silicone.
Here’s some essential info on each finish:
Chrome – The industry standard finish and a good all-rounder for all levels of skill/experience. High-grade steel poles are coated in Chrome and polished to a high finish.
Stainless Steel – A great alternative to Chrome or Brass and very hard-wearing. Also suitable for polers with nickel allergies and ideal for commercial environments (studios and gyms) with a lot of polers! Stainless Steel poles are polished to a mirror finish.
Brass is great in hotter climates as the grip factor increases with the ambient temperature and is the perfect choice for nickel allergy polers.
Titanium Gold – Chrome poles are taken and electronically coated with the finish for an enhanced grip.
Powder Coat (Black, Pink & White) – Useful for people who struggle to grip standard metal poles. Very high grip factor! Steel poles are powder coated and baked to seal the finish. Available in black, white and hot pink!
Silicone (Black & Pink) – The ultimate easy-grip pole! Steel poles have a silicone sleeve attached to the surface of the pole. Minimal skin to pole contact is needed. Available in 45mm pole diameter only.
Personally, my fav pole is the XPERT Pro 40mm Stainless Steel.
If you need help choosing your pole, give our sales team a call, and they’ll happily talk you through the options available to you.
Joey heads up the UK and European marketing efforts for X-POLE (www.x-pole.co.uk). He is a career marketer, with previous experience at some of the biggest global brands and award winning marketing agencies. His expertise stretches across creative strategy, digital marketing, public relations and marketing communications.