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Finding the Right Pole Dance Grip Aid: A Comprehensive Guide and Call for Recommendations

I've always relied heavily on a good grip, and my go-to has been Firm Grip by Cramers, but only for spin. Using it for static exercises would lead to too much friction and blisters over time. However, for spin, it gives me the control and security I need, with an almost flypaper-like finish that makes it more tolerable until I can learn to shift my weight differently and rely less on grip strength. Unfortunately, Firm Grip has been discontinued, but luckily, I used to order it in bulk and have a decent stash. Still, I'm on the hunt for a replacement and have heard that Cramer makes a QDA grip that's supposed to be similar. But I'm open to alternatives, as long as I can find that almost flypaper-like feel that I love so much.


When it comes to finding the perfect grip aid for pole dance, it can be a struggle to sift through all the different options out there. From personal experience, I've found that dry hands works great for static but falls short when it comes to spin, especially now that they've changed their formula. Itac 2 seems to come pretty close to what I'm looking for, but I've noticed that the formula can change as soon as my hands start to sweat. So, I've been doing some research to see what other grip aids people are recommending for different elements of pole dance. Here is what I find:


  1. Dry Hands: This grip aid is highly recommended for those with sweaty hands as it helps to dry them out and provide a good grip. It's a liquid chalk that dries quickly and doesn't leave any residue. However, some people find that it can be too drying and cause their skin to crack or peel.

  2. Mighty Grip Powder: This grip aid is a powder that you apply to your hands and/or body to help with grip. It's great for those who have trouble with sweaty hands or for those who want to improve their grip on the pole. It provides a good grip without being too sticky. However, some people find that it can be messy and difficult to apply evenly.

  3. iTac2: This grip aid is a tacky grip that you apply to your hands and/or body to help with grip. It's great for those who have trouble with sweaty hands or for those who want to improve their grip on the pole. It provides a good grip without being too sticky. However, some people find that it can be difficult to wash off and can leave a residue on the pole.

  4. Tite Grip: This grip aid is a liquid that you apply to your hands and/or body to help with grip. It's great for those who have trouble with sweaty hands or for those who want to improve their grip on the pole. It provides a good grip without being too sticky. However, some people find that it can be too drying and cause their skin to crack or peel.

  5. Gorilla Gold Grip Enhancer: This grip aid is a reusable cloth that you can use to help with grip. It's great for those who have trouble with sweaty hands or for those who want to improve their grip on the pole. It provides a good grip without being too sticky. However, some people find that it can be difficult to apply evenly and can leave a residue on the pole.

I've been on the hunt for the perfect grip aid for both static and spin pole, but so far, I've only found a few that come close to what I'm looking for. That's where you come in! I would love to hear your recommendations for grip aids that have worked for you, as well as any that have not. If the products aren't easily available on Amazon, where else can I find them? Your input will not only help me in my search, but it could also help other pole dancers who are on a similar quest. So, please leave a comment below and let's start sharing our grip aid knowledge!

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