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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Pole for Your Pole Dancing Journey

Let's talk about poles! Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, choosing the right pole can be daunting. With so many different types of poles on the market, it can be overwhelming to decide which one to purchase. In this post, we'll discuss the various types of poles, the good, the bad, and the ugly around different finishes and brands, and how to avoid becoming the next viral flop on YouTube.

First, let's talk about the different types of poles. There are two main types of poles: permanent and removable. Permanent poles are screwed directly into the ceiling and cannot be removed easily. They are ideal for those who have a dedicated pole dancing space and want to feel secure in their setup. Removable poles, on the other hand, are designed to be easily taken down and stored away. They are perfect for those who need to set up and take down their pole frequently, or for those who want the option to remove their pole when not in use. I personally use a removable pole with a permanent ceiling mount, so I still get the ability to take it down but with added security.

Now let's talk about the different finishes and brands. Powder-coated poles can make friction incredibly hot and can lead to burns, which I unfortunately learned the hard way. Stainless steel poles have their perks for people with nickel allergies, but they can be slippery when the pole is new. Chrome, on the other hand, is usually my favorite based on my own skin chemistry. To me, chrome felt like it came out of the box "ready to use" and I didn't have to break it in too much. However, if the pole is used a lot or exposed to weather (outdoor), it can tarnish and wear out quicker than stainless steel. For reference, I've had my chrome pole for over 5 years and pole 2-5 times a week depending on life, and I still think it should last a couple more years.

Finally, let's talk about how to avoid becoming the next viral flop on YouTube. Safety should always be a top priority when it comes to pole dancing. Be sure to purchase your pole from a reputable brand and follow all installation instructions carefully. If you're new to pole dancing, consider taking classes to learn proper form and technique before attempting more advanced moves on your own. And always listen to your body and know your limits – don't push yourself too hard too fast.

In conclusion, choosing the right pole can make a huge difference in your pole dancing journey. Remember to consider the type of pole, the finish, and the brand, and always prioritize safety. With these tips in mind, you'll be on your way to pole dancing success in no time!


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