How to Choose a Dance Pole

Pole dancing is becoming more and more popular both as a form of exercise and as an artistic form of dance. Aside from knowing how to accurately execute the twists and turns of the dance and how to perfectly balance one's self on the pole, enthusiasts must also take note of the guidelines on choosing the right kind of pole since the pole is essential to the success of the performance of a pole dancer. In selecting the perfect pole, a pole dancer must consider the following: the tricks and moves that he or she would be doing with the pole, the type of material from which the pole is made, the grip of the pole, the portability of the pole, and so on.
In pole dancing, there are two pole designs: the static pole (the X Pole Sport), which does not allow for spinning, and the spinning pole (the X-Pole XPert), which can be set to a static pole, or by the flick of a switch you can make the top half of the pole spin 360-degrees. There are also other poles that enable users to experience only its spinning features, such as the Spinning Carmen Electra-Pole 2011. For beginners, it is ideal to select the static pole because it would allow them to easily try on new tricks and moves. The spinning pole, on the other hand, is perfect for advanced pole dancers who can execute more complex pole routines.
The poles used in pole dancing also vary in terms of the materials from which they are made. They may be made from stainless steel, brass, chrome, or titanium gold. Stainless steel poles can be easily cleaned and may last for years. Because it has a smooth and shiny finish, it is quite difficult to grip. This type of pole can be used effectively by expert pole dancers who are already adept in doing advanced tricks such as inversions. Brass poles are gold, and just like stainless steel poles, they are shiny and smooth. Compared with the stainless steel pole, this type of pole gives a tighter and better grip, which makes it appropriate for advanced tricks such as shoulder mounts, leg holds, and inversions. However, there are also limitations in the grip for this type of pole, making it less suitable for twists, twirls, and spins. Moreover, because the combination of copper and zinc in brass makes it a softer metal, this type of pole is vulnerable, and thus, regular cleaning is needed for this type of pole. Chrome poles are silver and have a texture similar to that of stainless steel poles. However, although they provide a better grip than stainless steel poles, they do not have a long-lasting finish; thus, proper care is needed for this type of pole. The last type of pole is the titanium gold pole, which is gold and electronically coated. Because it is easier to grip on this pole, it is perfect for climbs and inverts. It provides a similar look and feel as the brass pole, and it is more affordable compared with the other dance poles.
Aside from considering the design of the pole and the material from which the pole is made, pole dancing enthusiasts must also consider the portability of the pole. Although most pole dancers practice the art both in gyms and dance studios, where vertical poles are installed, there are still others who prefer to dance in the comfort of their own homes. For those who find it more convenient to practice pole dancing in their place, many stores and online shops are offering portable pole dance kits that can be installed in just a few minutes.
These are just some of the things that one must consider when selecting a dance pole. In choosing a dance pole, one must go for the pole that guarantees quality, functional durability, and versatility. With the perfect dance pole and accurate tricks, one is sure to have a one-of-a-kind pole dancing experience