People buy stages for multiple reasons. I myself have a stage and an Xpole. The stage is a great idea if you have carpet, if you plan on performing or like me, if you don't want to hook anything up to your ceiling.
I also do have an Xpole Xpert (my baby!), which doesn't require any screws, so it won't ruin your ceiling. I couldn't put it in the room I wanted though, so I figured the stage was the next best thing and I'm so happy I got it :)
I taught on stage poles because we did not have a ceiling that we could mount poles on. The studios have stage poles mainly for performances, either at events or things like bridal shows. I know a few that have stages to be able to go to the park with friends and pole outdoors (or camping).
I do have an Xpert pole. It's in my apartment/dorm. I take it out my bedroom and sometimes put it in the living room. :) my baby too!
on May 12, 2012 from Des Moines, Iowa -
Saz123 - I have the R Pole Play & I love it! I goes up anywhere, even in the garden when the suns out. I got it because I live in a cottage with low ceilings & I didn't want to screw anything in into them & I also wanted to be able to move the pole around for a change of scenery from time to time!
on May 14, 2012 from Welwyn Garden City, England -