Seriously, once you get more comfortable with the pole this will change.
Pole is scary! lol! and fun! but scary!
I started poling about 2 months ago. My newbie death grip is so bad that i can hardly movemy fingers after class... cant wait fo rthis to pass. the pain really sucks!!
I'm sorry to ask but what do you mean by "death grip"? Is it falling from a grip?
Death grip is gripping the pole so hard that it kills your spins. It is common until you get used to the fact that you will not fly off the pole. It also takes some time to figure out how much you do indeed have to grip the pole.
On spins I pretty much grip the pole with the flushy part of my thumb, pinky and ring finger.
Oh, now I understand! thank you so much!