Titanium vs Chrome

 
imonmywaydown
I haven't posted on here before so hello everyone

I have a chrome pole (original X-pole 50mm) but I'm thinking about buying one of the new titanium gold xpert poles when they're back in stock.

I was wondering if anyone has used a titanium pole and a chrome pole before who could tell me the main differences between the two? Or are there no real differences except knowing the titanium ones are made of a better material? I've never used a titanium pole before as I don't know anyone who has one, but I want to try out one of the new xpert poles and don't know whether to go for titanium or stick with another chrome (I'm going to keep my old pole up so I'll have two). Is the titanium worth the extra money?

Thanks!
Apr 29, 2010
chemgoddess1 Paid Member
I have not tried the titanium gold but have heard that the grip is similar to a brass pole.
Apr 29, 2010 from Raleigh-ish, NC, United States
imonmywaydown
Thanks for the reply chem :)

I just found an article about titanium poles saying how they are much easier to grip BUT that the titanium gold finish tends to wear off quickly and can become discoloured with use. Can anyone speak from experience?

I just saw that on the Australian X-Pole website they have titanium ones with a matt silver finish, which I would LOVE but I live in the UK :(
Apr 29, 2010
Veena
I have several x poles. And I love my 45mm Titanium gold the most! I have not yet had the finish wear off and I have use brass pole and the finish is very comparable. I gets VERY grippy when warm. My only problem was when we had high humidity, I seemed to grip and slip at the same time....but I think it was Sapphire, on here had a similar issue with her brass pole. I really love the TG if your looking for a pole that is great for advanced dancers, I feel new dancers would find the pole too grippy for static spins and wow, you can have some nasty pole burn on the TG!
Apr 29, 2010 from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
PoleSkivvies
Not sure what the weather is like where you live (we get cold, dry winters here) but when I switched from stainless to TG, it was like the world of pole opened up to me. I could finally stop fighting the pole, futilely trying to get grip, and actually focus on dancing. Love the TG!
Apr 30, 2010 from Burlington, Vermont, United States
imonmywaydown
Thanks for the replies :)

After reading your replies I NEED to have a titanium gold pole!! I keep looking at the spot where I want my new pole up and I'm starting to imagine it as a TG one now. I have a real problem with grip because my hands get slippery very easily (even with liquid chalk) so it would be nice to have a pole where I don't have to either wear gloves or slip off it every minute :D As I'm going to keep both poles up I think it would be good to have one that's really grippy and one that isn't.

The pole burn doesn't sound too fun though! I bruise and scar very easily so that should be interesting!

Thanks again for the help.
Apr 30, 2010
jeng
I have had both titanium and chrome. Much prefer the titanium. Much grippier than chrome although yesterday it was so hot that I had a hard time gripping with my hands cause they were too sweaty although the rest of my body stuck to the pole nicely.
May 1, 2010 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
 
ljsch59790 Previous Paid Member
Veena's lessons are really thorough, clear and informative. I love how she gives tips and dos/donts to prevent injuries. And she's always there to help and promptly replies to all our questions. The site is a really valuable resource!
more testimonials