• Hello

    Posted by horsecrazy12987 on March 27, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    So I figured I’d been lurking long enough and decided to pop in and introduce myself. My name is Jennifer, I’m from the United States (Washington, actually,) and I first got interested in pole dancing through the S Factor a few years ago. I was living at home with my parents at the time so I never took the plunge, but about three years ago I moved into my own place, and this September I finally had the funds to buy a stainless steel Lil’ Mynx. I’ve been having a lot of grip problems thanks to a combination of my freakishly sweaty body and a cold pole due to low temps, but it’s finally starting to warm up so I’m having a little bit easier of a time. (Not a whole lot so far, but at least I am seeing SOME improvement in grip. I’ve also been experimenting with various grip aids.)

    The closest studio is three hours one way from me, so I’ve just been learning at home. I purchased Veena’s lessons yesterday and have already watched a few, and they are excellent; she really breaks everything down well and makes it understandable. I bet I’ll make a lot of progress through them.

    I’m 23, I like riding motorcycles, reading, writing, and I recently took drawing back up. I’m also teaching myself Mandarin and Japanese, and I’m a total butch tomboy, so it might surprise some people that I like to strap on a pair of heels and sexy dance, but my boyfriend enjoys that side of me. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_smile.gif

    Anything else you want to know, just ask!

    horsecrazy12987 replied 14 years, 3 months ago 5 Members · 12 Replies
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  • Veena

    Administrator
    March 27, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Hi, nice to meet you!! I also ride motorcycle (although its been a while) and am a bit of a tomboy myself, its good I had all boys I guess! https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_lol.gif I hope you enjoy the lessons and if your looking for a great way to warm up your pole try the BASIC WARM UP in the lessons I designed it to not only warm your body but your pole too!! A bunch of us all meet in the chat room on Fridays so stop on by I’m in there all day long https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_sunny.gif

  • Layla Duvay

    Member
    March 27, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Hi! I started out on S Factor too (the videos) and it’s great, but Veena’s lessons take you to a whole new level with the pole. I’ve learned moves here I thought I’d NEVER get!!
    I’m kind of butch myself being an only child raised in the military, but I too love my stripper shoes and rockin’ the femme side of me!!! https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_sunny.gif

  • horsecrazy12987

    Member
    March 28, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Thanks for the welcome, guys! It seems like a pretty tight knit community here, so I’m looking forward to mingling. Veena, what kind of motorcycles did you ride? I’ve got two right now–a Honda Rebel I bought when I first started riding, and a 650 Ninja that is my current ride. The Rebel’s getting sold as I don’t use it anymore–poor thing’s just been sitting in the garage since I got my Ninja. Oh, and I have tried the basic warm-up, actually–thought it was really good! I’m definitely enjoying the lessons. You have a really good way of breaking everything down. Also, I think it’s interesting how you categorize them–pretty much everybody else always lists all spins as beginner moves, but some of them really seem like they shouldn’t be in that category to me.

    Poleophile, I find that S Factor is great for floor work and getting in touch with your sexy side, but it doesn’t offer much in the way of pole. I had just the book for about two years, then I got all three videos off a friend. By the time I actually tried the pole video out, I knew everything except for one move. It’s not a bad DVD, there just isn’t much to it.

  • Veena

    Administrator
    March 28, 2010 at 1:59 am

    I learned on a little blue 250 Kawasaki…made my husband buy it for me so I could take the test on a small bike. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_lol.gif I don’t have that one anymore. My bike (which was my husbands first bike, I encouraged him to buy it cuz I secretly hope I would get to ride it one day). It’s an old one but rare! 1984 Kawasaki, KZ 700 (not a 750) which is a rare find. My husband and I are planing on fixing it up together. He rides a Yamaha, Road Star with the midnight package. I should take a pic, I don’t know why I don’t have one https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_scratch.gif

  • horsecrazy12987

    Member
    March 28, 2010 at 2:06 am

    The Rebel’s actually a 250 too–that test is definitely a LOT nicer on a little bike. lol When I took my test, there were a couple of guys there that had already failed it on big huge bikes, so they re-tested with these little dirt bikes and just zipped right through it. Anyway, I’m glad there’s another bike enthusiast on board–I’ve actually only met one other girl who rode, though I’ve seen a few more around town. My friend really wants to get into riding, but I don’t even trust her in a car. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_eek.gif

    That Road Star is a nice bike–my dad actually had a Yamaha V Star up until a few months ago when he sold it for a Sportster.

  • MissHoneyrider

    Member
    March 28, 2010 at 5:23 am
  • Layla Duvay

    Member
    March 28, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Yeah, I totally agree with you about the S Factor pole video. There’s not a lot to it and some of the instructions are not terribly clear. For example, I couldn’t get the corkscrew (cradle) for the life of me. Then I tried Veena’s free sample lesson on it and I got it! Not well, but I got it! I signed up for lessons here shortly afterward and I’m very pleased that I did!!

  • horsecrazy12987

    Member
    March 28, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Yeah, the corkscrew was actually kind of hard to figure out from that video. I kind of got it, but I had a hard time actually getting momentum going around the pole. S Factor’s pole move instruction just doesn’t seem to be as well broken down as Veena’s lessons.

    Thanks for the welcome honeyrider!

  • danceinside22

    Member
    March 29, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Welcome horsecrazy!! I’ve noticed your posts over at vertical dance and I was wondering if you knew about SV. Glad to see you post!

  • horsecrazy12987

    Member
    March 29, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Yeah, I’ve been around for a few months at least; actually, I think I joined back in September when I first got my pole, I just haven’t bothered to post for some reason. Getting the lessons kind of kicked me into introducing myself, probably because I figured I’d have some questions along the way. Also, the Vertical Dance boards seem to be a little slower lately than SV, but maybe that’s just me.

    I don’t recognize your username; do you go by the same one over on Vertical Dance?

  • danceinside22

    Member
    March 29, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Yeah it’s the same. I’m more of a lurker there because like you said its pretty slow as of late. I really like the way this website is set up and the girls (and guys) here are really great https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_biggrin.gif There’s also way more people from the US, where as on VD it seems like the majority of them are from the UK and Europe.

  • horsecrazy12987

    Member
    March 29, 2010 at 2:31 am

    I noticed a lot more UKers on vertical dance; probably because KT is from there, I would imagine. Anyway, nice to meet you! https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

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