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  • How thick is your pole??

    Posted by stars2shame on September 2, 2009 at 2:14 pm


    I have a question about how thick my pole should be. I want to buy an x-pole but it is expensive and I’m a student (poor) and a mom. I had my husband rig up a DIY pole. (He is a plumber and has access to many different types of pipes.) Turns out I love pole dancing and now that I have improved enough to justify spending the money I really want an X-pole. ( A DIY pole has its drawbacks.) Everyone says my pole looks thicker than a regular pole, I find it hard to grip but not impossible. ( I do have very small hands.) I want to know what my pole compares to, a 45 mm or a 50 mm. So I know which one to buy. I want to buy a 50 cause it’s the standard, but if it’s bigger than mine, I’ll have problems. I measured my pole with a measuring tape and it says 6 in. Which is 152 mm… I’m confused!

    Can anyone tell me the inches around their 50mm and 45 mm poles???

    Are you supposed to be able to et your hand entirely around the pole? I have a little gap, can’t get my hand all the way around.

    Any tips would be great! Thanks!!!

    stars2shame replied 14 years, 9 months ago 6 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Mshell

    September 2, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I have a 2 inch (50.8mm) lil mynx pole. When x-pole refers to a 50 mm pole they mean diameter, not circumference. If I measure around my pole (the circumference) I get a little over 6 inches, so your pole is probably standard.

    I hope this helps!

  • EVamp83

    September 2, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Okay, I’m putting my ubergeek on.

    The diameter of a circle is the circumference divided by pi (3.1415 etc.). Which means that your pole is 152/pi = 48.38 mm.

    Of course, I don’t know how accurately you measured the circumference, but there you go, your pole is slightly smaller that 50mm..

  • SaschaPoles

    September 3, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    first of all, i have to do it: "how thick is your pole??" THATS WHAT SHE SAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! giggity.

    ok. now that ive gotten that out of my system…

    i have a 50mm xpole but have been on a 45 too…..have you ever been to a pole dance studio or a strip club? if so, they most likely have a 50mm pole which is the standard. i think its easier to go from a 50 to a 45, but it depends on the person really…..

  • TrophyWife

    September 4, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Mines a 45mm X-Pole, i love it, but im going to a class this wednesday and well see how I do on standard. Yours is what 48mm? so you could go either way probably but if you have small hands go 45, my opinion =)

  • Dayanara

    September 4, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA @ Sascha!! I was thinking the SAME!!!!! dirty minds I tell you.

    Anyways, I have tiny hands too, so I decided to go for a 45mm, at the studio where I take classes they have standards, which are 50mm, I am dancing with the troupe for the Halloween party on October 24th, have to dance on a standard and to tell you the truth…I am having a hard time, mostly with the spins, I am gonna have to practice LOTS on that standard pole to get my moves to look as good as on my 45 mm, so IMO, it’s better to get the 50mm first, and when you get used to that one and can do all your stuff on it, a 45mm would be awesome. Just my opinion of course.

  • stars2shame

    September 6, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Thank you everyone!! lol, sorry about the funny headline. ha ha!

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