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  • I swear my pole was better before alcohol!

    Posted by MommaBear on April 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Okay, maybe it is just in my head, but when I first got my X pole, I didn’t have the right alcohol to clean it. So, I just wiped it down really good with a dry cloth. I played on it for a good hour and thought, wow, I have no issues with slipping, this is great!!!!

    Day two, I bought the higher concentrated alcohol and cleaned my pole. Now this sucker is slippery and sweating!!!

    I don’t know if it is in my head, but I swear that before I ever used the alcohol the pole was way better. I dunno. Just thinking out loud.

    X’s are chrome right? Do they require break-in or is the grip I am experiencing the same as what it will be a year from now?

    Solya replied 14 years, 1 month ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Veena

    April 25, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Grip on all poles can vary from day to day. If you have dry skin, or a change in weather. I did find that for the chrome X I like to use windex. I have had the same slipping troubles with Alcohol…although Vodka seemed to work well too. You’ll get to the point where you’ll wake up and "feel" in the air, that ya….. its gonna be a perfect grip day!!

  • chemgoddess1

    April 25, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Momma, you are dealing with the crazy weather we have been having effecting your pole.

  • MommaBear

    April 25, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Hmmm . . . . (((((licking my finger and testing the wind direction))))) . . . . (((((sniff, sniff))))) . . . . Ahhh, yes . . . the conditions are right . . . . . today will be a perfect day for poleing

    Just one more aspect of poleing I will probably pick up along with way, further proving my husband’s theory that he did in fact marry a half crazy woman.

    Chem – I was thinking this humidity wasn’t helping – it’s making me and the pole sweat. It will be interesting to see how our ever changing Ohio weather is going to affect/effect (I never know which one is right ) matters.

  • chemgoddess1

    April 25, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I have a powder coated pole and the ones at Be are stainless. During the winter it is almost impossible to get a grip at Be but I can use my PC. Now during the summer my PC will literally rip my skin off my legs but the stainless is great.

    I am sure it is better if you have air conditioning during the summer and a humidifier during the winter, neither of which I have in my garage.

  • Solya

    April 26, 2010 at 11:38 am

    It can be because of the humidity and temperature. X-poles are really slippery when they’re cold! But if you think it’s the alcohol, maybe you could try acetone nail polish remover? We wipe out X-stages with it and it reduces slippiness a lot.

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