• Mats??

    Posted by secret_shelby on March 6, 2009 at 12:27 am

    What kind of mat/rug should I use under my pole?
    I have hardwood floors…
    What kind of mat/rug is best? How big? Etc.?

    anna2422 replied 15 years, 1 month ago 10 Members · 10 Replies
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  • SaschaPoles

    Member
    March 6, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    i think i wrote this in another forum, i cant remember lol! im 23 and i think i have alzheimers already. anyways, i would suggest going to target or a store like that and going into the workout section- you know, the section where they have yoga mats, health dvds, weights, stuff like that.

    http://img.alibaba.com/photo/205464341/EVA_exercise_mat_exercise_mat_Gym_mat.summ.jpg

    that’s what im talking about. id get a mat that connects like that, that way you could cut a hole in the middle to fit your pole and connect the mats all together.

  • moth

    Member
    March 6, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    i’ll swap you my carpet for your hardwood floor? https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_lol.gif i’m nursing a lovely carpet burn on one knee just now so, though i don’t have any suggestions for what kind of mat to go for, i would stay away from carpet-y rugs!

    those jigsaw mats look fab. i’ll need to have a look and see what kind of places sell them in the uk.

  • Poledancefan

    Member
    March 8, 2009 at 4:23 am

    If you sew or do crafts, keep an eye on the back of the store at Michael’s or the Fabric/Singer shops.

    I have grabbed up several remnants of styrofoam sheets and large pieces of fiberfill stuffing for 5-10 dollars. It’s not a gym quality mat, but if you put the foam remnants under bathroom rugs or carpet remnants, you get a fairly soft surface that resists breakthrough.

    I did eventually get regular gym mats at the sporting goods store, but I still stack up my layers of foam underneath the regulation mats. I am a heavy guy (almost 200 lbs, nearly 50 years old), so I can’t really take too many chances with a fall. I’ve landed hard on my butt a few times on top of my stack of foam rubber and gym mats and not gotten seriously hurt…

    Joel

  • SaschaPoles

    Member
    March 8, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    thats a great tip joel! i never thought of those foam things before!!! https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_smile.gif

    moth, ive had SO MANY carpet burns, those little bruises are painful aren’t they!? https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_eek.gif

  • jeng

    Member
    March 8, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I believe Alena from PoleJunkies is now selling mats that are made especially for pole dancing.

  • kerrierou

    Member
    March 8, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    i found some out of the UK, not sure if they ship to the US where i am. im goinig to tey and call to find out if they ship to the us. but they seem expensive…..like around a hundred US $

    http://www.poleomat.com/ or http://www.poleenergy.com/shop/product.php?id_product=8

    http://www.mypole.co.uk/poledancingmats.asp

    http://verticaldance.com/xpoletrickmat.htm

  • LittleMissLola

    Member
    March 8, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I know Deb Riley who runs the Pole-o-mats site. She has said previously that she will ship the mat cover overseas so long as you can find foam where you are to fill it with, that would cut down on the shipping costs

    The Pole-o-mats are fabulous too!

  • Chloepatya

    Member
    June 27, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I have done a few upholstery jobs in my hubbys campers and let me tell you, there is only one way to cut foam.  An ELECTRIC CARVING KNIFE!  It is very effective!  After searching for crash mats and seeing the prices… I might as well make my own!  Adding that to my to-do's list now… ;0) 

  • Dancing Paws

    Member
    June 27, 2011 at 11:19 am

    I bought this one. It's cheaper than all the other pole mats, AND it's thicker than all of them too! It's like landing on a cloud (ok I exaggerate a little, but it is a really good cushion.)

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Direct-Dance-Crash-5-Feet/dp/B0046A27E2/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I23HNTTV3AJH26&colid=1HNQJAB4VD50O

  • anna2422

    Member
    June 28, 2011 at 6:07 am

    I went to Joann Fabrics, they run half price one item coupons alot.  I got  huge 5 inch thick foam pieces, they come in lengths of up to like 6 feet…and you can have them cut to a shorter size so you pay for what you need.  They use an electric knife, and was easy to do.  I just covered it with a sheet. and banded on each side with a strap/velcro  think sleeping bag cord) it works wonderful and very durable too. 

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