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  • My Pole is Dangerous

    Posted by StephanieStorm on February 15, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    SO I just recently bought a Platinum Stages brass super pole,
    and I love brass, because of the grip, so i was really happy initially.

    But I am really getting to the end of my rope because it is SO unbelievably slippery, I can’t do anything on it.
    I am truly frustrated and have broken down in tears several times during a practice because as soon as I get into a move, I’ve slid to the bottom. So its been impossible for me to really work on new moves that I know I have the strength for but I just slip. I absolutely cannot grip it…
    When I touch the pole it feels like liquid, like there is a coating of water on it.
    usually I have to climb the pole several times (muscle it!) so I can get it to warm up and become a little more grippy but it won’t stay that way for long.
    I bought mighty grip and that only seems to make it worse.
    Its not me, its not that I have a super sweaty problem, its the pole!!

    So I don’t know if its because its winter, or the temperature in my apartment, or dry skin….i dont know what it is or what to do. basically its just super frustrating.
    I need some kind of super grip aid.

    Does anybody have any suggestions on how to deal with this? I have never had this problem with a pole before.
    has anyone used Cramer’s firm grip? is there really a huge difference between grip aids?
    I want one that really works….lol

    StephanieStorm replied 14 years, 5 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • chemgoddess1

    February 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    For some reason I thought that I read somewhere that brass poles are shipped with a coating on them that needs to be removed. Can anyone confirm this? I cannot access Platinum Stages web site from work.

  • Foxy_Rei

    February 15, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Someone else started a thread not too long ago about their brass pole seemingly "sweating" every time she cleaned it… I don’t know if this is what you’re experiencing but here’s the thread if you want to look:

    Didn’t really come to a conclusion, except that it was a problem exclusive to brass poles. :-/ Good luck

  • freakiel

    February 15, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    do you use alcohol to clean it? cleaning brass poles with alcohol is VERY VERY bad. it strips the finish off of it and makes it very slick. the studio i go to has brass poles and there is alcohol there, but only for your hands. there are a million posters stating not to clean the pole with alcohol, but only with windex.

  • StephanieStorm

    February 16, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Hey Thanks for turning me on to the other thread, thats exactly the problem I’m having….

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