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  • My first pole fall!!

    Posted by PoleDanceABCs on April 4, 2010 at 8:12 am

    To make a long story short, the pole I attempted to dance on was loose. Apparently someone else had danced on it that day without problems but when it was my turn, Murphy’s Law. I was only doing a Fireman and I was pretty close to the floor so I didn’t have to deal with too much kinetic energy and gravity. Thankfully no one was hurt, only a 6-pack of beer sitting on the floor (no I wasn’t drinking) was destroyed (nooooo! not the beer!), and all I got was a sore butt (not even one bruise). If the pole had fallen in another direction I think someone/thing/animal would have gotten really injured/broken. I’m also happy the pole went the side of me and not under or on top of me.

    In a way I’m glad I had my first fall because I have been dreading one ever since I started poling about a year ago. It was sort of a "riding a bike/horse" scenario… You know that one day you will be riding and something will happen but the best thing to do is to get up (if you can ), brush yourself off, and get on again.

    So the moral of the story is:
    "Never trust a pole to be on tight and always do a ‘tug test’ before dancing." lol

    Trena replied 14 years, 3 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Runemist34

    April 4, 2010 at 8:56 am

    I’ve done that before! I think some of us have a little more weight to throw around, and are rougher on the pole than others! I was lucky, though, and managed to save it (I was only doing a half spin) before either myself or the pole came completely down.
    Good for you for having a good fall, though! I can understand that it’s sort of relieving…

  • Mary Ellyn

    April 5, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Glad to hear you weren’t hurt!!! It can be scary when that pole falls even if you aren’t up high.

    We teach all of our students to be responsible for their own poles and check them before using them at the studio…not to shift responsibility becase I go around and check each pole between classes, but jst to instill the habit of checking poles before using them.

  • horsecrazy12987

    April 5, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Glad you weren’t hurt! I’m paranoid and always do a few tug tests plus usually a flag or two before I start dancing, and I hope I stay in that habit. I can deal with falling off of the pole by myself, but I’d rather not have it follow me.

  • PoleDanceABCs

    April 6, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Thanks ladies… yeah it wasn’t anything serious but maybe I should get in the habit of the tug-test ALWAYS.

  • Trena

    April 6, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Gosh Im glad you’re ok but I think thats a good lesson! Will do a tug test myself from now on! You can never be too careful!

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