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  • Slippery Pole in The Middle of a Workout Session

    Posted by CheeryBomb on April 12, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I was wondering if anyone has ever had their pole get super slippery in the middle of their workout session? Last night, I was in the middle of dancing/working out and my pole would not get unslippery It was fine the first half of my session. I don’t know what happened. I was keeping it clean with Windex (as suggested by Xpole) as well as keeping my body cleaned of sweat and using Mighty Grip when my hands got sweaty. The pole was not cold or too hot. Also, the Mighty Grip was seeming to stick to the pole and the pole would feel kind of rough and bumpy even after wiping it down several times. I’ve only had my pole for about 6 days, and I cleaned it with Windex before it’s first use. Last night was my second workout on the pole and my first ”dance”. My first workout was strength training only via Veena’s lessons. Any input would be helpful. Thanks

    P.S. I have the new version 50mm Xpert Xpole

    Skittles01 replied 14 years, 1 month ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • megs982

    April 13, 2010 at 12:49 am

    I have no usefull advice here, but i also have a week old xpert..From what i can tell, they are moody poles lol. I had a similar thing happen this morning that basically made me stop my work out 15 mins in..i could do spins fine, but it seemed to get super slippery when i tried to sit and no matter what i did (windex, warming it up more ect) i could not get a good grip

  • CheeryBomb

    April 13, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Megs – Well it’s nice to know that someone else is having the same issues as myself. It really stinks to be so into your workout and then not be able to finish it due to technical difficulties I’m wondering if this is an issue of "breaking in the new pole"? I guess we’ll have to see what others say. Hopefully, there are more than just the two of us that this has happened to (Not that I wish for anyone to have this problem) I am gonna workout again today on the pole so we’ll see what happens. Thank you for sharing your input, Megs! Happy Poling!

  • Mary Ellyn

    April 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Xpole recommends glass cleaner but not specifically Windex. Personally I don’t care for Windex. Our mirror installer told us not to use it as it’s too harsh on mirrors…so I’m not about to use it on my pole. I believe it’s the ammonia that makes it harsh? But we were told to use Sparkle on our mirrors so if I use a glass cleaner on the pole that’s what I use.

    Rubbing alcohol is cheaper and works as well or better. I also like to use the original "Wet Ones" with the red cap for cleaning my pole and hands. It has a touch of aloe in it, in addition to alcohol, which helps improve grip.

    I also heard at one time that Windex has something in it that acts like a softener so this may be why you’re having this problem.

  • Skittles01

    April 14, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Sort of in relation to this thread (sort of not);

    Does anyone have advice on getting super silppery (sweaty body & pole) during your workouts/pole performances??

    I am usually okay in this situation, but I recently had a performance gig, and after about the second song , I was sweaty (pits, back, & chest mostly). I think this may be normal, but it was totally in the way of me doing any of the moves (confidently that I wouldn’t slip and fall) that I wanted to do! In my basic free hand scorpio/ geminis i felt my pit sweat causing me to slip a little. My shoulder mount was hard b/c of the back sweat.

    Not that I was sweating buckets, but the sweat itself caused ultra "pole caution". last thing I want is to do a move I know how to do, but bust my ass in front of a bunch of ppl b/c of a lil’ sweat!!!

    I went to floor work ’till I cooled down a little and then went for it again. But since I’m not yet, SUPER flexie, this got a lil boring to me

    Does anyone have ideas or tips for body sweat during pole work???
    Or should I just have a sweat towel around and wipe down the pole anytime I’m doing more than 2 songs???
    (( or am I just an out of shape fattie??? lol )))))

    I’d really like to hear from ppl that perform in places that my also sometimes get hot b/c of body heat, food cooking/ being served, etc.



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