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  • Too much friction!

    Posted by Spinderells on June 11, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I have a brass Platinum Stages pole, and it seems to be too grippy! It’s great for when I am trying to climb or do stationary tricks, but it makes spinning tricks very hard on my hands. I get caluses on my hands, and it becomes so irritating and painful that I have to stop poling until it heals. This only happens in the summer time when it’s hot outside and my hands are warmer.

    I specifically bought a brass pole because I thought stainless steel would be too slippery, and I used to work at a club that had brass poles and they were always smooth and almost greasy, even after being cleaned.

    In another thread, someone suggested I try using Brasso to clean the hand-swipe marks off my pole and keep it from getting tarnished, which I will try. Maybe that will help this, also?

    EvaRut replied 13 years, 11 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • chemgoddess1

    Member
    June 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    In this instance I would suggest a little talc on your hands. I have callouses on my hands from my powder coated but I have just learned to adjust my grip differently. I have ripped some skin though on my legs https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_eek.gif

  • Spinderells

    Member
    June 11, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    In this instance I would suggest a little talc on your hands. I have callouses on my hands from my powder coated but I have just learned to adjust my grip differently. I have ripped some skin though on my legs https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_eek.gif

    OMG! Ouch!! I was wondering about powder coated poles.. Now I won’t get one!

    And thank you for the tip, that sounds obvious now!! Why didn’t I think of that?!

  • EvaRut

    Member
    June 14, 2010 at 2:01 am

    What about having the pole on spin. Have you tried that? If that is possible on your pole? https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_smile.gif

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