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  • buying an xpole – chrome or titanium gold?

    Posted by Caz1986 on March 12, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    hi everyone

    im seriously considering buying an xpole but before i do i just wondered, can anyone advise as to which is better grip wise? I heard the titanium gold is meant to improve grip but ive never tried it so cant say. Can anyone give me a rough idea?

    Thanks x

    DeaconJungleCatPoles replied 15 years, 1 month ago 12 Members · 26 Replies
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  • DeaconJungleCatPoles

    March 12, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Hey Caz!

    I bought a titanium gold x-pole but it has of yet to be delivered. Should be anyday now though. So if you aren’t in a rush I can let you know. Although I don’t know how much help I can be because it will be my first ever pole lol but I’ve done alot of research.

    From what I’ve read through my hours and hours of scowering the net, the Titanium has more grip than the chrome. And since I’m a male I went with TG because I want to do more climbs and inverts than spins. I think it depends more so on your personal dance taste which you would more likely prefer.

    If you want to do more spins than inverts I’d go with the chrome. Of course you can do spins and inverts with both kinds. The general consensus though is that spins are easier on chrome and climbs and inverts are easier on titanium. If you are going to dance professionally or for competitions then chrome is closer to the standard used in bars and clubs.

    I’m not concerned about dancing professionally, just for fitness, so I went with the Titanium cuz I wanna climb!! I’mma cat hahaha

    I hope that helps you out somewhat.

    Jungle Cat

  • RoxyPink

    March 12, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Thanks for that info Jungle. I’ve been thinking about getting another pole (either TG or a brass). I would really like it if X-pole had a one pc perm. pole.

  • Rouge_LAmour

    March 13, 2009 at 5:02 am

    Titanium x-pole are in either silver or gold.
    We have both at the studio and titanium is the way to go. Chrome is slippery and very soft.
    Polegirlsonia has a couple of chrome at her studio and rings have cut the chrome surface, ergo titanium being a better choice for durability.

    stainless (right grade required) are great once they’ve been scratched up a bit. We have 8 of these and they’re great for learning on, esp as ours are static.

    Spring that extra cash on the titanium if you have grip concerns. Gold is grippier, but the silver is just as good.
    we have 45mm in both silver and gold and they’re completely fine and our 50mm is silver.
    If you’re going to dance with rings on, hmmmm, then get titanium. It will last longer.

    Personally, I’m a firm believer in the no ring policy. stops skin getting pinched between them and ensures better grip. I hate dancing with mine on.

    OK, my 15cents over and done with.

  • Veena

    March 13, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Titanium x-pole are in either silver or gold.
    Wait a minute!! Just to avoid confusion. X pole has 2 options as far as finishes go. Titanium which is gold coated. Chrome is silver in color. There is not a silver titanium pole… least not that we can get in the US. Do you really have a silver Titanium pole Rouge???IF you do I want to know why we don’t have that option here! Oh now I’m really curious let me know Rouge

  • Jenn

    March 13, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I own a TG and a chrome pole and I personally prefer the TG grip-wise. I had bought the chrome one first and had it for a year before I decided to get a TG. I have had the TG for about 3 months, and have already noticed a big improvement in my abilities.

    I have also never heard of a silver titanium Xpole. I am curious about that as well.

  • LittleMissLola

    March 13, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I think if you want to be able to adapt to different poles easier the chrome is probably the better option (like if you go pole class that has chrome or stainless poles). But if you have very sweaty hands then the titanium would be better. Just on a personal perspective, I have very sweaty hands and I can cope fine on a chrome (if I’m having a bad day out comes the grip aid) I have used titanium and it’s great initially, but I find once it gets a bit dirty it goes very very slippery (just personal experience – other people don’t seem to have that problem).

  • Caz1986

    March 13, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks for the replies everyone

    I think as its my first i may just stick with the chrome, and i’ll see how i get on with it.

    Cheers everyone


  • DeaconJungleCatPoles

    March 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    I saw the Titanium Matt Silver on the Australian X-Pole site! I wish they had them in the US. I think they look better than the gold ones.

    Maybe they will have it here within a few years. By then I’ll probably be ready to buy another pole! Whenever the first one arrives! *patiently waiting on delivery any day now*

    Jungle Cat

  • rubberstarlet

    March 13, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    hi everyone!

    for my bday present im getting my xpole!!! so excited and eager to learn faster… then taking classes in Hollywood 3 times a month 0_0

    my question is how much more difficult is it to spin static on a TG xpole? I already read the posts but they didn’t really answer my question. I’m a beginner interested in climbs, spins and easy learned tricks…….until i get way more fixable haha. will TG be worth it? or should i stick to chrome? i want to learn spins on static mode but with the extra grip on gold wont that be taken away slightly? none of my instructors ever used a gold pole, and i have little upper body strength, and sweaty hands.

    hope im making sense

    thank you

  • Jenn

    March 13, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    i haven’t really noticed a difference between the two finishes in regards to spins, with the exception of the reverse grab. That one is more reliable on the TG. But if you are going to take classes, I would suggest you wait and sample the poles they have, then decide what you want. Do you know what kind of poles they use? One thing is certain, everyone is different. Some people have complained of too much grip when spinning while others complain of too little. I think it all boils down to personal preference.

  • branquinha

    March 14, 2009 at 1:52 am

    I have a chrome x-pole and I would go for titanium now if I were to buy a second.
    I have seen the titanium advertised with a silver finish as well, but I have never seen one in front of me.
    I don’t think you would have problems spinning on a titanium pole, I have never used one, but I have used a brass pole – which is grippier than the chrome – and I liked it a lot and had no problem spinning.

  • kerrierou

    March 14, 2009 at 2:32 am

    it completely depends on the person. i find my hands stick too much on spins on the chrome x-pole! my hands dont sweat at allll! to the TG would be to grippy for spins for me. totally a matter of preference and the persons body

  • rubberstarlet

    March 14, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    hmmm i know at the studio they have 2 chrome 50mm xpoles, didn’t have a problem when learning but my legs get sweaty and i stick or cant move around good. the other 3 studios in my area dont use brass or TG so im not sure where to go so i can have experience with one. thats the problem

  • DeaconJungleCatPoles

    March 14, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Well if you stick on chrome, I imagine you would stick even worse on titanium as it is formulated to be more grippy

  • rubberstarlet

    March 14, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    haha really? im a naturally sweaty person in general, but i keep hearing sweaty hands need grip aids on chrome. and when my thighs got sweaty i had trouble sliding down the pole or climbing.

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