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How to get better grip on your new pole at home

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How to get better grip on your new pole at home

How to get better grip on your pole at home

Most people who've got a pole at home know all about the issue with grip - or actually the lack of grip on a new pole. It can be really frustrating when you've got little or no grip at all and your pretty bum keeps hitting the floor insisting on you focusing on your floor work.  But don't you worry! Here's a few tips on how to improve your grip when you've got a new pole at home.

Don't use lotion

First tip isn't so much about what you can do while using your pole as much as it is what you can do before using your pole. And that is DON'T USE LOTION. At least not right up to your home session.

Using lotion tremendously reduces your grip on the pole. So try not to use it and experiment. Every pole dancer is different, so maybe you find that using lotion 24 hours before is fine or one brand is better than the other. Find what suits you.

Use lotion!

Use lotion! Yup, contradicting myself here 😉 But the fact is that really dry skin also reduces your grip on the pole. So once again experiment and find out what works for you. 

Use grip 

Third tip to help you get through the first stage of ridiculous slipperiness on your home pole is to use grip. There are so many different types of grip. Liquid chalk, wax, DewPoint, liquid rosin, Dry Hands and I could go on forever. What we'd recommend at P+S is to use liquid chalk. It seems to work the best for most people. Sticky Molly's Liquid Chalk is definitely our favourite! 

Use your home pole a lot

Final tip? Use your pole A LOT! In time your pole will get better grip simply by you using it. The new poles in the studios are very slippery too in the beginning, but they get better grip quickly as they get used a lot. So use your pole as much as possible 🔥

If you're about to give up because you just can't get good grip on your pole, you could try and invest in a home pole that's powder coated. Like this Classic G2 Powder Coated 45mm Chrome Pole from Lupit. They offer a better amount of grip that stainless steels or chrome poles.

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