The best spinning dance poles for home and studio use mainly depend on the quality of the upper bearings located in the dome and the lower bearings located in the base of the pole.
There are several different brands of dance poles you can choose from, but not all spinning dance poles have bearings made of equal quality.
We have purchased and used all the spinning dance poles recommended (and not recommended) in this review and here, we will share our thoughts based on the results.
What is a Spinning Dance Pole?
A spinning dance pole is a pole used for pole dancing that can rotate, which is called spinning mode, or can be static (or stationary). Spinning dance poles often come with both spinning and static options. There is usually a hex key or lock that you twist on the base that switches the pole from spinning to static and vice versa.
What Make A Spinning Dance Pole The Best Option For Home Use?
Static dance poles are often said to be a good “beginner” dance pole because its safer to learn in static before attempting to dance on the pole in spinning mode. However, this is a matter of opinion throughout the pole dancing industry. In my experience teaching pole fitness classes, all of my beginners prefer spinning mode because they said it was easier to learn on. It is worth it to learn about the advantages and disadvantaged of dancing on a spinning dance pole before your purchase.
Regardless, at some point, every beginner will want to progress forward into inverting tricks, spinning pole moves, pole sits, and many other pole dance moves that look more beautiful (and fun I might add) on a spinning dance pole.
The Best Spinning Dance Poles For Home Use
Based on our experience (no, we didn’t just write a “dance pole review” about the best dance poles for home use by reading other people’s materials) these were our top 4 best spinning dance poles:
- Lupit Classic Dance Pole
- X-Pole Xpert Pro Dance Pole
- PDF Chrome Pro Quality Dance Pole
- Lil Mynx Rotator Dance Pole
Here are our review and reasons behind the above ratings:
#1 Lupit Classic Spinning Dance Pole Uses Top Notch Aerospace and Automotive Technology
You have to admit, the better technology, the quality. Technology moves fast, even in the world of manufacturing dance pole bearings and the most current technology usually trumps outdated versions.
The Lupit Classic pole has the most updated and advanced bearing technology that we know of here in the USA. After dancing on the Lupit Classic and feeling how smooth the bearings rotate, I think it’s the very best. There is no noise and slide light and easy.
In addition, the Lupit Classic is the easiest pole to put up and take down which is super important if you if want to install a dance pole in an apartment and it must be taken down often due to landlord or other visitors who may be offended. You can learn more in depth details about the Lupit Classic in this video dance pole review:
#2 X-Pole Xpert Pro Is The Most Versatile Spinning Dance Pole
The X-Pole Xpert Pro model is a favorite due to the ease of putting the pole in spinning or static with a simple twist of the X-Lock. The bearings seem to have the same spinning smoothness and actions as their standard Xpert model dance poles.
X-Pole has been a leader in providing dance poles for home and studio use so they have the most adaptable poles meaning you can choose from a wide variety of finish types including brass, chrome, silicone, chrome (which is most common), stainless steel, and powder coated colors. If you haven’t had the time yet to decide which finish type is best for your skin type, check out this article here.
X-Pole is also the most adaptable dance pole to various ceiling heights which is important in case you ever change your mind and decide to live in a different location. Here is a great article about the best dance poles for various ceiling height here.
Here is a video review on the standard X-Pole XPert Model that may help you see some comparisons to other types of spinning dance poles:
#3 PDF Pro Quality Spinning Dance Pole Is The Best Quality On A Budget
The Lupit and X-Pole Brands are perfect quality, however, they are very expensive and not everybody can afford it. Many people start with a cheaper dance pole and then save for a better-quality dance pole.
That being said, buying a cheaper dance pole can actually be unsafe so you need to know what to look for in a good quality dance pole that is cheaper. Even though many cheaper poles look alike on Ebay and Amazon, they aren’t necessarily made with the same quality.
When I opened my first studio, I couldn’t afford the name brand poles, so I bought various cheap brands of Ebay and Amazon. Here is a video that will show you everything I encounter buying cheaper dance poles and all the mistakes I made doing so:
I still use my PDF Pro Quality Dance Pole (I used to call it the “no brand” dance pole) till this day in my home. It’s 8 years old and still spinning just fine!
#4 Lil Mynx Rotator Dance Pole Is The Best Single Piece Dance Pole
Lil Mynx is a very stable and old brand. They have been around a long time (maybe longer than X-Pole) and the spinning quality of the Rotator Model has shown effective for years.
When I used the Lil Mynx Rotator in my home, it was easier to install because it is in one long piece. The other top 3 dance poles come in pieces that you have to put together during the installation process. The down slope is that shipping one long dance pole is very expensive.
The bearings and spinning quality of the Rotator is smooth and good. At first, I noticed a little rubbing noise but it didn’t affect the spinning action at all. However, Lil Mynx assured me this was normal and once the inside parts broke in better through use, the noise would go away. They were right, it did go away and it spins great!
Here is an in-depth video review on the Lil Mynx Rotator so you can see the details for yourself:
We hope you enjoyed this article and understand why we rated the best spinning dance poles the way we did. Buying top quality spinning dance poles is especially important to help ensure you get good quality bearing in the dome and base parts.
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