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Determining What Pole Dancing Pole Size Is Best

Buying a dance pole (AKA stripper poles) to learn pole dancing at home for fitness or competition can be a large investment for some people so you will want to know you are making a wise purchase. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you decide what pole dancing pole diameter and length is best for you.

We are all different body types, with different body weights, and different hand sizes. To make things even more confusing, the pole dancing pole length is also to be considered.   You need a dance pole that will fit your ceiling height and body type so it’s safe to dance on and enjoy without worry.

The size of any dance pole has a double meaning; the size of the diameter of the pole and the size of the length of pole. It is a wisdom to get familiar with the different ways dance poles are sized because it will help you prepare to understand the pole dancing pole extension options available to you.

Start by deciding a pole dancing pole diameter. The diameter can come in 40mm, 45mm, 48mm, and 50mm. While there is no DEFINITE standard for size, the most common pole dance competition diameter is 45mm however they will tell you in advance what size they use. They can use other sizes if they choose.


The standard pole dancing pole diameter for home use is 45mm, which is largely the industrial standard.

Roughly 95% of our customers purchase a 45mm Chrome Portable Pole Dancing pole for their home.

If you are un-sure, then the Chrome 45mm Portable Pole Dancing Pole is the best for general use in any house.

40mm dancing poles are smaller and will give you a slightly better grip than a 45mm dance pole. Part of your ability to grip while pole dancing is your ability to get your fingers wrapped around the pole as much as you can. If you are a small gal with tiny hands then a 40mm might work better for you.

45mm dancing poles are the standard for general use, I won’t go into more detail since I already discussed them at length thus far.

48mm is typically a 45mm pole with silicone on the outside of the pole. Unless you are an experienced pole dancer, you probably won’t want a silicone coated pole (AKA a Chinese dance pole). Men typically use this pole for extreme tricks. If you are a beginner or mom just pole dancing for fitness, avoid the silicone dance poles.

50mm dancing poles were the original pole size and still exist today for peoples preference. They are a bit harder to grip due to the wider diameter. Woman have successfully danced on this pole for years but the reason 45mm and 40mm poles were created was because the 50mm was harder to grip. It doesn’t matter whether you intend on performing advanced tricks or just doing a few basic spins at home, the 50mm will be harder to grip, especially if you have smaller hands. Use this pole if you already know you like this size. Some believe these will get phased out. Many woman who have danced on a 50mm pole for years are now getting rid of them and buying a 45mm or 40mm dance pole instead.

Lastly, when you pick a pole dancing pole size for your home, you will consider the length of the pole. This is sheerly determined by your ceiling height. Take a carpenters tape measure and measure the ceiling height in three different areas in your house where you might want to install a new dance pole.

Next buy a dance pole that will accommodate all three ceiling heights. Making your final decision about where is best to install the pole when you have bought the pole and it’s at your home and ready to go.

There are different pole dancing pole extensions available to accommodate different ceiling heights and getting a portable pole dancing pole will be more flexible. Remember you can always make portable pole dancing poles permanently installed at any given time if you want to.

Removable dance poles (AKA portable dance poles or removable stripper pole) are the most commonly purchased do to their ceiling height flexibility. Most women will change their mind about their poles location at one point and time in their lives.

Spinning poles for pole dancing are also a common purchase.  You can read more about spinning dance poles here >>

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