Shopping for the perfect dance pole for your home or studio can be a bit daunting with all the options.
Dance poles for home all look different, install different, have different weight limits, different finish types, sizes, and on and on! What’s a girl to do!
Dance pole video reviews are the very best way to help decide which dance pole type is best for you and your situation. It’s more difficult through printed text.
This article is about the Lil Mynx Rotator and to make things easy, I have done a video review for the dance pole (you will find a summary of my review below the video):
Lil Mynx brand has been around for years and is one of the oldest and reliable dance pole brands on the market. Their pole design is uniquely different than the other brands like X Pole, Lupit, and no brand poles found on eBay or Amazon.
Various designs have their advantages and disadvantages and what one feature may appear like a “con” to one person could clearly be an advantage to somebody else. For example, the Lil Mynx Rotator dance pole is a one solid peace pole, it doesn’t break down into smaller more portable parts. To one person this is an advantage because the pole has a sleek flawless finish and installs quicker since it’ one piece. To a different person, this feature is a disadvantage because they want to take the pole to their friends’ house for buddy practice every week and the one-piece pole won’t fit in the car. A more portable and removable pole would be a better option for them.
At the end of the day what matters most is that you choose a pole that is safe for the type of use we plan to put it through. Everything else is icing on the cake!
So how does the Lil Mynx Rotator pan out against the other brands?
Here is a summary of my experience dancing on the Lil Mynx:
- It’s one solid piece with no joints or holes in the pole parts: It’s a clean, flawless appearance. While it’s VERY easy to take down, you will need a place to store one long pole. This also results in less “flex” in the pole. Portable poles with joints do have some flex (which challenges the integrity of the joints). Flex isn’t bad necessarily and some poles like Brass can be very flexible when they are as tall as 12ft, it really depends on what you prefer here. Generally speaking, less flex in a pole makes beginners feel safer so I put it in the Pro’s list.
- Adjustable heights: You can get it in two sizes. One size is adjustable for ceiling heights between 8’-9’ and the second size is adjustable for ceiling heights between 9’-10’.
- Smaller ceiling mount with all included hardware: Not all brands give you the hardware. It was easier to screw it into a joist due to its size and shape as opposed to other vaulted ceiling mounts.
- Both Spinning and Static.
- One single button on the base to change from spinning to static, no tools required! My FAVORITE feature!
- Different finish types available for your choosing.
- Two different sizes – 45mm and 50mm.
- You can have the dance pole custom cut (FOR FREE) for shorter ceiling heights! NO other brand does this : ) It’s literally the perfect pole for ceiling heights shorter than 7’4″!
- Its max height is 10’ (again, could be a Pro to some, not everyone needs a pole taller than 10ft) I prefer a 12ft pole so that’s why I put it in the con’s list.
- You can’t buy extra extensions to change the height of the pole more than it’s designated adjustable range. This could be troublesome for those who change rooms with a different ceiling height or rent a different home in the future. This could be a problem for those putting up a dance pole in an apartment.
- Weight limit of 250lbs – most other brands have a 350lb plus range. Again, it’s not really a con if you are a smaller person like me, but this pole might not be a suitable dance pole for heavier men and women or doubles pole dancing tricks.
- You don’t get a “true” danceable area on the pole: This pole is adjustable, and you can’t pull down or dance on the adjuster rod at the top of the pole. If you have a 9’-10’ pole that is installed on a 10’ ceiling, then you will only get 9’ of danceable space on the pole. The 12” at the top is the adjuster part of the pole you can’t dance on – it’s a hazard if you do and could cause the pole to become detached from the ceiling.
- You must adjust the height of the pole while it’s laying on the floor – you CANNOT adjust it while it is vertical like all the other dance pole brands like X pole, Lupit, or the Pro Quality dance pole. If you do you could damage the Lil Mynx. The upside is that is SUPER easy to take back down and adjust so I didn’t really find this to be a horrible pain.
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