Learning how to choose a pole dance pole for exercise is one of the most important decisions you will make. Brand names versus affordable off-brand poles are common concerns, especially when you have a tight spending budget. Watching a reading various dance pole video reviews is a great way to compare and figure out whats right for you.
We all know that brand name poles like X Pole, Lil Mynx, and Lupit, are the industrial standard for good poles because they are used in things like pole dance competitions and have been around for years. X-pole is a reputable supplier for professional pole dance competitions around the world. Lil Mynx is similar and has been around selling quality dance poles longer than X-Pole. Lupit is a new brand to the scene, but boasts upgraded technology that is some ways is superior to X Pole and Lil Mynx, depending on what your needs are in a pole. (By the way, you can find individual pole dance pole video reviews on the brand name poles here =>)
When I first started teaching pole dancing classes, I simply couldn’t afford a good brand name pole so I had to start with something more affordable yet I didn’t want to compromise the health and safety of myself or my students by doing so. So just kept asking myself……
“What’s the difference between all those the no-brand poles sold on Ebay or Amazon?”
The BEST way to decide which pole dancing pole is best for you and your situation is watch and read a lot of reviews. When I first started shopping, there were no video reviews on the no brand dance poles, just the verbal ones from previous buyers which really didn’t help me in the end very much because I was using the pole everyday for commercial use while most people were using it once or twice a week for a 20-30 minute pole dance workout at home (or something like that).
So what happened? I bought several different no brand pole dance poles off Ebay and Amazon that looked good, looked identical in the pictures, and appeared trustworthy based on verbal reviews and made a TON of costly mistakes.
I did find there is a difference in quality and if you find the right off-brand pole, they can be just as sturdy (or sturdier) than your name brands depending on your needs.
In this pole dance pole review, I will share everything I learned by purchasing all these different no brand poles that look alike while giving you tips to buy a dance pole that is safe by educating about what to look for in a qood quality no brand dance pole that will last for years.
Here is a pole dance pole review video where I show you everything I discovered about buying off brand poles:
This pole is safe and sturdy enough to be used to learn pole dance fitness in your own home.
Off brand removable or portable dance poles come in both static and spinning form. Static poles remain stationary 100% of the time. Spinning dance poles can be static or spinning. Usually, there are screws at the bottom of the pole that allow you to lock the pole into static mode, or loosen the screws for a spinning mode.
There are also what I call “party poles” which are good to stand by and dance around but are not meant to hold a lot of weight and therefore are not suitable for exercise purposes or pole tricks like fast pole spins and inverting. These types of poles you will find in a local adult store or Spencers. I bought one once just to try it out and wouldn’t recommend them to anyone for safety reasons. Some come spring loaded and can come loose from the ceiling if too much tension is put on the pole. They also usually come with plastic parts … and that says it all. I’m not even going to try and spin on a pole with plastic parts …. plastic breaks, end of discussion. You can read that Spencer Hot Pink Stripper dance pole review here =>
When purchasing an off-brand portable pole, watch for these clues:
- A dance pole made of good thick steel, avoid spring-loaded poles and anything with plastic parts.
- Smooth high quality bearings if it is a spinning pole (you don’t want it to stop spinning after 6 months)
- Wide base and Dome with White soft, flexible rubber
- Chipping Chrome – this can cut you! Good customer service and warranty. No brand poles are never completely flawless 100% of the time so it’s important to buy from a company that has great customer service and is easy to reach in case you need a new replacement part.
I use the Pro Quality no brand pole in that kit in my studio and recommend it to anyone getting started on a budget. I hope this pole dance pole review has helped you make a good decision and I wish you best in your pole dancing journey!