When you first start looking to buy a dance pole for your home, you will notice that there are several different types of pole dancing poles for home use. This is probably the most confusing part of setting up to start learning pole dance at home.
Getting a “Stripper Pole” for your home doesn’t mean that you are a stripper or anything close to a stripper on a pole. Stripper poles are a standard way that people know how to describe a pole dancing pole because strippers have long used dance poles before pole dancing was used for fitness.
Stripper poles are also called “fitness poles” or simply pole dancing poles when they are used to dance on for exercise purposes.
So is there a difference between a “stripper pole” and a “fitness pole” or any other pole dancing pole?
No, it’s just a way of describing a pole that is used for pole dancing on. How you dance on that pole and intend to use it is up to you.
In this article, I will be speaking about using a dance pole for fitness and exercise purposes only.
That being said, what pole is best?
You will notice that there are portable pole dancing poles (which can also be permanently installed) and there are also static poles and spinning poles for pole dancing at home. Static poles don’t spin and stay stationary. These types of poles were the first dance poles in production and use.
As pole dancing evolved, more dancers were performing more advanced tricks, and as pole dancing became an “athletic” trend, the spinning dance pole gained more importance because it helped to achieve better tricks and is more visually appealing for the audience.
Spinning dance poles allow you to hold a pole move or “position” while the pole itself rotates. This effect is very pleasing to the view because it allows them to see all sides of the pole move as it is being held. Athletic strength is reserved for holding a pole move rather than expending the extra energy to create the momentum and then execute the move. Spinning poles create better momentum with less effort which allows the dancer to stay in spins longer and can also make transitions easier.
Most people wonder if they should really pay the extra money for a spinning pole like an X-Pert X pole when they are just using pole dancing for a workout at home. Would a static pole do?
You can use a static pole to dance at home just fine, however, if you plan to stick with pole dancing as a workout regimen and you plan to improve, do better, and work on more advanced pole moves as your fitness level allows, then you will want a spinning pole.
Spinning poles like an XPert X Pole and other professional grade dance poles can also be static so you are not losing any features by choosing the spinning option.
If you choose a static pole, you are losing some obvious advantages.
It’s usually the price difference between the static and spinning poles that make people debate on which one to get. If getting a top quality X-Pert X Pole is a bit out of your price range, then you can buy other brands of spinning dance poles for cheaper – you just need to know what to look for in a good pole because there are cheap spinning dance poles out there that are flat out dangerous! Reading or watching dance pole reviews will help you make a better decision.
I personally prefer the spinning pole over the static. They are more fun in my opinion. It’s a lot like swinging on the monkey bars when you are a kid. Swinging on a spinning pole has a way of bringing out the inner kid in you that just wants to play, enjoy, and laugh – all qualities that should be in every workout for women.
A static pole will not necessarily limit the beginner from learning anything you could learn on a spinning pole. If you are a VERY light user and just want a fun pole for home, a static pole would be perfect. You could perform all the beginner pole moves and tricks on a static pole.