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X-Pole X-Lock Video Review | Fast Switch Static to Spinning

by | May 17, 2018 | 6 comments

(Last Updated On: November 13, 2022)

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In this article we’re gunna talk about the brand new X-Lock feature that X-Pole has released in 2018 for their pole dancing poles.

Now if you’ve never heard of X-Lock, it’s basically a feature on the bottom at the pole that allows you to turn it simply a quarter of a turn to change the pole from static to spinning.

In the older models you had to have a hex key to change the pole from spinning to static.  There were 2 places on the base of the pole where you will loosen those screws or tighten them and that would change the pole from spinning to static however this new X-Lock feature by X Pole makes this a lot easier, especially for those are in teaching pole dancing classes.


So How Does The X-Lock by X-Pole work?

X-LOCK- bottom of spin static lock feature base of PX model X-Pole XPert dance poleOk so what we have here in the picture ( and shown above in the X-Lock video review) is the close up of the base of a new X-Lock by X-Pole and as you can tell it’s a very simple feature.

The dance pole is in static, meaning it will not spin and it’s a stationary dance pole and with the simple quarter of a turn clockwise, then the pole automatically turns in to a spinning dance pole!


Do You Need To Buy A New X-Pole Dancing Pole To Get The X-Lock Feature?

No, you don’t.  The new PX Pro model X Pole already come with the X-Lock feature installed.

Now if you have an older NX model X pole that you bought then you can put the X-Lock on those NX model dance poles so we will just briefly go through those models.


NX model X-Poles are Xpert pole dancing poles that use X-Joints during the installation.

If you have the very first X pole model that is a screw together type pole that doesn’t have X-joints you cannot adapt the pole to use this new X-Lock feature.

It does have to be an X-Pole XPert model with a X-Joint and then it can adapt to the new X-Lock base feature.

This particular dance pole in the X-Lock video review above is a chrome X Pole Xpert 45mm that was bought prior to 2014.

There are some very slight differences in the XPert model poles made prior to 2014 They came with this adjuster cover that unscrews so you can see the adjuster bar on the inside.  Three hex screws tighten down on a flat part of the adjuster bar.

After 2014 X-Pole eliminated this removable adjuster cover on all the XPert dance poles and replaced it with a permanent adjuster cover.  The permanent adjuster cover will come with a line on the adjuster cover that you line it up with the red mark on the X-Lock adjuster bar.

It doesn’t matter whether you have a pre – 2014 X-Pole XPert or an XPert dance pole made after 2014, they will adapt, and you can put this cool X-Lock base on your X-Pole.

The X-Lock makes it so much easier, specially for studio use because a lot of us would need to run to go get our hex keys to change the pole from static to spinning meaning you have to stop class, everybody has to go grab their hex keys and then you would unscrew the 2 hex screws in the base, and then go put the hex keys back to resume pole dancing class.

Unscrewing and re-tightening the hex screws on the base to change the pole from static to spinning isn’t too big of a deal but the new X-Lock does do away with the need for those tools making this task easier than ever!

Heck, it’s so easy to change you can literally change the pole from spinning to static (or static to spinning) in the middle of your spinning pole dancing routine without every stopping your dance or music!


Tips To Know When Adding The X-Lock To An Existing XPert Dance Pole:

XPERT NX Model X-Pole dance pole adjuster bar baseInstalling the X-Lock on our older model pole works fabulous, all you need to do is unscrew your old adjuster bar completely out of your dance pole and replace is the new X-Lock adjuster bar and base.   It’s stupid easy : )

However, over tightening was an issue with when adapting the dance pole. You cannot over tighten the X-Lock, it’s really important.  A lot of us really like too install our pole tight to ensure that they are safe, but you cannot over tighten a dance pole with this X-Lock base or it will make the pole hard to spin.

The other tip that I have for you is to be sure the 3 hex screws that tighten down on the adjuster bar are good and tight!  I didn’t have these hex screws tightened good enough  and that caused my dance pole to move a little in the static position.   So get them good and tight.

The world of pole dancing fitness is evolving all the time and X-Pole is clearly a giant in this movement.

If you haven’t tried pole dancing for exercise yet, do it today!   If there are no local pole dancing classes in your area to try (or if you are like many moms who are feeling to shy to give it a try in a public class) then you can learn to pole dance at home with simple online pole dancing lessons.

Life’s Short, make it fun!  Your workout is a big part of your life, you might as well make it fun too!


  1. McKenzie Callista Raven

    where can you buy it? I tried looking on their website and couldn’t find it

  2. Melissa Hernandez

    I love these post! Thanks for sharing.

    • Danna

      Thank You : )


    Would you recommend the X Lock over the Hex key pole?

    Has there been many issues with it, i cant find any reviews on it anywhere.

    • Danna

      Yes and No. The X Lock is awesome and makes it way quicker to change the pole from static to spinning effortlessly. However, if you are on a budget – the good old fashioned hex keys work just fine. So as a recommendation – I would say it really depends on your budget whether it’s worth it or not : )

      Hope that helps!


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