I know it’s hard to think about what your dance pole needs will be, say in a few years from now. So I always recommend purchasing a dance pole that is a good all around pole.
So starting with the least grippy:
Stainless Steel is the most common finish in a dance pole. The smooth finish is probably also the most slippery. You will notice that if your dance pole is warm, it is more grippy. One way to warm it up is to turn on the heat in your space. Another way is to touch your pole. Hold on while you walk around it, spin or climb. In other words start workin’ it! This finish is easy to care for and will last a long time. To clean this pole use alcohol on a soft rag.
The chrome finish looks like the stainless steel. It is a bit more grippy than the stainless tho. I have heard about chrome dance poles losing their finish! Clean this pole with alcohol on a soft rag, be diligent about not wearing rings while dancing on any dance pole.
Brass is a beautiful finish on a dance pole. I have said before that I don’t like the smell of brass, but apparently I am the only weirdo out there that can smell anything odd.
We use brass for our swinging dance poles and I am always happy for the extra grip.
I think this finish is the most versatile, it’s grippy enough for climbing and inversions and yet not too sticky that you can’t perform spinning and flying tricks. I do clean mine with alcohol just like the chrome and stainless, it is a bit tarnished but it works hard for its money!
I kinda want a dance pole in this finish because I want to be able
to say ‘I have a Titanium Gold dance pole’.
This finish rates about the same as brass, but it is usually costs bit less. It is beautiful to look at and like brass, won’t rip your skin off when you are inverted and sliding down using those tender inner thighs to hang on!
The colored dance poles that Lil Mynx offers are powder coated.
Powder coating is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.
These dance poles are VERY grippy. They are so cute, you can get em in lots of different colors. Be warned tho that they are really sticky. My hands get incredibly hot when I do a lot of spins on them, and if I’m gripping with my armpits or side of my body that skin usually protests. Wash these poles with soapy water of needed, and/or windex and a clean rag. No alcohol for these.
Check out some of my older bogs for information on dance pole diameters, and some products to help your hands grip the dance pole better.
Keep on spinning!