Why am I sliding off the pole?
You think it’s the pole that’s not ‘grippy’ enough all of a sudden? Think again. There’s a whole bunch of reasons this could be happening as it happens….
Mingin pole syndrome – it may have ‘residue’s’ on it. This could be sweaty deposits from your hands, body lotions, dead skin (iew!), grip aid build up, or even hair product!
CLEAN YOUR POLE: For a general clean, use an fragrance free, un-lotioned baby wipe (the cheaper the better usually!), followed by a drying cloth – we like the microfibre cloths for this. Do this regularly throughout your training session.
If you still don’t think that’s done it, or it somehow feels ‘greasy’, dab some neat CHEAP GIN (don’t waste the expensive stuff!) onto a cloth, wipe it onto the pole, and then follow with a drying cloth. Try to only do this if it NEEDS to be done. Read more →