DEW POINT made for pole dancers
I find I stick to the pole best when I’m slightly warm and slightly sweaty. This “dewy” sweatiness is what Dew Point creates. It’s a thick clear liquid to be applied where needed. It makes your skin a little moist and slightly sticky. This grip did not work for me personally because I create my own sweat and it actually made things worse. However, I have a couple of dancers who couldn’t stick well because they had such dry skin, and this is their favorite product.
Best used: For people with dry skin
DRY HANDS made for sports and weight lifting
I see this product used most often. It helps to dry up your sweat, even repelling water, and comes in a liquid form that turns powdery. It leaves you with a slight white residue where applied and is a light grip aid. Many people often use it as a base for other types of grip as well. I use it to help during times when I’m not doing many demanding pole tricks and it tends to wear off quickly for me. I have a lot of students that favor this product.
Best used: For light sweating and a base for other grip aids
iTAC2 made for sports and pole dancing
This is a much stronger grip that is very sticky and good for strength holds. They come in a more solid crème form. The stick is great for strength holds and partnering, but bad for static spins or many transition moves. It’s so effectively sticky that when I transition it pulls at my skin and tends to result in bad bruising where I normally don’t. When it builds up on a pole and you get sweaty it can cause slipping and catching. This is my least favorite grip, but it is very sticky and favored for intense pole work.
Best used: On spinning pole
PRINCE GRIP made for tennis
Best used: For moderate sweaters on spinning or static pole
- written by JAG