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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Pole Dancer Answers: All About Grip Aids

A huge part of pole dancing is thinking up new and intricate ways to hold on to the pole with our bodies. But, as we all know, sticking to a pole is not always easy. Sometimes sweaty hands come into play, sometimes the dreaded power dry skin will pop up and we all run for our grip aids. If you're not sure which kind of grip is for you then you have come to the right place, for behold…

This heat activated thermo powder is mighty, indeed!  As you rub your hands together it becomes film-like and tacky.  Mighty Grip is the bees knees for dry hands, not so much for sweaty palms. Mighty Grip also makes gloves for gripping, if you're into that sort of thing.

Used for over 25 years by drummers who needed to hold onto their sticks, this sticky green concoction is actually a refined tree rosin that will turn both sweaty and dry hands into suction cups. Try Honey Pole for the same product without the green coloring.

The only thing worse then sweaty palms is dry, talcum-powder-like skin.  Dewpont Pole is a godsend to those people! It works as a natural moisturizer and mimics the texture of sweat on your skin. It comes in light, medium, and ultra all of which you can get in a variety of glitter colors.  This is not intended for use on sweaty palms.  Ashy people only, please!

Sent from up above to those of us with sweaty hands. According to their website, when someone applies this clear drying antiperspirant lotion they will feel three things happen- "moisture will be drawn from the hands, your hands will then become temporarily sticky, and then will dry and stay dry." Works well with all finishes, and is best applied roughly 30 minutes prior to use.

Caution Hot Body in ProgressAnother good bet for sweaty hands, works as an antiperspirant and adds a funny texture to your skin. Tends to rub off easily, on you and the pole. Dry Hands tends to leave white streaks on chrome or stainless steel finishes.  These streaks show less on a brass pole, but will need to be cleaned off just the same.

Wax based grip enhancer. Itac is hypoallergenic and made from organic beeswax. Itacs products are broken down into levels 1-4 depending on your grip needs. Itac may not be ideal for brass poles. While it works fine on stainless steel and chrome poles, the wax seems to backfire on the brass and become slick thanks to the poles porousness.

Happy poling!!

- Written by JLK

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