Writer, animator, and pole dance/aerialist extraordinaire in training. I love to spin!
Pole. Running. Aerial silks. Lyra. GoGo.
Age 21. Living and loving in Colorado. Started poling from the ground up in late March 2012. No previous dance/gymnastic experience. Or any physical activity, actually. This is me derpin' around, for the most part. Enjoy!
Chrome poles are not my favorite because of their more slippery nature. (I find stainless steel to be much more preferable). The only real advice I can offer is to wear plenty of grip aid (I like tite grip and sometimes dry hands) and persist onwards, because your hands will eventually become stronger and the pole will become easier to grip. The same goes for your knees, thighs, elbows, etc. It’s just a matter of time and training. Some people recommend doing a light sanding (I mean super light) of brand new chrome poles to give it slightly more texture to hang on to, however I’ve also been told they are built so this is not necessary, so it can go either way. I used to have huge problems with slippery hands and it does get better, I promise!