Brass Pole Review: Should I Buy a Brass Stripping Pole?

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The decision of which stripper pole to buy can be overwhelming. You’ve likely seen the many options offered by top-named brands like X Pole, Lil Mynx, and Lupit Pole. The many options, from Silicone stripping poles to powder-coated dance poles, aluminum strip poles, and even stainless steel stripper poles, may make deciding harder.

But why brass, and should you buy a brass stripping pole?

The answer isn’t as simple as you may think. The choice of your stripper pole or dance pole will depend on many factors, including your preferences. To help you decide, here are some benefits of buying brass poles and why they may be the best option for you.

Brass Pole Review: Should You Buy a Brass Dance Pole?

Brass dance poles are awesome because they don’t rust and are perfect for dancers with dry skin or those living in warmer and humid climates. Brass poles also have porous surfaces to handle sweat and improve grip. Although suitable for colder climates, they can often be cold to touch during winter.

Because brass poles have excellent sweat absorbency for improved grip, they can often tarnish over time. Older brass poles may change from their original color (sometimes gold) to dull colors. This can often be corrected by cleaning with undiluted methylated spirit, rubbing alcohol, or commercially available stripper pole cleaning products.

Much older brass poles may turn blue, black, or green, especially around the areas you most frequently grip. It is important to note that this isn’t rust. Instead, it’s a result of oxidization and can easily be cleared off using the appropriate cleaning agent.

Brass Pole Review: How to Clean a Brass Pole

Brass poles can be cleaned using rubbing alcohol, undiluted methylated spirit, or commercially available pole cleaning products. To clean, spray the chosen cleaning product on a clean microfiber cloth and rub along the length of your brass stripper pole. Avoid spraying the cleaning agent directly on your brass pole to prevent damage.

Cleaning your brass pole is just one of the many maintenance steps recommended to keep the dancing pole in pristine condition. You can also go the extra mile by polishing your brass pole.

Polishing your brass pole is simple and easy. I recommend buying Mr. Buff for this process. You can easily get the product at your local convenience store, or you can order online. If you can’t get the specific product, you can choose any brass or metal polish for the task.

Apply the polish along the length of your brass pole using a microfiber cloth and let it dry. Once dried, wipe the surface of the pole clean with a dry cloth and leave it to air for about an hour before doing anything.

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Brass vs. Chrome Poles

Whether you are new to pole dancing or stripper poles, two common pole finishes you’ll likely encounter are Brass poles and Chrome poles. So, how do they stack up against one another?

I’ll keep this short as I do not intend to waste your time.  

Brass dance poles are generally more grippy, but they can leave a metallic smell on your hands after dancing. Chrome poles, on the other hand, are more aesthetically pleasing, although they are harder to break in and are often more slippery.

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Brass vs. Chrome Poles – The Pros and Cons

Brass Stripper Pole Pros

  • Brass poles offer a perfect grip, especially when you have dry hands.
  • Brass poles are best used when it’s cool outside or when you have the air conditioner on. You may find the grip painful when it’s hot outside.
  • Brass stripper poles are great for dry skin, especially as it comes with extra grip.
  • Brass dance poles are pretty and are great for home pole dancing.

Chrome Dance Pole Pros

  • Chrome poles are great for beginners with weaker grips
  • They are available in different colors and are aesthetic
  • They are a common competition pole across the US, UK, Australia, and other regions

Brass Stripper Pole Cons

  • Brass poles are slightly more expensive, especially if you’re on a tight budget
  • Brass poles are harder to care for and require frequent maintenance to keep them in good shape
  • They can often look old and used, taking the aesthetics away from the pole.

Chrome Dance Pole Cons

  • Chrome dance poles can be super slippery when it’s cold outside.
  • Chrome dance poles are not suitable for people with nickel allergies.

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