MaskAre the Cover / Mask on the LP Classic which covers the mounting system (screw and nuts) a usable area of the pole?The cover itself is there to cover the tension system of the pole and by default it is not usable area of the pole. It is only meant be a protection shield to prevent a performer to get in contact with the mechanical elements used for extending of the pole and securing it against the unscrewing.
WeightWhat is the maximum weight which the pole can withstand?The maximum weight of the dancer performing on the pole cannot be calculated or advised. It is important to understand that the real limitation is the lateral force which is produced by the performer. For example: very thin and light dancer can spin very fast and produce quite large centrifugal force which can be equal or larger than a force produced by a heavy performer doing slow and gentle moves. Generated lateral force can also be applied on a different height of the pole which is of a different height mounted between different flooring and different ceilings. There are too many variables to be taken into consideration to calculate the correct breaking force.Lupit Pole poles have no fall records until now. Only best materials are used and mechanical design has been done by mechanical engineers using latest designing tools and knowledge.The LP PRO bottom part is sliding a side a little when performing more demanding spin elements. Do you have any recommendation for how to prevent it from sliding?LP PRO is also a pressure pole and it was designed for studios to have a possibility to install and take away poles in just few seconds. This system works on most of the floor ceiling combinations.The pole must be in a straight vertical position. Water level should be used.Remeasure the ceiling height and check if the pole has been ordered according to this height. If the ceiling is too high extra extension ring should be added on a lower bearing to extend the pole. The sufficient pressure must be applied between the ceiling and a floor.When the pole is just shaken with hands without applying body weight it is normal that can be moved.
When doing the turns the body weight adds to the spring load and weight of the pole, all that represent the down force which increases the friction between the floor and rubber on the lower disc.
It is important to clean the rubber surface and the floor regularly using cleaning pure alcohol. If that will not help, we will send you 3d stickers which are used for marking the position of the pole and sometimes to prevent movement if the floor is slippery.If the poles are still moving after doing all this, then we recommend to use our permanent mount solution.
CleaningCan I use Vodka for cleaning the pole?First of all, I would like to advice not to use vodka or any other liquor for cleaning the pole. All the drinks contain also some other substances beside alcohol. Those might result in slippery surface. I suggest using pure cleaning alcohol, cleaning industrial acetone or even cleaning gasoline which you can buy only in pharmacy or specialized store with colors/chemicals.
Make sure it dries well before you use the pole. Use clean washed cotton wipes and only if you clean with water or alcohol use microfiber.Everybody has different grip on the pole. It depends on your skin, sweat, what kind of soap or hand/body crème is used. Maybe play with those combinations a little bit :)I also recommend our LP Grip to use for practicing on pole. It is extremely hydrophobic nano material which gives very good results.
We have carpet flooring. Would we be able to install a pole, and how? Is the pole pro safe to use on the carpet?Carpet is even better from the safety point of view however it will be more difficult to operate Lupit Pole Cart for removing and installing the poles.
Allergies on nickelI happen to be allergic to nickel and titanium and I have to change one pole in my studio.Are stainless poles completely nickel free and titan?Chrome coating normally has Nickel as a base and then chrome as a finish layer which is very thin. People get allergies on nickel in this case. On the other hand, stainless still also contains nickel but it is combined with steel and other elements into a new metal. So that means there are less particles of nickel exposed to your skin. I cannot ensure you that you will not get allergic reaction on stainless steel even-though we haven’t got any reports on allergies on our poles by now.None of our poles contains Titanium.
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The rubber part on the lower bearing system has been damaged. (LP PRO)
This part can only be broken during installation or removal. If the pole is not lifted enough while moving it with LP Cart or the Cart is lowered / removed half way the pole is trapped in diagonal position. That means the spring is still producing a lot of force and this flexible rubber part might get damaged.
Pole gripIs grip better on the stainless-steel poles?It depends form person, to person. Also, it depends form the type of skin that a pole athlete has. And of the climate.Stainless Steel is another very high-quality material for a dance pole. Freestanding dance poles made from stainless steel are extremely durable and have a polished finish. It’s more common to find these in studios rather than at home, as studio poles take a lot more abuse than home poles do.Stainless steel will hold up well in humid weather conditions. If you find excess sweating a problem, then stainless steel is for you!In the end, it is hard to say, if stainless steel has a better grip. It’s all down to personal taste, your dance style, your budget and what type of climate you live in.
Which material has the best grip?It’s difficult to say which one is better than the other because it’s all down to personal taste, your dance style, your budget and what type of climate you live in.For example, Chrome poles are good if you live in Northern Europe because of temperate climate here. It’s the most common pole you’ll find in gyms, studios and clubs. Those who learn on brass, for example, find it difficult to revert to a chrome pole, but vice versa is not a problem! However brass poles do also have an amazing grip. Most pole athletes find it the most grippy.Silicone and powder-coated poles are more suited to extreme flip and tricks, or Chinese pole tricks as opposed to the regular pole dancing tricks. They’re definitely fun and a novelty, especially as silicone poles work with clothes.However, unless this is your dance style, or you have some spare cash lying around, then a metal coated pole is definitely more suitable for everyday use!
Lupit pole classicCan I fix the LP Classic pole on the ceiling with screws?LP Classic poles can be fixed on the ceiling. We can produce a custom made upper mount/disc with four holes for an additional charge. And you can fix it with screws on the ceiling. But please keep in mind that installation and removing of the pole will not be as it is with original pressure mounts. And the upper mount/disc will stay fixed on the ceiling.Can I install the LP Classic or the LP Pro pole on false ceiling?No. LP Classic and LP Pro poles cannot be installed on false ceiling. Because it is too soft, and you could damage it, if installing the pole. It will crack. LP Pro poles must be fixed on a hard (concrete, wood) ceiling with screws. LP Classic poles are installed with pressure mounts, and false ceiling is too soft to hold the pressure.What are the dimeters of the upper and lower discs on the LP Pro and on the LP Classic poles?• LP PRO poles:Upper disc diameter: 160mmLower disc diameter: 200mm• LP CLASSIC poles:Upper disc diameter: 200mmLower disc diameter: 100mmIs it possible to put on the LP Classic pole more than one 400mm extension?No. On the LP Classic basic kit only one extension of 400mm can be added. So, that it reaches the height of 3200mm. LP Classic poles were tested up to this height. And what is beyond that, could not be safe anymore. And the pole could slide.
Remember: Safety first!
Crash matsWhat is the difference between the premium and the standard crash mat lines?The main differences between the two lines of crash mats are that the standard line has no handles for carrying the mat around and they have less decorative stiches. Also, the standard line is sewn with different techniques, that allows a faster production. And of course, the colors.Both, premium and standard mats, are made from top quality German fabric and have the same foam inside. And both have anti-slippery material at the bottom.The size differences between mats depends more or less on the level of knowledge of the dancer, the 12cm mats are for more advance dancers because the spinning/dancing is on more higher positions and the 8 cm mats are mainly for beginners.