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X-Pole has been designed for general pole dancing use. It uses hi-grade material and has been developed with strength and stability in mind. A dance pole is used in many different circumstances - gyms with sprung floors, different heights, different celling types etc. and any weight limits would also be dependent on how the pole in used. Approached and used properly an X-Pole will handle high weights - people of 115Kg (18 Stone) have used them as have two dancers (guy and a girl) but a 115kg (18 stone) rugby player that takes a run and throws himself at the pole, introducing extreme side loads, is a different matter.
As far as strength and weight goes an X-Pole is capable of being danced on by anyone up to 115Kg providing the pole is installed properly and used correctly. It is very important that it's installation is checked regularly.
X-Pole NZ primarily import the SPORT (NS), the XPERT (NX) and the X-Stage and X-Stage Lite in chromed steel which has the reputation as the best all round material for pole dancing. 80% of all X-Poles sold across the world are Chrome.
X-Pole NZ also sell the XPERT (NX) in a Titanium Gold (TG) finish. This is a new process which adds an additional electrolytic process over the chrome to provide a better surface for skin to grip to.
For 2011 X-Pole have also brought out a brass XPERT (XX) pole. Brass is widely considered the best material for dance poles but it is softer than steel and more expensive to produce. The XPERT (XX) in brass will be available in New Zealand on special order.
Pole exercise and dance moves require friction between skin and the pole therefore the more exposed skin the better. Shorts and a crop top are ideal, bikini for the more daring.
However, it is important to feel comfortable so wear what you feel comfortable wearing even if you may not be able to do some of the moves due to lack of friction.
Pressure supported X-Poles can be used up to 3.35Mtr (11' or 132") without the use of any additional ceiling fixing. For heights above this it is mandatory to have a ceiling plate.
If you intend to use an X-Pole above 11' please contact the sales office for further advice.
Yes, X-Pole uses extensions to increase its height. Extensions are available from 125mm to 1000mm in length.
X-pole can be used up to 3.35m (11' or 132") in standard format. Above that height it is mandatory to use additional support.
X-Pole has been used at 4250mm (14' / 168") with no problems but safety must always be a priority. Please call X-Pole technical support for help with poles above 3650mm (11' / 132").
All X-Poles are supplied with a carry case or cases so they can be transported about easily.
The tube carry case can can also carry additional optional extensions. Both carry cases have shoulder straps.
X-Pole was the first portable professional pole that could be carried from venue to venue and is credited with being the pole that expanded and help grow the pole excercise and dance industry.
X-Poles vary in weight depending on the type of pole and the material it is made of.
In their carry cases X-Poles weigh between 15 ~ 20Kg (33 ~ 44lbs).
However, with the heavier poles (XPERT) the weight is split into a tube case and the base and upper case.
X-Pole can be used against almost any level ceiling surface. However a very rough surface will stop the ceiling plate from being flat. In these instances a fixed ceiling mount can be used.
X-Pole cannot be used on false or suspended ceilings.
X-Pole have released 3 different models over the last 10 years.
XP model - was our first pole that had extensions that screwed together. It is the model that is most often copied illegally. X-Pole NZ did not import any of this model into NZ as the design had changed to the XS and XX model by the time we arrived. Any XP poles that are here in NZ would have been ordered from Australia if genuine. If they were purchased new in NZ and not purchased through a Pole school, you may have purchased an illegal copy which has some serious design flaws. Please contact us if you are unsure.
Extensions: XP Joints: Not applicable
XS Sport Pole and the XX Xpert Pole - These poles were part of core stock from 2011 until August 2014 at which point the design was upgraded.
Extensions: XS Joints: XJ
NS Sport Pole and the NX Xpert Pole - These are the new design pole that arrived in August 2014. These are identifiable by a longer groove where the joint is housed and the new design bag which removes the need for cardboard tubing.
Extensions: NE Joints: NJ
There is a product available that will allow you to use a XS extension with a NX or NS pole. It is called an adapter joint
NJA-180, NJA-200 and NJA-250
X-Pole can be used on virtually any floor concrete, wood, tile, carpet etc.
If a pole is left standing on a carpet it can crease the carpet similar to a chair or any other fixture placed on it.
If there is any doubt please ring our technical support department.
Care needs to be taken on "floating" wooden or laminate floors to make sure the pole is fully compressed.
No it will not damage your floor. X-Pole has a soft silicone pad around the base. This gives excellent adhesion to virtually any surface and stops damage. X-Pole can be used on wood, tiles and carpet.
When using an X-Pole on carpet the pole must be taken down so a lasting indent is not made in the carpet.
Everything to assemble the actual X-Pole is in the box. Additional items that are recommended are:
A stud finder - to locate the joists in the ceiling.
A tape measure - to measure the ceiling height and the distance from the wall for future installations.
A pencil - to discretely mark the pole position.
Joists are the pieces of wood or metal that support the floors in a building. The ceiling is also normally attached to them. X-Pole uses pressure to stabilise it so it needs to be positioned against two joists.
Joists can be located by either tapping across the ceiling with a knuckle or with an electronic stud finder. With a knuckle you tap across until a more solid sound is heard - this is a joist or beam. A hollow sound is the space between the joists. A stud finder will locate the joist electronically (see what is a stud finder).
A stud finder is an electronic device that locates solid objects such as joists, beams etc. It senses changes in density of the material it is measuring and either 'beeps' or lights an LED.
The X-Pole adjuster needs to be tight but not over tight. Tighten the adjuster and check the X-Pole for movement. Try a spin if there is no movement the X-Pole should be fine. If there is any movement further tighten the adjuster.
It helps to have someone stand on the base to compress the floor whilst tightening the adjuster, especially on sprung wooden floors.
X-Pole NZ delivers all poles by Courier Post. We negotiate the best delivery charges possible.
Delivery times are from the 'day of despatch'. So if an order is placed on a Monday morning before 11am it should be despatched on Monday and delivered within 1 working day in Auckland and surrounding areas, within 2 to 3 working days in the rest of the North Island and within 3/4 working days to the South Island.
Due to the weight X-Stage and X-Stage Lite are delivered by dedicated delivery truck. X-Stage deliveries have to be signed for.
Providing an order is accepted, payment is received before 11am and the items are in stock, your order will be despatched the same day. Orders placed after 11am will be despatched the following X-Pole business day. Please note the office is only open Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday.
Guideline delivery timings are 1 to 2 days for Auckland, 2 to 3 days for Wellington and 3 to 4 days for Christchurch. Delivery times are in 'working days' from the day of despatch, NOT the day of order. Please Note: There are no Saturday deliveries
X-Pole NZ will do its very best to ensure the delivery times are as above but no responsibility can be accepted for late delivery which is outside X-Pole's control.
Yes, Vertical Leisure, X-Poles parent company, has product liability insurance. It covers any manufacturing fault with our products.
However, it does not cover misuse, incorrect installation, modification or any other personal or third party injury or damage caused by any of these. It also does not cover personal injury caused by the actual use of a pole which is entirely at the owner and/or users discretion.