How can I help being slippery on the pole?

To minimize slip, we recommend applying the above skin preparation methods,  completing a thorough warm up, and thoroughly cleaning your pole. From there, assess the cause of being slippery. Is your skin too dry, moist or oily? If too dry, consider a grip aid that acts as an adherent or sticky substance. An example includes rosin. You may also experiment with a moisture with tac. This could include Dew Point that helps hydrate dry skin.nIf too sweaty, try an antiperspirant such as DryHands. This type of grip aid absorbs or wicks away sweat and moisture.  If too oily, lightly spray a clean microfiber towel with rubbing alcohol and gently wipe down the oily areas of your hands or body.

As a general rule, hands tend to get sweaty and therefore a grip aid like Mighty Grip or Dry Hands may help. The body can be dry in which case a tacky or moisture based grip can be useful. Using one type of grip on the hands and another type of grip on the body is common. Try different formulas to arrive at the combination best for you. 

Climates affect your ability to stick on the pole. A dry, cold climate can make the skin dry and slippery. A cold pole is also difficult to grip. A warm, humid climate can make you sweat which makes it harder to stick. If climate control is possible in your space, we recommend room temperature and neutral humidity levels.

Note the slippery factor may change over time as you build your own strength, in different climates and seasons or due to the changes in your body. As your grip strength, control and comfort increases, you’ll find yourself slipping less. We recommend practicing Pole with minimal use of grip aid to build your own strength. However, if a factor such as sweaty palms or dry skin is preventing you from progressing, try grip aid.

As a general rule, you’ll want to apply grip aid on your body rather than to the pole. Many of the grip aids such as the tacs and rosins can be difficult to remove from the pole.