Any major competition has a static and a spinning pole on stage, and rules insist on
using both of them.
And there are always competitors, who cannot understand, why this needs to be done.
Two poles are essential to determine how well a pole dancer can handle both modes,
as each has its own peculiarities.
Many pole dancers use static poles simply as a pole that doesn’t spin: they learn new tricks on it, so that the spinning does not interfere with their balance or swings.
Similarly some participants of competitions use static pole just as a pillar – to perform
usual tricks without spinning and strength combos.
But to use static pole solely in order to position yourself in front of the judges at a
desired angle is a great shortcoming!
Static pole gives you thousands of opportunities and unlimited scope for creativity.
It may sound odd, but you need a static pole to spin on it.
Proper use of spin momentum and ability to put your body into the correct trajectory and movement amplitude can make miracles.
You can do fancy spirals, twisted combos and even speedy spins.
You can spin quickly and stop abruptly or suddenly change your spinning direction to confuse everyone.
One of the signs of mastership is the ability to perform so that it is impossible to determine whether you are using a static or a spinning pole just by looking at a part of your performance.
Many love spinning poles, but not all can manage them well.
Spinny is a tool for elegant art. Even the most simple moves can look amazing when
done at high speed.
But speed actually scares pole dancers – if you swing too hard you can start spinning
so fast that it is almost impossible to perform the right move.
When you spin too fast it’s easy to get disoriented and make a mistake.
It is also very important to keep on spinning until the end of the combo.
Therefore you have to handle the speed of spinning: speed up at some moves and slow down at others.
This ability draws a distinctive line between professionals and enthusiasts.