Besides size, I understand that a pole’s finish will affect your grip as well. So many things to consider! I know that X-Pole just released their 40 mm size, too! (WOAH! Smaller & smaller!) Anyway, which size do you prefer? Do you practice on both? Just one?
We’re seeing many pole dance studios go through the transitions of either carrying 50mm or 45mm poles… or even both! And from it, I hear my peers, as well as myself, comment on their their preferences. I own a 50 mm at home but the studios I practice at have either one or the other. I find that practicing on a 50 helps develop strength in your grip since the pole is wider making it easier to handle a 45 later on.