Which leads me nicely onto this my next topic. I have recently wanted to try more advanced move on the pole, like inverts, but as you can imagine turning your entire body upside down while only holding onto a pole can be rather nerve racking. Especially since my pole of choice is an xpole. Fantastic pole, but when new can be quite slippery, and tricky to gain sufficient hold at times. I believe that this is due to the chrome coating. This does wear off over time, but until then I need a safety net. There are pole mats available specifically designed to be used for pole dancing to prevent damage from falling, but these can be quite expensive. A lot of people use sofa cushions, but ours are unfortunately not detachable.
A good few years now, my Mum created some foam cushions for a wooden sofa my Dad made. She never did get round to making fabric cushion covers for them, but she fully line them to protect the foam. These were then discarded into the garage when they bought a new sofa. This was probably about 5 years ago now.
I'm sure you've spotted the connection between the two.
Tonight once we got home from visiting friends I made Mike fish these cushion out of the garage. I originally thought that their were four, but it seems my memory had failed me as there were only two. Still completely adequate to prevent from injury. Fingers crossed.
So then came the testing...
My hands actually slipped as I tried to get down from this move, and I quickly plummeted to the ground. And guess what? No pain! In fact I actually bounced a little. Haha. I'm very impressed, and it didn't even cost me a penny. It's also nice to put a use to something that would have only been sent to the tip.
I'm planing on adding velcro to the sides to I can keep them together when in use. The last thing I need is for them to slip from under me. This should be quite easy to do, and cost next to nothing. I love it. I'll be able to practice more advanced moves, with only my irrational fear to face, as theres no way I can hurt myself if I fell on these beasts.
Do you have any hobbies, or sports you love?