Will the Mi Pole brand pole hold my weight?

by Jane
(New Mexico, USA)

I currently weigh 245. The Mi Pole brand says it will easily hold 250. I've also read customer reviews stating that it will hold more than this. Its design is similar to the X Pole but goes for about $170. I was just wondering what your opinion on this pole is and if it would be wise to purchase this brand of pole or if I should go with X pole or Lil Mynx. Thanks =)

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Sep 12, 2011
Due Diligence
by: Susan from PDFF

Hi Jane, thanks for stopping by my site and asking your question.

I've only recently heard of the Mi Pole and am not very familiar with it yet I'm afraid. I have contacted the company to get more details, and once I hear back from them I'll be sure to post more information.

Often, pole companies will send me a "test pole" so I can thoroughly check out their product and write a detailed review like these ones I did for Lil Mynx and XPole. I always give my honest opinion and try to include as much information as possible so it's helpful in making decisions like this.

As far as the Mi Pole goes, I have to admit that I'm inclined to err on the side of caution because of a couple of factors.

This company is either brand new, or not doing a good job of marketing, as they don't have much of an online presence (yet). I don't see any information other than what's on their website, which, as of this writing, is not very highly-ranked.

Nor do I see any testimonials or reviews on any pole dance related websites. Without an established reputation, I'm always more leery to make a purchase.

Also, as you pointed out, the price is quite low. This may be an indication of inferior quality (not necessarily, just sayin...).

We're seeing more and more cheap offshore knock offs trying to get a foothold in the European and North American markets, and these are cheap for a reason: they are poorly made of low-quality materials and come with no warranty or customer support.

I'm not just talking about dance poles of course, but I've certainly been contacted by several company reps from China looking to sell me imitation poles that definitely look like they're infringing on various patents!

If you decide to buy a Mi Pole, I'd recommend that for your own peace of mind, you contact the company first and ask the following questions:

  • Where are the poles manufactured and where are they shipped from?

  • Does the company selling/making them hold a patent on the design used?

  • Is there a warranty and if so, exactly what does it cover?

  • What is the return policy, if they have one?

  • Do they have any customer testimonials or third party product reviews that they can share with you?


If you do decide to order, please come back and leave a comment letting me know what you think. I'm sure it will be very helpful to others with the same question!

In the meantime, I'm off right now to get in touch with the Mi Pole folks to see if I can get some more information and perhaps try out their product.

Mar 31, 2012
mi pole for me
by: Anonymous

Hi

I actually own the Mi Pole and I weigh 229 lbs it works very well and supports my weight. Its not as pricey as the xpole. I got mine off of Ebay for 149 bucks I'm loving it so far. Good luck!

Jun 03, 2012
mi pole
by: Anonymous

love it.....great pole...nice and sturdy...great price=) I reccomend this pole.

Jun 15, 2012
Mi Pole
by: Anonymous

Is the Mipole safe for advance spins, inverts, and other risky moves?

Jun 16, 2012
Mi Pole People, Are You There?
by: Susan from PDFF

I'm afraid I have not been able to get in touch with anyone from Mi Pole since my original post here. I've used the contact form on their site a few times to try to get more information, but I've had no response to date.

I will keep trying, and apologize that I'm not yet able to answer specific questions about this pole as I don't own one myself.

As soon as I'm able to get in touch with the folks at Mi Pole, I'll be sure to pass along any additional information I find out.

Oct 23, 2012
miPole owner since 06/2012
by: Heidi

Yes, you can do advanced spins and inversions on the mipole. Its very sturdy when properly installed, as would be the case with ANY pole from ANY company. The only complaint I have is that its diameter is a little thick... but I do have really small hands so for the average consumer this would not be an issue. Just make note that it only fits ceiling heights of 7ft4in to somewhere around 9ft... So do your measuring in advance!! All in all... I'm VERY happy with my purchase!

Oct 23, 2012
miPole Makes The Cut
by: Susan from PDFF

Thanks Heidi, your post reminded me that I finally did get in touch with the miPole folks but had forgotten to update this page.

I had an opportunity to put this pole through its paces, and I'm pleased to say that it made it onto my list of poles that I can confidently recommend. You can see a full write up about my experience with the miPole here.

Heidi, your point about proper installation is well-taken, and I would just add one important qualification...I believe there are some poles that are not going to be sturdy enough for tricks and other advanced moves, even if properly installed.

An example is the Peekaboo pole, which is basically a toy pole. It's more intended as a prop that you can walk around and pose against, and definitely won't take a load of any kind.

So it's still important to be sure you're purchasing a pole that's meant to be used for tricks like spins and inversions. I'm happy to report that the miPole definitely fits the bill!

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