19th Aug 2014
chocoleech:

nightingalemary:

chocoleech:

started venture hair something about 4 years ago, sadly I have no photos of my hair earlier :( but I will try to look for some to have comparation :) I want my hair to be longer by 20cm (8inches) :)

Yay! A fellow long hair enthusiast :) I wanted my hair long since early junior high, and got it just slightly longer than yours, though my ends were much less thick. I had an unfortunate hair accident and had to cut it off to my bra strap, and it feels so short to me :( even our goal length is the same! Was it always this thick and impressive right down to the ends or do you have a secret potion? Happy growing and don’t let anybody to convince you to cut it, its. Beautiful!

Nice to hear, thanks! :D I wont cut it ;D I cut it several times in past few years and I always regretted that so no way :) And I dont have any secret potion. I think they are just as they are, I just use shampoo and nothing more in fact :) But you can;t see on photo but I have problem with split ends sadly :( 

Actually, I’m (almost) conditioner only kinda gal ;) I used to get split ends at that length as well. It makes sense, that hair have been through more than 3 years of daily wear. Just think about wearing the same shirt everyday for 3 years, it would definitely show! I bought a good pair of hair scissors and trimmed every split end I came across. It sounds silly, but I enjoyed it and I felt like it helped. But then again, I was (still kind of am) hair obsessed. :p

chocoleech:

nightingalemary:

chocoleech:

started venture hair something about 4 years ago, sadly I have no photos of my hair earlier :( but I will try to look for some to have comparation :) I want my hair to be longer by 20cm (8inches) :)

Yay! A fellow long hair enthusiast :)
I wanted my hair long since early junior high, and got it just slightly longer than yours, though my ends were much less thick. I had an unfortunate hair accident and had to cut it off to my bra strap, and it feels so short to me :( even our goal length is the same!
Was it always this thick and impressive right down to the ends or do you have a secret potion? Happy growing and don’t let anybody to convince you to cut it, its. Beautiful!

Nice to hear, thanks! :D I wont cut it ;D I cut it several times in past few years and I always regretted that so no way :) And I dont have any secret potion. I think they are just as they are, I just use shampoo and nothing more in fact :) But you can;t see on photo but I have problem with split ends sadly :(

Actually, I’m (almost) conditioner only kinda gal ;)
I used to get split ends at that length as well. It makes sense, that hair have been through more than 3 years of daily wear. Just think about wearing the same shirt everyday for 3 years, it would definitely show!
I bought a good pair of hair scissors and trimmed every split end I came across. It sounds silly, but I enjoyed it and I felt like it helped. But then again, I was (still kind of am) hair obsessed. :p

19th Aug 2014
chocoleech:

started venture hair something about 4 years ago, sadly I have no photos of my hair earlier :( but I will try to look for some to have comparation :) I want my hair to be longer by 20cm (8inches) :)

Yay! A fellow long hair enthusiast :) I wanted my hair long since early junior high, and got it just slightly longer than yours, though my ends were much less thick. I had an unfortunate hair accident and had to cut it off to my bra strap, and it feels so short to me :( even our goal length is the same! Was it always this thick and impressive right down to the ends or do you have a secret potion? Happy growing and don’t let anybody to convince you to cut it, its. Beautiful!

chocoleech:

started venture hair something about 4 years ago, sadly I have no photos of my hair earlier :( but I will try to look for some to have comparation :) I want my hair to be longer by 20cm (8inches) :)

Yay! A fellow long hair enthusiast :)
I wanted my hair long since early junior high, and got it just slightly longer than yours, though my ends were much less thick. I had an unfortunate hair accident and had to cut it off to my bra strap, and it feels so short to me :( even our goal length is the same!
Was it always this thick and impressive right down to the ends or do you have a secret potion? Happy growing and don’t let anybody to convince you to cut it, its. Beautiful!

19th Aug 2014
leenisabel:

A Pole Dancer’s Dream Home! The NEW Pole Dancing Adventures comic is up!

I was looking for a bigger apartment recently. ‘Pole space’ was a requirement, not a nice option.

leenisabel:

A Pole Dancer’s Dream Home! The NEW Pole Dancing Adventures comic is up!

I was looking for a bigger apartment recently. ‘Pole space’ was a requirement, not a nice option.

21st Jul 2014
doublepole:

polefiend:

I would say this was improvement in about 50% flexibility and 50% technique… I could easily get my foot to my head in other positions in 2012, but I didn’t know what I was doing in this pose. It just goes to show how important technique is when you are working on your flexibility! Take lots of classes! 

you officially are my inspiration

doublepole:

polefiend:

I would say this was improvement in about 50% flexibility and 50% technique… I could easily get my foot to my head in other positions in 2012, but I didn’t know what I was doing in this pose. It just goes to show how important technique is when you are working on your flexibility! Take lots of classes! 

you officially are my inspiration

17th Jul 2014
sariafenix:

satinenoire:

Satine Noire

Wow! I need to learn this!

sariafenix:

satinenoire:

Satine Noire

Wow! I need to learn this!

14th Jul 2014

dislocait:

Okay, third day in a row that I can nail these. Not just a fluke.
Apparently the best way to get your press to handstand is to train it really hard and then forget about it for a month while you’re training pole.

How is it physically possible? You lift your legs off the floor before your hips stack over the shoulders.

14th Jul 2014
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Some tips from Michelle Shimmy :)

Her and Maddies workshops were perfect! They are great dancers AND teachers!

~ Shimmy’s Pole Tips: Making your dancing look effortless…

Everyone knows pole dance is hard work! Do you sometimes watch your favourite dancer and think, how does she make it look so easy??? Like she’s floating on air??

It’s never easy - but you can make it look that way to your audience. Here are a couple of tips to help.

1. Always engage your core. Engage! Stay strong, look strong, and it will appear as though your are floating around the pole. Think about the way you’re holding yourself at all times - don’t just flop into a move or collapse against the pole.

2. MINIMISE the number of times you re-position your hands/legs. Think really hard about body placement when transitioning between moves. If you can change from one move to another by repositioning your hand/leg only once or twice, it will make everything look so much smoother! I notice that a lot of pole dancers climb a spinning pole like its a rope, i.e. one hand over the other. Try to keep the hand you start climbing with up the top, and minimise the number of times you reposition your hands. This will make your performance look confident and smooth, rather than fumbly and uncertain.

3. Move with purpose/intention - make everything you do a part of your dance. Don’t just get off the pole and then get back up. Make every movement deliberate, and make every transition count. Always stretch your legs (this is something I need to remind myself of all the time!). Do something with your hands - don’t just let them hang by your sides. Think about your facial expression. And of course, point your toes (we all know that haha).

4. Don’t stop performing! Not for a second! When performing, remember that every single thing you do, every expression, every second you are in front of the audience is equally visible - so dance every moment of it until you are safely off stage and can collapse in a heap, panting . Always keep your game face on!

Finally, remember that beautiful pole dancing is always difficult to do, even though it looks effortless. If you’re ever exhausted at the thought of trying look graceful in a super uncomfortable pole pose (I’m thinking of the Remi Sit, pictured below - super painful!!), picture a ballerina dancing on bleeding feet and mangled toes, and then be grateful for your stripper heels or your bare feet

Off you go! Dance strong! Be beautiful! Fool your audience into thinking that graceful pole dance comes effortlessly to you

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22nd Jun 2014

Cocoon - which leg to hang on?

doublepole:

Dear Pole friends,
I’m working on my cocoon at the moment and I tried it from both inside and outside leghang.
I don’t know which one of those is the right way to do it?
I think I liked it better from an inside leghang, mostly because doing it from outside leghang hurts too much.
But does…

Both are doable variations. I haven’t done it from Inside Leg Hang yet, though I find it prettier. Outside Leg Hang Cocoon did not feel painful to me, so you might need to play with it, and adjust your alignment. Or maybe your body works better with the Inside version, which is totally cool.

19th Jun 2014
sariafenix:

I wanted to quickly rustle up this sloppy collage to show my progress in this move over the past year. I was starting to think it would never get better, but every training day really does help! 

That’s some truly amazing progress. My cocoon now looks a lot like yours on April 2013, and I would love to know your stretching routine and frequency that got you these results! Who knows, maybe I could have a killer Cocoon in 3 months?

sariafenix:

I wanted to quickly rustle up this sloppy collage to show my progress in this move over the past year. I was starting to think it would never get better, but every training day really does help! 

That’s some truly amazing progress. My cocoon now looks a lot like yours on April 2013, and I would love to know your stretching routine and frequency that got you these results! Who knows, maybe I could have a killer Cocoon in 3 months?

9th Jun 2014

chocoleech:

Brass Monkey Split

The first photo is brass monkey split

The second is my first attempt - and fail at the moment ;)

Wonder, if I’m not flexible enough, or my body is in bad position? It looks like she is more stright with her body, and maybe her back is more bahind the pole than mine…

Hm I need to figure it out.

If you have any ideas or tips - feel free to share it here :)

This is Elizabeth Marchenko’s tutorial: http://youtu.be/0-vAFSUhh-M
It’s in Russian, but you’ll still get it broken down visually so it’s better than nothing.