After months of waiting, the R-Pole finally came out.
In case you didn’t know, the R-Pole was to be the next generation of stage poles. No heavy stage parts to lug around, no big stage base, just a flat circular section and a pole.
Seems like a great idea, and I was curious about the price, really curious, especially since I wanted a stage pole in the worse way. So I waited on this RPole, I kept checking their site, and they said they were going to release prices in late July, but once the days spilled over into August, I was tired of waiting and I got an X-Stage.
But last week, it seems that the R-Pole had a release party and announced their prices. They are only selling to UK for now, so I couldn’t get one if I wanted to. That, and the price (conversed to USD) is about double what I paid for my X-Stage.
There are some photos of a release party here.
And a video of the pole in use here.
I must say, now that I see actual photos of the pole…I flat out don’t like it. I hate the squishy pinkish mat. It looks sloppy, not something I want on stage with me when doing a performance. I despise the color of the mat as well. Just because Im a woman, dont assume Im really into that color. The whole point of the R-Pole is this revolutionary base. And the base is what I don’t like about it.
I am glad I got my X-Stage when I did. And Im totally over this R-Pole. Maybe the next version after this wont bother me, but for now, slightly impressed with the idea, but not the execution.