If you’re looking for a portable, lightweight freestanding pole, the X-Stage Lite is a great option. It’s easy to set up and take down, and it’s durable plus it’s a lot of fun. You can use it for practicing at home, or take it with you to performances.
In this X-Stage Lite review, we’ll take a closer look at the features and benefits of the pole, as well as the pros and cons.
Features And Benefits Of The X-Stage Lite
Let’s start off the review by looking at the features of the X-Stage Lite and what the benefits of these features are for the users.
Before we get into the details, If you want to know the difference between the lite and the original pole, check out the X-Stage vs X-Stage Lite post.
The X-stage series is DESIGNED to be carried around with you. Portability is one of the most important features of the X-Stage Lite.
The pole only weighs 20 KG which makes it one of the LIGHTEST freestanding poles. It is just 2 KG heavier than most of the ceiling fitted poles like the XPERT PRO. The pole also comes with a nice carrying case making it easy to transport plus you don’t need to purchase anything to carry it around.
Because it is lightweight, it is so much easier and convenient to travel with, especially if you plan on taking it with you to performances or practice. The portability and weight of the pole is a very nice feature.
Easy to Setup
Just like all other X-Pole poles, setting it up is a breeze. You can have it up in less than 15 minutes and taking it down doesn’t take much time either.
The pole also comes with an instruction manual and there are plenty of step by step demo videos out there on assembling and setting up the pole. You can probably set it up yourself, and with some practice you will be able to do it a lot faster.
However be careful when you are installing it, misaligning panels is dangerous and could lead to serious injuries.
While the X-Stage series is not very stable compared to other fixed poles, it is safe enough and will not flip over no matter what pole move you do. However X-pole recommends no more than 150KG of weight on the pole, so you might not be able to perform doubles sometimes if the dancers are heavier.
You will find the pole a bit wobbly at first as with all free standing poles, but with time you’ll get used to it and it will give you peace of mind.
If you are still not convinced it’s stable enough, there are spokes on the bottom and X-pole provides weight plates or trays. You can keep adding these until you feel it’s stable enough for you.
Quick tip if you still find it wobbly – hold a few simple moves longer and then stand slowly for a couple of revolutions.
Spinning And Static Modes
Like most X-Pole, it is possible to switch between spinning and static modes making it ideal for both beginners to practise basic moves and professional dancers for more advanced moves.
The X Stage Lite is a bit more expensive than most other normal poles but is the same as the original X-Stage. The Brass and Silicone finishes tend to be more expensive than the other finishes.
It would cost somewhere between – $750 – $900
The X-Stage Lite looks great and is made of sturdy materials, so you can be confident that it will hold up even under heavy use. Plus the podium is so much shorter that it makes transitions and floowork very easy.
The X-Stage is about 10.5ft tall when assembled and it requires a ceiling height of 3.2m (10.5′) or higher. However X-pole does offer extensions to clear lower ceilings of 7’, 8’ and 9’ ft.
The pole is available in the usual finishes of Brass, Chrome, Powder Coat Black, Powder Coat Pink, Powder Coat White, Silicone Black, Silicone Pink, Stainless Steel.
The Brass finish has a better grip and is more rust resistant while the stainless steel is perfect for humid weather. The chrome finish is clean and easiest to maintain.
Pros and Cons Of The X-Stage Lite
So, what are the pros and cons of the X-Pole X-Stage Lite? Here’s a quick breakdown followed by a more detailed look.
|Portable and Lightweight||Wobbly|
|Easy to setup and take down||Expensive|
|Great Customer Support||Nothing on top of stage|
|Clean surface||Panels have powder coated paint|
|Strong, durable and high quality|
Let’s start with the pros. First of all, it’s really easy to set up and take down. You just unscrew, separate them and pop it in the carrying bag, and you’re good to go!
It’s also really lightweight, which is great if you’re doing a lot of traveling. Plus, it’s surprisingly sturdy for how light it is, which is a definite plus.
Now for the cons. Unfortunately, the X-Pole X-Stage Lite may feel wobbly at first and is expensive. And while it is stable, it’s not as stable as some of the other poles on the market.
The panels are simply powder coated and if you plan on using the pole outside, the coating may come off and start to rust. But if you are careful enough to not chip away the paint, this won’t be a problem.
So there you have it—the pros and cons of the X-Pole X-Stage Lite. Despite these small downsides, I still think it is a great option for anyone looking for a quality freestanding pole.
Where To Buy The X-Stage Lite?
We recommend buying it online from X-poles official store or you can buy through amazon as well.
However be careful of fakes if you are buying from Craigslist or eBay
Also read: X-Pole Sport Review
So, what’s the verdict? Is the X-Pole X-Stage Lite worth your hard-earned cash?
The X-Stage Lite is lightweight, strong and durable plus easy to set up, making it perfect for performers of all levels. Even though it is a bit expensive, there are a lot of great features to love about this pole and it is totally worth it.
Overall, I think it’s a great option for anyone looking for a lightweight and easy-to-use stage pole and I highly recommend it if you plan on traveling with the pole a lot. However if you plan on just using it in your home, there are much cheaper options with the same features and quality.
Though there were some downsides, the pros outweighs the cons by a long mile. We hope you found this X-Pole X-Stage Lite review helpful.