Am I unreasonable? Page 3

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  • jonsaan 2 Oct 2012 10:28:55 25,326 posts
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    Nobody has answered the question of how these things are fitted yet.

    I would imagine a pole that can support full bodyweight running floor to ceiling requires certain fixings that may not be possible in the average front room.

    FCUTA!

  • graysonavich 2 Oct 2012 10:34:17 7,309 posts
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    I've seen enough gifs to know common sense normally doesn't play a major role in these situations
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 2 Oct 2012 10:36:26 10,852 posts
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    According to the interweb, whilst it must be securely braced against a ceiling joist, most home kits are bottom loaded so that the weight does into the floor.
  • sport 2 Oct 2012 10:37:56 12,584 posts
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    Ignatius_Cheese wrote:
    According to the interweb, whilst it must be securely braced against a ceiling joist, most home kits are bottom loaded so that the weight does into the floor.
    It's almost like you researched this extensively ;-P
  • jonsaan 2 Oct 2012 10:55:47 25,326 posts
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    Sounds like a swing ball setup.

    FCUTA!

  • TVoJ 2 Oct 2012 10:57:43 1,762 posts
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    Mate be thankfull you've got a girl that wants to perform for you and get the pole. You can ask her to wear some outfits you find sexy to help you enjoy it.

    Seriously get the pole and enjoy it otherwise she'll end up having a pole in someone else's room dancing for them.
  • kadooosh 2 Oct 2012 10:59:05 1,321 posts
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    The one she wants is an xpole xpert. It uses tension created by tightening it between ceiling joists and floor. This was my other point, it can be moved easily and taken down but I worry about it creating a gaping groove in the ceiling that I'll be the one having to pay for!

    But, there again, it seems relatively safe from reviews etc. I've got the guilt trip on me now as its the one thing she's really into...
  • Stickman 2 Oct 2012 11:00:29 29,664 posts
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    Just get the pole and save yourself the earache.

    THIS SPACE FOR RENT

  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 2 Oct 2012 11:08:01 10,852 posts
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    @sport I'm more into equipment that is suspended from the ceiling...
  • kadooosh 2 Oct 2012 11:08:14 1,321 posts
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    Stickman wrote:
    Just get the pole and save yourself the earache.
    We all know that's what's going to happen. Fucking women.
  • kadooosh 2 Oct 2012 11:09:14 1,321 posts
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    Was my fault last night, I said I'm gonna get myself a tablet this weekend.. She then says aaahhh I still want my pole. And the rest is in this thread.
  • Salaman 2 Oct 2012 11:10:05 18,887 posts
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    kadooosh wrote:
    creating a gaping groove
    Still not seeing the issue.
  • kadooosh 2 Oct 2012 11:13:26 1,321 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    kadooosh wrote:
    creating a gaping groove
    Still not seeing the issue.
    I knew as soon as I wrote that what it would become, mainly cos I saw it too. It did say gaping hole...
  • sport 2 Oct 2012 11:13:40 12,584 posts
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    ok well, if it's movable then fine. It's great to have a girl whose into fitness, even better if it's sexy fitness. If you're renting, best be careful about setting it up and not destroying the ceiling.

    @Cheese - stop teasing, you! /blush /giggle /flutter /flex
  • trav 2 Oct 2012 11:17:34 930 posts
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    IMO wrote:
    Sit her down and make her watch this.
    And what have we learnt? Don't cheap out on the bolts attaching it to the floor and ceiling.
  • RedSparrows 2 Oct 2012 11:18:38 22,090 posts
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    Pole dancing is probably very good for you in many ways.

    I would just hope my girlfriend would pick an exercise form not derived from such a shit area of human society, but there we are.

    As for a pole, in the living room? Fuck off.
  • mrpon 2 Oct 2012 12:12:52 28,501 posts
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    Hot.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Psychotext 2 Oct 2012 12:15:23 53,855 posts
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    99% of women look fucking terrible when pole dancing... and that likely includes your missus (and mine!).

    Tell her that if she gets to have a pole in the living room, you want a sex swing, and she has to be the one to explain to visitors what it is.
  • Dante_Cubit 2 Oct 2012 12:25:54 1,895 posts
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    Say yes but only on the condition that you can shoot some amateur Fireman Sam porn. Sounds reasonable...
  • Deleted user 2 October 2012 12:37:27
    RedSparrows wrote:
    Pole dancing is probably very good for you in many ways.

    I would just hope my girlfriend would pick an exercise form not derived from such a shit area of human society, but there we are.

    As for a pole, in the living room? Fuck off.
    100% this.
  • FWB 2 Oct 2012 12:57:50 43,882 posts
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    So this pole is going to be permanent?
  • superted1974 2 Oct 2012 15:11:42 204 posts
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    Lewis Hamilton has one but he doesn't use it much. He hasn't been in pole position for a while.
  • spindle9988 2 Oct 2012 15:16:12 3,504 posts
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    Is she a fireman?
  • DaM 2 Oct 2012 15:16:30 12,906 posts
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    Would it not be better in the bedroom? Handcuffs?
  • ronuds 2 Oct 2012 15:22:11 21,788 posts
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    There are ways to exercise w/o sticking a pole in the middle of the living room. Do we get to set up a work bench in the bedroom because we like building things? No - it goes in its appropriate place, out of the way of others.

    You are not being unreasonable.
  • neilka 2 Oct 2012 15:26:51 15,679 posts
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    kadooosh wrote:
    Stickman wrote:
    Just get the pole and save yourself the earache.
    We all know that's what's going to happen. Fucking women.
    Until his girlfriend finds out.
  • sport 2 Oct 2012 15:28:59 12,584 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    There are ways to exercise w/o sticking a pole in the middle of the living room. Do we get to set up a work bench in the bedroom because we like building things? No - it goes in its appropriate place, out of the way of others.

    You are not being unreasonable.
    What if you're bodybuilding?

    /badum...bish
  • megastar 2 Oct 2012 15:29:30 17,135 posts
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    why are you even having to ask?

    a pole???

    in the living room?

    tell her to stop being so fucking stupid!
  • megastar 2 Oct 2012 15:31:01 17,135 posts
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    if you don't put your foot down on this, then you will have totally lost control of your home!

    What next? A fucking Treadmill in the Bathtub? Pink Wallpaper?? Put your foot down lad!
  • spindizzy 2 Oct 2012 15:35:15 6,428 posts
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    I don't see the problem tbh. My girlfriends flatmate has a pole... It's not that intrusive.
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