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The X-Purr Stage Pole fulfills cat-owners' dreams of seeing their feline 'work the pole' while addressing a cat's natural instincts.
The X-Purr Stage Pole fulfills cat-owners' dreams of seeing their feline 'work the pole' while addressing a cat's natural instincts.
The X-Purr Stage Pole fulfills cat-owners' dreams of seeing their feline 'work the pole' while addressing a cat's natural instincts.
118 backers pledged $6,440 to help bring this project to life.

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X-Purr: The First "Fitness Pole" Scratching Post for Cats

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The X-Purr Stage Pole
The X-Purr Stage Pole

Is your kitty interrupting your pole training? Give your cat their very own pole!  

Modeled after the most popular stage pole in the world, the X-Purr Stage Pole is a freestanding cat scratching post that fulfills every cat-owner’s dream of seeing their feline ‘work the pole’ while addressing a cat's natural instinct to rip things to shreds.

Instead of this:   

Nina Reed and Luna @ninapoles
Nina Reed and Luna @ninapoles

You'll have this:

You can now focus on your own pole training, knowing your kitties will stay out of harm's way because they're fully occupied working on their own dance moves on their X-Purr Stage Pole!

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Instagram posts will no longer be destroyed!

You no longer have to worry about capturing those amazing moves for the world to see. Kitty won't be hogging the camera (unless it's pointed at their X-Purr!) 

Heidi Coker and Slater (@heidicoker)
Heidi Coker and Slater (@heidicoker)

Construction

X-Purr Stage Pole - Made by Pole Professionals for Purr Purrfessionals!
X-Purr Stage Pole - Made by Pole Professionals for Purr Purrfessionals!

The X-Purr Stage Pole is constructed with a sturdy wood base that resists tipping and is wrapped in durable vinyl screen-printed with the X-Purr logo. To cushion kitty's feet while dancing, we've also padded the stage with batting material, which also makes the stage a comfy place for your kitty to lounge after a good pole workout. 

The two-foot, 50mm pole is wrapped in heavy-duty sisal custom-dyed with pet-friendly Procion Reactive Dyes to reproduce the color of chrome. After hand-dying each foot of rope in a laborious, multi-step process, this rope is then washed in very hot water (140°F) to ensure excess unattached dye is removed. This means your X-Purr Pole is safe for kitty scratches, whisker rubs and other pole dancing shenanigans! We've also attached a disco ball at the top of the pole that is filled with lots of catnip goodness. 

Catnip-filled and ready to party!
Catnip-filled and ready to party!

The X-Purr Pole Cleaner, which is sold as a bundle with the X-Purr Stage Pole, or as a standalone, is a catnip spray designed to engage your cat in endless hours of healthy and non-addictive playtime with the X-Purr Stage Pole, or any favorite kitty toy. Made from 100% organic North American catnip, our formula is super potent and the best legal high your pet will ever experience!  We tested several potencies, settling on a catnip-per-water-ratio only once our own kitties went suitably bonkers. It's Monet, Tabitha, Sir Digby, Pyewacket and Queen LatiFur-approved.

X-Purr 'Pole Cleaner' (catnip spray)
X-Purr 'Pole Cleaner' (catnip spray)

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X-Purr Expenses
X-Purr Expenses

Funds raised through Kickstarter will be used to purchase manufacturing and shipping supplies, outsource graphic design, sewing and assembly, and for many, many pounds of catnip. 

We've spared no expense with production methods in order to accomplish our goal of getting the X-Purr Stage Pole to replicate a real-life human stage pole. We decided on a heavy-duty vinyl for the X-Purr Stage Pole base that is screen-printed with the the X-Purr logo. Screen-printing makes the graphics really pop while also making the stage look clean and performance-ready. 

We use sustainable materials that are pet-friendly and non-toxic, and these materials can cost more. Colored sisal rope is not widely available (and especially not in our desired 'chrome' shade!), so we hand-dye each foot of rope with Procion Fiber Reactive Dyes, which are considered to be more ecologically sound for use than other classes of synthetic dyes. This dying method is a multi-step process and takes time, as well as lots of continuous stirring. Fortunately we're pole dancers, so we have the brawn, but the truth is, dying also requires additional supplies and ingredients, such as pounds and pounds of salt to improve color and take up the dye. Who knew? 

And even though catnip can be purchased very inexpensively in bulk from overseas sellers online, we've chosen catnip grown in North America that is 100% organic. And we aren't skimping on quantities when we brew our magical catnip tea for the X-Purr 'Pole Cleaner' spray either! 

Rewards

 

$5: Your Kitty Makes it Rain in a new video! Watch as Monet demos this perk (included at all $29 and up levels):

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Don't Have a Cat?

If you don't have a cat, but want to support, you have several options.

1) Go to your local shelter, adopt a cat and get it to love you immediately by providing it with an X-Purr Stage Pole. (Our favorite option!)

2) Pledge to get an X-Purr Stage Pole for one or more loved ones (or even just liked ones) who have a cat.

3) Grab this super cool and stylish X-Purr "Pole Dance With Your Cat" muscle T-shirt with a pledge of $29:

4) Make it rain by pledging $1 or more and get our undying gratitude!

and last, but definitely not least:

5) Spread the word to everyone you know!

About Natasha & Arloa 

Natasha Wang and Arloa Reston
Natasha Wang and Arloa Reston

X-Purr is founded by pole fitness celebrities Natasha Wang (2013 International Pole Champion, 2012 Pole Art Runner-Up, 2011 US Pole Dance Champion) and Arloa Reston (2016 North American Pole Dance International Grand Masters Champion, 2014 Pacific Pole Championship Masters Entertainment Champion). Natasha and Arloa are veterans of the pole fitness industry, with over 20 years combined experience teaching, performing and competing in the U.S. and throughout the world. They met through pole, but bonded over a shared love of cats, and developed the idea for X-Purr after attending CatCon 2016 in Los Angeles. It was there they realized there wasn't a product that merged the unique worlds of POLE and CATS.

For more information about Natasha and Arloa, visit their personal websites at www.natashawang.com and www.arloareston.com 

THANK YOU

Huge purrs and thank you's go out to 981Media and Austin Brooks for video filming and production, Brett Griffin for logo and graphics design, X-Pole USA for their support and for appreciating our sense of humor, and the following pole people and kitties for contributing their Instagram posts (in order of appearance):

  • Eveline, Leo and Joy @evelinelindstedt
  • Anh Le and Billy @dirdybirdy
  • Kate Olley and Sai @kateface42 
  • Levy Sol and Momo @lovysol
  • Kayoing Choi and Elly's babies @poledancer_nulnul_
  • Nina Reed and Luna @ninapoles
  • Heidi Coker and Slater @heidicoker

Risks and challenges

RISKS:
Our biggest risk is that cats all over the world will become so good at pole dancing that they will band together, overtake the industry and there will no longer be a demand for human pole performers.

CHALLENGES:
Our biggest challenge will be identifying quality sourcing of the colored sisal rope should demand exceed our expectations. We are currently able to outsource all of the other pieces if need be, but are still searching for a company that can dye the rope to our standards (keeping it completely safe for the kitties while giving the pole a nice chrome finish). We are in discussions with several potential suppliers and expect to have that challenge handled by the time the campaign wraps up.

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    Make It Rain!

    You love pole dancers, you love cats and you want to help make it rain on this project! Receive our gratitude, access to "behind the scenes" updates and be among the first to know when we launch the next product!

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    YOUR Kitty Makes It Rain!

    Love Monet's "Make It Rain" video? Pledge at this level, submit a video clip of your kitty and we'll turn it into another "Make It Rain" music video compilation! The video will be released after our Kickstarter wraps and will be featured on our website and social media channels. Your kitty will be Insta-famous!

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    X-Purr "Pole Cleaner" Catnip Spray

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    You'll get our gratitude and a shout-out of thanks on your choice of either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, along with one 75ml bottle of the X-Purr "Pole Cleaner" catnip spray!

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    X-Purr "POLE DANCE WITH YOUR CAT" Tee

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    Be one of the first to sport the official X-Purr T-Shirt! Once the project has been successfully funded, you will be able to select your size. These muscle shirts are Unisex and feature the X-Purr logo on the front, and 'POLE DANCE WITH YOUR CAT' on the back. So chic and a great conversation starter! Every backer at this level will also receive a shout-out of thanks on your choice of either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

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    X-Purr Tee-INTERNATIONAL SHIP

    Be one of the first to sport the official X-Purr "Pole Dance With Your Cat" T-Shirt! Once the project has been successfully funded, you will be able to select your size. These muscle shirts are Unisex and feature the X-Purr logo on the front, and 'POLE DANCE WITH YOUR CAT' on the back. So chic and a great conversation starter! Every backer at this level will also receive a shout-out of thanks on your choice of either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

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    EARLY BIRD X-Purr "Purr Star" Package

    Limited to the first 25 backers, you'll get your X-Purr Stage and a bottle of "Pole Cleaner" catnip spray just in time for the holidays. Plus you'll get it for less! You will also have the option of having the stage autographed by polestar Natasha Wang. Every backer at this level will also receive a shout-out of thanks on your choice of either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

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    X-Purr "Purr Star" Package - Early Ship

    Get your X-Purr Stage and a bottle of "Pole Cleaner" catnip spray just in time for the holidays! You will also have the option of having the stage autographed by polestar Natasha Wang. Every backer at this level will also receive a shout-out of thanks on your choice of either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

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    X-Purr "Pole Kitten" Package

    Get your X-Purr Stage after the holidays along with a bottle of our X-Purr "Pole Cleaner" catnip spray! Every backer at this level will also receive a shout-out of thanks on your choice of either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

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    LOCAL X-Purr "Purr Star" Package

    LOCAL LOS ANGELES PICK-UP OPTION

    Live in Los Angeles? Save on shipping by picking up your X-Purr in the Los Angeles area. You will still get your X-Purr Stage and a bottle of "Pole Cleaner" catnip spray just in time for the holidays! You will also have the option of having the stage autographed by polestar Natasha Wang. Every backer at this level will also receive a shout-out of thanks on your choice of either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

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    X-Purr "Pole Doubles" Package

    Get TWO X-Purr Stages just in time for the holidays, along with TWO bottles of our X-Purr "Pole Cleaner" catnip spray! Perfect for you and that special other cat lover in your life! You will also have the option of having the stages autographed by polestar Natasha Wang. Every backer at this level will also receive a shout-out of thanks on your choice of either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

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    X-Purr VIP Package!

    Get an X-Purr Stage autographed by polestar Natasha Wang, a bottle of X-Purr "Pole Cleaner" catnip spray and the exclusive X-Purr T-shirt in your size -- all in time for the holidays! PLUS you'll get a private one-hour pole lesson with Natasha Wang and a private one-hour pole lesson with Arloa Reston in Los Angeles so YOU can learn how to pole dance with your cat! (Travel to Los Angeles not included). Every backer at this level will also receive a shout-out of thanks on your choice(s) of Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and our undying gratitude/catitude!

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