My memory insists I watched Batman and Robin step on a disk at the base of the pole, and some mechanism raises the disk upwards, accompanied by smoke or steam.

But here it's obvious there's a cushion at the base. So I might be wrong.

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    "Bat-Pole", that's beautiful. Jun 27, 2018 at 1:20
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    I loved this version of Batman, may they never make it again. Same Bat-Time, Same Bat channel.
    – coteyr
    Jun 27, 2018 at 13:11

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There was an original series episode where the Joker is in Wayne Manor and Batman and Robin need to go from the cave back up the Batpoles. They used a compressed steam lift under the pads to push them back up.

Batpole lift buttons View of the lift buttons that shows a “Negate Costume Change” button behind Robin. Batman and Robin using the Batpole lifts.

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    Thanks! Follow-up question: when going up, did their clothes change to civies (usually rich-dude casual, sweater & tie)? Jun 26, 2018 at 19:29
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    @CedricSilvester In this case, no. It's hard to see in the bottom picture but there's a switch that controls that. You can see it clearly in this image though
    – Machavity
    Jun 26, 2018 at 19:43

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