I skied half the day sunday without poles, rails seemed wierd at first, but i got used to it, with jumps is where i found the biggest difference. I was able to grab much smoother without having to worry about my poles. After lunch i grabed my poles and went back out, after that i could find and hold my grabs much easyer then ever before. It felt like I still had no poles and could just grab and hold anything I wanted. I used to be one of the biggest haters of no poles i still think that it looks kinda gay and that 90% of the time you should use poles but I decided that no poles is not gay at all. Its fun as hell for a few runs everyonce and a while.