Until last year i had only used 'properly' (pole upside down grab under basket 90 degree angle with the elbow bla bla bla) sized poles in all of my skiing, park and otherwise. However last year i finally decided to see what skiing no poles in the park was really all about, i skied much of the last 2 months of my season without poles and decided that i liked several things about it: not awkward feeling on rails, less getting in the way of my grabs and i guess it felt a bit stylier in general too. But i also disliked a few things, i really use my poles in my general skiing and normally when i go skiing i dont just sit in the park the entire day (squaws just too tempting), i really use my poles alot getting speed for rails and boxs, i have a tendency to stop when im skiing with friends and watch what they do and found that alot of the time i really wished i had poles to get just a little more speed for the feature in fron of me, and lastly i felt like a complete idiot in the lift line, lets face it, no poles and steep lift lines dont mix. Then for the about the last 2 weeks of the season and all but one of the days so far this season i used my old poles from about ages 5-7. I personally found these poles perfect, short enough they arent in the way, and long enough that i can use them to get speed on flat ground and keep myself in place in steep mazes. I tried to use my long poles for park one day earlier this season and got so frustrated that i switched to no poleing it, which made me almost equally as frustrated. I will probably never use a different lenght of poles for park skiing ever again.
Me and my short poles, son.
in short: No pole haters, atleast try it, it can be fun. No polers, you probably dont ski all mountain that much. And short polers, were simply fucking B.A.