hmm i always thought that skis is what made us skiers? shit i dont know what the hell ive been doing the past 3 years then!
but really its FREEstyle skiing, if you like the awesome narrow minded no progression, overly serious sports, try ski racing.
if poles dont make you a skier then im proud to say im not part of that narrow minded group of prissy bitches.
and i think skiing without poles looks much steezier, its alot more natural and flowy, poles flying all over the place just looks like crap to me.
style is obviously an opinion, if you want to be judged on how little progression you can do and how standard your form and tricks are, go to aerials. in freestyle skiing, new shit should always get more points.