Havn't used them once this season and not going back. I'll keep them fro when I'm shredding all mountain, but honostly it feels so much better skiing park without poles. Also, if you can't ski without poles without flailing your arms around, you are relying too much on your poles to ski. For me there was literally no adjustment for skiing without poles other than lift lines. Regardless, I suggest everyone try it. It's definitely not for every skiier, but you wont know until you at least try.