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Its so much fun just letting your hand drag through the snow. I do get sick of hearing "the get some poles" comments.
i have to respectfully disagree. i can ski absolutely everything that i normally ski with poles, without them. ive been making a concerted effort over the past few weeks to ski steeps, powder, trees, everything, without poles. its not only possible, its a lot of fun. its takes some getting used to the balance. i find i stay a little closer down to the snow when not using poles. i will admit that im not as GOOD at skiing powder without my poles- maybe dont charge quite as hard. but it is a different feel, and most days, for all mountain cruising, i dont find i need poles. plus, you really cant beat dragging your hand through the snow on a steep powdery face. this being said, today was a bit of a powder day and i used my poles for the first time in a while and actually really enjoyed having them. but they are definately not a necessity (for me).
i will say that i did the same thing as someone else- snapped a pole and said fuck it im skiing with out poles cuz i only hav one. it was a pow day and i must say that it was a good fun day. YES very tight bumped out spots sucked but tight trees arent that bad cuz u hav one less thing to clip the trees with. I almost found it easier to get through tighter trees. Also just with anythin else in skiing it takes practice and i bet with pratice you can master it. In the future I prob will drop the poles in pow sometimes- as for park thats a totally def story, hopefully they will become useless there as they already are.