I no-poled for a season, it was fun but I got bored of it after a while. I generally prefer having my poles now. If its a shitty early season day and there is nothing to do, I'll drop the poles. It has to be pretty damn bad though if I'm going to drop my poles. Or if I'm coaching. But then all my kids started no-poling and it was a disaster because none of them could ski without them hahaha.
I find I ski better everywhere with them, so I like to have them.
It kind of depends on the person, some people can do it forever, and some prefer having them. I also find it makes my takeoffs better on jumps, by putting my weight a little further forward.
Pole or no-pole, do what you like, its all about having fun.
"You only have 6 posts, so you should probably go with the griffon, seeing that someone with such low posts would never need anything over 12 din. I mean I have just over 100 posts and ski 14 din binders, so u would have to work your way up, smell what I'm steppin' in.......... " - theNUTZ