sometimes poles and sometimes with out. poles are for dancers not skier. i heard that somewhere and i liked so i say it to my friends when they bug me about not using poles
Same here but since the last month I've always used my poles cause some young racers saw me without poles so they started not using them for park so now, no pole skiing look really gay.
When you are not very good at park, usually no pole skiing makes you look bad cause you will not know what to do with your hands so they will most likely be waving everywhere. Anyways thats how I look at it.