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What is the Logic Behind No Poles?
I know this topic has been discussed a lot on NS, and I'm probably going to get a lot of hate for this, but I thought of something that confuses me. Freeskiers are always trying to get as far away from aerials (I know it's kind of a joke, but it's true) and become a whole different sport. Some of the most adamant about that are those that don't use poles, like the kids that look up to E-Dollo and Phil and hate triples, anything that resembles a technical, "aerial" type trick, and those people make up most of the no-poles skiing population. But I've always thought of one of the key defining aspects of skiing was that we are still skiers, not just just gymnasts with skies on our feet, like aerialists. And they don't use poles. Whenever I'm trying to distinguish between freeskiing and olympic freestyle (before Sochi) I always say that we free skiers use poles, just one little difference to show that we are a different sport that usually gets the message to people who don't know our sport. So why are people who are so against aerials almost trying to get back closer to it. Sorry, this was extremely rambling and probably pretty confusing, since I am having trouble organizing my thoughts, and my point isn't very important. But still, I thought I should share this and see what NS thinks. Also, skiing with no poles makes you look like a fucking gorilla.
I am apart of this " no poles group and this is why" and I'm switching around with the camera most of the time
I like riding without poles because I previously was a mogul skier first, park and everything else skier second for the past 5 years, so I can definately understand the worth of poles, but do not understand the point of poles in the park. They're just another thing that can break or cause injury. Plus, everyone tells me I ski way better without them. That said, I use them whenever I am not in the park.
Hahaha, you hit yourself with your poles when you spin? Good god, please always ski with poles because I feel like you have made many people happy with whatever the fuck you're doing that allows you to hit yourself with your poles.
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