Remember when Wallisch slayed Aspen Open in like 07 and scored like 45.00 because he wasn't holding poles? That shit was whack as fuck. I guarantee you Tom wouldn't have ever skied a slope contest with poles had that not happened. Now, sponsored by Scott, probably no way he drops em.
On the Goepper subject, I actually thought his first run looked pretty damn good. I think his style is developing. He's still not my absolute favorite or anything, but I think he's getting better.