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, they can bend unless you get a good thick pole,
WoFlowzIf your gonna ski without poles for the love of god don’t try to look like the fucking flappy blow up things infront of car dealer ships it’s looks so dumb.
katrinaBut what if I'm going to Brighton?
SessionIf you can't ski for shit...Poles. If you can ski properly, then ditch your poles as desired. I see some of the worst "style" from people trying to be stylish.
combatgoon17isn't it the exact opposite? usually i see toddlers and ppl that practice new tricks and don't want to impale themselves without poles
KernI have personally realized that using poles have helped my form and balance with rails and traditional carving. Sometimes I think about ditching the poles for jumps because it's one less thing that I could land on, but I just can't shake them. Those are just my personal reasons, and I know plenty of great skiers that don't use poles. The main things that will set poles apart are their materials and feature. For example, a carbon pole with a really nice grip and strap will be more expensive, but should be more durable, lighter, and in theory higher quality. An aluminum pole with a basic grip and strap will usually be a bit cheaper, a little heavier, and a little more prone to getting bent. With that being said, sometimes a basic aluminum pole is all you need as long as it gets the job done. I personally use a somewhat cheaper aluminum pole and haven't had any issues with it.
**This post was edited on Feb 2nd 2021 at 1:28:10pm
BlainTalentPoles or no poles. Advantages and disadvantages. What makes a good pole?
SkylineGTR_R32I only use poles when I’m going big. If I’m just jibbin around I hate poles
zuesDude don't speak derogatory about Polish people. They're nice and they have been oppressed by Russia and Germany especially in the 20th century. They tried to ride against the German Blitzkrieg on horses. Leave them alone!
richiiiI used to never use poles, but I can appreciate them more for out-of-park stuff since I started racing. I still hate the way they feel in the park but people who do use poles look super cool (Andy Partridge in Zootspace)