Old 17-04-06, 06:46 AM   #16
 
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I'd feel safer with them, more control over where I'm going, and how I can stop easier, etc etc.
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Old 17-04-06, 07:29 AM   #17
 
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Definately with them, atleast until I learn HOW to even skii! Until then, I'll be keeping them for awhile longer.
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Old 19-04-06, 09:43 PM   #18
 
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I'd probably want to not use them since its more like snowboarding then.
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Old 19-04-06, 11:07 PM   #19
 
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I'd probably want to not use them since its more like snowboarding then.
I have to disagree here, it is not any more like snowboarding if you don't use ski poles.
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Old 19-04-06, 11:12 PM   #20
 
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Well, you don't use your hands while snowboarding, neither with poles, so thats why I said its slightly more like snowboarding. Of course the posture is different since you're standing on your side while snowboarding, and facing forward while skiing, but I was just referring to hands not using poles.
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Old 22-04-06, 06:31 PM   #21
 
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To be honest I think I would struggle without my poles.

I have always used poles when skiing - I cant understand ho you are finding it easier without!
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Old 13-05-06, 05:01 AM   #22
 
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I used poles the first time I went sking and now I can not go with out them i do not think ther is anything wrong not using them it is just how you feel confotable. They are great to have on flat ground.
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Old 13-05-06, 09:53 AM   #23
 
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I used poles the first time I went sking and now I can not go with out them i do not think ther is anything wrong not using them it is just how you feel confotable. They are great to have on flat ground.
I agree, I would hate to be a snowboarded stranded on a big stretch of flat ground.
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Old 18-09-06, 06:29 PM   #24
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I tried skiing without poles last year for the first time. I was skiing with my son and needed my hands free to keep ahold of his harness. It was kinda fun!

I also did a fair amount of skiing backwards, that was pretty fun too.
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I also did a fair amount of skiing backwards, that was pretty fun too.
Yea I suppose you would need to, to watch your son ski down. It's easy enough to do if you are good at keeping your balance. But anytime i try it I usually hit a bump and fall over
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Old 23-09-08, 09:39 PM   #26
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I have tried with poles and without. I found that the best uses for poles was to use them for walking, and to modify my balance by using the bottom as a grip. I find it easier and faster control to use my hands on my thighs.
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Old 24-09-08, 04:33 AM   #27
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I love to ski without my poles, its so fun, sometimes poles just get in the way, so i usually dont use them, its so fun to be able to use my hands more, i dont feel so restrained with using my poles
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Old 24-09-08, 09:55 AM   #28
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The Truth is that I can go either way. Being advanced, I just do what I feel like.
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Old 29-09-08, 11:49 PM   #29
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what do you do if you lose one of your poles when your going down the mountain??
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I like poles but since i downhill i sometimes go without
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