not exactly. a ski can be stiff and have a lot of camber (B-Squad), but still be so damp as to feel completely dead, zero pop. pop comes out of the core construction and overall structure of the ski. Pop is intentionally built into the ski for a specific purpose. Deadness is also intentionally engineered into a ski for certain performance properties.
damp, super damp as in dead, skis are great in heavy set up crud because they don't take the input from the snow and exaggerate or amplify it. Lots of pop is great for racing gates, park and jumps and pipe, groomer zooming, bumps to a certain extent.