I was getting bored with snowboarding and picked up skiing recently. I do not care about having great technique, I just want to have fun and not make my friends who have been skiing for 20 years wait for me all day. I'm now able to keep up well enough on all groomed runs but am left behind on ungroomed ones.
One friend suggested I start jumping my turns and wow did I have so much fun in the ungroomed bumps. I only had time for a couple ungroomed blue runs after the tip but I felt so reinvigorated even though I was tiring faster. I would go off the side of one bump, do a little turn in the air, and land going in the other direction. Another friend told me I should not be jumping my turns and that I should absorb any bumps and my skis should not leave the ground. Who is right?