I am completely baffeled by some of the posts in this thread. I don't know what you guys are doing, but I don't know how you can ski the bumps without "carving." The pros will zip a line of only a couple hundred vertical right in the fall line, but they are still carving to some extent. If they weren't, then they would just keep accelerating (much like bad mogul skiers you see sitting back in the bumps until they blow up).
The way I see it (and I certainly may be wrong), is that there are only 3 ways to change direction. You can jump turn, skid around, or carve (or some combination thereof). If you are jumping all your turns in the bumps you will wear out very quickly. If you skid your turns you are a hack, and if you are any good and intend to ski the bumps all day (and for years to come), you are carving your turns. A good bump skier's tips never leave the snow, except when they want them to, because they are carving.
Maybe as Capboy says, " I don't get it," but I don't think that leaping or skidding from trough to trough is skiing. If you aint carving, you aint skiing where I come from.