The kids I train like skiing without poles, so we do a few runs without now & then. (I have to carry the bundle of a dozen pairs of poles, but I'm not using them either...) It's fun for the kids, and there are training goals that I can work in without using poles. Adult training will sometimes involve leaving poles behind too, for specific training effects. However, the final goal for complete skiing is to be able to use poles properly when needed, so we almost always finish with our poles back on again.
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11/6/07 at 4:08pm