I do it wrong. I usually ski without poles.
I can accept the fact that what I'm doing is wrong. I ski down Hellgate to Gun Hill or Eisenhower, at Hunter, in 2.5 minutes, and get back on the Quad chair without stopping. 6 times an hour. And I don't fall, ever, which is wrong, since falling is a part of skiing.
And I haven't suffered any kind of injury since tossing the poles... and getting injured is part of skiing too... so I've got that wrong.
And until recently, I was skiing on crap skis, too.
So what I'm doing is wrong, very wrong, and I just can't help myself. I probably need No Poles Anonymous, to help me (or to keep Polish skiers off the mountain, not sure which).
And to further prove my deviance, I like it when I see more and more skiers skiing well without poles at Hunter, so they've joined in this cult of wrongness with me. I corrupted them.
I have been thinking maybe I should carry a golf club, for stroking snowboarders sitting in the middle of the slope, as I pass; but that's a different thread.
Is Tai Chi skier back?