I've known that I do this for quite some time, but thought I'd put up a post regarding my practice of dragging the inside pole to stay "in touch" with the inclination of the slope. You can see this "habit" quite clearly in this latest TR.
I have tried to stop it, but it's one of those things that I've been doing forever. I like knowing where the slope is in relation to my body through the biofeedback I get from dragging my pole. However, I do notice that it causes me to drop my shoulder at times and can sometimes cause me to lean into the hill without a stronger break at the hips.
I'm guessing that I probably shouldn't be doing this, but I'm hoping to get some good constructive feedback here on the pros/cons and some possible methods to break the habit.