Skip Beitzel of Hickory and Tweed in Armonk, New York will be joining the ONS ski seminar crew again for the ONS annual free ski injury prevention seminar this year. Skip will bring along a selection of examples of the latest skis, ski bindings and snowboard equipment. He has just signed on to distribute the new “KneeBinding” which the manufacturer claims is designed to prevent ACL injuries. Skip plans to try the binding out himself so he can speak about it from experience but, with reservations, he says it certainly sounds promising.
He also said he was excited about the re-release of the Look Pivot ski binding that was such a popular binding many years ago. According to the manufacturer, the Look Pivot 14 features a metal pivot heel which rotates with the boot directly under the tibia. The Turntable Heel ensures that the binding releases when it should and holds the boot in when it should for more reliable binding performance in stressful situations.
Come to the ONS Ski Injury Prevention Seminar at 7 PM on January 26th to see these new bindings and hear more about them and lots of other useful information on how not to get injured on the slopes this season. Admission is free but registration is requested. Call 203-869-3470 to register. For more information visit www.onsmd.i9e.co.