May the 'Force' Be with Them!
"I am 65 now, and can ski from the morning to evening pain free..."
CADS: Support When You Need It Dick Needham
"...CADS owners swear by them."
A DANDY IDEA Charlie Meyers
It also works, as I found, for skiers without such problems... The spring system presses the ski on the snow for better control, particularly in longerradius turns at higher speeds with less chatter. Edge changes come more quickly, and theres an overall feeling of better posture and allaround stability.
NO PAIN, BIG GAINL. Dana Gatlin
After hours of skiing, my knees didnt hurt. At night there was less swelling, and the next day I felt like skiing instead of heading for the hot tub. And yes, I think I was skiing faster, probably more efficiently.
TAKE THE WEIGHT OFFBill Grout
Skiers who could previously manage only a couple of runs a day are amazed to find themselves able to ski all day without pain.
STRUT YOUR STUFFNicholas Howe
...I expected to pull up after five turns, pant, and wait for the fire in my thighs to go out. Instead, I made nonstop turns all the way down..."
PRIDE GOETH Carol Lawson
Dr. Richard Steadman, the orthopedic surgeon in Vail known for rebuilding the limbs of famous athletes, has been recommending CADS for some patients with knee problems... For Esther Kartiganer, the senior editor of 60 Minutes, the tradeoff was simple. I have had knee surgery four times, and my knees used to hurt and swell when I skied, Ms. Kartiganer, 56, said. My skiing days were numbered. With CADS, I can ski all day, every day.
CHARLIES TIP Charlie Meyers
If youre a ski enthusiast with knee problems or if your legs tire easily, then a device called CADS could be just the thing. Devised by Vail resident Walter Dandy, it features a suspension system of fiberglass rods that alleviates pressure on the knees and lessens the demands on leg muscles. It gives a skier more power with less effort and doesnt materially change the balance on the skis. The system really works.
SKIING WITH CADS HAS MANY BENEFITS Julia Carlson Rosenblatt
My first reaction skiing with CADS was that my turns were supercharged. All I had to do was flex my knees and relax. The CADS springs propelled me into my extension and at the same time applied pressure to the skis. I was flying, skiing fast and in great control. I wondered, if I had worn them in the race the day before, whether I could have beaten the two women who finished ahead of me. Testing them on the varied terrain of Cannon Mountain, Id try a run with CADS, then compare what happened on the same run without them. The day was cold, following rain, and I definitely had better edge control on ice with CADS.
CADS SYSTEM HELPS SKIERS LESSEN FATIGUE David Irons
I immediately noticed an increase in stability, a more positive edge into the snow...I found myself carving easy turns with very little effort, and short turns were equally easy...It didnt seem to matter what type of terrain we were on; CADS definitely increased edging power and reduced chatter...When we broke for lunch, I had yet to feel any thigh burn...By the end of the day I could easily agree that CADS did the things claimed by its inventor, Walter Dandy
CADS Nicholas Howe
a device that, for many, has changed the sport of skiing forever...The effect is astounding...Everything I always wanted to do on skis but couldnt, now I can...Skiers have always been bound by an uneasy alliance with gravity: its pull enslaves their body at the same time that it frees their spirit. The slavery is gone now, leaving only freedom. And thats a very large return for the small price...
$300 [sic] CURE FOR BAD KNEES Doug Pfeiffer
...takes a significant weight load off skiers legs and transfers it directly to the boots, resulting in less stress to the knees and leg muscles. CADS, Constantforce Articulated Dynamic Struts, have...won converts...and attracted interest at ski schools from Aspen to Alta...more smiles for less work...The sensation was especially delightful when I linked shapely turns in powder. Endurance also increased...more downmountain time with the same energy expenditure.
WHAT IS THAT STUPID THING? PUT IT ON AND BE A ROBOSKIER Kim McHugh
The device will make believers out of those ski vacationers who cant make it to the gym on a regular basis for those ski fitness classes...While the system continues to be popular with skiers who suffer from knee injuries, diseases like multiple sclerosis and arthritis, and other physical challenges, a booming audience is the healthy skier.
BORNAGAIN SKIERS Claudia Carbone
I am including this remarkable piece of equipment in this chapter because its important for women with chronic knee pain, knee or leg injuries, or weak legs due to disease or illness. Women who have given up skiing or are thinking of giving it up for these reasons, should know about CADS. ...Even more exciting, CADS enhances ski performance and control because of the increased snow contact and edging power.
SKI INVENTION SENDS THIGHS ON VACATION Greg Kail
They seem to take average skis and turn them into easilymanageable highperformance skis.