Inventor From Legendary Ski Family
Prototype 1.00 Initial prototype assembled by Dave Durrance. *
Dave Durrance Co-Inventor On Telemark Patent
  Dave Durrance, from the legendary skiing family, and Cary
Thompson, founder of Ride In Harmony™ are co-inventors on patent  #8246071 for telemark ski bindings. Dave assembled a slidable, interchangeable ski and Tele binding from existing components, at Cary's request, and shared other knowledge. “I thought it was going to take the whole season to figure out”, said Cary, “but it took Dave five minutes”. Dave is a former Olympic and Dartmouth Alpine Ski Coach, and son of seventeen time national champion Dick Durrance, who developed a now famous turn dubbed the Dipsy Doodle.    Dave has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Denver University, and paints full time now in his Carbondale, Colorado studio.  
            Known as the “Man On The Medal”, his father Dicks image is on the Medal given to National Alpine ski champions in the United States. The patent was eventually issued for claims related to a rotational decoupler, and its ability to release sideways in a fall, but the original prototype got the ball rolling.  
            Dave’s ski shop at the time, Durrance Sports, was named “Best Sporting Goods Store” in Aspen  in the 4 Seasons Magazine. 
Trivia: Where was, 17 time Alpine Ski Champion, the Man On The Medal, Dick Durrance born?

* No official association with Volkle, Rottefella, or Marker is claimed.
"With Return to Center Force"


A proof of concept animation for a patent on Telemark ski bindings that release laterally in a fall, then return to center with a gravity assist has been produced for Ride In Harmony TM.  
After a fall, when the skier recovers, the foot is raised, the binding rolls back into place for the skier to continue.
           To see how it works for yourself, think of a shoulder or hip joint.  Stand with the arm or leg draped from the shoulder or hip, turn your foot in or out, then relax.  It straightens out. 
            Part of the emerging Holy Grail of Telemark or free heel  skiing, the KAM-HOLDZ TM decoupler releases laterally under pressure, then, rolling back into place with the assist of gravity. This “return to center force” allows the skier to easily resume sking.

GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE Advanced Technology Center

Uber-green Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, has secured the use of the KAM-HOLDZ™ Technology, proof of concept video to use in recruitment and educational programs.
The proof of concept Telemark video should appeal to 18-22 year olds planning on attending college.
Question: Where was Dick Durrance born?
Answer: Dick was born in Tarpon Springs, Florida, where he lived until he was 14.
He then moved to Germany, where he won the German Jr. Alpine championship at age 17.
Dr. Steve Dunnivant, Dean of the Advanced Technology Center at Gulf Coast State College, in his office.

ACL Awareness Compliant ™
Will the teaching methods at your ski area be ACL Awareness Compliant™ next year?
RIDE THE SNOW IN HARMONY™ lessons, RIDEINHARMONY™,  AND SHAPED TEACHING™, its teaching method, are consistent with advise and practices about how to avoid common factors associated with injuries to the knee, and we have evolved some of our own common sense practices, to boot.  Oh yeah, that's one of them.  Get the right boot, and learn your size in "ski talk" so you know what you are getting. 
What causes an ACL to shear?  An inward twist of the outside knee, that's excessive or sudden, sometimes in a turn, a fall, or upon landing from a jump.  

What USUALLY starts the excessive internal twist? The turn-side(TM), inside, hand drops back and in, taking the rest of the body with it, while the outside foot is stationary, trapped, or posted in one place.  Know where you are going and point in that direction.

Is this a simplifying things? Yes, but it applies in about seventy percent of the ACL ruptures, the most common major ski injury.

Just beginning to ski, or arriving at a ski area for the first time, here are some things you can put on your side for safety.
ACL Checklist for newskiers: 
      1. Know your size foot and the boot you are given.
                 They should be the same size or tighter, fitting like a glove, to move when your foot does.  Ski Boots are sized in a system called Mondopoint, but you can translate most sizes into standard US sizes easily.  A size 8 in a regular shoe, for instance, is a marked as 26. 2+6=8 so size 26 in a ski boot is equal to size 8 in a reglar shoe.  Getting a larger boot than your foot size, can be like installing loose steering on a car.
2. Turn-side™ hand forward, RIH style. First three lessons, train you to move the hands forward.  A safe practice.  
3. Two footed foot movements. Lesson 4. Tail of the Dolphin   Learn at your own pace on slopes you are comfortable skiing and riding, then work up.
4. Get aligned early in your career - Huh!  If you are knockneed, statistically, your risk of injury is greater. Get a footbed from a qualified technician or bootfitter that supports the inside of the foot against pronation. Your goal is to get support of the edge of both skis at the same time. If you are knockneed you may not be getting that, and it is called being underedged, for purposes of skiing.  Ideally a footbed will provide a,"Prophylactic arrest of inward rotation of the femur" or knee.
Knees bend better forward than sideways, 
support under the foot, adapted to you, may resist the internal rotation of the femur.
5. There is more but this is a start.  Physical conditioning should be taken into account as you continue. If you have not already been an athlete, you are now.

             "You can't change biology, but you can change biomechanics". Michael Sokolov.  That is, how you move.  Recognise and retrain.
             Call us: We can help.

 "Unbearable Lightness of Skiing"

   Ride In Harmony™   Founder, Cary Thompson , has 19 claims for patent granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office, for telemark bindings used in free-heel skiing.  The Kam-Holdz™ technology,  operating like a shoulder or hip joint, features a partial release system which pivots back into place with a gravity assist, following a release during a fall.
Aimed at the market for interchangeable bindings, that make the sport more versatile, Cary says he expects new free-heelers to welcome the security of a release system, and stay with it for the enhanced performance. 
Experience the "Unbearable lightness of skiing", and patented "return to center force" of KAM-HOLDZ™ Technology, with apologies to Milan Kundera.




 Special to theNational Ski Areas Association
Friday  April 30, 2013
  3 Rivers To One Ocean
          One Motion

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KAM-HOLDZ™ Technology -Patented use of Gravity
KAM-HOLDZ™ Technology "With return to center force"
                    Proof of concept animation
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     It makes sense that the easiest way to learn to ski and ride, is also the safest, and consistent with safe practices.  
     They are not just what your body can be made to do, but what it does with the least effort, because they are natural.
     But are they generally taught in ski schools?  Not always.  That's where RIDE IN HARMONY (TM) and its SHAPED TEACHING (TM) method come in. Anterior_cruciate_ligament
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the human knee.