Industry Press Release



S1 Ski Tight Chosen For Knee Support System»

Vail, CO (October 6, 2008) — Opedix Wellness Gear is pleased to announce its new status as Official Supplier to the National Ski Patrol beginning Winter 2008-9. In selecting the Opedix S1 Knee Support System» ski tight, the NSP has recognized the potential benefits of Opedix and is helping promote the S1 to all its 27,000 members.

“The NSP first learned of Opedix at the winter 2008 snow industry trade shows,” said Tim White, National Ski Patrol Executive Director. “Immediately it seemed like a great product for our membership patrollers who spend long hours on the hill each week. Opedix’s cutting-edge technology will benefit patrollers, who depend on their knees for their livelihood.” White continued, “The National Ski Patrol is proud to form a relationship with Opedix and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

Opedix S1 tights can “unload” knees, making the knee work more efficiently, and limiting the amount of wear and tear done by each step. Effectively, they reduce the load of impact pressure your knee joint has to absorb important for anyone who uses their knees.

“We’re very excited to start this partnership with the NSP,” said Kim Gustafson, founder of Opedix. “Patrollers test their bodies and their gear to the limit. The NSP personifies our target end-user, and Opedix wants them, and all skiers, to be able to increase their longevity on the slopes as well as their enjoyment. The proven technology built into the Opedix Knee Support System will help anyone ski longer and with less wear and tear.”

The Opedix Knee Support System is available in men’s and women’s S1 and S1 Pro ski, snowboard and running/walking specific styles. The R1 model is also available in year-round and midweight fabrics for comfort in any climate.

The Opedix S1 and S1 Pro will be available for Fall 2008 in men’s and women’s specific styles, and the S1 has been included in the 2008/9 NSP Winter Catalog.

About Opedix

Opedix designs and produces Wellness Gear», products to keep active people active and doing what they love to do for longer in life. Opedix manufactures lab tested, Evidence-Based Apparel», offering real, non-surgical options for increasing joint efficiency and strength while decreasing pain and the degenerative effects of misaligned knees and poor posture. For more technical information, log onto

About the National Ski Patrol

The National Ski Patrol is a Federally Chartered nonprofit membership association dedicated to serving the public and the mountain recreation industry. For 70 years, the NSP has been at the forefront of safety and emergency care education programs. The association’s 27,000 members represent 98 percent of the nation’s patrollers. For more information access