Howell Mounting Jig (Optional)
Howell Mounting Jig* $199. Free with purchase of bindings.
First shipments — October, 2022.
*Optional — each Howell Certified Ski Shop has a Howell Mounting Jig in October, 2022.
*Howell Mounting Jig; 4.1mm-Ø x 9.0mm DIN drill bit; matching-tap and tap-handle — come standard with purchase of Howell SkiBindings.
Howell Mounting Jig is a precision metal template for mounting all Howell SkiBindings.
Howell 2.5-9 & Howell 5-15 hole positions: 4-holes for toe; 4-holes for heel.
Howell 8-20 hole positions: 5-holes for toe; 5-holes for heel.
All Howell SkiBinding models can be mounted with this one jig.
Applies to ski widths from 68mm to 100mm**; boot sole lengths from 24cm to 36cm.
Automatically configures 'mark for mid-sole placement' and ‘tip-of-boot’ placement.
Howell Mounting Jig bushings comply with DIN-standard ski-binding mounting drill-bits: 4.1mm-Ø
On-line Certification is available for ski shops & individual skiers.
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* Howell SkiBindings must be mounted, adjusted and tested (1, 2) by a Howell SkiBinding Certified Technician that has this jig (easy, on-line 'Service-Certification' is available for ski shops and skiers). All certified Howell SkiBindings retailers have this jig.
(1) For release measurement testing, we recommend the Vermont Release Calibrator available through Vermont Safety Research in Underhill, Vermont, USA. Howell SkiBindings, Inc. is not affiliated with Vermont Safety Research.
(2) For (optional) testing the lateral-heel release function of Howell SkiBindings, see Catalog for Howell Lateral-Heel Test Fixture.
** Howell SkiBindings is against (a) ski waist widths greater than 100mm AND (b) all 'pin-binding's' (except new Trab TR2) — due to their association with a new type of skiing-injury: severe, high-energy tibia-plateau and tibial-tuberosity fractures. Both new types of skiing injuries are the fastest-growing categories of injuries in skiing — matching the growth of fat-skis and pin-bindings. The high-energy nature of the new types of skiing fractures involve multiple-fragments, difficult surgical reconstruction, and 10 to 15-months of aggressive rehabilitation. Fat skis on firm snow are a serious problem for the sustainability of our beautiful sport. References: (1) Dominik Heim, MD; SITEMSH-Japan, 2016. (2) Zorko; Nemec; Matjacic; Olensek; Alpine Skiing Simulations Prove Ski Waist-Width Influences Knee Joint Kinematics; ISSS-Innsbruck, Austria, 2017. (3) Stenroos; Pakarinen; Jalkanen; Mälkiä; Handolin; Tibial Fractures in Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding in Finland: A Retrospective Study on Fracture Types and Injury Mechanisms in 363 patients; Scand J Surg Off Organ Finn Surg Soc Scand Surg Soc., Sept 2015, doi:10.1177/1457496915607410. (4) Improved Short Term Outcomes in Tibial Plateau Fractures of Snow Sports Injuries Treated with Immediate Open Reduction Internal Fixation; Janes, MD; Leonard, MSPH; Phillips, PA-C; Salottolo, MPH; Abbott, MD, Bar-Or, MD; ISSS-Innsbruck, Austria, 2017.