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Howell Mounting Jig (Optional)

Howell Mounting Jig (Optional)


Howell Mounting Jig*       $299.   Free — included with purchase of bindings.

First shipments — October, 2020.  

*Optional — each Howell Certified Ski Shop has a Howell Mounting Jig in October, 2020.

*Howell Mounting Jig and 4.1mm-Ø x 9.0mm DIN drill bit and matching-tap come standard with purchase of all Howell SkiBindings.


Howell Mounting Jig is a precision metal template for mounting all Howell SkiBindings.

Howell 800  &  880  hole positions:   4-holes for toe;  4-holes for heel.

Howell 888 Max hole positions:   5-holes for toe;  5-holes for heel.

All Howell SkiBinding models are covered by this one template.

Covers 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.



   Anti-pre-release.  ACL-friendly.

           Howell SkiBindings 
              It was inevitable.




PO Box 1274    •   Stowe, Vermont 05672  USA
1.802.793.4849  •  •


* Howell SkiBindings must be mounted, adjusted and tested (1, 2) by a Howell SkiBinding Certified Technician that has this template  (easy, on-line 'Service-Certification' is available for ski shops and skiers).  All certified Howell SkiBindings retailers have this template.

(1)  For release measurement testing, we recommend the Vermont Release Calibrator that's available through Vermont Safety Research in Underhill, Vermont, USA.

(2)  For optional testing the special lateral heel release function of Howell SkiBindings, please see on-line Catalog for the optional Howell Lateral Heel Test Fixture (sm).


** 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.