Howell SkiBindings Certification (n/c w binding purchase)
Howell SkiBindings Certification $9.99
NO-CHARGE with binding purchase. Passing the on-line test is required for Howell SkiBindings Certification; Certification is required for mounting and testing Howell SkiBindings.First available — October, 2023.
Certification Training includes: Review of function of Howell SkiBindings; product specifications; special features of Howell SkiBindings; list of required mounting tools and optional (though suggested) release test-equipment; mounting and installation procedure; selection of release adjustment-settings and test measurement values; release measurement testing instructions for all 3-modes of release: (a) lateral-toe (torque about the long axis of the tibia); (b) forward-heel (forward-bending moment about the long-axis of the tibia); (c) lateral-heel (abduction moment about the center of the knee); (d) vertical-toe (backward-bending moment about the long axis of the tibia (where applicable, by model) — for both new, used, rental and demo Howell SkiBindings. For ordinary 2-mode release measurements, 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); Howell SkiBindings Self-Release Method (for aggressive skiers and racers); special discretionary settings for park, pipe, extreme, off-piste, & raceing; troubleshooting procedures; instructions and WARNINGS for service-technicians and skiers; consumer product information about use and maintenance of Howell SkiBindings; record-keeping requirements; Lifetime Limited Durability Warranty; warranty procedure; parts list; accessory information; legal: copyrights, trademarks, service-marks, issued-patent(s) notices, pending-patent notices; Certification Test including affidavit certifying authentic-testing and authentic-signature (to be returned, on-line, to Howell SkiBindings for official 'Certification' and ‘Certificate’); information links for important service updates.
Upon successful completion of the Howell Certification Test, Howell SkiBindings will send an official Howell SkiBindings 'Certification Certificate' suitable for framing.
Easy and fast re-certification is required, annually, for continued mounting, adjustment and service-maintenance. Service updates will be posted within the Howell SkiBindings website.
To pre-order Howell SkiBindings with an $80 reservation-deposit:
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FLAT-OUT SKIING CONFIDENCE.
It was inevitable.
Howell SkiBindings, Inc.
PO Box 1274 • Stowe, Vermont 05672 USA 1.802.793.4849 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.howellskibindings.com
* Howell SkiBindings is against (a) ski waist widths greater than 90mm AND (b) all 'pin-binding's' (except Trab TR2 and Shift) — 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. ’Pin-bindings’ are hardly “tech”.
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.