Howell SkiBindings Technician Qualification (n/c with binding purchase)
Howell SkiBindings Technician Qualification $9.99
NO-CHARGE with purchase of ACL-friendly Howell SkiBindings.
Passing the on-line test is required for Howell SkiBindings Technician Qualification.
Qualification is required for mounting, setting, and/or testing ACL-friendly Howell SkiBindings.
Individual skiers, ski retail shops and ski rental shops can become Howell SkiBindings Qualified Technicians.
First available — October, 2024.
Qualification training includes:
Traversing the features, benefits and advantages of Howell SkiBindings.
Review of required mounting tools, use of optional (though suggested) release test-equipment and fixtures, mounting procedure, selection of release adjustment-settings and the test-measurement specifications — for new and used Howell SkiBindings.
Troubleshooting, user-instructions, maintenance, record-keeping, warranty, warranty procedure, copyrights, trademarks, service-marks, issued-patent(s) notices, pending-patent notices (if applicable), Qualification Test, and important links for service updates.
Upon successful completion of the Howell Qualified Technician Test, Howell SkiBindings will send an official Howell SkiBindings 'Qualified Technician' certificate suitable for framing.
Easy and fast re-certification is required, annually, for continued mounting, adjustment and service-maintenance. Service updates will also be posted within the Howell SkiBindings website without notice.
To pre-order Howell SkiBindings with an $80 reservation-deposit:
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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-bindings' (except Trab TR2 and Shift) — due to their association with severe, high-energy tibia-plateau fractures. This type of skiing injury matches the growth of fat-skis and pin-bindings. The high-energy nature of this type of fracture involves 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. ’And ‘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.