Howell SkiBindings Certification (n/c w binding purchase)
Howell SkiBindings Certification $9.99
NO-CHARGE with binding purchase. Passing on-line test is required for Howell SkiBindings Certification.First available — October, 2020.
Certification Training includes: Review of function of Howell SkiBindings; product specifications; special features of Howell SkiBindings; list of required mounting tools and optional 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 (lateral release force and/or specification of new 'Cross-Over-Point' method); (d) vertical-toe (backward bending moment about the long axis of the tibia (where applicable, by model) — for both new and used ski equipment. For ordinary 2-mode release measurements, we recommend the Vermont Release Calibrator that's available through Vermont Safety Research in Underhill, Vermont, USA. Howell SkiBinding Self-Release Method (for aggressive skiers and racers); special discretionary settings for park, pipe, extreme, off-piste, & racers; 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 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'); information database for important service updates.
Upon successful completion of the Howell Certification Test — Howell SkiBindings will send an official Howell SkiBindings 'Certification Certificate' that is suitable for framing.
Easy and fast re-certification is required, annually, for continued mounting, adjustment, and service-maintenance — updates sent to all Certified customers by an email-launched app.
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PO Box 1274 • Stowe, Vermont 05672 USA
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* Howell SkiBindings is against (a) ski waist widths greater than 100mm AND (b) all 'pin-binding's' (except 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.