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Howell SkiBindings Certification (n/c w binding purchase)

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.



   Anti-pre-release.  ACL-friendly.

           Howell SkiBindings 
              It was inevitable.



PO Box 1274    •   Stowe, Vermont 05672  USA

1.802.793.4849  •  •


* 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.