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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 the on-line test is required for Howell SkiBindings Certification;  Certification is required for mounting and testing Howell SkiBindings.  Individual skiers can become Howell SkiBindings Certified.

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 the ordinary 2-modes of release measurements — torsion and forward-bending — 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 to mitigate over-elevated settings);   special discretionary settings for park, pipe, extreme, off-piste, & racing;   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(s) notices;  Certification Test, including printed or electronic affidavit certifying user-authentic-testing and user-authentic-signature (to be returned, on-line, to Howell SkiBindings for official 'Certification' and ‘Certificate’);  and important information links for key safety-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 without notice.


To pre-order Howell SkiBindings with an $80 reservation-deposit:

Howell Venus   DIN 2.5-8   Extra-ACL friendly for women.

Howell Mars   DIN 5-16   Decisively ACL-friendly.  Anti-pre-release.  Powerful edge control.

Howell PlanetB   DIN 8-22   Titanium.  F1 valve springs.  CAUTION:  FOR EXTREME SKIERS & RACERS ONLY. 


   Anti-pre-release.  ACL-friendly.

           Howell SkiBindings 
              It was inevitable.



Howell SkiBindings, Inc.

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



* 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.