Howell Mounting Template (comes w Howell 888 WC Racing, n/c)
Howell Mounting Template* $149.
First shipments — October, 2018.
Howell Mounting Template and 4.1mm-Ø x 9.0mm drill bit come standard with each pair of Howell 888 WC Racing binding, n/c, for season 2018/19 *
Howell 800 & 880 SkiBindings hole positions: 4-holes for toe; 4-holes for heel.
Howell 888 WC Racing SkiBindings hole positions: 5-holes for toe; 5-holes for heel.
All 3 binding models are covered by this one template.
Covers ski widths from 68mm to 100mm**; boot sole lengths from 24cm to 36cm.
Automatically configures 'mark for mid-sole placement'; tip-of-boot peep-hole provided, too.
'Positions mounting holes on skis according to ISO 9462 and its related standards for the mounting-zone.
Howell Mounting Template bushings comply with standard ISO ski binding mounting drill-bits of 4.1mm-diameter
One Howell Mounting Template and one 4.1mm-Ø x 9.0mm drill bit come with each Howell 888 WC Racing purchase: on-line Certification is available for individual racers.
FLAT-OUT SKIING CONFIDENCE.
It was inevitable.
* Howell SkiBindings must be mounted, adjusted and tested (1, 2) by a Howell SkiBinding Certified Technician that has this template (easy, on-line 'Service-Certification' is available).
(1) For release measurement testing, we recommend the Vermont Release Calibrator that's available through Vermont Safety Research in Underhill, Vermont, USA.
(2) For the optional testing of the function of the special lateral heel release of Howell SkiBindings, please see the Catalog for the optional Howell ACL-Friendly Fixture.
** Howell SkiBindings company is against (a) ski waist widths greater than 87mm AND (b) all 'pin-binding's' (except new Trab TR2) — due to (a.i) their association with a new type of skiing-injury: severe, high-energy tibia-plateau fractures, severe tibial-tuberosity fractures, cumulative miniscus-damage, and MCL-rupture; and (b.i) due to high-energy, spiral-tiba-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 many multiple-fragments, difficult surgical reconstruction, and 10 to 15-months of aggressive rehabilitation. Fat skis (on firm snow) and pin-bindings (in any snow) ((except the new Trab TR2)) — are a serious problem for the sustainability of our beautiful sport: the ISO standards on pin-bindings are knowingly wrong: they are about money; political-engineering; patent portfolios; and must be immediately changed to reflect human-biomechanics, not just manufacturing-tolerances. 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.