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Howell SkiBindings Certification (N/C with binding-purchase)

Howell SkiBindings Certification (N/C with 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, 2018.     


Certification Training includes:   Design and function of Howell SkiBindings;   product specifications;   special features of Howell SkiBindings;   list of required mounting tools and release test-equipment;   mounting and installation procedure;   selection of release adjustment-settings and release torques (including chart);   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 about the long-axis of the tibia;  (c) lateral-heel / derivation of Cross-Over-Point;  (d) vertical-toe / backward bending-moment about the long axis of the tibia (where applicable, by model) — for both new and used equipment;  ((For 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 mounting technicians and skiers / consumer product information about use and maintenance of Howell SkiBindings;   record-keeping;   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 signature (to be returned on-line to Howell SkiBindings for review & official 'Certification');   2-way contact information database for important service updates.

Upon successful completion of the Certification Test — Howell SkiBindings will send an official Howell SkiBindings 'Certification Certificate'.

Easy and fast re-certification is required 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.




* 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 Trab TR2 pin bindings) — are a serious problem for the sustainability of our beautiful sport:  the ISO standards on pin-bindings must be changed to reflect human-biomechanics.   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.