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:
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Howell SkiBindings, Inc.
PO Box 1274 • Stowe, Vermont 05672 USA 1.802.793.4849 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.howellskibindings.com
* 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.