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Howell SkiBindings Technician Qualification (n/c with binding purchase)

Howell SkiBindings Technician Qualification (n/c with binding purchase)


Howell SkiBindings Technician Qualification       $9.99      

NO-CHARGE  with binding purchase.  Passing the on-line test is required for Howell SkiBindings Technician Qualification.  Qualification is required for mounting, setting and/or testing Howell SkiBindings.  Individual skiers and ski retail shops can become Howell SkiBindings Qualified Technicians.


First available — October, 2023.      


Qualification training includes:  

Traversing the features, benefits and advantages of Howell SkiBindings.  

Review of the list of required mounting tools, use of the optional (though suggested) release test-equipment and fixtures, the mounting procedure, selection of the release adjustment-settings and the test-measurement specifications — for new and used Howell SkiBindings.  

Troubleshooting, user-instructions, maintenance, record-keeping, warranty and warranty procedure, copyrights,  trademarks, service-marks, issued-patent(s) notices, pending-patent notices, Qualification Test, and important links for safety / service updates.


Upon successful completion of the Howell Qualified Technician Test, Howell SkiBindings will send an official Howell SkiBindings 'Qualified Technician' certificate suitable for framing.


Easy and fast re-certification is required, annually, for continued mounting, adjustment and service-maintenance.  Service updates will also be posted within the Howell SkiBindings website without notice.



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

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



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-bindings' (except Trab TR2 and Shift) — due to their association with severe, high-energy tibia-plateau fractures.  This type of skiing injury matches the growth of fat-skis and pin-bindings.  The high-energy nature of this type of fracture involves 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.  ’And ‘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.