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 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-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.