Dear PetwJE, If you truly are 'more holy than thou', then pls show us your cards: Stop hiding behind a pseudonym and tell us who you are and what you do for work. I think that if you are claiming insights beyond our mere level of thinking, then you need to be fully-transparent with us.
I have been fully-transparent with everyone since day-1 — especially when I announced to all that the bindings were 100% design defective and did not pass the minimum international alpine ski binding safety standards ISO 9462, 9465 and 11087, which announcement precipitated the lawsuit by KneeBinding (my company) against me. I even then picketed in front of the courthouse against a TRO to not do that BECAUSE ALL OF YOU ARE MY CUSTOMERS AND I FORMED THE COMPANY, INVENTED THE PRODUCT, DEVELOPED THE PRODUCT, ORGANIZED THE INITIAL ENTERPRISE, AND SOURCED "AN INVESTOR" TO IMPROVE SKIING SAFETY ... WHICH THEN CAUSED EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE TO HAPPEN —— BINDINGS THAT DID NOT MEET THE MINIMUM STANDARDS WERE KNOWINGLY AND WILLINGLY SHIPPED BY "THE INVESTOR" WHO WRONGLY SQUEEZED ME OUT OF THE COMPANY, WHO KNEW THAT THE BINDINGS FAILED BECAUSE HE WAS PHYSICALLY PRESENT WHEN THEY FAILED THE MINIMUM INTERNATIONAL SAFETY STANDARDS ISO 9462, 9465 AND 11087 AT TUV IN MUNICH, GERMANY ... AND THE POSTS BY OUR OTHER FELLOW EPIC BLOGGERS ARE STILL LIVE TODAY WHERE THEY ABSOLUTELY WROTE, OPENLY, ABOUT AFD'S FALLING OFF, BRAKES NOT OPENING UPON STEPPING-OUT, ETC. I WAS TOLD THAT MARTIN LUTHER KING WENT TO JAIL BECAUSE HE PROTESTED A STANDING TRO: I DID THAT WITH FULL-TRANSPARENCY TO PROTECT MY CUSTOMERS — ALL OF YOU. THE JUDGE CAME OUTSIDE OF THE COURTHOUSE IN HER FROCK AND WALKED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE STEPS TO THE GROUND LEVEL AND STARED AT ME FOR WHAT SEEMED LIKE FOREVER (IT WAS PROBABLY 30-SECONDS) TO READ MY PICKET-SIGN THAT SAID: " "KNEEBINDING SKI BINDINGS ARE 100% DEFECTIVE" — RICK HOWELL". I DID THAT IN ORDER TO BE FULLY-TRANSPARENT WITH THE PRODUCT AND COMPANY THAT I CREATED IN ORDER TO PROTECT ALL OF YOU, AT THE EXPENSE OF MY STOCK OWNERSHIP IN KNEEBINDING AND AT THE POSSIBLE EXPENSE OF GOING TO JAIL.
That's how serious this is.
AFD's that fall off can cause pre-release. Pre-release can be far worse than no-release.
If you think you know it all about the binding, then tell us who you are. Be transparent. Show us the Certificates from TÜV (the only independent testing lab in the world that tests according to the minimum alpine ski binding safety standards). Aside from the minimum international safety standards and the aside from the only independent testing lab in the world that tests according to those minimum standards — show us real test data that measures actual valgus torque as compared to the valgus torque that this binding is supposed to produce according to the designer — utilizing measuring instruments. Show us the facts. Yes, this is an ironic statement at this time in the religious calendar — but this is where we are at with fact-based consumer products, not spiritual theory.
Show us data from actual physical measurements.
PO Box 1004 / 79A Mansfield View Drive
Stowe, Vermont 05672
Howell Product Development Holding, Inc. d/b/a Howell Ski Bindings
PO Box 1274 / 79A Mansfield View Drive
Stowe, VT 05672
either ~34% owner of KneeBinding, Inc; or ~91% owner of KneeBinding, Inc. depending on the outcome of the in-process litigation (in 2 or 3 years).
Edited by Richard Howell - 3/24/13 at 3:57pm