I am not the one who said there were 10 knee injuries on KneeBinding brand ski bindings. I said there are other knee injuries sustained on KneeBinding brand ski bindings — and these other knee injuries were reclassified by another party as either:
(a) 'not-appropriate' due to the mode of the injury mechanism [sic] or
(b) the injured skier did not have their boots properly buckled [sic] ...
and therefore these other knee injuries did not count [sic].
I am the original designer of KneeBinding brand ski bindings ... and the intention of the design is not what is being stated here in several recent posts:
KneeBinding brand ski bindings do not address "backward" or "rearward" loading as a stand-alone load; KneeBinding brand ski bindings do not address "twisting" loading any differently than all other alpine bindings; and KneeBinding brand ski bindings do not address "backward-twisting" or "rearward twisting" any differently than any other alpine bindings with tilting toe features (which KneeBinding does also have). KneeBinding brand ski bindings (and all other bindings with properly adjustable lateral heel release) address 'abduction (or valgus)-loaded rear-weighted' events (there is little or no "twisting" involved in 'abduction (or valgus)-loaded rear-weighted' events). The distinctions among these various types of injury mechanisms are not trivial: The abduction (or valgus) component is greater than the rear-weighting component by definition in Phantom Foot and Slip-Catch injury mechanisms. When the backward or rearward component is greater than the abduction (or valgus) component, it's a BIAD (Boot Induced Anterior Drawer) event.
Phantom Foot and Slip-Catch events have a prevalence of ~ 70 to 75% of all skiing ACL injuries; BIAD events have a prevalence of ~ 10 to 15% of all skiing ACL injuries (per Prof. Robert J. Johnson, MD; March, 2007).
Lateral heel release addresses Phantom Foot and Slip-Catch injury mechanisms.
Only bindings with vertical toe release address BIAD events. Presently, there are no toes on the market (world-wide) with vertical toe release that can be adjusted for variation in skier anthropometrics or retention differences.
The term "addresses" means "mitigates", never 'eliminates'.
As noted previously, I am sorry Valli for your injury: I take full responsibility for your injury because I should never have allowed the so-called investor to be the purported investor: KneeBinding, Inc. wrongly modified my design and has harmed the valuation of my original company, KneeBinding, Inc. As noted previously, I will do whatever is necessary to help you — short of providing you with money (because I have applied $625,000 to the still on-going litigation against KneeBinding and my net-worth is dissipated). (( Presently, the litigation is before the Vermont Supreme Court in the form of an 'Interlocutory Appeal' on a sub-issue within the main litigation while the main litigation is 'stayed' (on-hold). After the "Interlocutory Appeal' is decided [sic], the main litigation will be re-commenced [sic], and I believe that the trial (for the main litigation) may begin, unfortunately, in a year or two (perhaps as long as 3-yrs from now) and from this process — I hope to regain my assets and other recourse [sic].)) As previously noted, I will be glad to test your equipment at no-charge on my valgus torque equipment in order to generate measurements (not mere discussion without measurements). As noted before — and irrespectively of the dissipation of my net-worth — pls feel free to contact me to coordinate this testing, if you desire to have me test your equipment.
All of you can also ref the thread here on Epic, entitled; "Height, Length and DIN" for more info on testing valgus torque relative to ACL injuries.
Respectfully, kind regards — and Happy Easter.
( The skiing here in Stowe, Vermont, today was outstanding — and I sincerely hope that all of you have had a good season of skiing :)
Howell Ski Bindings
( Any partial quotations of this post will not be representative of the intention of my entire post. )
Edited by Richard Howell - 3/31/13 at 3:07pm