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“I’m all set with my current bindings”, so the story goes.

     But the fact remains — only  soon-forthcoming Howell SkiBindings are truly ACL-friendly and MCL-friendly (1) without pre-release (2).  See footnotes.

     47 years ago while in high school Rick Howell co-developed advanced alpine ski-bindings that became worldwide #1-selling.  He successfully ski-raced;  performed his engineering thesis on bindings;  co-authored the DIN-System;  was a senior product manager at a major ski binding company;  invented and developed the 1st hands-off clipless bicycle pedals;  and invented and developed the #1-selling brand of high-tech snowshoes.  

     ‘But during that success his skiing-friends were rupturing their ACL’s and MCL’s.

     So Rick Howell invented and developed special pure-alpine ski-bindings that are ACL-friendly and MCL-friendly (1) without pre-release (2).

     Each Howell SkiBinding comes with patented ACL/MCL-friendly features, decisive anti-pre-release at normal settings, powerful edge-control, low-stand-height, lightness, strength, lifetime durability warranty — and Rick Howell’s steadfast commitment to provide a #1 skiing experience.


Are you “all set” for ACL/MCL-friendly skiing? 


Respectfully, please consider pre-ordering Howell SkiBindings, today.  1st availability — Oct, 2023.


Reservation-deposit pre-orders, $80 — placed now — receive 30% off and Free Shipping** in October, 2023.  Full-price pre-orders placed now — receive free mounting, testing & shipping of skis, boots & bindings (both-ways) by Howell SkiBindings.  All deposits and pre-orders are fully-refundable at any time. 

To go to the pre-order web-page, click the individual binding-model here:

Howell Venus   DIN 2.5-8   Extra ACL-friendly for women.  Patented.

Howell Mars   DIN 5-16   Decisive ACL-friendliness, anti-pre-release, powerful edge-control.  Patented.

Howell PlanetB   DIN 8-22   Titanium.  CAUTION:  EXTREME SKIERS & RACERS ONLY.  Patented.

     For details, click images of individual binding models, above.


            Anti-pre-release. ACL-friendly.

                    Howell SkiBindings

                       It was inevitable.


(1)   Validated by scientific-committee peer-reviewed biomechanical research performed and presented by Rick Howell at:

   IOC (International Olympic Committee) World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 2017;  

   ICSS (International Conference on Science in Skiing) Voukatti, Finland, 2019;  

   SITEMSH (International Society for Snowsports Medicine) Flachu, Austria, 2016;  Inawashiro, Japan, 2017;  Andorra*, 2020.

   ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy) Barcelona, Spain, 2016;  Milan, Italy*, 2020;  

   ISSS (International Society for Skiing Safety) Pontresina, Switzerland, 2003;  Niigata, Japan, 2005;  Aviemore, Scotland, 2007;  Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 2009;  San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina,  2013;  Cortina, Italy, 2015;  Innsbruck, Austria 2017;  Squaw Valley, California, USA, 2019.

(2)  Validated by 47-years of lab & on-slope research, scientific-committee peer-reviewed and presented at ISSS (International Society for Skiing Safety), San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, 2013.


* Conferences postponed due to c-virus pandemic until 2021. 


Howell SkiBindings, Inc.
PO Box 1274    •   Stowe, Vermont 05672  USA
1.802.793.4849  •  •


Copyright © by Rick Howell and Howell SkiBindings, 2020. All rights reserved.  U.S. Patent 9,463,370.  Other patents-pending.  Content subject to change without notice.


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** $20 is automatically added to orders that are to be shipped outside of USA.