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       Big News!  A major European binding company just now validated Howell SkiBindings — “lateral-heel release might reduce ACL injury”.  They will have lateral-heel-release in their future bindings!

       Thank you!

       Howell SkiBindings have ACL-friendly lateral-heel release.

       ACL-friendly lateral-heel-release bindings are now a category of alpine ski-bindings.  This is not rotational release — it’s lateral-heel release.

       But only Howell SkiBindings have lateral-heel-release that actively blocks pre-release. 

       How?  A special knuckle-joint in Howell SkiBindings actively re-centers the heel, laterally, during aggressive but innocuous skiing.  No other binding with lateral-heel release actively blocks pre-release.

       Everyone wants ACL-friendly skiing.  No one wants pre-release. 

       Only Howell SkiBindings provide powerful edge-control, too.  

       How?  Super-wide contact points plus a shortened forward-fulcrum.  ‘Massive edge-control without effecting necessary-release or anti-pre-release.

       Powerful edge-control.

       Powerful anti-pre-release.  


       Unlike all other bindings.

       During the last 20 years, extraordinary scientific research has been performed by Rick Howell (see footnote 1) of Howell SkiBindings to biomechanically-prove and technically refine the ACL-friendly revolution (2).


       GOOD NEWS.  

       To pre-order now — click a model then click-the guided sequence.

       Prices displayed are ‘full retail’.  Use the drag-down to reveal the special $80 (eighty) deposit price. 

        $80 deposits placed now receive 30% off + FREE shipping + FREE mounting-template, October, 2023.  Use the drag-down to reveal the $80 deposit price.

        Full-price pre-orders ($800) placed now receive FREE mounting, FREE testing, and FREE shipping of skis, boots & bindings—both-ways. 

        Either way — deposit or full — the grand total is parity with top-of-the-line bindings — but the net-net is inexpensive compared with ACL-injury.

        Pre-orders placed now greatly help the manufacturing start-up.  In return, we plan to provide you with ACL-Friendly skiing.  

        All pre-orders are fully-refundable at any time. 

Howell Venus   DIN 2.5–8   Extra ACL, MCL, meniscus and tibia-plateau friendly for lite and average-weight women.  Added valgus-canting.  Patented.

Howell Mars   DIN 5–16   Decisive balance of ACL, MCL, meniscus and tibia-plateau friendly function.  Powerful anti-pre-release at normal settings.  Powerful edge-control at normal settings.  Patented.

Howell Planet-B   DIN 8–22   Titanium housings.  F1 valve-springs.  Max retention.  Max edge-control.  This binding is FOR EXTREME SKIERS & RACERS ONLY.   Patented. 


ACL-friendly.  Anti-pre-release.  Max-edge-control.


                       Howell SkiBindings

                          It was inevitable.




(1)  Successful work for 2 major European alpine ski-binding companies, including 8-years of senior product management at one company and co-development of a worldwide #1-selling alpine ski-binding for the other company.  Rick Howell is a principle co-author of the DIN-System.  Rick Howell is sole-inventor of the world’s first hands-off clipless bicycle pedals (created the category of hands-off clipless pedals);  and sole-inventor of #1-selling Tubbs high-tech snowshoes.  

(2)  Proven through scientific peer reviewed biomechanical research promulgated, performed and presented by Rick Howell at:

   IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury in Sport, Monaco, 2017 and 2021;

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

   SITEMSH (International Society for Snowsports Medicine) Flachu, Austria, 2015;  Barcelona, Spain, 2016;  Inawashiro, Japan, 2017;

   ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy) Barcelona, Spain, 2016;  and Virtual, 2021.

   ISSS (International Society for Skiing Safety) Pontresina, Switzerland, 2003 (research promulgated by Rick Howell, performed and presented by University of Montréal researchers, Nancy St-Onge, PhD and Jacques DeGuise, PhD).  

   ISSS — research promulgated, performed and presented by Rick Howell at — Niigata, Japan, 2005;  Aviemore, Scotland, 2007;  Bariloche, Argentina,  2013;  Cortina, Italy, 2015;  Innsbruck, Austria 2017;  Squaw Valley, California, USA, 2019.

It was inevitable.


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Copyright © by Rick Howell and Howell SkiBindings, 2022.  All rights reserved.  U.S. Patent 9,463,370.  Other patents-pending.  Content subject to change without notice.


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