MCL, ACL & MENISCUS - FRIENDLY. WITHOUT PRE-RELEASE. PROVEN.
Howell SkiBindings are the ONLY pure alpine ski bindings providing MCL, ACL and meniscus friendly skiing — without pre-release.
This is a big deal.
’Born out of 47-years of successful work in the ski-binding category — including top-level work for 2 major European ski-binding companies and co-authoring the DIN-System (1) — Howell SkiBindings uniquely provide what all skiers want but cannot get anywhere else. Powerful anti-pre-release. Powerful edge-control. MCL, ACL and meniscus friendly skiing.
No other binding provides these 3 combined advantages.
During the last 20 years, extraordinary scientific research has been performed by Howell to biomechanically-prove and refine the ACL-friendly scientific-revolution that will bring great joy to millions of skiers. The biomechanical-proof has been peer-reviewed and presented at major international orthopedic research and skiing-science conferences around the world (2). Perhaps even more significantly, extensive tacit and on-snow experience has definitively verified anti-pre-release at normal settings. This extraordinary function is a major first for alpine ski-bindings.
‘A true paradigm shift.
‘Three key breakthroughs: ‘MCL, ACL & meniscus friendly skiing — powerful anti-pre-release at normal-settings — extraordinary edge control at normal-settings. It’s now possible for the first time anywhere to have all 3 advantages in one binding.
The patented technology uniquely incorporates ‘functional decoupling’ to separate the special 3-modes of release — including additional lateral-heel release — from the key factors that cause pre-release. For example, each of the 3 pivots that articulate release in each of the 3 different modes of release — lateral-toe, forward-heel, lateral-heel — are off-set from the compression-vectors that are formed by the ski-boot during ski-flex. These features resolutely re-center the ski and the boot during this otherwise typical pre-release condition.
Powerful edge control is delivered — unlike any other binding, setting-for-setting — with super-wide boot-contact in the toe-cup, heel-cup, AFD, and heel-pad.
MCL, ACL and meniscus-friendly skiing is provided by additional lateral-heel release together with scientifically-derived settings. ‘And Howell SkiBindings uniquely provide a low, 17mm, standheight to allow efficient use with any AT-frame — the use of just about any racing-lifter, while still remaining under FIS standheight regulations — or by leaving the binding flat on the ski to further provide MCL, ACL & meniscus friendly skiing.
Before first-shipments in October, 2023 — it’s a reasonable expectation that Howell SkiBindings will achieve certification according to DIN/ISO 9462, 9465 & 11087 — in Germany — especially since Rick Howell is a co-author of these ski-binding safety standards.
Important note: ‘pin-tech bindings’ can easily cause tibia-plateau / tibia-tuberosity fractures — and hybrid A/T bindings that change to full-alpine do not provide MCL, ACL or meniscus friendly skiing. Other bindings with ‘diagonal release’ do not respond to the key loads that cause ACL, MCL or meniscus injury (downward-weighted abduction-moments) — and no ski-boot can pass-laterally through the side-lugs of pivot-turntable bindings (pivot-turntable bindings cause ACL, MCL and meniscus injury).
THE GOOD NEWS.
To place a pre-order deposit now — click a model-photo (above) — then click-thru the order-sequence.
Prices shown are ‘full retail’. Use the drag-down feature to place a pre-order deposit. US$80 (eighty-$). Pre-order deposits placed now for October 2023 delivery receive 30%-off the full-price, FREE shipping within USA, and a FREE precision-metal mounting jig. The grand total net-net-net price is parody with ordinary alpine bindings with pre-order deposits placed now — but the net-net-net-net cost of ‘friendly-skiing’ is exceedingly less-less compared with ordinary alpine bindings.
$80 deposits placed now receive 30%-off the fully-loaded grand-total price + FREE Shipping, October, 2023. Use drag-down to reveal the US$80 deposit price.
Full-price pre-orders placed now receive FREE mounting & testing, FREE shipping of skis, boots & bindings both-ways.
All pre-orders are fully-refundable at any time.
Howell Venus DIN 2.5–8 Extra ACL, MCL, meniscus friendly for lite and average-weight women — with added valgus-canting. Patented.
Howell Mars DIN 5–16 A decisive balance of ACL, MCL, and meniscus 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. Extreme-settings. Max retention. Max edge-control. This binding is the real deal. CAUTION: FOR EXTREME SKIERS & RACERS ONLY. Patented.
Anti-pre-release. ACL, MCL, meniscus friendly.
FLAT-OUT SKIING CONFIDENCE.
It was inevitable.
(1) Successful top-line 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. Further, and separately, Rick Howell is also the sole-inventor and developer of the world’s first hands-off clipless bicycle pedals (created the category of clipless pedals); and the sole-inventor and prime-developer of #1-selling Tubbs high-tech snowshoes.
(2) Proven through top-level scientific-committee peer-reviewed and approved biomechanical research promulgated, performed and/or presented by Rick Howell at:
IOC (International Olympic Committee) World Conference on Prevention of Injury in Sports, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 2017 (research performed and presented by Rick Howell);
ICSS (International Conference on Science in Skiing) Voukatti, Finland, 2019;
SITEMSH (International Society for Snowsports Medicine) Flachu, Austria, 2015; Barcelona, Spain, 2016; and Inawashiro, Japan, 2017;
ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy) Barcelona, Spain, 2016 — abstract published in British Journal of Sports Medicine; and Milan, Italy / Virtual, 2021.
ISSS (International Society for Skiing Safety) Pontresina, Switzerland, 2003 (research promulgated by Rick Howell; performed and presented by University of Montréal PhD biomechanical researchers, Nancy St-Onge, Jacques DeGuise).
ISSS expanded plus original research promulgated, performed and presented by Rick Howell at — Niigata, Japan, 2005; Aviemore, Scotland, 2007; San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, 2013; Cortina, Italy, 2015; Innsbruck, Austria 2017; and Squaw Valley, California, USA, 2019.
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