ANYONE CAN MAKE BINDINGS THAT RELEASE.
Only Howell makes ski bindings with ACL-Release* that do not pre-release.
Introducing new Howell SkiBindings*.
Now — based on 46 combined years of research, development, ski-binding engineering-technician experience, and race-proven know-how — Rick Howell introduces Howell SkiBindings.
Powerful anti-pre-release. Advanced multi-directional alpine toe release. ACL-friendly lateral heel release. Powerful edge-control. Low 17mm stand-height. Lite. Durable. And the real possibility of ACL-friendly* skiing.
The remarkable new Howell SkiBindings will be certified and ready for shipment starting October, 2018 by reservation. Reservation-Deposit pre-orders that are placed now receive a 30% discount and free shipping in October, 2018. Reservation-Deposits are $100 for Howell 800 and 880 bindings; $200 for Howell 888 WC Racing binding.
To place a Reservation Deposit, select 'Catalog', above. Select binding model(s). Under 'Payment Options', select "Pay Deposit Now (1st shipments, 2018)" — the listed price will automatically change to the Reservation-Deposit price.
FLAT-OUT SKIING CONFIDENCE.
It was inevitable*
79A Mansfield View Road • PO Box 1274 • Stowe, Vermont 05672 USA
1.802.793.4849 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.howellskibindings.com
(1) Non-pre-releasing multi-directional toe release includes pure vertical toe release to provide BIAD (Boot Induced Anterior Drawer) ACL-friendly skiing. The prevalence of BIAD-induced ACL-injuries among the general skiing population = ~8% of all skiing-ACL injuries. Multi-directional toe release also includes diagonal toe release to provide backward-twisting ACL & MCL-friendly skiing. The prevalence of backward-twisting-induced ACL-injuries among the general skiing population = ~10% of all skiing-ACL injuries. Pure vertical and multi-directional toe release are available in the Howell 800 Venus. Only multi-directional toe release is available in the Howell 880 Pro. Howell 888 WC Racing provides lateral toe release only.
(2) Non-pre-releasing lateral heel release — is available in Howell 800 Venus, 880 Pro, and 888 WC Racing. Each binding provides ACL & MCL-friendly skiing in the event of Phantom-Foot and Slip-Catch events that comprise ~80% of all skiing-ACL injuries among the general skiing population. Epidemiologically, no one knows the extent to which ACL-injuries are mitigated among the 80%-prevalence group — though biomechanically it's plausible to mitigate skiing-ACL injuries based on in-house R&D testing. If 1 in 5 ACL-injuries are mitigated, we at Howell SkiBindings consider this to be a good outcome compared to ordinary bindings that have no possibility of mitigating skiing ACL-injuries, no matter what level their release-settings are adjusted when also providing (even marginal) anti-pre-release.
No binding can mitigate all skiing knee injuries.
Copyright © by Rick Howell and Howell Ski Bindings, 2016. All rights reserved. U.S. Patent 9,463,370 and other patents-pending.
* 'ACL-Release', 'ACL-Friendly', 'It was inevitable', and 'Howell SkiBindings' are service-marks. Howell 888 WC Racing, Howell 880 Pro, Howell 800 Venus are trade-names.