Howell Venus DIN 2.5-8
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2.5–8 DIN $800
Extra ACL-friendly for women
Pre-order deposit: $80 (balance invoiced at time of shipment, Oct. 2023).
Pre-order deposits are fully-refundable any time.
Deposits placed now receive 30% off full price when net amount is due Oct 2023: net balance = $480, Oct 2023.
First shipments — October, 2023.
FREE SHIPPING* for $80 pre-order deposits placed now.
Or — pre-orders placed now at full-price receive free mounting, free testing, and free shipping BOTH WAYS by Howell SkiBindings. This is a limited-time offer.
Epidemiologically, females have a 3-time greater risk of ACL-injury in skiing compared with men. This large gender difference is due to a naturally-steeper tibial-plateau — causing a reversed inclined-plane effect that drives the femoral condyles aftward and the top of the tibia forward (anterior-drawer movement) during large vertical loading — in addition to the large abduction loading that can occur during the most frequent types of skiing-ACL-injury scenarios — ‘Slip-Catch’ and ‘Phantom-Foot’ events. This type of combined-loading significantly pre-loads the female ACL more than the male ACL. If this combined-loading-scenario occurs with enough magnitude, the ACL can rupture —> unless the heel of the boot is free to release laterally.
Lateral is not rotational — pivot-turntable bindings block lateral-heel movement: no boot can release laterally through the side-lugs of a pivot-turntable binding. ‘Diagonal-heel release’ is not lateral-heel release, either: the primary ACL injury mechanisms — Slip-Catch and Phantom-Foot — involve a downward component, too — whereas ‘diagonal-heel release’ bindings respond only to upward-lateral loading.
In these 2 most frequent skiing-ACL injury scenarios — only Howell SkiBindings’ lateral-heel release — together with special Howell-specified lateral-heel release-settings for women — provide enhanced ACL-friendly skiing for women.
Further ACL-friendly skiing protection for women is provided by a 4th mode of vertical / multi-directional toe release that comes standard only in the Howell Venus model.
50 years have been invested in the development and tuning of this unique skiing bio-technology for women.
’And Howell SkiBindings provide easy, hands-off, step-in / step-out — even in deep powder — and even with small boots.
Details: Double-set, precision-ground springs assure precise release. 100% individually tested and calibrated.
Patented, low, 17mm stand-height reduces cumulative stress on meniscus, MCL and ACL.
0°-ramp angle provides natural athletic stance, independently of boot sole length.
2° valgus canting (thick side, inside) also comes standard with Howell Venus model to further reduce pre-loading of the ACL and MCL. Optional 1° and 0° canting included.
For more info about the biomechanics and ski-binding technology behind Howell SkiBindings, see: Menu —> Tech Info —> Release.
GripWalk or ‘standard alpine sole’ compatible (both options included);
Extra-pair of pure, thick, DuPont Teflon toe AFD’s and heel AFD’s come standard. Both types of AFD’s are replaceable with simple re-mounting of toe or heel.
Anticipated independent certification of all DIN/ISO alpine ski-binding safety standards, including DIN/ISO 9462, 9465 and 11087.
Housings are made of super-tough, eco-friendly, plant-based, Nylon-11 with 50% long glass fiber;
Lifetime Limited Warranty;
8 ski-brake holders for ski-tuning.
2 ski-brake widths are included: 70-80mm; 80-90mm**;
Precision metal mounting jig; one 4.1mm-Ø DIN-standard drill bit; and one 4.0mm-Ø DIN-standard tap;
Cant Kit: 0° and 1° optionally-included. Howell Venus model uniquely comes standard with 2° valgus-cants.
On-line 24/7 AI service.
To order other Howell SkiBindings models:
Howell Mars DIN 4–13 ACL-friendy. Anti-pre-release at normal settings. Powerful edge-control at normal settings.
Howell PlanetB DIN 8–22 Titanium housings. CAUTION: EXTREME SKIERS & RACERS ONLY.
Howell SkiBindings, Inc.
PO Box 1274 • Stowe, Vermont 05672 USA
1.802.793.4849 • email@example.com
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* US$20 is automatically charged on Reservation Deposits for international orders.
** Howell SkiBindings company is against (a) ski waist widths greater than 90mm AND (b) all 'pin-binding's' (except Trab TR2 and Shift, though do not fall in the touring mode and neither are ACL-friendly in the alpine-mode) — due to their association with a new type of skiing-injury: severe, high-energy tibia-plateau and tibial-tuberosity fractures. Both new types of skiing injuries are the fastest-growing categories of injuries in skiing — matching the growth of fat-skis and pin-bindings. The high-energy nature of the new types of skiing fractures involve multiple-fragments, difficult surgical reconstruction, and 10 to 15-months of aggressive rehabilitation. Fat skis on firm snow are a serious problem for the sustainability of our beautiful sport. ‘Pin-bindings’ are hardly “tech”.
References: (1) Dominik Heim, MD; SITEMSH-Japan, 2016. (2) Zorko; Nemec; Matjacic; Olensek; Alpine Skiing Simulations Prove Ski Waist-Width Influences Knee Joint Kinematics; ISSS-Innsbruck, Austria, 2017. (3) Stenroos; Pakarinen; Jalkanen; Mälkiä; Handolin; Tibial Fractures in Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding in Finland: A Retrospective Study on Fracture Types and Injury Mechanisms in 363 patients; Scand J Surg Off Organ Finn Surg Soc Scand Surg Soc., Sept 2015, doi:10.1177/1457496915607410. (4) Improved Short Term Outcomes in Tibial Plateau Fractures of Snow Sports Injuries Treated with Immediate Open Reduction Internal Fixation; Janes, MD; Leonard, MSPH; Phillips, PA-C; Salottolo, MPH; Abbott, MD, Bar-Or, MD; ISSS-Innsbruck, Austria, 2017.
**US$20 is charged at the time of Reservation Deposit for international orders.