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Howell Venus  DIN 2.5-8

Howell Venus DIN 2.5-8



DEPOSIT PRICE:   $80   (to reveal deposit option, activate drag-down, above)


2.5– DIN    $800

Extra ACL / MCL / meniscus 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 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.


Extra ACL / MCL-friendly

     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 ground reaction forces — in addition to large lateral-abduction loading that can occur during slip-and-catch ski-injury events.  This combined-loading scenario significantly pre-loads the ACL.  If a this scenario occurs — as during slip-and-catch events — the ACL (and/or MCL) can rupture —> unless the heel of the boot is free to release laterally (not rotationally — pivot-turntable bindings block lateral-heel movement:  no boot can release sideways through the side-lugs of a pivot-turntable;  not ‘diagonal-heel release’ because ACL and MCL injury mechanisms involve additional downward-loading — whereas ‘diagonal-heel release’ bindings require additional upward-loading).   In this combined-loading scenario, only Howell SkiBindings’ lateral-heel release mechanism — together with special Howell-developed lateral-heel release-settings for women — provide ACL-friendly and MCL-friendly alpine skiing.

     Further ACL / MCL friendliness for women is provided with pure-vertical toe release as well as multi-directional toe release in the Howell Venus model.

     Each of these added-modes of release come with unique ‘Functional Decoupling’ to mitigate unwanted pre-release.

     47-years have been invested in the development and tuning of this unique bio-technology.  Only Howell SkiBindings truely provide ACL / MCL-friendly skiing.

     ’And Howell SkiBindings provide easy, hands-off, step-in / step-out even in deep powder — 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.  2° valgus canting (thick side, inside) comes standard with Howell Venus ski-bindings to reduce ACL and MCL pre-loading.  Optional 1° and 0° canting included.

    For more info re ‘ACL-friendly’ biomechanics and ski-binding technology information, see:  Menu —> Tech Info —> Release —> scroll to ‘Part-2’.

Also included:

     Grip-Sole, OR ‘standard alpine sole’ compatible (both options included);

     Extra-pair of insert-molded pure, thick, Teflon AFD’s attachable with simple re-mounting of toe (to replace worn Teflon-ADF’s);

     Anticipated DIN Certification in Germany;

     Housings are made of super-tough, eco-friendly, plant-based Nylon-11 with 50% long glass fiber;

     Individually tested and calibrated;

     Lifetime Limited Durability Warranty;

     8 ski-brake holders for ski-tuning.

     2 ski-brake widths included:  70-80mm;  80-90mm**;

     Precision metal mounting jig;  one 4.1mm-Ø DIN-standard drill bit;  one 4.0mm-Ø DIN-standard tap;  and one precision metal tap-handle;  

     Cant Kit: 0° and 1° optionally-included.  Howell Venus model uniquely comes standard with 2° valgus-cants for women.

     On-line 24/7 service.


Anti-pre-release. ACL/MCL-friendly.

              Howell SkiBindings
                It was inevitable.


To order other Howell SkiBindings:

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  • 



Copyright © 2020 by Rick Howell and Howell SkiBindings.  All rights reserved.
U.S. Patent 9,463,370 and other patents pending.

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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.