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Howell Venus  DIN 2.5-8

Howell Venus DIN 2.5-8



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


2.5–8 DIN    $800


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.


Extra ACL-friendly for women.

     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.

     40 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.

Also included:

     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  • 





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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-bindings' (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 severe, high-energy, tibia-plateau fractures.  This type of skiing injury matches the growth of fat-skis and pin-bindings.  The high-energy nature of this type of skiing fracture involves 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.  ‘And ‘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.