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Howell Venus  DIN 2.5-8

Howell Venus DIN 2.5-8



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


2.5-8 DIN    $800

Extra ACL-Friendly for Women


Deposit:  $80  (balance invoiced at time of shipment, Oct. 2023).     

Deposits are fully-refundable at any time.     

Deposits placed now receive a 30% discount off full price when net amount is due Oct 2023:  net invoiced balance  =  $480 in Oct 2023.

First shipments — October, 2023.     

FREE SHIPPING*  for Deposits of $80 placed now.

Or — orders placed now at full-price receive personalized mounting, testing, tuning and shipping by Howell SkiBindings.  This is a limited-time offer.


Extra ACL-friendly

     Epidemiologically, females have 3-times the incidence of ACL-ruptures in skiing compared with men.  This large difference is due, primarily, to a naturally-steeper female 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.  This scenario pre-loads the ACL.  If an additional, large, abduction (lateral) load enters the scenario — as during slip-catch events — the ACL can rupture —> unless the heel of the boot is free to release laterally (not rotationally — turntable bindings block lateral-heel movement).   In this scenario, Howell SkiBindings’ lateral-heel release mechanism — together with specially-developed lateral-heel release-settings for women — provide ACL-friendly skiing.

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

     Each of these added-modes of release come with unique ‘functional-decoupling’ technology to block unwanted pre-release.

     47-years have been invested in the development and tuning of this unique bio-technology.  Only Howell SkiBindings truely mitigate ACL-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.  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.  Optional 1° and 0° canting included.

    For more info re ‘ACL-friendly’, see:  Menu —> Tech Info —> Release —> scroll to ‘Part-2’.

Also included:

     Grip-Sole, or ‘standard alpine sole’ compatible;

     Extra-pair of insert-molded pure Teflon AFD’s attachable with simple re-mounting of toe;

     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;

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

     Precision metal mounting jig;  4.1mm-Ø DIN-standard drill bit;  4.0mm-Ø DIN-standard tap; and 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-friendly.

            Howell SkiBindings
               It was inevitable.


To pre-order other or additional Howell SkiBindings with an $80 reservation-deposit:

Howell Mars   DIN 5-16   ACL-friendy.  Anti-pre-release.  Powerful edge-control.

Howell PlanetB   DIN 8-22   Titanium.  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.

'ACL-Friendly', 'It was inevitable.', 'Howell SkiBindings', 'Howell PlanetB’, ’Howell Mars’, ’Howell Venus’ are (sm) Service Marks.

Content subject to change without notice.


* 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) — 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.