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Howell 800 Venus

Howell 800 Venus


For Lite female skiers.    2.5—9 DIN.    $600.

World's 1st eco-friendly alpine ski binding — made of castor bean engineering-grade resin.     

Deposit Price: $100  (balance invoiced before shipment, 2019).     

Deposits are fully-refundable at any time.     

Deposits placed now receive a 30% discount on the full price in 2019:  invoiced balance  =  $320 in 2019.

First shipments — October, 2019.     



     Howell 800 Venus is the world's 1st eco-friendly ski bindingmade of castor beans — creating a supertough engineering-grade resin that forms the Venus housings.  Comes with Q-angle canting to address female anatomy — reducing knee strain. 

Super Convenient, Easy Step-In even in lite powder. 

Details:  Precision-ground springs provide super smooth release — only when needed.  Special decoupling-features block unwanted pre-release even at low release settings.  Wide boot contact-points — toe-heel / top-bottom — maximize edge-control, even on ice.  Patented, low, 17mm standing-platform reduces cumulative knee strain.  0°-ramp angle for a natural athletic stance.  Additional 3rd mode of lateral heel release — without pre-release — provides ACL-friendly skiing in all snow conditions.  Additional multi-directional toe release — also without pre-releaseprovides super-friendly skiing. 

     Anticipated Certification in Germany to international ski binding standards ISO 9462, 9465 & 11087 — plus 'standard industry practice' for durability & anti-pre-release.

     Individually tested and calibrated. 

     Lifetime limited warranty. 

     Two ski-brake widths included with purchase:  70-80mm; 80-90mm **

     On-line service available.



    Anti-pre-release. ACL-friendly.

            Howell SkiBindings
               It was inevitable.



79A Mansfield View Road   •   PO Box 1274    •   Stowe, Vermont 05672  USA
1.802.793.4849  •  •



Copyright © 2017 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', '800 Venus', '880 Pro' and 'Howell 888 Max' 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 87mm  AND  (b) all 'pin-binding's' (except new Trab TR2) — due to (a.i) their association with a new type of skiing-injury:  severe, high-energy tibia-plateau fractures, severe tibial-tuberosity fractures, cumulative miniscus-damage, and MCL-rupture;  and (b.i) due to high-energy, spiral-tiba-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 many multiple-fragments, difficult surgical reconstruction, and 10 to 15-months of aggressive rehabilitation.  Fat skis on firm snow and pin-bindings in any snow (except Trab TR2 pin bindings) — are a serious problem for the sustainability of our beautiful sport:  the ISO standards on pin-bindings must be changed to reflect human-biomechanics.   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.