Howell Mars DIN 5-16
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ACL/MCL-FRIENDLY. ANTI-PRE-RELEASE. MAXIMUM EDGE CONTROL.
5-16 DIN $800
Pre-order: $80 (balance invoiced at time of shipment October 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 $80 pre-orders placed now.
Or, orders placed now at full-price, $800, receive free mounting, free testing, free fine-tuning and free shipping both ways by Howell SkiBindings. This is a limited-time offer.
Good skiers want good edge-control to carve turns. Howell Mars ski-bindings uniquely provide a shortened lever-arm between the forward-release pivot (the leading edge of the AFD) and the heel. A shortened lever-arm requires a higher hold-down force at the heel to maintain the ISO-9462 standardized forward-release moment. Higher hold-down force at the heel provides greater edge control compared with other bindings. High hold-down force — together with super-wide cantilevered heel-pads and AFD’s; and maximal width toe cups and heel cups — cause Howell SkiBindings to provide 17% more edge control than any other binding. The absence of chatter can be felt even when carving on blue-ice.
‘And of course, all pure-alpine Howell SkiBindings come standard with non-pre-releasing, ACL/MCL-friendly, lateral-heel-release — PLUS specially-developed lateral-heel release-settings. Howell Mars toes have multi-directional (not vertical) toe release. Only Howell SkiBindings provide true ACL/MCL-friendly skiing.
Details: Super-tough engineering-grade-resins (non-hydroscopic Nylon-12 with 50% long glass fibers) & aluminum housings. Pure Teflon boot contact points. Pincer-toes provide solid lateral-control even on choppy ice and during minor technique-mistakes. Stainless steel inner workings enhance durable, reliable, long-term function. Unique, Functional Decoupling (sm) blocks pre-release in each mode of release, even at chart settings. Utility patented, low 17mm stand-height reduces cumulative stress on the MCL, ACL and meniscus, and allows the addition of just about any under-binding plate while still being FIS-legal. 0°-ramp angle provides natural athletic stance. Adjustable toe height. Floating Mounting System minimizes ski pull-outs.
For more info re ‘ACL/MCL-friendly’ biomechanics and related ski-binding function, see: Menu —> Tech Info —> Release (or ‘Retention’, or ‘Edge Control’); or see ‘Catalog’ —> Howell Presentation to IOC ($19).
Also included at no extra cost:
Grip-Sole, OR ‘standard alpine sole’ compatible (both options included);
Extra-pair of insert-molded pure Teflon AFD’s attachable with simple re-mounting of toe (to replace worn AFD’s);
Maximum tipping angle provided by extreme brake-retraction: averts boot-outs;
Anticipated DIN Certification in Germany;
Individually tested and calibrated;
Lifetime Limited Durability Warranty;
8 brake retainers for edge/base-prep;
2 sets of ski-brake widths: 70-80mm; 80-90mm** ;
Precision metal mounting jig; 4.1mm-Ø DIN-standard drill-bit; 4.0mm-Ø DIN-standard tap; precision metal tap-handle;
Cant Kit (0°, 1°, 2°);
Detailed instructions / 24/7 on-line service.
FLAT-OUT SKIING CONFIDENCE.
It was inevitable.
To order other Howell SkiBindings:
Howell Venus DIN 2.5–8 Extra ACL/MCL friendly for females.
Howell PlanetB DIN 8–22 Titanium. CAUTION: FOR EXTREME SKIERS & RACERS ONLY.
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* US$20 is automatically charged on Reservation Deposits for international orders.
** Howell SkiBindings is against (a) ski waist widths greater than 90mm AND against (b) all 'pin-binding's' (except Trab TR2; and Shift, though do not fall with Shift while in the touring-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 and/or pin-bindings 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 shipments.