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Howell  Mars   DIN 5-16

Howell Mars DIN 5-16


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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;

     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.


Anti-pre-release.  ACL/MCL-friendly.


             Howell SkiBindings 
                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. 


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/MCL-Friendly', 'It was inevitable.', 'Howell SkiBindings', 'Howell Mars’, ‘Howell Venus', 'Howell PlanetB', ‘Functional Decoupling’ are (sm) Service Marks.

Content subject to change without notice.


* 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.