Howell 888 WC Racing
DIN 6—26* $1200
Deposit price: $400 (balance is invoiced before shipment, Oct 2018).
Deposits are fully-refundable at any time.
Deposits placed now receive a 30% discount on the full price in Oct 2018: invoiced balance = $440 in Oct 2018.
First shipments — October, 2018.
FREE SHIPPING** ON RESERVATIONS PLACED NOW.
Lite. Super-Strong. Titanium housings. Formula-1 valve springs. Max setting — DIN 26. This is The Real Deal.
Maximum retention & anti-pre-release due to (a) unique functional-decoupling of the 3 modes of elastic-release from the different, multiple-modes that provide ski-racing and extreme-skiing control & (b) decoupling of ski-brake pressure during ski-counterflex. Maximum edge-control is provided by maximum lateral boot-interfaces; straight-across forward-fulcrum-point; & shortened forward-fulcrum-point (from heel to leading-edge of fulcrum). No vertical toe release, no multi-directional toe-release (this binding does not address the low-prevalence 'BIAD' and 'backward-twisting' knee injury mechanisms). Pincer toe with rollers. Patented, super-low 17mm stand-height allows compliance with FIS-specifications even when combined with most 3rd-party lifters. 0° ramp-angle. Sculpted for tipping. Rock solid stainless steel internal-components (no galvanic corrosion with titanium housings). Floating mounting system provides maximum long-term retention of mounting screws. Additional 3rd-mode of lateral heel release without pre-release provides ACL-friendly skiing — based on plausible in-house biomechanical research (not validated, yet, epidemiologically)*. Extreme durability.
Anticipated conformance to international alpine ski binding standards ISO 9462, 9465 & 11087 plus 'standard industry practice' for durability & anti-pre-release — and anticipated certification in Germany.
Hand-calibrated, individually race-tuned — bespoke — by the Howell Racing Department.
Mounting template; special DIN 4.1mm-diameter drill bit; DIN-screw tap; Howell ACL-Friendly Fixture* — included with each purchase.
On-line service information and 'Service-Certification' is available.
A wide range of cants and related special screw-lengths are included.
All brake widths included with each purchase: 70, 80, 90, 100mm.***
Optional Howell Forward Retention Test Device, $18,000 (not included, see Catalog).
Howell 888 WC Racing is bespoke. Supply is limited.
CAUTION: FOR RACERS AND EXTREME SKIERS ONLY.
FLAT-OUT SKIING CONFIDENCE.
It was inevitable.
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', 'Howell 888 WC Racing' are Service Marks.
* Elevated settings (higher than ISO 8061-recommended release settings) can negate release, irrespectively of Wolff's (bone strengthening) Law.
** US$20 is charged with Reservation Deposit 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 the new Trab TR2)) — are a serious problem for the sustainability of our beautiful sport: the ISO standards on pin-bindings are knowingly wrong: they are about money; political-engineering; patent portfolios; and must be immediately changed to reflect human-biomechanics, not just manufacturing-tolerances. 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.