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Howell 8-20 Anti-ACL-Rupture

Howell 8-20 Anti-ACL-Rupture


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



DIN 8—20*  


Deposit:   $80   (balance invoiced at time of shipment, Oct 2022).  

Deposits are fully-refundable at any time.  

Deposits placed now receive a 30% discount off full price when net amount is due in 2022:  net invoiced balance  =  $840 in Oct 2022.

First shipments — October, 2022.

FREE SHIPPING**  for deposits placed now.

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



   Howell 8-20 Anti-ACL-Rupture ski-bindings are extreme — for large, strong, fast skiers.

   Lite and super-strong titanium ti6Al4v housings — this extreme-binding comes at a price:  Howell 8-20 Anti-ACL-Rupture ski-bindings are the world’s most expensive ski-bindings.



    Unique Functional Decoupling System (sm) provides maximum anti-pre-release.  Super wide boot contact delivers maximum edge-control.  No vertical toe release; no multi-directional toe-release — to block pre-release.  Lateral-heel release can be user-blocked at the top-setting.  Pincer toes provide maximum lateral-control even on choppy ice.  

   For more info about how the Howell 8-20 delivers maximum retention at lower-than-expected release settings, see:  Menu —> Tech Info —> Retention.

   Patented, super-low, 17mm stand-height allows the addition of just about any lifter while still complying with FIS stand-height regulations — low stand-height reduces cumulative stress on the meniscus, MCL and ACL.  1° reverse ramp-angle for firm tip pressure.  0° ramp-angle optionally included.  Deep-recess retractable brakes prevent boot-out.  Solid stainless steel internal-components maximize durability.  Floating Mounting System plus additional 5th heel-mounting screw enhances long-term anti ski-pull-out.  Additional 3rd-mode of lateral heel release — without pre-release — provides ACL-friendly skiing (can be blocked at user discretion). 

Also included:

   Grip-Sole or ‘standard alpine sole’ compatible;

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

   Anticipated DIN Certification in Germany;

   Individually tested and calibrated;

   Precision metal mounting jig;  4.1mm-Ø drill bit;  4.0mm-Ø tap and tap-handle;  

   Cant Kit  (0°, 1°, 2°);

   2 brake retainers for base prep;

   3 sets of ski-brakes:  70-80mm;  80-90mm;  90-100mm*** ;

   Detailed instructions & on-line service.




    Anti-pre-release.  ACL-friendly.

            Howell SkiBindings  
               It was inevitable.



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

Howell 2.5-9  Anti-ACL-Rupture — Extra female-friendly.   DIN 2.5—9

Howell 5-15  Anti-ACL-Rupture — Decisive command of ACL-friendliness, anti-pre-release and powerful edge-control.   DIN 5—15 



PO Box 1274    •   Stowe, Vermont 05672  USA
1.802.793.4849  •  •


Copyright © 2019 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 is against (a) ski waist widths greater than 100mm  AND  (b) all 'pin-binding's' (except Trab TR2) — 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.   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.