Howell PlanetB DIN 8-22
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CAUTION: FOR EXTREME SKIERS & RACERS ONLY. SEE OTHER MODELS FOR LOWER DIN’S.
Pre-Order Deposit: $80 (balance invoiced at shipment, Oct 2023).
Pre-Order Deposits are fully-refundable at any time.
Deposits placed now receive 30% off full price when net amount due Oct 2023: net balance = $840, Oct 2023.
First shipments — October, 2023.
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Howell Planet-B DIN 8–22 bindings with F1 valve springs are only for strong, fast, extreme skiers and racers.
Light and super-strong titanium ti6Al4v housings provide unmatched-durability and edge-control. This super-durable material comes at a price: Howell PlanetB bindings are the most expensive ski-bindings in the world: $1,200.
You want maximum edge-control and NO pre-release. Howell PlanetB bindings uniquely provide a shortened lever-arm between the forward-release pivot (the leading edge of the Teflon-AFD) and the heel-cup. A shortened lever-arm requires a higher hold-down force at the heel to maintain a given forward-release moment. Higher hold-down force at the heel provides greater edge control, setting-for-setting. This higher hold-down force — together with super-wide, cantilevered, toe-AFD’s and titanium heel-pads, toe cups and heel cups — cause Howell SkiBindings to provide 17% more edge control than any other binding, setting-for-setting. This unique edge-control feature produces an absence of chatter that can be felt even when carving on water-injected ice-racing conditions.
DIN 8-22 Howell Planet-B is The Real Deal.
Unique Functional Decoupling (sm) provides maximum anti-pre-release. No vertical toe release; no multi-directional toe-release — to decisively mitigate pre-release. Lateral-heel release can be user-blocked at the top ‘BLOCK’ (lock-out) setting. Pincer toes provide maximum lateral control on choppy ice and during minor technique-errors. Non-corroding 303 stainless steel inner workings provide durable, reliable, long-term strength.
For more info about how Howell Planet-B DIN 8–22 bindings deliver maximum retention, see: Menu —> Tech Info —> Retention.
Patented, super-low, 17mm standheight allows just about any lifter while still complying with FIS standheight regulations. Low stand-height reduces cumulative stress on meniscus, MCL and ACL.
1° reverse ramp-angle provides firm tip pressure. 0°, 2° ramp-angles are optionally-included.
Deep-retracting brakes prevent boot-outs.
Floating Mounting System plus additional 5th and 6th mounting screws for toes and heels minimizes mounting-screw pull-outs.
Anticipated compliance with FIS race regulations;
Individually tested and calibrated;
Precision metal mounting jig; one 4.1mm-Ø DIN-standard drill bit; one 4.0mm-Ø DIN-standard tap;
Cant Kit (0°, 1°, 2°).
8 brake retainers for base prep;
2 sets of ski-brakes: 70-80mm; 80-90mm***;
Detailed instructions & 24/7 AI on-line service.
CAUTION: FOR EXTREME SKIERS & RACERS ONLY.
To pre-order other Howell SkiBindings:
Howell Venus DIN 2.5–8 Extra ACL-friendly for women.
Howell Mars DIN 4-13 Decidedly ACL-friendly. Anti-pre-release at normal settings. Powerful edge-control at normal settings.
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* WARNING: ELEVATED SETTINGS BLOCK NECESSARY RELEASE.
** US$20 is automatically added to all international orders.
*** Howell SkiBindings is against (a) ski waist widths greater than 90mm AND (b) all 'pin-binding's' (except Trab TR2 and Shift — though do not fall in the touring-mode and neither are ACL-friendly in the alpine-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 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.