Howell 8-20 Anti-ACL-Rupture
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CAUTION: SKI-BINDINGS FOR EXTREME SKIERS & RACERS ONLY. SEE OTHER HOWELL MODELS FOR LOWER DIN’S.
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).
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.
CAUTION: EXTREME SKIERS & RACERS ONLY.
FLAT-OUT SKIING CONFIDENCE.
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
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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.
* WARNING: ELEVATED SETTINGS CAN BLOCK NECESSARY RELEASE.
** 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.