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Howell 888 Max

Howell 888 Max


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


DIN 8—20*  


Deposit:   $80   (balance invoiced at time of shipment, Oct 2020).  

Deposits are fully-refundable at any time.  

Deposits placed now receive a 30% discount off full price when net amount is due in 2020:  net invoiced balance  =  $840 in Oct 2020.

First shipments — October, 2020.

FREE SHIPPING**  for Deposits placed now.


   Howell 888 Max is a racing and extreme-skiing binding for strong fast skiers.

   888 Max is lite and super-strong through the use of thin-wall titanium ti6Al4v housings.  This extreme function comes at a price:  the individually-crafted Howell 888 Max is the world’s most expensive pure-alpine ski-binding.

   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.  Lateral-heel release can be user-blocked at the top-setting.  Pincer toes provide maximum directional control in the rudest snow and terrain.

   Patented, super-low, 17mm stand-height allows the addition of just about any lifter while still complying with FIS regulations — and reduces cumulative knee stress.  1° reverse ramp-angle for firm tip pressure.  Variable ramp-angle shims included.  Sculpted side-walls for anti-boot-out.  Solid stainless steel internal-components maximize durability.  Floating Mounting System plus additional 5th mounting screws provide maximum long-term anti ski-pull-out strength.  Additional 3rd-mode of lateral heel release — without pre-release — provides ACL-friendly skiing (can be user-blocked). 

   Grip-Sole compatible (optional) with extra AFD’s (included).

   Maximum tipping-angle.

   Anticipated DIN Certification in Germany.

   Individually tested and calibrated

   Mounting jig;  4.1mm-Ø drill bit;  4.0mm-Ø screw-tap;  and Optional Cant Kit (1°, 2°) included with purchase.

   3 ski-brake widths included with each purchase:  70-80mm;  80-90mm;  90-100mm***

   On-line service, 24/7.




    Anti-pre-release.  ACL-friendly.

            Howell SkiBindings  
               It was inevitable.



To Pre-Order additional Howell SkiBindings with an $80 Deposit:

Howell 800 Venus — Loaded with female-friendly features (additional valgus canting).   DIN 2.5—9

Howell 880 Pro —  ACL friendly.  Without pre-release even for strong, fast skiers.   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.