Howell PlanetB DIN 8-22
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CAUTION: FOR EXTREME SKIERS & RACERS ONLY. SEE OTHER MODELS FOR LOWER DIN’S.
Deposit: $80 (balance invoiced at time of shipment, Oct 2023).
Deposits are fully-refundable at any time.
Deposits placed now receive a 30% discount off full price when net amount is due in 2023: net invoiced balance = $840 in Oct 2023.
First shipments — October, 2023.
FREE SHIPPING** for deposits placed now.
Or — orders placed now at full-price, $800, receive personalized mounting, testing, fine-tuning and shipping both ways by Howell SkiBindings. This is a limited-time offer.
Howell Planet-B DIN 8-22 bindings are for strong, fast, extreme skiers and racers only.
Light / super strong titanium ti6Al4v housings provide unmatched-durability for the most insane lines imaginable. This super-durable material comes at a price: Howell PlanetB bindings are the most expensive ski-bindings anywhere: $1,200.
PlanetB is out of this world.
Top skiers and racers want great edge-control to carve turns. Howell PlanetB bindings uniquely provide a shortened lever-arm between the forward-release pivot (the leading edge of the AFD) and the heel. 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 compared with all other bindings. This higher hold-down force — together with super-wide cantilevered metal heel-pads and AFD’s; and maximal width metal toe cups and heel cups — cause Howell SkiBindings to provide 17% more edge control than any other binding. The absence of chatter can be felt even when carving on Eastern blue-ice.
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 control, even on choppy ice. Stainless steel inner workings enhance durable, reliable function.
For more info about how Howell PlanetB DIN 8-22 bindings deliver maximum retention, 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 meniscus, MCL and ACL. 1° reverse ramp-angle privides firm tip pressure. 0°, 2° ramp-angles are optionally-included. Deep-recess retractable brakes prevent boot-outs. Floating Mounting System plus additional 5th mounting screws for toes and heels enhances long-term anti-ski-pull-outs.
The point: Super durability; Super anti-pre-release.
Grip-Sole, or ‘standard alpine sole’ compatible;
Extra-pair 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 DIN-standard drill bit; 4.0mm-Ø DIN-standard tap; and tap-handle;
Cant Kit (0°, 1°, 2°);
2 brake retainers for base prep;
2 sets of ski-brakes: 70-80mm; 80-90mm***;
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 Venus DIN 2.5-8 Extra ACL-friendly for women.
Howell Mars DIN 5-16 Decisively ACL-friendly. Anti-pre-release. Powerful edge-control.
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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) — 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.