Only Howell SkiBindings are functionally-decoupled between retention and release:
Ordinary 2-mode bindings adversely cross-link retention and release:
The principles of Axiomatic Design Engineering, formalized as the first new engineering discipline in over 100-years by MIT Engineering Professor Nam Suh — are utilized robustly in developing new Howell SkiBindings. In this way, release is smooth — only when needed, biomechanically — and powerful retention / anti-pre-release — are always available when performing controlled, aggressive, skiing. Only Howell SkiBindings deploy fully-decoupled Axiomatic Design Engineering technology. Only Howell SkiBindings deliver powerful anti-pre-release independently of resease settings. Howell SkiBindings are uniquely the 1st bindings that can be skied at 'chart settings' without pre-release. This is a 1st within the category of alpine ski bindings.
To Order by Reservation-Deposit:
Howell 800 Venus — Loaded with ACL-Friendly features for lite & strong women. DIN 2.5—9
Howell 880 Pro — ACL friendly. Without pre-release. DIN 5—15
Howell 888 Max — CAUTION: EXTREME SKIERS & RACERS ONLY. DIN 8—20
See prices—including $80 Deposit—in on-line catalog.
Axiomatic Design Engineering is formalized as the 1st new branch of engineering in over 100 years — by MIT Professor, Nam Suh, PhD, in his groundbreaking book — The Principles of Design, 1990, ISBN # 0-19-504345-6.