Howell 800 Venus
For Lite female skiers. 2.5—9 DIN. $600.
World's 1st eco-friendly ski binding — made of castor beans (engineering-grade, Nylon-11)
Deposit Price: $100 (balance invoiced before shipment, 2018).
Deposits are fully-refundable at any time.
Deposits placed now receive a 30% discount on the full price in 2018: invoiced balance = $320 in 2018.
First shipments — October, 2018.
FREE SHIPPING** WITH RESERVATIONS PLACED NOW.
Howell 800 Venus (sm) is the world's 1st eco-friendly ski binding — made of castor beans — supertough engineering-grade Nylon-11. With a slightly scaled-down housing and extra Q-angle canting — this binding is expressly designed for lite females.
Convenient, easy step-in — even in lite powder.
(( Details: Precision-ground, double-set springs. Maximum retention & anti-pre-release due to (a) unique functional-decoupling of the 3-modes of elastic-release from the multiple modes of skiing control & (b) decoupling of ski-brake pressure during ski-counterflex. Maximum edge-control is provided by maximum lateral boot-interfaces; straight-across forward-fulcrum-point; & shortened forward-fulcrum-point (from heel to leading-edge of fulcrum). Patented, low, 17mm stand-height reduces valgus (abduction-moment) loading into the knee. 0°-ramp angle for neutral stance. Additional 3rd mode of lateral heel release, without pre-release, addresses ACL-friendly skiing — based on plausible in-house biomechanical research (not validated, yet, epidemiologically). Additional vertical & multi-directional toe release for BIAD-friendly (Boot Induced Anterior Drawer) and 'backward-twisting' ACL-friendly skiing. ))
Optional Q-angle-canting comes standard (though increasing stand-height by 4mm — to a total stand-height of 21mm — which stand-height is also low).
Anticipated conformance to international alpine ski binding standards ISO 9462, 9465 & 11087 plus 'standard industry practice' for durability & anti-pre-release — anticipated certification in Germany.
Individually tested and calibrated.
Lifetime limited warranty.
Both ski-brake widths included with purchase: 70-80mm; 80-90mm.*
On-line service information and Service-Certification is available.
FLAT-OUT SKIING CONFIDENCE.
It was inevitable.
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U.S. Patent 9,463,370 and other patents pending.
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* Howell SkiBindings company is against (a) ski waist widths greater than 87mm AND (b) all 'pin-binding's' (except new Trab TR2) — due to (a.i) their association with a new type of skiing-injury: severe, high-energy tibia-plateau fractures, severe tibial-tuberosity fractures, cumulative miniscus-damage, and MCL-rupture; and (b.i) due to high-energy, spiral-tiba-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 many multiple-fragments, difficult surgical reconstruction, and 10 to 15-months of aggressive rehabilitation. Fat skis (on firm snow) and pin-bindings (in any snow) ((except the new Trab TR2)) — are a serious problem for the sustainability of our beautiful sport: the ISO standards on pin-bindings are knowingly wrong: they are about money; political-engineering; patent portfolios; and must be immediately changed to reflect human-biomechanics, not just manufacturing-tolerances. 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.
**US$20 is charged at the time of reservation for international orders.