Howell 888 Max
DIN 6—18* $2200
Deposit price: $400 (balance is invoiced before shipment, Oct 2018).
Deposits are fully-refundable at any time.
Deposits placed now receive a 30% discount on the full price in Oct 2018: invoiced balance = $1140 in Oct 2018.
First shipments — October, 2018.
FREE SHIPPING** FOR RESERVATION-DEPOSITS PLACED NOW.
Lite. Super-Strong. Housings are machined from ti6Al4v (titanium) bar-stock. Formula-1 valve springs.
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. Pincer toes provide maximum directional control in all snow conditions.
This binding is Max.
Patented, super-low 17mm stand-height allows the addition of just about any lifter while still complying with FIS regulations — and reduces cumulative knee strain. 1° reverse ramp-angle for firm tip pressure. Optional, variable ramp-angle shims are included. Sculpted side-walls for anti-boot-out-tipping. Solid stainless steel internal-components maximize durability. Floating Mounting System provides maximum long-term retention of mounting screws. Additional 3rd-mode of lateral heel release without pre-release provides ACL-friendly skiing*.
Titanium ti6Al4v housings provide extreme durability.
Anticipated Certification in Germany to international alpine ski binding standards ISO 9462, 9465 & 11087 plus 'standard industry practice' for durability & anti-pre-release.
Individually assembled, tested and calibrated by the Howell Racing Department.
Mounting template ($299 value); DIN 4.1mm-Ø drill bit; DIN 4.0mm-Ø screw-tap; Optional Cant Kit (1°, 2°); Howell Test Fixture are included with purchase.
Both ski-brake widths included: 70-80mm; 80-90mm***
On-line service information and 'Service-Certification' is available.
Supply will be limited — made custom to order.
CAUTION: ONLY FOR EXTREME SKIERS AND RACERS.
FLAT-OUT SKIING CONFIDENCE.
It was inevitable.
Copyright © 2017 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.
* WARNING: ELEVATED RELEASE SETTINGS CAN BLOCK NECESSARY RELEASE.
** US$20 is automatically charged on Reservation Deposits for international orders.
***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 Trab TR2 pin bindings) — are a serious problem for the sustainability of our beautiful sport: the ISO standards on pin-bindings must be changed to reflect human-biomechanics. 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.