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Howell 888 Max

Howell 888 Max

$2,200.00
CAUTION:  ONLY FOR EXTREME SKIERS AND RACERS.     
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. 

 

    Anti-pre-release.  ACL-friendly.
  FLAT-OUT SKIING CONFIDENCE.

 
Howell SkiBindings  
   It was inevitable.

 

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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.