Howell Venus DIN 2.5-8
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2.5– DIN $800
Extra ACL / MCL / meniscus friendly for Women
Pre-order deposit: $80 (balance invoiced at time of shipment, Oct. 2023).
Pre-order deposits are fully-refundable any time.
Deposits placed now receive 30% off full price when net amount due Oct 2023: net balance = $480 Oct 2023.
First shipments — October, 2023.
FREE SHIPPING* for $80 Pre-order Deposits placed now.
Or — pre-orders placed now at full-price receive free mounting, free testing, and free shipping BOTH WAYS by Howell SkiBindings. This is a limited-time offer.
Extra ACL / MCL-friendly.
Epidemiologically, females have a 3-time greater risk of ACL-injury in skiing compared with men. This large gender difference is due to a naturally-steeper tibial-plateau — causing a reversed inclined-plane effect that drives the femoral condyles aftward and the top of the tibia forward (anterior-drawer movement) during large vertical ground reaction forces — in addition to large lateral-abduction loading that can occur during slip-and-catch ski-injury events. This combined-loading scenario significantly pre-loads the ACL. If a this scenario occurs — as during slip-and-catch events — the ACL (and/or MCL) can rupture —> unless the heel of the boot is free to release laterally (not rotationally — pivot-turntable bindings block lateral-heel movement: no boot can release sideways through the side-lugs of a pivot-turntable; not ‘diagonal-heel release’ because ACL and MCL injury mechanisms involve additional downward-loading — whereas ‘diagonal-heel release’ bindings require additional upward-loading). In this combined-loading scenario, only Howell SkiBindings’ lateral-heel release mechanism — together with special Howell-developed lateral-heel release-settings for women — provide ACL-friendly and MCL-friendly alpine skiing.
Further ACL / MCL friendliness for women is provided with pure-vertical toe release as well as multi-directional toe release in the Howell Venus model.
Each of these added-modes of release come with unique ‘Functional Decoupling’ to mitigate unwanted pre-release.
47-years have been invested in the development and tuning of this unique bio-technology. Only Howell SkiBindings truely provide ACL / MCL-friendly skiing.
’And Howell SkiBindings provide easy, hands-off, step-in / step-out — even in deep powder — even with small boots.
Details: Double-set, precision-ground springs assure precise release. 100% individually tested and calibrated. Patented, low, 17mm stand-height reduces cumulative stress on meniscus, MCL and ACL. 0°-ramp angle provides natural athletic stance. 2° valgus canting (thick side, inside) comes standard with Howell Venus ski-bindings to reduce ACL and MCL pre-loading. Optional 1° and 0° canting included.
For more info re ‘ACL-friendly’ biomechanics and ski-binding technology information, see: Menu —> Tech Info —> Release —> scroll to ‘Part-2’.
Grip-Sole, OR ‘standard alpine sole’ compatible (both options included);
Extra-pair of insert-molded pure, thick, Teflon AFD’s attachable with simple re-mounting of toe (to replace worn Teflon-ADF’s);
Anticipated DIN Certification in Germany;
Housings are made of super-tough, eco-friendly, plant-based Nylon-11 with 50% long glass fiber;
Individually tested and calibrated;
Lifetime Limited Durability Warranty;
8 ski-brake holders for ski-tuning.
2 ski-brake widths included: 70-80mm; 80-90mm**;
Precision metal mounting jig; one 4.1mm-Ø DIN-standard drill bit; one 4.0mm-Ø DIN-standard tap; and one precision metal tap-handle;
Cant Kit: 0° and 1° optionally-included. Howell Venus model uniquely comes standard with 2° valgus-cants for women.
On-line 24/7 service.
FLAT-OUT SKIING CONFIDENCE.
It was inevitable.
To order other Howell SkiBindings:
Howell Mars DIN 4–13 ACL-friendy. Anti-pre-release at normal settings. Powerful edge-control at normal settings.
Howell PlanetB DIN 8–22 Titanium housings. CAUTION: EXTREME SKIERS & RACERS ONLY.
Howell SkiBindings, Inc.
PO Box 1274 • Stowe, Vermont 05672 USA
1.802.793.4849 • email@example.com
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U.S. Patent 9,463,370 and other patents pending.
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* US$20 is automatically charged on Reservation Deposits for international orders.
** Howell SkiBindings company is against (a) ski waist widths greater than 90mm AND (b) all 'pin-binding's' (except Trab TR2 and Shift, though do not fall in the touring mode and neither are ACL-friendly in the alpine-mode) — 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.
**US$20 is charged at the time of Reservation Deposit for international orders.