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Howell  Mars   DIN 4-13

Howell Mars DIN 4-13


PRE-ORDER:  $80  (to reveal pre-order deposit option, activate drag-down, above)



5-16 DIN     $800


Pre-order:   $80 

Pre-Order Deposits are fully-refundable at any time.    

Deposits placed now receive 30% off full price when net amount is due Oct 2023:  net invoiced balance  =  $480, Oct 2023.

First shipments — October, 2023.  

FREE SHIPPING* on $80 pre-orders placed now.

( Full-price pre-orders placed now receive free mounting, free testing and free shipping of your skis, boots & bindings — both ways.  This is a limited-time offer. )

     You want good edge-control to carve.  Howell Mars bindings uniquely provide a shortened lever-arm between the forward-release pivot (the leading edge of the AFD) and the heel.  A shortened lever-arm requires a higher hold-down force at the heel to maintain the DIN-standardized forward-release moment.  Higher hold-down force at the heel provides greater edge control compared with other bindings.  High hold-down force — together with super-wide cantilevered heel-pads and AFD’s;  and maximal width toe cups and heel cups — cause Howell SkiBindings to provide 17% more edge control than any other binding.  The absence of chatter can be felt even when carving on blue-ice.  ‘A shortened forward lever-arm also provides tibia-plateau-friendly skiing during necessary forward-release events. 

     All pure-alpine Howell SkiBindings uniquely come with non-pre-releasing, lateral-heel-release and proper biomechanically-based lateral-heel release-settings for ACL / MCL-friendly skiing.


Details:  Super-tough engineering-grade-resins (non-hydroscopic Nylon-12 with 50% long glass fibers) & aluminum housings.  Pure, thick, Teflon under-boot contact points.  Pincer-toes provide solid lateral-control even on choppy ice and during minor technique-mistakes.  303 stainless steel inner workings enhance durable, reliable, long-term function.  Unique, Functional Decoupling (sm) blocks pre-release in each mode of release, even at chart settings.  Utility patented, low 17mm stand-height reduces cumulative stress on the MCL, ACL and meniscus — providing the efficient use of an AT-frame — or the addition of just about any under-binding racing plate while still being FIS-legal.  0°-ramp angle provides natural athletic stance.  Adjustable toe height with integral covering cap.  Floating Mounting System minimizes mounting-screw pull-outs.

     For more info on ACL/MCL-friendly biomechanics and related ski-binding function, see:  Menu —> Tech Info —> ‘Release’ (or ‘Retention’, or ‘Edge Control’).

Also included:

     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-AFD’s);

     Maximum tipping angle provided by extreme brake-retraction:  averts boot-outs;

     Anticipated DIN Certification in Germany;

     Individually tested and calibrated;

     Lifetime Limited Durability Warranty;

     brake retainers for edge/base-prep;

     2 sets of ski-brake widths:  70-80mm;  80-90mm**;

     Precision metal mounting jig;  4.1mm-Ø DIN-standard drill-bit;  4.0mm-Ø DIN-standard tap; precision metal tap-handle (included);  

     Cant Kit (0°, 1°, 2°);

      Detailed instructions, 24/7 on-line service.


Anti-pre-release.  ACL/MCL-friendly.


             Howell SkiBindings 
                It was inevitable.


To order other Howell SkiBindings:

Howell Venus   DIN 2.5–8   Extra ACL/MCL friendly for females.

Howell PlanetB   DIN 8–22   Titanium.  F1 valve springs.  CAUTION:  FOR EXTREME SKIERS & RACERS ONLY. 


Howell SkiBindings, Inc.

PO Box 1274    •   Stowe, Vermont 05672  USA

1.802.793.4849  • 


Copyright © 2020 by Rick Howell and Howell SkiBindings.  All rights reserved.

U.S. Patent 9,463,370 and other patents pending.
'ACL/MCL-Friendly', 'It was inevitable.', 'Howell SkiBindings', 'Howell Mars’, ‘Howell Venus', 'Howell PlanetB', ‘Functional Decoupling’ are (sm) Service Marks.

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* US$20 is automatically charged for international orders.

** Howell SkiBindings is against (a) ski waist widths greater than 90mm AND against (b) all 'pin-binding's' (except Trab TR2;  and Shift, though do not fall with Shift bindings while in the touring-mode and Shift bindings are not ACL friendly) — 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 and/or pin-bindings 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 shipments.