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Howell PlanetB   DIN 8-22

Howell PlanetB DIN 8-22


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



DIN 8—22*  


Pre-Order Deposit:  $80  (balance invoiced at shipment, Oct 2023).  

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

Deposits placed now receive 30% off full price when net amount due Oct 2023:  net balance  =  $840,  Oct 2023.

First shipments — October, 2023.

FREE SHIPPING**  for pre-order deposits placed now.

Or — pre-orders placed now at full-price, $1,200, receive free mounting, free testing, free fine-tuning and free shipping of skis, boots and bindings BOTH ways by Howell SkiBindings.  This is a limited-time offer.


   Howell Planet-B  DIN 8–22  bindings with F1 valve springs are only for strong, fast, extreme skiers and racers.  Limited bespoke production.

   Light super strong titanium ti6Al4v housings provide unmatched-durability for the most insane lines imaginable.  This super-durable material comes at a price:  Howell PlanetB bindings are the most expensive ski-bindings anywhere:  $1,200.  

    Howell PlanetB bindings.  Out of this world.

    You want maximum edge-control and NO pre-release.  Howell PlanetB bindings uniquely provide a shortened lever-arm between the forward-release pivot (the leading edge of the Teflon-AFD) and the heel.  A shortened lever-arm requires a higher hold-down force at the heel to maintain a given forward-release moment.  Higher hold-down force at the heel provides greater edge control compared with all other bindings.  This higher hold-down force — together with super-wide cantilevered metal heel-pads and Teflon-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.


    Unique Functional Decoupling (sm) provides maximum anti-pre-release.  No vertical toe release;  no multi-directional toe-release — to decisively mitigate pre-release.  Lateral-heel release can be user-blocked at the top ‘BLOCK’ (lock-out) setting.  Pincer toes provide maximum lateral control on choppy ice and during minor technique-errors.  303 stainless steel inner workings enhance durable, reliable, long-term strength. 

   For more info about how Howell PlanetB DIN 8–22 bindings deliver maximum retention, see:  Menu —> Tech Info —> Retention. 

   Patented, super-low, 17mm stand-height provides the efficient-addition of an AT-frame and just about any lifter while still complying with FIS stand-height regulations.  Low stand-height reduces cumulative stress on meniscus, MCL and ACL.  1° reverse ramp-angle provides firm tip pressure.  0°, 2° ramp-angles are optionally-included.  Deep-retracting brakes prevent boot-outs.  Floating Mounting System plus additional 5th and 6th mounting screws for toes and heels minimizes mounting-screw pull-outs.

Super durability.
Super anti-pre-release.


Also included:

   Grip-Sole, or ‘standard alpine sole’ compatible (both options included);

   Extra-pair of insert-molded pure Teflon AFD’s attachable with simple re-mounting of toe (to replace worn AFD’s);

   Anticipated DIN Certification in Germany;

   Individually tested and calibrated;

   Precision metal mounting jig;  one 4.1mm-Ø DIN-standard drill bit;  one 4.0mm-Ø DIN-standard tap;  and one metal tap-handle;  

   Cant Kit  (0°, 1°, 2°);

   brake retainers for base prep;

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

   Detailed instructions & 24/7 on-line service.




Anti-pre-release.  ACL/MCL-friendly.

              Howell SkiBindings  
                It was inevitable.



To pre-order other Howell SkiBindings:

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

Howell Mars   DIN 4-13   Uniquely ACL/MCL-friendly.  Anti-pre-release at normal settings.  Powerful edge-control at normal settings.


Howell SkiBindings

PO Box 1274    •   Stowe, Vermont 05672  USA

1.802.793.4849  • 


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

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** US$20 is automatically added to all international orders.

*** Howell SkiBindings 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.