How to Make Homemade Straps for Snowboard Bindings

    Step 1

    Purchase an old snowboard from your local outdoor shop or used-sporting-goods store. Loosen the mounting screws to remove the modern bindings from the snowboard deck. Place the underside of the snowboard deck onto a flat worktable.

    Step 2

    Cut out two strips of leather that are 3 inches wide and 8 inches long. Align your first strip of leather over the mounting holes located toward the front of the snowboard. Insert two mounting screws through one end of the leather binding strap.

    Step 3

    Tighten the screws in the corresponding mounting holes to secure the binding strap in position. Insert your feet into a pair of snowboard boots and tie the laces tightly. Place your lead foot adjacent to the binding strap.

    Step 4

    Pull the leather strap across the middle of your snowboard boot. Insert two mounting screws through the opposing end of the leather strap. Tighten the screws in the mounting holes to ensure a snug yet comfortable fit.

    Step 5

    Slide your boot backwards to remove it from your new binding straps. Cut off any excess leather to prevent your straps from flapping in the wind. Align your second strip of leather over the rear mounting holes and repeat the strap construction process.

Things Needed

  • Used snowboard
  • Screwdriver
  • Scissors
  • Leather sheet
  • Snowboard boots

About the Author

Philip Foster has been writing professionally since 2010. His work has been featured in the literary-arts magazine "The PEEL" and the weekly newspaper "The Mountain Xpress." Foster is an expert in various extreme sports. He cooked in a restaurant that offered organic and vegetarian cuisine for over three years. Foster received a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Appalachian State University.