Atlas & Tubbs DIY Heel Strap Kit Instructions
This is a DIY kit. Mountain Soles is not able to give installation help via phone or email.
Install and use at your own risk. If you run into issues with this installation we suggest checking in with your local ski shop as they will likely have the tools and skills to install these bindings. This kit should work for about 99% of the Atlas snowshoes made. For those snowshoes that don’t seem to make sense with these instructions, you may have to do some ‘outside-of-the-box’ problem solving to get them to work.
Tools you will need:
Drill with sharp ¼” drill bit
Philips head screwdriver
Wrench- either adjustable or 3/8”
Parts included in this heel strap kit:
1 Pair of Heel Straps
1 Set of stainless attachment hardware (lock nuts, bolts, washers X 2 each)
1 Pair of heel strap clips
Drill out the existing Rivets
Before starting, take note of how the existing heel strap and parts are installed. Using a 1/4” drill bit, drill out rolled section of old rivet. Once the rolled section has been removed, a punch might be needed to push out the rivet. Setting over something with a hole makes this easier, a socket works well. If rivet is not able to be pushed out of the binding, you might need to file or drill more to prevent cracking to the existing binding harness.
Thread the new heel strap through the adjustment buckle on your binding. Next you will install the heel strap clip that came with the kit onto the new heel strap. Now use the provided bolt, nut and washer to install the new heel strap to the binding as shown below. Tighten so that heel strap is tight but can rotate. There should be 1-2 threads minimum extending past nut. If screws are too long, they can be trimmed with bolt cutters or hack saw. Install nut before cutting and will preserve threads when removed.
If you encounter issues installing these parts, please consult with your local ski shop to see if they can help you.
Always carry extra repair parts/tools when snowshoeing in order to repair issues that may arise while out in the field.
Mountain Soles makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of these instructions and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of these instructions. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory is given with respect to the contents of these instructions or the parts contained within the repair kits.