Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get X color?
I have over 225 colors, patterns, and camo options. I don’t stock all of these, but I will order a color to meet your needs.
The end of my Nitz Strap seems to have a lump in it. Why?
During testing, it was found that the strap would tighten down onto removable hardware as the strap broke in. This led to some issues with removing and reapplying the hardware to the strap. The lump is where I secure the weave so that it doesn’t tighten so much that it renders removable hardware useless. This same technique has since been applied to all weaves and hardware choices.
This seems stiff. Will it loosen up?
Yes! I make these as tightly as possible as they will stretch a bit as they break in. The stretch is normal for nylon, which the Nitz Strap is made from. The more you use this strap, the softer and more pliable it becomes.
Can you ship to XYZ country?
I am happy to ship wherever you live. The caveat to that is that international shipping is downright expensive for me as I am one dude and not a distributor. Thus, international shipping starts at $15USD and goes up from there. Sadly, this even applies to Canada and Mexico, even though you’re just across the border. Another issue is that some countries will have charges from customs. These two fees can add up quickly and dwarf the cost of the Nitz Strap. If you’re willing to bite that bullet, I am more than happy to work with you to get you your own Nitz Strap.
When do you ship?
Order fulfillment is dependent upon what we come up with for your personalized camera strap. If I have all the materials on hand, I try to ship your order within five business days of payment. If I have to order a color from my distributor, then I will ship your order soon after I get all the items for your order.
As I am one dude cranking out Nitz Straps, when I go on vacation, there is nobody in the “office” to construct your order. Sometimes, I just need to sell toy photos to kids at gaming conventions! This will inevitably delay your order. If internet access is a plenty, I will do my best to communicate this to ya. Have no fear though, when I do return home, I’ll dust off some cord and get to making your camera strap.
How do you ship orders?
Orders are mailed out via the USPS.
Why is the Double Cobra weave more expensive?
The Double Cobra is two Cobra straps weaved together. This means it takes twice the material and twice as long to make.
How many colors can I use with X weave?
Thin Line = 2
Cobra = 2
Blaze Bar = 2
Double Cobra = 2
*NOTE* More than two colors requires a special order. Please contact me for more info on how to proceed.
Why is your packaging just some string and a tag?
I ship as minimally as possible. The string used to tie the tag to your strap is cord left-over from the construction of your Nitz Strap. I don’t use plastic bags, the tags are made from recycled paper, and receipts are emailed instead of printed. This all helps keep the environmental impact to a minimum. I’m just trying to keep this pale blue dot as picturesque as possible!
Can’t I just look up paracord projects on YouTube and make my own?
1. Most paracord projects you find on YouTube have you fuse two cords together. This is especially true with multi-color bracelets and such. I do not fuse any cords together. My straps are two – four solid cords weaved into a strap. To me, having a point in the cord, even if it is weaved over, that is fused together creates a weak spot that can be a point of failure.
2. My straps are weaved tightly for a few reasons. First, nylon stretches. As the strap breaks in, the weave loosens up. I have accounted for this in the build. Second, the finished end where the strap ends is tightened down even more. I do this so that if an end does manage to come loose, it’ll take some work before the strap starts to unravel. It has taken me several sowing needles to undo a finished end before.
3. You can use removable hardware if you like, without fear of the strap tightening down on the hardware and making no longer removable.
4. Some people just don’t want to spend the time to learn the weaves and then invest in the items necessary to produce a strap. For example, a 50″ double cobra takes right around four hours to make. It has four individual cords running through it at just over 30′ each. The ends range in price. It’s an investment of time and money to learn how to make a good strap.
My new Cobra weave wrist strap came as just a straight strap without the wrist loop. Why?
I do not form the wrist loop on new Cobra weave wrist straps due to the color pattern on this weave being reversible. Thus, I allow you to decide which of the two color patterns you like best. Once you know what pattern you prefer, you can then form the wrist loop on your new wrist strap. Here is a video to show you how to form the loop: