About Onyx Straps


My name is Danny Ear and I am the owner of Onyx Straps.

I started Onyx Straps because I wanted to make some red leather straps for myself. At the time, I was using nylon straps and they worked fine. I was going to REI, purchasing nylon webbing, and making them for myself and my friends. Eventually, I was searching for how to make leather straps.

I went to the local leather craft store, where they told me I needed to buy a leather craft kit:  $500 bucks. I’m like uhh...ok fine. You can’t use regular scissors or tools, so I had to. After I made my first strap, When I was done, I looked at it and thought, “Man that looks like shit,”  but I also saw a lot of potential. That’s how my passion for leather crafting began. 2 years later, I’m still at it, still learning and improving my craft.

I’ve been doing olympic-style weightlifting since the fall of 2013 and Onyx Straps offers everything I’ve wanted from a perfect weightlifting strap. From the specific kind of leather to where they are sourced from, every detail of these straps has been designed for your performance.

Olympic weightlifting is a complex sport with a huge steep learning curve.  It’s hard, but the longer you do it, the better you get, with right proper technique and coaching. You can’t just force your way into beautiful technique. It takes time, effort, consistency and the desire to be better.

Your path to becoming a better weightlifter starts with proper technique and equipment. Weightlifting straps allows you to train past your grip’s capacity to hold onto the bar. Leather straps allows for that barbell to sit comfortably in your hands so they don’t hurt (as much). The last thing you want to think about is how uncomfortable it feels in your hand. You should be thinking about your lift.

"Temperpedic comfort with a kung fu grip.” Give them a try. Thanks for checking out the website.


Danny Ear

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