I know there are no plastic strips pictured, but I was still kind of surprised when the ultra capstraps arrived and there were no plastic strip thingies with them. The idea is that you have to use the plastic strips from your old bindings, but I had Burton bindings from 2003 with the over-the-top-type strap and the plastic strips they used were not compatable. I also could not find the strips by themselves for sale anywhere. I ended up cutting up pieces of my old bindings into the right shape and ghetto rigging it. On the plus side, these work just great despite the fact that I had to get creative with the plastic strips.