Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.


The objective of this project was to design, manufacture and test a system that allows a conventional snowboard binding to rotate. This system would help reduce the likelihood of applying injurious loads on the lower limbs during skating and ski lift loading/unloading. This design functions by using an interior cam-follower system that fits within the mounting disc area of a snowboard binding. This spring-loaded cam-follower system allows the rider to select one of two different position options: one for skating and one for riding. The system prototype was manufactured using CNC machining and was tested using a torque wrench to document its performance. The prototype was field-tested at a local ski resort and the results were analyzed to ensure the functional requirements were met.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering