If you were unsure you should have given us a call as we could have explained. To clarify you have been supplied with 3 x tie down straps, one goes on the front, two go from side to side under-neigh the ski (this is the common number for most manufacturers). As an extra we supply a fourth long tie down strap which goes all the way around the ski and over the top of the cover to secure when traveling. This is also stated on the listing. Not sure why you would get this sewn into the cover as its not necessary.