Originally Posted by ComeBack_Kid
Yes, I would confront someone cutting the lock on a board. Or a bike. Or anything, really. No, I wouldn't just walk up and punch them.
I would say something along the lines of "Ok man, if the board is yours, that's cool, but you just cut a lock and you're not walking away with that board until we get someone over here to get your info." Then, flag down ski patrol or really anyone who works there to check the guy's ID, pass, whatever, and make sure that if it's actually a stolen board, they have all of his info. If he was like "F*** tha,t I'm leaving" I'd probably let him go and report it immediately.
For the record: If it was my board, or I knew for fact they were stealing the board, yes, I would hit them. Fighting while wearing snowboarding gloves is fun. Your knuckles are protected and cushioned, but the force behind your punches aren't.
Seriously man I was shocked... I had to cut mine at Copper. I walked into guest services and told them I forgot the combo and need wire cutters, no questions asked the kid grabbed a pair and walked out with me. I called him out on it then (I had no real way to prove the board was mine) and he just assumed nobody would be that ballsy. Luckily it was the week before that my board was stolen so I had a bit of a reputation since everyone had heard about it. No one else said a word though.
If I see anything shady like that I call them out on it. If they're guilty they'll usually run.