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Old_Snake 02-15-2010 06:05 PM

Do you lock your gear on the rack?
 
After one guy posted about his board being stolen, I kept thinking about my own board being stolen when I go to snowboarding tom. It's new!


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4063/...af9d1a44_b.jpg.


Just want to see who here locks there gear. Why and why not?

crazyface 02-15-2010 06:06 PM

i did for a little but but it became annoying carrying the lock around with me. now the only lodge i go to is on the top of the mountain so its less likely to get stolen now.

Milo303 02-15-2010 06:07 PM

I absolutely lock my shit...

Why? Urrr so it doesn't get stolen

It only takes once for your shit to get jacked.. I lock my stuff up about 99% of the time. The only time I don't is if nobody is around which is rare.

Snowfox 02-15-2010 06:14 PM

I don't lock my stuff because I don't have a lock...
also, the local hill has board checking services...

FO' FREE!:cool:


(Might look into getting a lock before any major trip somewhere else though)

Toecutter 02-15-2010 06:33 PM

I use a leash lock. It's not super-secure though. With enough time to enter the combo digits or with cable cutters someone could break it, but the idea is to make my board less easy to steal than yours.

Like this one:
http://www.snowboardconnection.com/p...72439&LinkID=1

I actually hate the lock itself because once in awhile the combo resets if I don't set it carefully. I came out of the bathroom and discovered that the combo I had set was no longer the one that would open it up. Shit! I started at 0-0-0 and worked my way up until i got the right digits. It only took about 20 minutes but it still was aggravating.

The small loop at the far end is also too small for the lock part to slide through, so I had to make a lasso type of thing. It's a dumb design, but at least it's always connected to the board without me needing to fill my pockets with anything extra.

unsunken 02-15-2010 06:37 PM

I'm with Toecutter. Locks, for the most part, only really serve as a deterrent and not a guarantee. I still always lock mine unless a friend is watching it. I bought a lock back when I went to Mountain Creek which has a reputation for people getting their stuff stolen. Once you already have one, it doesn't take up a whole lot of space and doesn't take a whole lot of time to use.

Extremo 02-15-2010 06:51 PM

My buddy's board got stolen while locked. I don't know how but it's really made me think about how protected my board really is with a little bakoda lock.

Toecutter 02-15-2010 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Extremo (Post 256012)
My buddy's board got stolen while locked. I don't know how but it's really made me think about how protected my board really is with a little bakoda lock.

If someone really wants your board they'll get it. I figure the lock is just to deter a random walk-by snatching. The thief would either need to have some kind of cutter or spend time working at the lock, in other words they were determined rather than it being just a convenient theft.

I'm nervous about leaving my board locked to the roof rack of my car because someone with a phillips screwdriver could remove a binding then slide the rest of the board out from the rack jaws.

supremej 02-15-2010 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Extremo (Post 256012)
My buddy's board got stolen while locked. I don't know how but it's really made me think about how protected my board really is with a little bakoda lock.

wire snips r small now

had a board stolen, not a good feelin

and i lock now all the time



ooo ya a friend of mine had his window in his car smashed for his board so if they want it there gona get it

Grasschopper 02-15-2010 07:27 PM

Anyone that goes to a resort to steal snowboards goes with a cable cutter. The cables on those pocket locks is SOOOO thin. I have always worried that my board will get stolen but it hasn't happened yet.


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