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Old 12-28-2011, 01:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After 5 years of boarding on my end-of-season/discount/starter board I finally upgraded to a new setup. New boards and bindings don't come cheap these days. I'm a bit paranoid about someone walking off with them while I'm grabbing a beer at the bar.

Has anyone used these cable locks? They seem awfully cheap and easy to cut. I'm not sure if they'd really offer any protection or just draw more attention.

They remind me of car alarms in the 90s. The flashing red lights just made people think, "I wonder what he's trying to protect?"

Any recommendations besides the obvious ones -- not leaving it alone, valet service, etc?
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I always use mine everytime i go into a shop or goes to eat up on the mountain.. Often place it so i can see it.

call me paranoid but i just dont wanna loose my stuff during a trip..

Mine looks like they can be snapped in a second but no matter but i "hope" they think they'll draw attention to them selves if they're seen with any kind of wire cutter..


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10$ bike lock from Walmart, leave it locked to the rack if you won't want to carry it with you. No one wants K2 boards so I don't worry about it but if I had a libTek\Never Summer I might be concerned.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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10$ bike lock from Walmart, leave it locked to the rack if you won't want to carry it with you. No one wants K2 boards so I don't worry about it but if I had a libTek\Never Summer I might be concerned.
Thats actually a great idea.. Dunno why i ever thought of using a bike lock..

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Old 12-28-2011, 01:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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theres other threads on this, do a search.

i dont have a lock but am getting one very soon. the number one reason is for my own peace of mind. if i have to leave my shit unattended i get all paranoid and worry about it the whole time and i annoy the shit out of myself and whoever i'm riding with, so yea i'm getting a lock asap.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've been with someone that got his skiis stolen. After that day, I've never left it unlocked when it's out of sight.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I grabbed a $6 bike lock that was on sale in the checkout at Walmart. The cable with the vinyl shielding is at least a quarter of an inch thick. Better safe than sorry, especially for that cheap.
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I've used one for over 10 years. I know it looks cheap, but it'll stop someone from doing a grab n dash. Thieves will then just look for a board that's unlocked, you know there are plenty of those laying around.
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Thanks all! This is helpful. I realize I could have used the search function but I think new dialog keeps this site fresh.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Definitely worth it. Mine looks like it'd be a cinch to cut but nonetheless I feel it'd be too much of a hassle to bother with. In the grand scheme of things a 10 to 15 dollar investment is worth it compared to the pain and anguish of not only having to replace hundreds of dollars worth of equipment, but also not being able to ride for a period of time.
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