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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-30-2011, 10:06 AM
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i am planning to get a heavier one, and just plan to lock it to the rack in the morning so that i don't have to carry it at all. anything wrong with my reasoning?
That's exactly what I do. I actually forgot my lock on a rack at the end of a season (at Mt. Snow) and found it -- on the rack -- the following season.

I'm using one of the 'word' combination locks from Target. The plastic housing cable locks are simply not worth it.
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My local ant hill uses the Ski Key system.

Check out their website to see if your resort uses the system. If it does then you're in luck.

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I use this one. I had the little dakine combination one break on me and the key got stuck in my other dakine lock so I went with something slightly bigger.

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My local ant hill uses the Ski Key system.

Check out their website to see if your resort uses the system. If it does then you're in luck.

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Problem with those is you are stuck using the rack only. Good to be able to lockup to any post/pole/rail etc
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I don't remember if it was last year or the year before but I had one of the small Dakine cable locks. It was nice because it was compact and fit in my pocket. However, one day I couldn't get it to unlock while my board was attached to a rack. I was able to pry the plastic body open on the rack itself and get my board free. Surprisingly, nobody even questioned me while I did it.

My point in bringing this up is this: If you're going to invest in a theft deterrent, I would avoid the plastic housing style locks. I had my board free in under a minute.

Going with a self-coiling style lock like what Rider161 posted above would be choice, even if it is slightly heavier to carry around.
THIS!

i bought a plastic FLOW combination lock from a local place because it was cheap. and that's all it was, cheap shit. when i got home and was "practicing" with it locking my board to shit, it wouldn't unlock, i tried everything and ended up destroying it with a screw driver. the POS didn't last 5 minutes and i could imagine getting pissed off from not being able to get it off the rack on the mountain.

go get a bike lock that uses a key and if its heavy just strap it to the rack at the beginning of the day.
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go get a bike lock that uses a key and if its heavy just strap it to the rack at the beginning of the day.
Good if your resort only has one lodge/area you'll stop for lunch otherwise ya stuck carrying something around
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Do like others have said and get a heavy duty lock and just lock it to a pole or fence in the morning, just make sure you don't put it in a really busy spot because there might be boards all over your pot when you go to lock it. I still can't believe how many nice boards i see unlocked, I cant complain though because it just makes it easier for me to trade up(joke)
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