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snoeboarder 11-22-2010 04:29 PM

Don't trust your lock
 
welllllll ... my lock betrayed me, it was the 1st time i used it this yr, not sure what went wong but my combination didnt work, so my friend grabbed it full force and YANK! my board was free again, nobody came to ask "hey, are you stealing that board" lol, bye bye alibi lock

anyone got an all metal lock solution i can ride safely with? im thinking anything that doesnt involve plastic or a combo, or just say fuck it?

arsenic0 11-22-2010 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by snoeboarder (Post 330932)
welllllll ... my lock betrayed me, it was the 1st time i used it this yr, not sure what went wong but my combination didnt work, so my friend grabbed it full force and YANK! my board was free again, nobody came to ask "hey, are you stealing that board" lol, bye bye alibi lock

anyone got an all metal lock solution i can ride safely with? im thinking anything that doesnt involve plastic or a combo, or just say fuck it?

Why not just ...use a regular bicycle lock? If your going through all the trouble of locking up your board, just use one? And if you dont want to lug it around, just lock it to a pole when you get in and then take it off and lock your board down when you need it. Granted the problem with boards is people can always just take off your bindings and steal the board. But thats not really stoppable unless you have ski check.

Never understood why people make this more complex than it needs to be buying special light weight snowboarding locks that fall apart.
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Glade Ripper 11-22-2010 05:03 PM

Dakine cam lock... DAKINE Cam Lock from Dogfunk.com

I bought this after having one of the cheap plastic burton locks that I could pull apart last season. Seems like it will be a nice and sturdy lock so now all the need is to undo my binding screws to take my board :laugh:

JoeR 11-22-2010 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by snoeboarder (Post 330932)
anyone got an all metal lock solution i can ride safely with? im thinking anything that doesnt involve plastic or a combo, or just say fuck it?

Get a split board, take it apart, and stash the two halves at opposite ends of the base lodge. No locks needed -- no one will steal a useless half-board. ;)

snoeboarder 11-22-2010 07:20 PM

all good answers, breaking it was funny it was good for a couple laughs, i think ill get a lock, stash it on a fence, then pick up a splitboard so i can split to the sidecountry on these suckaz ... just foolin, lots of groms & dudes were throwin down hard at the loaded turkey railjam

treymchattie 11-22-2010 07:31 PM

when someone wants to steal a board, they arent going to go for the one with an obvious lock on it. just like houses, nobody is going to break into the house with a security camera, regardless if it is real or a fake. they will go to the next one down, gotta be quick and fumbling with a lock or unscrewing bindings looks pretty suspicious.

Beatlesfan888 11-22-2010 09:44 PM

appearently not at his mountain haha

Nivek 11-22-2010 10:02 PM

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OP said his combo didn't work so his friend just yanked the lock off. His board didn't actually get stolen. So few people use locks on the mountain that a would be thief would be stupid to try for the ones that do have locks. Move one board down and he's set. Ultimately, like bikes, a lock is never 100% secure. All they do is tell the thief there are easier targets.

NYCboarder 11-22-2010 11:34 PM

i had (still do) a crappy burton lock. I knew it could be broken easily however i have the frame of thought that if someone wants something they will take it. I guess i used it sorta as a deterence. To take the board fast they may go for the easy and quick one to grab and get out.
Since I got my new NS I am going beef up my lock this season to a bike lock.
It is true someone can take of the bindings to bypass the lock but that it true.. Thank god the new rome bindings have the screws hidden under the basepads.. that makes it even more annoying to get to... Cheers

slyder 11-22-2010 11:36 PM

Whats wrong with a regular lock and cable. One small key to keep in your pocket not a big deal

http://www.thecarcover.com/images/Cable%20Lock.JPG

-Slyder


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