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Old 10-08-2007, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Be part of some new research for creating a snowboard lock by answering these survey questions.
1. Do you use a lock? If not would you?
2. Would you rather carry or have a attached lock to your board? If attached where?
3. If you carry a lock does it bother or get in the way when boarding?
4. Would you rather have a key or combination lock?
5. How long of a cord would you preferably have?
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1. Do you use a lock? If not would you? I do use one for resort riding.

2. Would you rather carry or have a attached lock to your board? I find carrying a small lock in my pocket is fine.
If attached where? I would say the binding. It would have to be out of the way and locked down to the binding itself.

3. If you carry a lock does it bother or get in the way when boarding? No.

4. Would you rather have a key or combination lock? Combo.

5. How long of a cord would you preferably have? Long enough to lock two boards comfortably to a rack. 2ft? 4ft? 6ft? Not sure on that one.

A lock needs to be small enough to be unintrusive and strong enough that a would be thief is going to pass your board up for easier prey. I find many of the pocket locks already work fine for this.
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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wouldn't want it strapped to the board, as it would most likely jiggle around & get annoying.
smaller & more lightweight would definitely be good.
and long enough to lock up two boards, at least.
combo, no key.

a clip-on lock that you could clip to your belt loop would be kinda cool...as long as it was small & light enough.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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1. Do you use a lock? If not would you? No and no, I'm too damn lazy.
2. Would you rather carry or have a attached lock to your board? If attached where? Rather carry, dunno where it'd go on the board.
3. If you carry a lock does it bother or get in the way when boarding? N/A
4. Would you rather have a key or combination lock? Combo
5. How long of a cord would you preferably have? No idea, long enough to fit comfortably I guess.
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i dont use a lock currently because i consider the hassle to chance of theft ratio unnecessary. maybe if there were an extra insert for a lock on the center of my snowboard then perhaps i would put one on.
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by snowboardjunky
Be part of some new research for creating a snowboard lock by answering these survey questions.
1. Do you use a lock? If not would you?
2. Would you rather carry or have a attached lock to your board? If attached where?
3. If you carry a lock does it bother or get in the way when boarding?
4. Would you rather have a key or combination lock?
5. How long of a cord would you preferably have?
1: I always use a lock. ALWAYS!!! I don't care how stupid it looks, I don't want to be the one guy running around tripping out that my board is missing while everyone else is looking rather awkward.
2: I have about three locks in total. The worst is a Burton cable and clip, then I have a Kuu retractable, and the best I have is an RC Python which looks more like a bike lock than anything. The nice part about the Python is you can use a locking station that attaches to an available binding hole (if accessible) which means that even if someone removes your one binding they still cannot take your board. I think I recall seeing a Demon stomp pad once with an attached lock. Perhaps that could double as a leash?
3:I thought the Python would because it is so big but considering how baggy outerwear is anyways, it became a mute point.
4:Good question. I've done some pretty wild bails before and had to follow the trail of loose items that were in my pocket. So, now thinking about it, combination lock for sure!
5: As long as possible. If you ride in a group and decide to share one lock it would be cool if you can lock up anywhere from 3 to 4 boards easily with out having to do any weird configurations.
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Quote:
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Be part of some new research for creating a snowboard lock by answering these survey questions.
1. Do you use a lock? If not would you?
2. Would you rather carry or have a attached lock to your board? If attached where?
3. If you carry a lock does it bother or get in the way when boarding?
4. Would you rather have a key or combination lock?
5. How long of a cord would you preferably have?
1. Always have a lock with me.
2. Carry it for sure... I don't want anything coming out of the board
3. Don't even know I have it
4. Combo... don't have to carry a key and try to find it to unlock
5. Not to sure... around 4 to 6 feet. The one I have is about 6 feet... retractable
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i never use a lock. i keep my board right next to me or at least within range of run and tackle. i like to ride light.

i have seen the cable locks that people use for their planks and i gotta say, from having seen the bike thieves on london streets, none of the cable locks offer anymore than a split second's resistence to a cable cutter.

a false sense of security in my opinion. best security advice... if you got a top notch board, camo it to look like junk. low profile style!!!
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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1. Do you use a lock? If not would you? i use to but not anymore
2. Would you rather carry or have a attached lock to your board? If attached where? carry
3. If you carry a lock does it bother or get in the way when boarding? i cant seem to keep one for more then day but the dont bother me
4. Would you rather have a key or combination lock? combo
5. How long of a cord would you preferably have? no cord, cord is a false sence of security, i can cut through a cord with my pliers on my multi tool, so could anyone else.

i dont use locks anymore because i keep losing them or the keys. on whistler/blackcomb my local resort they have lockers that you can check your board into.
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