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Old 04-04-2009, 10:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It's not just a problem in the US, it's a huuuge problem over here in the east.
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If you do find the thief, how do you prove it is your board? Lots will say stickers, but that doesn't with no doubt prove anything. Both can claim the exact same thing on the board.
I have my name written on the binding discs with a permanent marker a.k.a sharpie. And the discs have a screw on cover so it's not visible unless you take off the cover.

Scenario:
Thief steals my board even though it's locked.
I catch said thief with my board.
I call security or 5-0 & tail said thief.
Confront thief.

Me: Hey that's my board!
Thief: No it isn't, it's mine.
Officer: Is there any proof?
Me playing dumb: Umm it's my board, my size & bindings
Thief will say same thing
Officer: Can you prove it with any markings?
Me playing dumb: Umm not that I can think of?!
Thief will say same thing
Me: OHHHH wait a minute, take the binding off it has my name on it.
Thief gets free lift ticket.. to the police station
Of course, I could be really F'd if it wasn't my board
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It's not just a problem in the US, it's a huuuge problem over here in the east.
Yeah it's not so much of a US/Canada thing, I find that it's more resorts that are closer to big cities. Big cities have more crime which ends up spilling over into resorts.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have my name written on the binding discs with a permanent marker a.k.a sharpie. And the discs have a screw on cover so it's not visible unless you take off the cover.
I may have to try this ... Also if you have a camera or camera phone, you could have a few pictures of your board setup with and without you in the pic taken at home and saved on the camera. A little harder for the thief to claim it is theirs if you have stronger visual proof.
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I may have to try this ... Also if you have a camera or camera phone, you could have a few pictures of your board setup with and without you in the pic taken at home and saved on the camera. A little harder for the thief to claim it is theirs if you have stronger visual proof.
Already on my phone
Took pics right after I had everything setup
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Most boards have serial numbers. Most boards also have warranties you can register with the mfg (which include a line for the serial numbers). Make a big stink and let the mfg settle it. Most of the time the thief will try to back out the moment he thinks the serial number can back it up.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:28 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Ive had the mistaken identity thing happen with a hire board once, came out from having lunch and saw a guy strapping into my board. went over and asked him and his board was in the next rack, it looked the same with hot pink bindings (you had the right to think you were the only guy on the mountain with hot pink bindings) and was from the same hire place.

Simple misunderstanding but it would have sucked if I didnt show up when I did!

Have my own board now and lock it every time it leaves my sight.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
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was up at Killington last weekend smoeone jacked my brandnew rome artifact
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:32 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Had a Burton Indie Wide 164 with salomon bindings stolen a year ago at Mt Snow. Asked my son to watch it while I ran in the lodge foe 5 minutes. He never saw it get lifted. Always lock the boards now.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:03 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I thought ski/board check was free?
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