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Old 12-05-2010, 09:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Board check etiquette \tip????

When we check our boards, what is the proper thing to do??

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Lunch or long break, I usually give $1-$2 for my board, but this includes my boys, sometimes not always checking their boards separately, or at the same time I do. Depending when we all arrive at the designated meeting area.

I don't want to do the wrong thing but I am also cost sensitive, sorry broke...
We picnic in the family lodge area to help reduce costs.
I am currently looking for my misplaced lock/cable to lock our boards. But as many have said this is not always safe, but yes a great deterrent.

Just trying to do the right thing when I can....
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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DAKINE Cam Lock from Dogfunk.com
you need something like this... Thick cable and all metal so it can't be smashed off... or any other type of bike lock you can find should work... Then lock all your boards to a post or the ski rack or something...
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Board checkk, lol. How cool. Never seen this in the alps. Never seen a lock either. But then again, always had equipment that noone wanted to steal.
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Buy one of those long heavy duty cable bike locks and a padlock from a hardwear store. It's not that expensive, and the money you'll save on checks and tipping it'll eventually pay for itself. First thing you do when you get to the hill before you strap in and ride, is lock this big bulky thing to the rack and leave it there for the day. You'll be able to lock up your whole family's equipment, it'll give everyone a meeting place, it's cheap, and it'll be a lot harder to steal than if you used a regular snowboard lock. DIY saves the day again
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I worked in Keystone years ago and the guys who worked in ski check made a killing. Considering we all got minimum wage these guys were doing pretty good. Don't feel to bad for them when you only give them a couple of bucks. Think about how many people give them a couple of bucks over the day.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Never used a boardcheck before, I guess more people's boards get stolen back east. Then again I never leave my board for more then 30 minutes either, I usually ride from 9 to 1:30/2:00 and then bail, taking a lunch break just makes me super lethargic and cold.
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Tips were always nice even a buck when I worked board check. I made enough in one season to pay for myself to go to a weeks snowboard camp on Mt. Hood. As far as lock goes any detractable cable lock can be broken with a twist and a pull.
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If you are broke it would make sense to invest in a decent mid price range lock, especially if you ride a lot during the season. Also use common sense and lock your gear near where a lot of ppl are and/or staff members.
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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All great ideas and I did find my lock. My garage was a mess, I cleaned today and found it.
It's still nice to know that when I need to check it or I forget my lock or kids have it. I'm doing right by the worker.

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