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Old 03-22-2012, 09:37 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Wow, nice find. Glad to hear it was recovered. You were in the right place at the right time.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:01 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Wouldn't it be easy to give one of those wire locks a solid yank and have it bust loose?

I only ask because after this thread we bought a couple, but they seem so weak. I actually triple wrapped my binding and rack in an effort to give less 'yanking' leverage...
As was mentioned, it's a deterrent which is usually enough to protect your equipment.

Now, what I keep trying to echo is, why not get a legitimate lock if you're THAT concerned that someone will yank it? The "too heavy" thing is a moot point because I pointed out that you can keep the chain locked around a rack and just come back and use it when you need to.

For myself, a simple wire lock has been enough. I either ski check, wire lock, or prop up against a window of a lounge. For the latter, even if you aren't sitting behind that window, it's still a deterrent because the would-be thief doesn't know that. There are so many other unprotected setups so the thief will almost always go for the easiest/least risk grab.

Also, unless you have a unique setup, there's likely 10 other same boards lying around.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:12 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Glad the guy got his board back but these threads always kill me. Some guy bitches about losing his board, but then says he didn't lock it cause it is a pain in the ass!

Should I leave the keys in my car and the doors unlocked because it's a pain to pull them out and put them in my pocket!?!

Meh, people can do what they want, and use whatever excuses they want. I'm not losing $1500 worth of board and bindings because I didn't take the 15 seconds to put the lock on...
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:57 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Glad the guy got his board back but these threads always kill me. Some guy bitches about losing his board, but then says he didn't lock it cause it is a pain in the ass!

Should I leave the keys in my car and the doors unlocked because it's a pain to pull them out and put them in my pocket!?!

Meh, people can do what they want, and use whatever excuses they want. I'm not losing $1500 worth of board and bindings because I didn't take the 15 seconds to put the lock on...

People should be able to not have to lock their shit.

It is like saying, " it was unlocked, therefor it was right for me to take it".

Bullshit. Fuck you asshole thieves fucks. Not you Poutanen, but this shit pisses me off.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:21 AM   #35 (permalink)
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There are some pretty good bike locks out now, I got one that has a cable about three times as thick as the cheap dakine crap. Its light, fits in my jacket and I can always lock it to a rack.

My setup is only $500 but I don't have tons of money to throw around. So better safe than sorry.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:46 AM   #36 (permalink)
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The fact that anyone steals boards, skis or anything else from other people on the mountain is disgusting to me. I've always used the free (attended) board checks if I'm going to leave my board somewhere while eating or taking an extended break. Clearly I need to buy a cable lock of some kind for peace of mind.
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People should be able to not have to lock their shit.

It is like saying, " it was unlocked, therefor it was right for me to take it".

Bullshit. Fuck you asshole thieves fucks. Not you Poutanen, but this shit pisses me off.
Agree with you saying that we should be able to leave something without it being locked......BUT disagree with your second point, unfortunately we live in an un ideal world and I believe that by not taking necessary precautions you become an easier target, nothing like saying its right to take something that is not yours.

3rd point absolutely!!!!
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:38 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Good to hear he got it back.

theft sucks.

I am careful with my boards, but fortunately board theft is very rare where I ride.

Almost nobody locks their stuff, but I always keep it in view especially now I'm riding a new NS proto which is very rare here in Japan.

Took turns going to the toilet so me and my buddy could keep an eye on our boards.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:54 AM   #39 (permalink)
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People should be able to not have to lock their shit.

It is like saying, " it was unlocked, therefor it was right for me to take it".

Bullshit. Fuck you asshole thieves fucks. Not you Poutanen, but this shit pisses me off.
I agree 100% after murder, rape and treason, stealing is about as bad as it gets...

The trouble is all it takes is one asshole to ruin it for everybody. 99.999999% of the people at the hills are good people, and that's why most people get away without using a lock. It's that 0.000001% that has no conscience that I lock my board up for. And yes every lock is defeatable, but why do that when there are tons of other unlocked boards right beside mine?

I can just imagine having a great morning on the slopes... Heading in for lunch, grabbing a beer and some french onion soup for lunch, being all excited to get back on the slopes and... WTF!?! Where's my board? And on comes that feeling like you want to puke. No thanks!

Maybe we should start doing what some cultures do? Cut the hands off convicted thiefs!
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The fact that anyone steals boards, skis or anything else from other people on the mountain is disgusting to me. I've always used the free (attended) board checks if I'm going to leave my board somewhere while eating or taking an extended break. Clearly I need to buy a cable lock of some kind for peace of mind.
that's just the sad truth these days
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