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Old 11-25-2012, 12:41 PM   #31 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=bpowder;543139 you can learn a lesson after getting caught by stealing snickers or beer from the shop or doing some other small mistake. [/QUOTE]

Exactly. Swiping a chocolate bar from a corner store is a youthful mistake. Swiping 5 boards and a pair of skis isn't a "mistake", its what happens when you don't learn from those previous mistakes.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:45 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Agreed...as piece of shit at 18 is a piece of shit at 24, and likely one at 30. Sure there are exceptions to the rule, but as my old friend Tom Lykis used to say "just because there are exceptions to the rule, doesn't mean the rule isn't true."

IMO he should be banned from the mountain permanently.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:32 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I remember back in the day when I would worry about my snowboard getting stolen. Not a concern with a battered seasoned board. I have a new one I aint rode yet, now when I mount the bindings on that one I will have to worry about dicks stealing it. With my current board, no one wants it.

I like hearing about people getting busted stealing people's equipment on the mountain. They should focus on this as a opposed to trolling the parking lot looking for stoners. Maybe they should have mountain watch guard equipment instead of that one roller at Keystone.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:36 PM   #34 (permalink)
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So how often do those bastards actually unscrew the binding off that has the lock on the get to the board?

Is that likely to happen? I might buy 2 locks for both bindings just in case, next time I go out west.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:43 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Those locks are effective. Thieves walk up and take easy stuff to steal. They aint gonna be carrying bolt cutters when there are plenty of unlocked snowboards to steal. They aint gonna take the bindings off, cause there are a lot of people around base areas and that would be obvious.

People that steal other people's things are losers that can't support their drug habits or whatever their expenses are.

Becareful leaving your board near parking lots, gondolas or anywhere were the thief has an easy escape. Keep records of the serial number, cause if someone is busted and your board was reported stolen you could get it back. The serial number can identify it.
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Not sure how old some of you are saying you don't learn many lessons after 18. I'm 30 and I'm now distinctly aware of just how goddamn dumb I was and most others are/were at 18.
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Those locks are effective. Thieves walk up and take easy stuff to steal. They aint gonna be carrying bolt cutters when there are plenty of unlocked snowboards to steal. They aint gonna take the bindings off, cause there are a lot of people around base areas and that would be obvious.

People that steal other people's things are losers that can't support their drug habits or whatever their expenses are.

Becareful leaving your board near parking lots, gondolas or anywhere were the thief has an easy escape. Keep records of the serial number, cause if someone is busted and your board was reported stolen you could get it back. The serial number can identify it.
100% agree when it comes to prevention, no one will go through the trouble of breaking your lock and getting caught when more than half the boards are left unlocked.

My friends say I waste my time locking up my board, I say I rather be too save than have my board/bindings stolen which are worth around $1000.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:15 AM   #38 (permalink)
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those pocket snowboard locks suck. I bough the burton one and decided to check it out and I clipped the wire in 1 try with a small pair of pliers. I carry a full on 4' bike lock with a combo dial now. fits in my coat pocket or I lock it up to the rack in the AM.

As for Gunnar, he was put on "leave" from work until he goes to court. I got an email from christy sports regional manager. He is trying to say he was the innocent victim in the car and didnt know his friend was taking the boards.... but they found a set of skis and 4 boards next to his car along with his boot prints leading to them. Haven't heard back from the police yet, plan on going to court though. A reporter from the Gazette is working on getting me the names of the guys that caught them.
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I carry a full on 4' bike lock with a combo dial now. fits in my coat pocket or I lock it up to the rack in the AM.
I've mentioned this before, and it may be a Canada only thing but I carry the "Ski Key" lock everywhere. Every mountain I've ever been to in Canada has them, and I'm pretty sure the mountains I've hit in VT and NH had them too...



Just checked their site and they're based in Whistler, so maybe they don't have full integration in the US yet? The resorts have to buy their racks from them, or make something similar themselves I guess?

I lock my board every time it's out of my site. Even if I'm just heading inside to take a 1 minute leak...
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i like to tempt fate. Have lock, but don't always lock up. Prob explains how i got a motorcycle stolen as well
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