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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...
Pretty sure we don't have those kind of racks in Colorado though, Ours are like that though, but just a simple "UUUU"shape to rest your ski or board in, which is unfortunate because I see ski's or boards fall over or get knocked over all the time and no one has the time of day to pick them back up(probably don't want to look guilty lol). The best idea I've seen so far is to use a heavy duty bike lock, have a buddy watch it, or put it in your car.

Personally I just pee out in the woods, take lunch at my car, or if I must go in somewhere I'll either bring my board with me, or lean it against a window that will be in my site the entire time I'm in there. Unless of course its my rock board, then I just feel sorry for the person that steals it

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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.

Also you don't have to worry about someone taking your bindings off with one of the cheezy locks because one simple twist or snip with some tin snips and your board is gone a lot quicker then taking bindings off. An extra lock just means an extra 2 seconds of work for the would be thief It's a decent deterrent though, like a small dog or putting security signs up around your house when you don't really have a security system. A thief will usually go the easier route if there's a "chance" you really do have a big dog or security system. Just put your board next to an even nicer one if you must haha

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The parking lots are targets for theft too. If you have valuables in your vehicle, don't make it obvious. Resorts are full of D-bags. I don't think this is a West Coast or East Coast issue.

Being proactive can prevent a lot of problems. If I saw someone fucking with my preciouses, they would see what the word defense means. It may be sharp and pointy. I will chase for the justice, don't touch my preciouses.


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I fucking HATE thieves, so this is a GREAT ending to this story. It will get plea bargained down to just about nothing, especially for the juvenile, but at least now Gunnar isn't going to be able to find work anywhere they do a background check.
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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.
OK you have a point, but making a mistake or doing something stupid at 18 like fucking a girl raw or drinking too much or being a dick or getting into a fight is different than stealing a bunch of snowboards from a resort...

I don't think criminals change too much, but that's my opinion and your entitled to yours.

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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...
I really wish those were the norm around Co. I have seen them, at Breck maybe? Monarch? Don't remember where...

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I fucking HATE thieves, so this is a GREAT ending to this story. It will get plea bargained down to just about nothing, especially for the juvenile, but at least now Gunnar isn't going to be able to find work anywhere they do a background check.
Kind of a double edged sword there. Kid goes to jail, gets out broke, can't get a job, goes right back to stealing. Except now he's better at it because he just spent a bunch of time with hard core criminals.

I am glad they caught the little puke, I would think that Co is pretty harsh on stuff like this. The resorts wield a lot of power around there, and anything that effects the bottom line, like it not being safe for tourists, would be dealt with severely. StreetDoc, keep us informed of the proceedings, I'd be interested to see what the little shit gets.


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OK you have a point, but making a mistake or doing something stupid at 18 like fucking a girl raw or drinking too much or being a dick or getting into a fight is different than stealing a bunch of snowboards from a resort...

I don't think criminals change too much, but that's my opinion and your entitled to yours.
It depends what the punishment is, if the risk/reward balances in their favour they'll be a criminal till the die, if there's a risk of getting a REAL punishment then they might try and change their lives.

But thats just my views and they don't seem to be shared by anyone in the justice system!

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Hopefully all the mountains in the area get together and they all trespass this kid from their hills.

Get a written trespass order prohibiting him from being anywhere on their property (hill, parking lot, stores, etc)

I do not feel bad for this kid 1 bit. He could have been caught stealing YOUR snowboard. He stole someone's and it could easily happen to you.

He has probably stolen many board and just got caught this time.

There are probably many board stolen and sold by this kids and his friends.
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Hahaha the kids face in the mugshots is absolutely PRICELESS!!

Waahnnn I got caught, MOMMY help me out!


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Hopefully all the mountains in the area get together and they all trespass this kid from their hills.

Get a written trespass order prohibiting him from being anywhere on their property (hill, parking lot, stores, etc)

I do not feel bad for this kid 1 bit. He could have been caught stealing YOUR snowboard. He stole someone's and it could easily happen to you.

He has probably stolen many board and just got caught this time.

There are probably many board stolen and sold by this kids and his friends.
I'm going to look into this next time I'm up there. I would be satisified if the kid gets probation, a fine, fired from his job in the snowboard industry, and is banned from the mountain. I'm not sure how to respond to Christy's email yet, I feel the kid should be fired. I'm almost positive he's going to get off in court because that's the nature of the beast but if he keeps his job I'll be pretty upset.
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