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Old 11-28-2012, 11:14 AM   #51 (permalink)
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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...
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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...
Is this the company? Individual Locks I am looking to get one now! Thanks!
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Is this the company? I am looking to get one now! Thanks!
Here's the original company: Ski Racks, Snowboard Racks, and Locks | Ski Key Systems

They work excellent but unfortunately the resort has to have the matching rack for them to work. As I mentioned this isn't a problem in Canada and it appears some parts of the states, but others may not have them.

I'm sure like any lock they can be defeated, but you'll be tougher to break than the thin cable lock, and they are smaller and lighter in your pocket. You'd have to remove a binding to get the board out, by that time they'll steal somebody elses...

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Here's the original company: Ski Racks, Snowboard Racks, and Locks | Ski Key Systems

They work excellent but unfortunately the resort has to have the matching rack for them to work. As I mentioned this isn't a problem in Canada and it appears some parts of the states, but others may not have them.

I'm sure like any lock they can be defeated, but you'll be tougher to break than the thin cable lock, and they are smaller and lighter in your pocket. You'd have to remove a binding to get the board out, by that time they'll steal somebody elses...

Good luck!
Hey Thanks I bought one! Here is the link to resorts that use the system. Ski Area Locations That Offer Ski Key Locks & Racks Most of my local hills use it! Awesome!!!
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Hey Thanks I bought one! Here is the link to resorts that use the system. Ski Area Locations That Offer Ski Key Locks & Racks Most of my local hills use it! Awesome!!!
That's a pretty cool map actually... Didn't know it existed! Turns out I wasn't full of shit when I said I thought VT and NH had them.

No idea how much other racks compare in prices to their racks, but from the resorts point of view they can make money off the sale of the locks, and the racks are quite durable (they're just aluminium stock welded together, should last indefinitely.

Hope it works out for you! For what it's worth, I keep the key on a loop on the inside pocket of my jacket. That way I just open my jacket when I need to lock/unlock and pop it in my pocket.

Make sure there's no snow or ice in the slot where you put the lock in, I've heard of them getting stuck. Same with the pin, make sure it's not covered in ice.
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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.
Did he steal your board?
You seem a little too eager to go after this kid for some random guy on the internet. Captain America trying to restore order to the snowboard world..
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That's a pretty cool map actually... Didn't know it existed! Turns out I wasn't full of shit when I said I thought VT and NH had them.

No idea how much other racks compare in prices to their racks, but from the resorts point of view they can make money off the sale of the locks, and the racks are quite durable (they're just aluminium stock welded together, should last indefinitely.

Hope it works out for you! For what it's worth, I keep the key on a loop on the inside pocket of my jacket. That way I just open my jacket when I need to lock/unlock and pop it in my pocket.

Make sure there's no snow or ice in the slot where you put the lock in, I've heard of them getting stuck. Same with the pin, make sure it's not covered in ice.

Love the Ski Key system. I don't know if I am imagining this, but it looked like Sunshine reduced the amount of Ski Key racks this season. Not a big deal but I hope this isn't them trending towards eliminating them altogether!
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Did he steal your board?
You seem a little too eager to go after this kid for some random guy on the internet. Captain America trying to restore order to the snowboard world..
Did you read the thread? YES, he did steal my board. It's indifferent assholes like you that promote theivery If you don't like the fact that I'm pissed off about some little piece of shit stealing my brand new setup then don't open the thread. It's pretty obvious what it's about in the title.

"It didn't happen to me so I don't give a shit" right?
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Did he steal your board?
You seem a little too eager to go after this kid for some random guy on the internet. Captain America trying to restore order to the snowboard world..
For a guy who tends to spout off on here a lot, you sure don't read to well eh? I think Street Doc is well within his rights to push for justice!

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Figured this deserved it's own thread, and to me it's a feel good story where sometimes the good guys do come out ahead. The suspect allegedly stole 5 snowboards and a set of skis. One snowboard which belonged to me.
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Did you read the thread? YES, he did steal my board. It's indifferent assholes like you that promote theivery If you don't like the fact that I'm pissed off about some little piece of shit stealing my brand new setup then don't open the thread. It's pretty obvious what it's about in the title.

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