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Old 12-05-2012, 01:05 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Soooooo.... Now that we're nearing the end of this year... How plausible would it be to get a tally on how many times this, or extremely similar topics have been brought up? Typically with the EXACT same responses...

Just curious :-D
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:41 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Soooooo.... Now that we're nearing the end of this year... How plausible would it be to get a tally on how many times this, or extremely similar topics have been brought up? Typically with the EXACT same responses...

Just curious :-D
Who gives a shit, 2011?
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:35 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I didn't lock my boards up until I started getting ones that a lot of boarders know are valuable (like the Lib Tech Skate Banana). Now, I keep a simple Burton lock that I picked up for $5 at a spring sale handy and rest easy knowing that my board won't be getting nabbed easily. It really is worth it to pick up one of these cheap locks.

EDIT: Here is my exact lock. Highly recommended.
Burton Cable Snowboard Lock - Free Shipping at REI.com
just a heads up. I used this, forgot the combo and clipped it in one swipe with a small pocket tin snip like this:

Trademark Tools Heavy Duty Aviation Tin Snip: Tools : Walmart.com

no one around even questioned my actions and I wasn't trying to hide it. I could steal your board with that lock in under 3 seconds, or the time it takes someone to turn his head.

A better idea for cheaper is a bike seat lock-

OnGuard Akita Seat Leash Cable - 5mm - Free Shipping at REI.com

use a pad lock of your choice. Small enough to carry in your pocket but you need a more substantial wire cutter to get through this baby.

I returned my cut burton lock to REI
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:38 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I've never locked my board and never will. Strategically placing it outside the bar and checking every 30 minutes if its end of the day works just fine for me.

I placed mine within 20' of the door, ate lunch for 15 minutes and my board was gone. Maybe if your board gets swiped you'll feel differently. Luckily for me mine was recovered later that day.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #35 (permalink)
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just a heads up. I used this, forgot the combo and clipped it in one swipe with a small pocket tin snip like this:

Trademark Tools Heavy Duty Aviation Tin Snip: Tools : Walmart.com

no one around even questioned my actions and I wasn't trying to hide it. I could steal your board with that lock in under 3 seconds, or the time it takes someone to turn his head.

A better idea for cheaper is a bike seat lock-

OnGuard Akita Seat Leash Cable - 5mm - Free Shipping at REI.com

use a pad lock of your choice. Small enough to carry in your pocket but you need a more substantial wire cutter to get through this baby.

I returned my cut burton lock to REI
I get what you're saying, but I think we have snowboard locks for different reasons.

I don't use that cable lock because it's a foolproof system that would take an army of master thieves years to crack; I use it because:

a) it's light so it doesn't bother me to ride with it.
b) it's a simple deterrent for a thief to move onto the boards of one of the 90% of people who leave their boards completely unlocked and free for the taking.

Also to be honest, I would genuinely get a kick out of someone trying to steal my board at a resort. I'm never out of visual contact with it for long, so if someone wants to try it, odds are they'd be swallowing their teeth shortly thereafter.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:29 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I get what you're saying, but I think we have snowboard locks for different reasons.

I don't use that cable lock because it's a foolproof system that would take an army of master thieves years to crack; I use it because:

a) it's light so it doesn't bother me to ride with it.
b) it's a simple deterrent for a thief to move onto the boards of one of the 90% of people who leave their boards completely unlocked and free for the taking.

Also to be honest, I would genuinely get a kick out of someone trying to steal my board at a resort. I'm never out of visual contact with it for long, so if someone wants to try it, odds are they'd be swallowing their teeth shortly thereafter.
Same here. If somebody really wants my board I'm sure they would be able to steal it even with it locked. It's a simple deterrent against crimes of opportunity.

I'm sure that everybody here would say that if he saw somebody trying to steal his snowboard, he would go "knock his teeth in" or something similar. I'm wondering however, what everybody would do if he saw somebody cutting the lock on a random board on the hill? Would you go confront the person? What would you say to him? If his reply were something like, "This is my board; I just forgot the combination" or "I lost the key" then what would you say or do?
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:49 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Bullshit he forgot the combo. He had to have the combo to open the lock and secure the board a short time earlier.

I check my board when I am in Summit county resorts.
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I've always rented in the past so it's never mattered, but now that I have a board I don't need to lock it up because my local resort has a free check-in
But at other resorts I would just use my bike lock to deter others.
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Bullshit he forgot the combo. He had to have the combo to open the lock and secure the board a short time earlier.
So then what would you do?
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:13 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I've been hearing of snowboards been stolen lately. I'm up at mammoth lakes, do you think it's worth it to lock your board up or is that just move of an incentive for somebody else to steal it?
Been to Mammoth a few times a season for the past 10 yrs and haven't had to lock my board up. If you're paranoid, just lock it up.
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