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Old 12-05-2012, 05:21 PM   #41 (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.
Is this addressed to me? What reason do I have to lie? I just snipped my burton lock because I was bored? Trying to help someone out who believes it's a good device to secure your board with. Using it as a visual deterent is fine but for $15, there are options that really secure your board for cheaper.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:52 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I have a cardinal rule about locking boards, every time, no exceptions. I've been using the same recoilable lock for 20 years. I know it can be cut, but "most" thieves would rather walk away with something not locked at all.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:50 PM   #43 (permalink)
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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?
Yes, I would confront someone cutting the lock on a board. Or a bike. Or anything, really. No, I wouldn't just walk up and punch them.

I would say something along the lines of "Ok man, if the board is yours, that's cool, but you just cut a lock and you're not walking away with that board until we get someone over here to get your info." Then, flag down ski patrol or really anyone who works there to check the guy's ID, pass, whatever, and make sure that if it's actually a stolen board, they have all of his info. If he was like "F*** tha,t I'm leaving" I'd probably let him go and report it immediately.

For the record: If it was my board, or I knew for fact they were stealing the board, yes, I would hit them. Fighting while wearing snowboarding gloves is fun. Your knuckles are protected and cushioned, but the force behind your punches aren't.

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:38 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Yes, I would confront someone cutting the lock on a board. Or a bike. Or anything, really. No, I wouldn't just walk up and punch them.

I would say something along the lines of "Ok man, if the board is yours, that's cool, but you just cut a lock and you're not walking away with that board until we get someone over here to get your info." Then, flag down ski patrol or really anyone who works there to check the guy's ID, pass, whatever, and make sure that if it's actually a stolen board, they have all of his info. If he was like "F*** tha,t I'm leaving" I'd probably let him go and report it immediately.

For the record: If it was my board, or I knew for fact they were stealing the board, yes, I would hit them. Fighting while wearing snowboarding gloves is fun. Your knuckles are protected and cushioned, but the force behind your punches aren't.
Seriously man I was shocked... I had to cut mine at Copper. I walked into guest services and told them I forgot the combo and need wire cutters, no questions asked the kid grabbed a pair and walked out with me. I called him out on it then (I had no real way to prove the board was mine) and he just assumed nobody would be that ballsy. Luckily it was the week before that my board was stolen so I had a bit of a reputation since everyone had heard about it. No one else said a word though.

If I see anything shady like that I call them out on it. If they're guilty they'll usually run.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:42 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I had one of those rack locks freeze up on me last year. I ended up taking one of my bindings off (had tool in pocket) and slipping the board out of the rack. No-one said shit, although I did get some looks.

I'd have been happier if someone had come up to me and said something, or at least taken my picture or something.
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Yes, I would confront someone cutting the lock on a board. Or a bike. Or anything, really. No, I wouldn't just walk up and punch them.

I would say something along the lines of "Ok man, if the board is yours, that's cool, but you just cut a lock and you're not walking away with that board until we get someone over here to get your info." Then, flag down ski patrol or really anyone who works there to check the guy's ID, pass, whatever, and make sure that if it's actually a stolen board, they have all of his info. If he was like "F*** tha,t I'm leaving" I'd probably let him go and report it immediately.
If he says it's his board is there some way for Patrol to confirm, or refute it on the spot?
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Is this addressed to me? What reason do I have to lie? I just snipped my burton lock because I was bored? Trying to help someone out who believes it's a good device to secure your board with. Using it as a visual deterent is fine but for $15, there are options that really secure your board for cheaper.
No, it was directed at whoever said if they caught someone on the slopes cutting a lock and asked them what they were doing and the personsaid " i forgot the combo" How did they get the lock unlocked to secure the board earlier in the day if they did know it.??
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I had one of those rack locks freeze up on me last year. I ended up taking one of my bindings off (had tool in pocket) and slipping the board out of the rack. No-one said shit, although I did get some looks.

I'd have been happier if someone had come up to me and said something, or at least taken my picture or something.
I had a combo lock reset when I locked it to go to the bathroom. When I came out and realized the lock wouldn't release I had to spend the next 20 minutes scrolling through possible combo numbers until I hit the right one. Not one person said a thing during the whole time I was farting around with my lock.
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No, it was directed at whoever said if they caught someone on the slopes cutting a lock and asked them what they were doing and the personsaid " i forgot the combo" How did they get the lock unlocked to secure the board earlier in the day if they did know it.??
It was I who asked that question.

So what would you do in that situation?
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I can't believe there's actually still a debate about this!?! If anyone still reading thinks there's no point in locking up your board, tell me how you feel the exact moment you realize it's gone. Tell me...

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I always lock up my board, helps me relax and enjoy my beer a little better without constantly trying to keep one eye on where my board is. I picked up the smallest cable bike lock I could find, keep it in my cargo pant pocket and it works great. Is it 100% guarantee??? not a chance, but it's 100X better than nothing
Fuckin right! I don't want to be that sketch bag in the lodge looking out the window the whole time to make sure my precious is still there. I want to have (relatively) no worries while getting something to eat/drink or when I'm taking a piss...

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I just bought one of these locks called a ski key. They only way someone can steal you board is if they take the bindings off. Most cable locks with combo can just be cut. They work with the racks some resorts provide. Ski Racks, Snowboard Racks, and Locks | Ski Key Systems You can see if your local mountain has them at this website. Ski Area Locations That Offer Ski Key Locks & Racks
You're welcome. I still find this is the most useful for me. Small lock, hard to break, works at all the resorts I frequent.

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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).
I was thinking of getting a skate banana as my rock board so I don't cringe every time I hit something... Ha!

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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...
A shitload. That's what boggles my mind...

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I have a cardinal rule about locking boards, every time, no exceptions. I've been using the same recoilable lock for 20 years. I know it can be cut, but "most" thieves would rather walk away with something not locked at all.
My thoughts exactly. I lock my board EVERY TIME I WALK AWAY FROM IT. BTW, how many times in those 20 years was your recoilable lock cut and your board stolen? That's my point... any lock is much better than nothing.

I sort of feel sorry for people when I see the "my boards been stolen" threads, but at the same time I think to myself "well buddy maybe you'll lock it next time eh?
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