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Old 02-15-2013, 04:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Eh, what do you mean by this? I was going to get one of those bike lock cables for my board. Most places here in Cali don't seem to have ski key, so I need another (good!) alternative
I know guys that use the cable lock. I also know people say that they can be easily disabled, but let me ask the forum a question:

Has anybody here EVER had a board stolen while it was locked up? With ANY LOCK?
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I always lock my board and my girfriend's board. Seems like no one at any of the Colorado resorts uses a lock though. I just don't trust people. Rather spend the extra 5 seconds it takes to lock the board than risk getting it swiped.
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Sometimes I'll use a self coiling cable lock with key. Just need to uncoil 1 or 2 loops, lock it on the rack, go ride, and no need to worry about bulk in pockets. Never had problems with freezing or unlocking it with the key design.

Products - Cable Locks - 8126D - Master LockŪ

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If you actually don't want your stuff jacked, use ski check. Otherwise there are just varying levels of risk. I use one of those small cable locks. Easily cut with a pair of scissors and 1 minute, but enough to deter a thief enough to pick up the unlocked board next to it.
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I like to keep it in eye sight if I go to the lodge (set up near a window).

If I lock it up at the racks I try to keep the lock out of sight or lock the bottom binding to the pole so the would-be thief won't notice it. When he goes to grab it'll go with him for about 1 second before jolting back from the lock. Hopefully enough of a deterrence and grab the next board.
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Sometimes I'll use a self coiling cable lock with key. Just need to uncoil 1 or 2 loops, lock it on the rack, go ride, and no need to worry about bulk in pockets. Never had problems with freezing or unlocking it with the key design.

Products - Cable Locks - 8126D - Master LockŪ
I use one kinda like this. Mine's got a 4 digit combination that can be changed. Just leave it on the rack, come and go as you wish, then take it home with you. They're cheaper than the "snowboard specific" locks and are much stronger. Little less portable but oh well. Don't think they'll be going anywhere anytime soon in the places I ride.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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leaving the lock on the rack only works at mountains that only have one spot to lock up your gear. most big mountains have dozens of spots.
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leaving the lock on the rack only works at mountains that only have one spot to lock up your gear. most big mountains have dozens of spots.
+1, if you always stop at the same base, fine, but if your resort has multiple lodges you've got to carry your lock.
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Word lock is the only way to go. Nice and small and fits in the pocket.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:35 PM   #20 (permalink)
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My post had an auto check typo. Anyway, never had a board stolen while locked but did have my cable locks jam up and couldn't lock my board. Same thing happened to my friends kryptonite cable lock. Slow weekdays while I am close by might be okay. On busy weekends, boards and skis get stolen like crazy. I've had many bikes stolen and my house robbed before. I lock up everything I own if possible.
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