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Old 02-16-2013, 12:37 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I never see anyone else lock their boards but I always do for peace of mind.

I used to have the Dakine Cam lock but the locking part of it fell out of my jacket one day. It was solid but really awkward to use so I replaced it with the Burton Cable lock which is flimsier but much easier to take on and off.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I was at Blue Mountain a couple weeks ago and I was estimate that 95% of the board there are left unlock. It's a thieves paradise.

I bought my wife a ski key for Christmas and we are able to lock up 2 snowboard with 1 ski key.

IMO no lock is 100% secure, all locks can be cut off, etc. However, when there are so many board left unlocked there is no reason for a thief to go through all the trouble to steal your locked up board.

If your hill has racks that take a ski key, I would pick up a ski key.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:25 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Curious as to how many on this forum actually lock up their boards when they're breaking for lunch or for a few beers. Makes me nervous leaving a $1000 setup not within site for more than an hour. Especially with all of the crowds at Mammoth, Tahoe, wherever. I always try to put it in sight, but sometimes can't. Really feel like I'm rolling the dice at times.....
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If someone really wanted your board they would have to unscrew the bindings but if that were the case hopefully someone would say something.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:30 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I never lock my stuff up. Odds are anybody looking to steal a board isn't going to go after my old gear.

I did find my board locked in one of those ski lock things after coming out of the lodge once. Thankfully my board is only a 154 so I was able to just pull it under the ski lock. Not sure what was going on there.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:44 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Growing up in "the hood", I don't tend to trust too much. My first time snowboarding I couldn't believe people left all these boards alone everywhere. My bud says "it's ok, everyone does it, no one seals here". One year later my gf and one my friends gets their set ups stolen the same place/time. I learn from other people's mistakes.
I lock up everywhere, every time. I use a pretty diesel cable master lock. I know u can still cut it but I'm pretty sure the thief would just move on to a unlocked one
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Those kryptonite cable locks are garbage. They have a high rate of malfunctioning. Ski keys can freeze up in extreme weather but are generally good.

I used a ski key till my second day this season when i spent 20 minutes trying to unlock it cus it was frozen. Now i use retractable cable, sure it could be cut with wire cutters but i dont see a thief bringing wire cutters when theyre are hundreds of not locked boards.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:55 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I used a ski key till my second day this season when i spent 20 minutes trying to unlock it cus it was frozen. Now i use retractable cable, sure it could be cut with wire cutters but i dont see a thief bringing wire cutters when theyre are hundreds of not locked boards.
That happened to my husband. Next time it happens go into the repair shop at your hill and they'll heat it up with a blow torch to help you open it.
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Never have, but I always try to keep in sight or hide it in my spots.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:04 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I used a ski key till my second day this season when i spent 20 minutes trying to unlock it cus it was frozen. Now i use retractable cable, sure it could be cut with wire cutters but i dont see a thief bringing wire cutters when theyre are hundreds of not locked boards.
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That happened to my husband. Next time it happens go into the repair shop at your hill and they'll heat it up with a blow torch to help you open it.
I didn't think about the ski key freezing but good to know info about heating it up.
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I didn't think about the ski key freezing but good to know info about heating it up.
Thing is the ski key can't freeze, it's made of metal and plastic that's already solid. jjz must have had some water/snow in there somehow which froze. I've never had one freeze up and I ride in some pretty damn cold conditions!

Here's another tip. Your breath is hot. Nearly 36 degrees C! When adjusting your bindings, or if a lock freezes you can usually blow on things and they'll melt/warm up.
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