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Snowboard lock?

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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I use one only when its a MUST
Usually I'll leave it in the car.
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Re: Snowboard lock?

I always have a lock in my coat pocket but rarely use it. Nice to have if needed though. I try to put it in my car whenever possible though.
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Most racks will take a ski key, I carry one on my home hill. When traveling I use a retractable cable lock, it's not as secure but can lock to any rack.

Theft is rampant at blue Mtn Ontario, I always lock up. My friend had his board stolen like this:

Cell phone rings, he answers, puts down board down, tells his three friends standing beside him to watch his board. Steps away from the group and after a five minute call returns to find board gone, friends chatting away. For the record I wasn't there.
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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.

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I have a Dakine Cam lock now as I go through cable locks like no bodys business. They just jam or break.

I use mine in busy periods when there are a lot of people visiting or when I know I will be taking lunch or drinks/whatever for a long time.

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Ski key, all the time, every time... You don't lock your board? Don't be angry when it's gone...

Do you leave your car in the driveway with the keys in the ignition and the door wide open?
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Snowboard lock?

I'm a super noob but at the mountain I go to it seems as if nobody locks up there stuff, once I saw a skier do it. shit there's normally no racks available and then you'll see boards on the ground all over the lodge
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happened to friends 2 weeks in a row, both got recovered, but we all lock now.. even though those cables can be cut in a sec, a thief would most likely bypass it any take one that was less hassle.
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Those kryptonite cable locks are garbage. They have a right rack of malfunctioning. Ski keys can freeze up in extreme weather but are generally good.
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

Yeah I cannot afford to have my gear stolen, I won't be able to replace it for YEARS. I'mma lock that shit up as well as I can.
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