A serious board plus binders would cost u anywhere from 600$ to well over a 1000$ US.
So have you?
What can you do against it?
From what i hear from my local board shop and snowboard teacher there are two sort of thief's..
- younger kids who take a beaten up board uphill to leave with a 800$ NS or Burton Flying V
- White Van guys who troll the apres-ski bars and lower lifts and just load 10 - 20 boards/pairs of skis in their van and leave.
In the French and Austrian resorts I've been to I've seen a board locked maybe once or twice. Meaning hundreds and hundreds of boards unlocked.
With me riding renta-crap before I couldn't care less but last year on my own board (50€ of my local Craigslist) I've started to always keep an eye on it.
This year (to save me from tears, Xmas season is coming ) with a brand spanking new Mountain Twin im locking it for sure.
Same goes for shared depots in the apartments. I'm taking my board inside, not leaving it in a shared cellar for someone to take a liking to it.
It's also the reason why I have a apple sticker on it, to make it mine and easy recognizable.
Here's my 3 euro solution:
Have You Ever: Had A Snowboard Stolen? - YouTube