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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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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? :dunno:
 

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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 :dunno:

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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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 :dunno:
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? :dunno:
 

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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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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.

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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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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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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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