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Who locks their skis?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
A couple of years ago I was at a major Co resort, & there was a rash of thefts.
Not only were they stealing from the base area, but from the upper warming huts.
So my question is, do you lock your valuable skis while eating, or taking a break, & if so, what kind of locking device do you use?
post #2 of 13
This should be a POLL!
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Sorry I missed the thread "Stop Thieves".
Plenty enough info.
Skip this thread, & move on to poll.
Or NOT.
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by rayl1964
Not only were they stealing from the base area, but from the upper warming huts.
How were they getting them down the mountain?
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ullr
How were they getting them down the mountain?
Not sure.
Ski Patrol warned us about the problem. They had just caught one.
I'd rather not have the extra worry about locking skis every time I stop for something, but I don't want to lose a brand new set of skis either.
And! I don't write my name in yellow, so I do stop
occasionally.
post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by rayl1964
Not sure.
I'd rather not have the extra worry about locking skis every time I stop for something, but I don't want to lose a brand new set of skis either.
Lock 'em or Lose 'em...I use "Test Pilot" cable lock, kryptonites are popular but I've had problems with them. They are just a deterrent, however thieves take the "path of least resistance"...unlocked skis.

powsniffr
post #7 of 13
I use a Kryptonite ski lock...no problems yet. I just toss it in my bag and usually don't stop too often so its not much a hassle. I see it as one of those "no reason not to"/" i could be sorry if i don't" kind of things
post #8 of 13
Always lock my skis. Had some stolen in the past and seen others stolen.

Watched a pickup truck pull up to a ski rack in a local area and 2 guys clear the rack and be gone in 30 seconds....we could not get out in time to stop them or even get the plate number....damn ski boots. Cops never caught them and they got 10 or 12 pair of racing skis.

Thieves like to observe and steal as soon as you go in for "just a minute." Or so I hear. At least a lock makes your skis more difficult to steal and hopefully, they will ski the next guys skis.

For $15 it is worth ruining a ski day...not to mention saving the money to replace skis and bindings.
post #9 of 13
I pose a question...for those that do lock their skis, what locks do you use/how do you do it?
post #10 of 13
Kryptonite cable ski lock through the bindings or brakes and wrapped around the ski rack.

Sometimes you need to put the skis in upside down for the cable to fit.
post #11 of 13
Yep, I lock em every time I leave them, up top or down bottom. I also use one of those retractable cable's with the 3 number combination. Cable goes through the rear bindings, around my poles, and around the leg of the ski-rack, and retract the cable as much as possible before locking it in. The one cable can fit two pairs of ski's if they are positioned close enough together.
post #12 of 13
"Who locks their skis?"

Only those who value them.
post #13 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkiRacrNut
I pose a question...for those that do lock their skis, what locks do you use/how do you do it?
Kryptonite thru the bindings/brakes. A cable cutter can cut the cable but using a lock makes it easier to steal someone else's skis that are not locked up. Some areas have metal racks that make locking easier and also you can put your poles behind the skis and make it more difficult to steal them as well.
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