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Who locks their skis?

Poll Results: Fill in the blank: When I am not on my skis at a ski area I _______________

 
  • 32% (37)
    lock them up always.
  • 11% (13)
    lock them if the place is crowded.
  • 16% (19)
    split them up.
  • 9% (11)
    check them.
  • 1% (2)
    take them in, even when the area says I can't.
  • 21% (24)
    rack them and hope for the best.
  • 2% (3)
    rack them and attach a "please steal me" sign on them.
  • 0% (1)
    bring them back to my car if I have to go in.
  • 2% (3)
    never get off them from the moment I arrive until I am ready to leave.
113 Total Votes  
post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
As I suggested to rayl1964, his topic should be a poll, so, I have made it into one.

I know, I know, it's flawed!

Check them means that you put them in an area ski watch.
post #2 of 19
Thread Starter 
Bump
post #3 of 19
had poles stolen once...never skiis stolen, not bothering to wait for that....

Having said that, I did stop carrying my regular lock, and only carry a ski-key lock, so if I ever get somewhere that doesn't have that...guess I'll be one of those people who splits the skiis...
post #4 of 19
Flawed!

Where is the choice, Split them and lock them at a resort (other than Bousquet, where they remain paired up and unlocked winthin 5 feet from the patrol shack window?)
post #5 of 19
depends on the location. If out west, I leave them, if in the east, I never leave them.
post #6 of 19
Lock em up or split them up.

Locked and split actually sounds like a good idea.
post #7 of 19

Depends where I am

The closer I am to a big city, the more likely I will lock them. I.e., I'll lock them at Wachusett, but never at Jay Peak....
post #8 of 19
Remove the bindings and slip them into your pocket.

If the rack is so full that you can't lock them to it, just lock them to someone else's skis.

To use the "split them" strategy effectively, split your skis for the entire day: wear a fat-boy on your left foot, and a shorty slalom on your right, for example.

Write your name on your skis. Better yet, write Elliott Spitzer's.

Bring them to your car, lay them on ground, and park on top of them (two pairs will fit neatly, one under each wheel).
post #9 of 19
If there's a ski check close by I check them. If not I lock them up.

If you ski in the DC/Baltimore area you need to lock'em, check'em, or prepare to lose them. Stealing is a teenage sport in this area.
post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coach13
If there's a ski check close by I check them. If not I lock them up.

If you ski in the DC/Baltimore area you need to lock'em, check'em, or prepare to lose them. Stealing is a teenage sport in this area.
I live here, and that is 100% CORRECT! you shit will get snagged if you leave it out around here. Keeps you on your toes
post #11 of 19
Wow, I've been skiing in Tahoe for a few years now and have yet to see a single ski lock. Not many areas have check service either.

I do have this nagging voice in the back of my head when I leave my skis unattended. Maybe I'll try this 'splitting' you people are talking about. (BTW, never seen 'split' skis either in Tahoe.)
post #12 of 19
Never really thought about locking until my son had his skis snatched during a busy spring break. Funny part was when my husband and son saw the kids wearing them!!!! I'll leave the rest of the story but needless to say he got his skis back. Oh...and so now we lock when it's really busy.
post #13 of 19
Hmmmmm....The splitting thing sounds like a good idea....
Until I got my own skis, I never locked them. The first year out West, I did...but haven't since. I don't think it is as bad a problem out West. Any comments???
post #14 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coach13
Stealing is a teenage sport in this area.
Sounds like a sting operation is needed to "take these individuals out"... maybe an "accidental" fall from the highest lift tower?
post #15 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by medmarkco
Sounds like a sting operation is needed to "take these individuals out"... maybe an "accidental" fall from the highest lift tower?
No doubt!!! I'm a firm believer that this stuff occurs because they just haven't been caught by the right person...yet.
post #16 of 19
I use the corral if there is one - and tip the poor sucker who brings them back to me! Otherwise I lock. West or East doesn't really matter. It just makes sense to make them less attractive than the next pair ...
post #17 of 19
never split, never lock, usually leave them on the snow
post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by matt_davis
never split, never lock, usually leave them on the snow
...and I trip over them! :
post #19 of 19
ski check all the way.
i'd rather spend a buck or 2 to have them in a corraled off area than to have them sitting (even split) somewhere along the lodge. some theifs aren't dumb...my friend had his skis stolen split...most people don't put the 2 skis mroe than a few feet apart, so it's pretty easy for a crook to find them...my friend had his about 10 feet apart...they selectively took his and he was down a pair of skis....kinda sucks

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