Originally Posted by skichick70
I'm a big fan of separating skis. Even if you're alone, it's still better to separate them. I'm not saying this is foolproof, but it greatly reduces the odds of your skis getting stolen. It's much easier for them to grab a pair, I can't imagine a thief walking around with one of my skis while hunting for the other.
I know another guy that had one ski stolen.
Locking the skis is the only reasonably secure option. Keep in mind that I can unlock a Kryptonite cable lock in 15 seconds without the combo, and without possessing any buglary tools. The ski check is a good option if you can trust the operator or at least hold them accountable.
Originally Posted by atomicman
I watched the State Police take a guy away from our area last year in handcuffs. Somehow, I didn't feel sorry for him.
Particularly brilliant are the dumbass cops that every year attempt to determine whether or not criminals are using our "trade in" program to fence stolen merchandise. They just don't seem to get that when scumbags come in to sell us used gear, we tell them the same thing we tell everyone; we don't buy used gear.
I'm very, very annoyed by the one local cop that spends the time every year to fax us a list of stolen equipment from the local hills. The reports almost never have serial numbers, and every single one shares one common aspect; the gear was unlocked. Among things that aren't high on my list "to do" are second guess the owner of every pair of "blue rossignols" I see.
I assume the cops do this because smallish town cops don't have the guts that big city cops have to simply laugh at people when they report stolen goods that were completely insecure and don't have any method of identification.