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post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by sooneron View Post
 

I had two friends that did this at Mt Snow. They each lost ONE ski during happy hour. Not only were theirs stolen, but so were my GF's (at the time) and mine! We tried to decide what was worse, losing both or being left with one ski. We were drunk and angry.

Haha..Do we know each other. My buddy and I also had a split pair of skis stolen at Mount Snow during happy hour. Although both were made by Rossignol one was bright red and 198 cm. The other was dark blue and about 188cm. I guess the thief was not too bright. We were also drunk and angry.

post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by NYSkier55 View Post
 

Haha..Do we know each other. My buddy and I also had a split pair of skis stolen at Mount Snow during happy hour. Although both were made by Rossignol one was bright red and 198 cm. The other was dark blue and about 188cm. I guess the thief was not too bright. We were also drunk and angry.

LOL. This was around '98. I think one of the missing pairs were Fischers. My GF and I lost our K2 3's 4s that night. Brutal reality set in quickly after some fun with Bruce Jacques.

post #33 of 37
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Originally Posted by northeasterner View Post
 

Yes, no wonder it didn't get funded.  So instead of dialing in a combination, I will have to pull put my phone that is either tucked away somewhere warm or ran out of juice because I didn't tuck it away somewhere warm, and call my ski lock.  That, and as Sibhusky pointed out, cell phone service is lacking at many ski areas.

I want in.  Where do I send my money?

 

LOL, it would be bluetooth of course, it wouldn't actually have its own number that you'd call. :)

 

They can/should design it to automatically unlock when paired with your phone so as soon as you're nearby it's unlocked.  No need whatsoever to dig out your phone.  Also, IIRC there's a low-energy version of BT that can run for months or years on a button cell, so no need to charge the lock either as that would be a deal breaker.

 

As well there's no technical reason there couldn't be a combo or some other failsafe in case your phone is out of juice/lost, though as a startup they probably wouldn't bother with such a seldom-used feature.

 

Seems like a very good idea to me, lots of things that are ahead of their time seem gimmicky and overkill.  In 5 years something like this will cost 10 bucks and be standard, just like BT car audio.  It will be used for bike locks, the locks in your house, and forget RFID lift tickets you'll just have a lift ticket on your phone.

post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post

I discovered the hazards of locking my skis on Saturday. I dropped my skis off in front of the base lodge and locked them to the rack with one of those palm-sized retracable locks, went inside, got geared up, etc. When I walked back out, I turned the combination to the proper sequence of numbers, pushed the little "release" button... And nothing happened. No little cable releasing itself and winding itself back up inside the lock housing. Just nothing. Hmmmm. My first thought was that it was a cold day and maybe it's just frozen, so I smacked the lock against the ski rack. Nothing. I tried setting the combination a couple more times. Nothing. Pulled on the cable while holding the release button -- nothing. Verified for the umpteenth time that there weren't any other Elan Magfire 10 skis around.

I was finally able to get it to grudgingly release by pushing the release button into a wall while pulling on the cable. Whew! I felt like I had been there for five minutes or so futzing with this thing. I kept expecting some mountain employee to come by and ask what the heck I was doing, but no one bothered me.

I was about ready to get a mountain employee and ask them to cut the lock, when it finally released. I wasn't looking forward to trying to convince them that these really are my skis, etc. What would I tell them? Anybody else have a ski lock fail on them like this? I've been using the little retracable locks for years; never had one fail like that before though.


Magfire 10's, didn't you have them when we did the EPIC SKI event at Stowe back in 2004...why do you bother locking those....Sorry Kevin, couldn't pass that up. ;)

 

Hint, carry a Leatherman in your backpack or boot bag.

post #35 of 37
Well, if you look at the date on the post you're responding to, you'll see why that is. He's probably replaced them twice since then.
post #36 of 37
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post
 


Magfire 10's, didn't you have them when we did the EPIC SKI event at Stowe back in 2004...why do you bother locking those....Sorry Kevin, couldn't pass that up. ;)

 

Hint, carry a Leatherman in your backpack or boot bag.

 

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Well, if you look at the date on the post you're responding to, you'll see why that is. He's probably replaced them twice since then.

 

I imagine Max Capacity knows full well that he replied to a very old post.  Those Magfire's have been replaced many, many times since they met a rather violent end:

 

 

I couldn't figure out a way to lock up the top half.  :cool;):eek:rolleyes

post #37 of 37
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Well, if you look at the date on the post you're responding to, you'll see why that is. He's probably replaced them twice since then.


OH dear....no, I missed that, never mind, I'll go hide behind the couch again...

 

 

Just think how bad this would looked if I replied to it 8 years ago....LOL


Edited by Max Capacity - 4/1/15 at 9:32am
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