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Stolen Skis

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Well after spending a great day skiing, I went to the bar and had a drink. Came back out and my skis we GONE! These were 2004 SX:9's. Not the newest kids on the block. I am pissed. I demo'd a bunch of skis before and after I bought those skis and I really liked them.

THIS SUCKS!

Sometimes this world makes you wonder about people.
post #2 of 28
Hopefully the scum gets there's. Sorry for the pain!
post #3 of 28
Low lifes
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post #5 of 28
a trick to do is to split your skies up, for example if you are with people, hoot two different skies together.

also maybe they had the same skies, did you look around and see if there was the same pair lying around somewhere?
post #6 of 28
What?
Where?
Who?
Dang! That sux!
post #7 of 28

Stolen Skis

It will never happen to Me!

Yep, end of day in the Bar, skis outside, parking lot close.

Ski locks, $13.00 well spent. Bummer though.
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by powderhound100 View Post
a trick to do is to split your skies up, for example if you are with people, hoot two different skies together.

also maybe they had the same skies, did you look around and see if there was the same pair lying around somewhere?
Skies are what you look up at. Skis are what you're on the snow on. FYI.
post #9 of 28
Bummer. Lock 'em or lose 'em.
Maybe they had video surveillance.
post #10 of 28
I once locked my skis and went to an apres ski reception, only to come out and find THE WHOLE RACK gone.

Fortunately, after a moment of panic, I saw all the racks packed into a corner by the ticket window. I guess they smooth out the surface every night. My skis were still locked to one of them. (whew).
post #11 of 28

Karma shall rear its ugly head...

Don't worry man- I'm sure they will shatter their femur while using your skis, Karma has a way of getting back at people... Or he will sell them to buy a crack rock and OD on it... I always bring my lock with me and have a rule of thumb- if more than one person says "Nice skis!" then you ABSOLUTELY must lock em or separate em, cuz flattery is the first step of envy. I'm sorry to hear about your loss, my condolences... Too bad nobody insures skis, my new ones are worth more than my brother's car and he's got full coverage!
post #12 of 28
That just sucks. Sorry to hear that, man.
post #13 of 28
Thread Starter 
It is not the money. I just really liked the skis. I was think about getting a new pair anyway. Skied on some straight 7S's today. That was weird. Carving was not in their vocabulary.
post #14 of 28
Thread Starter 
Need to add:

It looks like I am going to get a pair of 175 Volkl Allstars (05/06) from a ski shop tech for $350. He is going to let me try them next weekend.
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by upnorthban View Post
Need to add:

It looks like I am going to get a pair of 175 Volkl Allstars (05/06) from a ski shop tech for $350. He is going to let me try them next weekend.
You might want to go look online. I just bought a great pair of Brand New 2008 all mountain Dynastars for $426 delivered with bindings. EBAY (from a very reputable online store). Granted Volkl's are on the pricey end..but give it a try. Especially for skis.

Just found these after a really quick search: http://cgi.ebay.com/new-VOLKL-SUPERS...QQcmdZViewItem
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
Skies are what you look up at. Skis are what you're on the snow on. FYI.
I have no idea what you just said

maybe you misunderstood me, but whatever
post #17 of 28
He's trying to help you with your speeling

I hate the idea of having to lock skis. I try to place them where I can see them, like against the window or on the rack closest to the deck.

Late in the day is a good time for theft, as in a trip to the bar. Lots of people picking up their gear, so it's easy to just grab a pair and walk off.

Skis are less likely to get stolen on the mountain away from the base, however poles are more likely to be stolen from the top.
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by upnorthban View Post
Need to add:

It looks like I am going to get a pair of 175 Volkl Allstars (05/06) from a ski shop tech for $350. He is going to let me try them next weekend.
I'll give you a better deal than that on some 07 Race Tiger RC's.

If you're going to spend $350, you may as well look at the deals Dawgcatching, ptex and Sierra Jim have going on for Bears right now.
http://forums.epicski.com/forumdisplay.php?f=76
post #19 of 28
Bummer...I feel for you. I've had 2 pairs of skis stolen in 35 years, both Rossi. Both at the base at the end of the day. I'd love to catch one of these theives, they would be sorry.
post #20 of 28
I always lock our skis. Granted, my circa 1997 K2 El Caminos aren't a "hot" ski...but I don't want to deal with the hastle of them getting lifted. Sure, it's a PITA to loop the lock through the bindings on a cold day, but I know that when my wife and I come out of the lodge, there's a good chance the skis will still be there.
post #21 of 28
Yeah man sorry to hear about your skis. I was in line to buy my friend a lift ticket on my buddy pass and I noticed a girl standing next to my skis looking around. So I kept an eye on her and all of the sudden she grabs my skis and starts walking off. I quickly jumped out of line and stopped her. She acted confused and gave me my skis back. I guess I fortunate I was there when it happened. I'm still not sure if she was a thief or just a confused skier who didn't know her rental skis from my skis.

Ofer
post #22 of 28
Do you feel any guilt for leaving valuables unattended? You may have caused an otherwise law abiding citizen to steal. Abandoned property is very tempting. Shame on you. Get some newer better skis!
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by marcski View Post
You might want to go look online. I just bought a great pair of Brand New 2008 all mountain Dynastars for $426 delivered with bindings. EBAY (from a very reputable online store).
Or you might just find your skis on eBay...
post #24 of 28
So, which ski resort did this happen at? SE Michigan? Mt Trashmore?

Up North? Crystal?

I ski with a lock in my pocket which is pretty effective against all but the most determined theives. Why go for the locked pair when there are 100 unlocked pairs within arms length?

It only takes about 15 seconds to lock my skis, and even a cheap lightweight lock is enough to fend off the theives. (so far.)
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by Walt View Post
I ski with a lock in my pocket which is pretty effective against all but the most determined theives.
How do the thieves know that it's in your pocket?



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post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 

Boyne

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Originally Posted by Walt View Post
So, which ski resort did this happen at? SE Michigan? Mt Trashmore?

Up North? Crystal?

I ski with a lock in my pocket which is pretty effective against all but the most determined theives. Why go for the locked pair when there are 100 unlocked pairs within arms length?

It only takes about 15 seconds to lock my skis, and even a cheap lightweight lock is enough to fend off the theives. (so far.)
It happend at Boyne Mountain
post #27 of 28
Thread Starter 

Already looking

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Originally Posted by NE1 View Post
Or you might just find your skis on eBay...
Had the search engines looking for them the next day!
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by Walt View Post
I ski with a lock in my pocket which is pretty effective against all but the most determined theives.
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Originally Posted by ssh View Post
How do the thieves know that it's in your pocket?
They don't. And if they don't know it's there, they won't try to steal it.
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