Originally Posted by T-Square
Locking up my skis and poles has become a habit with me. I use a simple retracting cable lock. The lock easily fits in a cargo pocket on my pants.
Locks keeps honest people honest. They might make a sometimes thief go to easier prey. They will only slow down a dedicated thief.
I'll be dead honest. I am no theif, but if you want into something, I'm the guy that gets called.
A retractiable lock would be easy for me to pop with my leatherman. I dont carry it on the hilll, i dont want to fall on it. Ouch!!!
Make sure you buy a good cable with your lock. Some cables are easily cut by something like a leatherman. Some cables are smooshy and will not cut, just fold over. You have to cut these with a special pair of cutters, or use a hacksaw. the hacksaw doesn't usually work. But if you were seen with a hacksaw or a wierd pair of wire cutters running around the ski hill, you'd be reported i would think.
Earthquake grade cable generally does not cut very well. I had a beotch of a time when trying to hang things in stores with this stuff, you have to use it because of code, not because of earthquakes. heh, this stuff does not break easily.
I'd be happy to review any locks if any manufacturers were worried about the durability and quality of the parts in them.
I'll even let a master lock smith loose on them when i'm done to see what he thinks. hint hint. haha.
I'll be sure to post a review of what I end up buying and let the rest of you know.