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  • #574739
    Pascale
    7 Posts

    I just got stolen today my Prior khyber 156 splitboard while enjoying a lunch break in the resort on Whistler Mountain. Brutal.
    I just want to point out that there is a mean and moral-less individual in our community and I found it shocking. I believe that if that person wouldn’t have been interested in backcountry snowboarding, he/she wouldn’t have stolen it. Or it was someone that just knew the re-sale value. So keep an eye out for your stuff, in and out of bounds.
    And if by chance, you come across my board -live or on the web, please let me know.
    It has the black Haida top sheet and my name on it.

    #639470
    sdmarkus
    407 Posts

    @Pascale wrote:

    there is a mean and moral-less individual in our community and I found it shocking.

    Sorry to hear that, but I think your statement is a bit of a stretch. Probably just some kook trying to come up, that’s what happens at resorts… :nononno:

    #639471
    KGN
    215 Posts

    The few times I have rode the shopping mall with a hill next to it(Whistler), I keep an eye at all times on my split. I guess you could split it in half like skiers do to make it more difficult.

    Anyways, it sucks. The resort is less appealing to me every good day I get in the backcountry.I really hope you find it!

    #639472
    fullers2oh
    525 Posts

    pascale this sucks BIG time!

    i only hope others will learn from this and your board comes back to you or the pukeface that stole it definitely has some bad mojo coming their way.

    by learning from this, i mean – and this is just me – but i would never ever ever ever ever leave my splitty anywhere at the base of a resort. it either goes to the car with me or someone has eyes on it at all times! heck i dont even like leaving it in the unlocked part of my truck, especially at remote trailheads!

    so just to further specualte on who stole your board probably some no good punk who knows they will be able to get some good $$$ for it.

    do you have any pictures of the board? if so please post em up so we can keep an eye out for ya. also may i suggest possibly hitting up the well known trailheads with a flyer or just asking around. it is such a small community im sure if you put the word out sooner or later the board WILL turn up.

    #639473
    Archie McPhee
    78 Posts

    That well and truly sucks, and it’s a sad comment on some people’s nature. Sorry for your loss.

    Call me paranoid, but I can’t remember the last time I boarded anywhere and didn’t lock up my board. Most everyone I’m with thinks it’s over the top, and I get of them rolling their eyes at me, but when I’ve got $1000 or more wrapped up in a board and bindings, it’s worth it to me to use a cable lock as a deterrent.

    Don’t forget to leave your name so we know what to check on the board. For those who don’t know, Prior always writes the name and serial number on its boards.

    #639474
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    Very sad to hear…

    I had a board stolen from Copper MTN once, it turned one of my best days ever into one of the worst.

    I think it may happen more often because a splitboard is a big ticket item stolen or not.

    I watch my shit like a hawk now and bring it inside no matter the signage on the building….

    Listen to Archie, a small cheap cable lock ($5<$1000) is a great idea at the resorts, for you and your buddie's board, especially if you like to cocktail after a long day on the hill

    #639475
    Pascale
    7 Posts

    I didn’t left it a the base of the resort but on top of the mountain, where everyone drops their gear on the racks to go and have lunch. I noticed a few gear locked but the great majority wasn’t.
    I will in the future put a lock on it as I just lost $1700 worth of backcountry snowboarding gear. I had a bad feeling about it, but saw that everyone was doing so and that it hasn’t been a problem so far and shouldn’t be. Never do something because everyone is doing it; that’s my other lesson. At least that thieve didn’t get my skins. Little consolation prize.

    Here is an image of the board, my first name (Pascale) is written at the bottom of the board; can’t remember if it is the left or right side.

    #639476
    strain
    42 Posts

    That sucks man, I’ll keep an eye out for it.

    If I’m riding out of the resort I lock my split to the rack and take one of the bindings in with me.

    #639477
    solidbored
    56 Posts

    what would be the best way to secure a splitty with a cable lock? on my solid, i think it’s pretty secure because nobody is going to unscrew the binding from the base. But with the split, can’t they just pull out the pin, if you locked the board to the binding?

    #639478
    KGN
    215 Posts

    Skiers separate their skis, put one in one area and the other somewhere else. Nobody wants to steal just one ski. We can do the same, but it is a bit more work. The odd day I go to the whistler, I never leave it out of my site. God damn whistler thieving bastards.

    #639479
    tiltedworld
    406 Posts

    With the K bindings, I thread the cable lock through the touring levers and like strain says, take one binding with you. If your cable is thin enough (I use a retractable Burton lock), you could thread it through the touring brackets on a Voile/Spark setup.

    Interestingly I had a good friend have her skis taken from Whistler too a few years ago, also from the mid mountain. At the time, we thought it was because she had the same skis as many rental shops had that year.

    Ever since my wife’s board was taken by someone at the North Face Master’s comp in Kirkwood last year while she was changing diapers, I always lock our stuff up. We were the only other group besides the comp people in the Red Cliffs lodge, so we’re pretty sure it was someone at the comp – weaksauce

    #639480
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    If you run a cable lock through the climbing bar & binding heelcups, they would need tools to steal it.

    #639481
    Hp_Sauce
    35 Posts

    I have been visiting WhistlerBlackcomb for 3 years now and I always figured it was safe to leave your gear unlocked at the top, because it would be pretty damn ballsy of someone to carry 2 snowboards down the lift/hill. Everyone would look at you and wonder why you were carrying 2 sets of equipment, including the lift operators. (But this year I got the new Mountain Twin from Jones and decided I need to lock it up everywhere, because they were so hard to get.)

    Sorry to hear about you losing so much valuable equipment, though perhaps it’s best that it happened at the end of the season (instead of the start). Either way, it’s a shitty buzz, there is no good time to have something stolen from you. 🙁

    I don’t know a lot of snowboarders in the Whistler/Vancouver area, but I will certainly keep an eye out for your board. I am in and out of the “Sporting” section of Vancouver Cragslist once or twice a month, so maybe it will show up for sale there.

    If you are living in the Vancouver area and you just need a board to finish off the season with, I have a very old (solid) 160 Sims with some makeshift bindings that you are welcome to use/borrow/keep. But since it’s a solid board, I doubt it will be of much use to you as a replacement.

    -hps

    #639482
    KGN
    215 Posts

    Hey, I will mirror the offer too for a free board,bindrs, if you need. Its a 156 flow infinite, with flow pro series bindings. Im nearish Whistler, but I will be disappearing potentially for some time. Anyhoo, offer is there.

    #639483
    strain
    42 Posts

    @Hp_Sauce wrote:

    I have been visiting WhistlerBlackcomb for 3 years now and I always figured it was safe to leave your gear unlocked at the top, because it would be pretty damn ballsy of someone to carry 2 snowboards down the lift/hill. Everyone would look at you and wonder why you were carrying 2 sets of equipment, including the lift operators.

    A friend of mine had her park board and race board up once this year, ended the day carrying her race board down the mtn and got stopped often, so people are on the lookout, for sure.

    That said, you don’t need a board to get up the whis gondy… or you could just roll up with a ghetto setup and ride down on a $1700 split. Even at Glacier Creek, a spot that has no direct lift access, someone could leave behind a POS board and thief your baby.

    #639484
    splittilps
    154 Posts

    My friend just moved to Texas and didn’t want to take his old mountain bike with him. He gave it to me and I decided to clean it up and sell it at the bike swap a few weeks ago. It had a cable lock wrapped around the frame and I didn’t know the combo. My old, worn, pair of diagonal cutters sliced through it in one quick snip like it was a peice of cooked spaghetti.

    Don’t think for a second that a cable lock will protect your board from a thief. I bet anyone with a Leatherman tool could pretty easily walk away with it.

    #639485
    aliasptr
    282 Posts

    @splittilps wrote:

    Don’t think for a second that a cable lock will protect your board from a thief. I bet anyone with a Leatherman tool could pretty easily walk away with it.

    It’s a deterrent. I hope no one is fooling themselves into thinking it offers any high level of security! :rock:

    #639486
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    A cable lock is not a theft-proof device, but simply a deterrent. Hopefully a scumbag will move on to an easier to steal board.

    #639487
    russman
    689 Posts

    Oh man, super bummed for you!

    I’ve had quite a bit of stuff jacked and it sucks…

    As Pedro said, I ALWAYS take my board inside with me. I try to be sneaky about it so I don’t get kicked out, but every time I’m separated from my board and it’s in a vulnerable spot I get such bad anxiety.. Having your prized possetion jacked destroys your basic trust of human nobility.

    I always wonder how I would react if I walked up on someone jacking my bike or board. I’d probably go apeshit!

    #639488
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    Straight and to the point. Act crazy enough and violence won’t be needed.

    http://www.littermag.com/videos/bikethief.html

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