I read something in some free ski magazine. Some guy had a pair of skis stolen so his next new pair he really didn't want to get stolen again. He painted the tops flat black. From a glance, the skis LOOKED like shit but were actually new big mountain skis. He never had a problem with theft again. He was even able to store the skis in the back of his pickup truck during most of the day in the hill's parking lot.
Might be a good idea if people are picking up some new skis. Maybe a few stickers to help the ugly color.
Try to keep clear from that hate and spite
So I keep my mind still, like the still of night
Now who in the world do you want to fight
It's against the system we should unite