Yeah, I wish I had kept locking up my skis with my Ski Tote. I stopped because well, nobody else was doing it and I was a really insecure 18-year-old and I didn't want to be different. . Then my Red Sleds got stolen at Winter Park and it kind of started a downward spiral in my life.Sure it did, it came with a lock.
The metal hoop type baskets from that era is the key component that keeps the pole tips together.
That won't work with newer ski poles that have plastic baskets.
It works best if the tips and tails have bands around them to hold them together. I have done it with plastic baskets because they can be locked together tip of pole into the other pole basket.