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Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:46 pm

Hello all and thank you for the warm welcome.

I'm not a single-pin-picker nor a single-pin-pickers son.
I'm only single-pin-picking until the single-pin-picker comes!

My wife is a worrier and a very busy mum
I try to understand her but she doesn't give a damn
Sometimes in an evening I feel a little dumb
I'm solo single-pick-picking when I'd rather stroke her ...*

Enough of the frivolity.

I bought a lock picking set recently**, which included two practice locks***. I picked them disappointedly rather rapidly and can now, two days later, pick them both in seconds. I suspect these practice locks are designed to be easy. The more so because I can't (yet!) pick any other locks around the house :( Grrrr. Hence me registering for this forum.

Grytr

*TUM! What did you think I meant? Shame on you.
**for fun
***see-through 5-pin padlock and 5-pin Euro cylinder
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Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:46 pm

^-^ and welc welc welc @ Grytr,

Funny intro (loved it bravo2 )


Have a quick read of the rules and etiquette section (should stop any confusion later down the line).
Next it's up to you really.


I would suggest taking a good read of Solomons guide as this is the best guide on the web (imo) :read2: :08: :
No matter what your skill set it's always a good piece of reference material to keep going back to.
https://www.uklocksport.co.uk/http://mi ... 2619#p2619

Then mooch around the site at your leasure :72:

There is plenty to see do and get involved in so don't be shy :08:

Take a look at Meme's thread on pick making,I'm sure you will enjoy this great read :88:

Also keep an eye out for the meet ups , as there maybe a few folk round your way :72: :08:


Lastly Have Fun,ask loads of questions as everyday is a school day here. :icon_study: :08: :clap:

This page may help some of the questions you may have... https://www.uklocksport.co.uk/http://mi ... ic.php?t=7

:GL: and :welc: .
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Grytr (Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:31 pm)
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Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:29 pm

Hi Grytr :welc:

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:07 pm

Hi grytr, welcome to UKLS, the clear plastic locks are a waste of time IMO because they do not pick in the same way as a metallic lock. The feedback is deadened by the plastic housing, a better practice lock is a brass cutaway euro. Lots of folk here endorse the "Sparrows revolver" (Google it) as you can take out and add pins (most cutaway euros also allow this).

If none of the above makes any sense then you haven't read Solomon's guide yet!

Good luck and ask as many questions as you like. Enjoy
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Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:47 pm

Hi , welcome to the forum.

Read as much as you can, watch as many videos as you can and be humble. Watching the lockpickinglawyer won't make you pick like him, just as watching formula one won't make you drive like Lewis Hamilton.
One step at a time.
Now you have mastered the practice locks, get yourself some real locks and see how you do.
Take photos and post any problems you have, someone here will be able to help
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Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:25 pm

How do :welc:

The more you put in the more you get out.

Ask lots of questions and enjoy.
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Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:41 am

Great intro Grytr
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