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Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:34 am

I have been a newbie at lock picking on and off for a few years now.
Originally started with some cheap ebay stuff, then made my own picks and practice locks, and then bought the Southord PXS-14.
No matter how many youtube videos or documents I have read, it doesnt seem to 'click' with me (pun intended).
My problem is repeatability aka lack of skill, for example, sometimes I can pick a lock in seconds a whole bunch of times (resetting it properly each time), then on other occasions I can be there for 30 minutes with nothing happening.
I find it relaxing to pick locks and satisfying when/if they open.
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Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:16 am

Hello and welcome.

Practice is the only answer. Perhaps with a repinnable lock so you can control the situation a bit
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Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:13 am

Hi and wellcome to the forum, the right amount of tension is one of the most important skills to learn,this also comes with practice.
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Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:44 pm

LockIn wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:34 am
My problem is repeatability aka lack of skill, for example, sometimes I can pick a lock in seconds a whole bunch of times (resetting it properly each time), then on other occasions I can be there for 30 minutes with nothing happening.
We all get days like that, even with the simple locks, you just have to pick through it so to speak.
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:24 pm

Hi :welc:

Have a read of the rules and a good look around. welc :06: welc

You've come to the right place for all things Locksport. :08:

Lots of friendly folk to help you along your journey. :88:

Ask loads of questions and post loads of pics. welc
Life is like a pubic hair on a toilet seat. Every once in a while, you get pissed off.
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Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:38 pm

Howdy and welc
As LockhackerUK says, we all have those days. Except for perhaps Toni and the Gorilla et al. they are machines I believe ^^
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Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:14 pm

Hi and welcome

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Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:12 am

:welc:

Some days it just clicks and others not, that's life! With practice your bad days get better, but I think everyone would agree that sometimes you just have your off days.

Don't get too frustrated with just one lock. Step back and open a couple of easier ones to gain confidence again, then go back to it.

PS Keep it up. I've found that the trying to pick every day, no matter how easy, really helped me. I've stopped every now and again and have noticed that I on starting again I need to brush up and my skill has reduced slightly. I suppose it's a bit like riding a bike. Once you have the knack you never forget it but the more you ride and practice the better you get.
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Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:43 pm

welc :s_hi:

Nice to meet you :) read the rules, check out some old threads and join in the fun!

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