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Newbie to lock sport

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:49 pm
by Charlietan
Hi everyone,
I’ve been into locksport for a few weeks now. I’m a joiner by trade and I was introduced to picking by a instructor on a gain entry refresher course. He would get his picks and a padlock out in between exercises and we sat there and messed around with them for a while with no success (he was a novice himself). This sparked my interest so I ordered a set of picks straight away (Dangerfield).
I’ve had varied success since I started. I’ve been able to open a few padlocks and Euro locks but not with any consistency.
Looking forward to becoming part of the community and enjoying the fun.

Re: Newbie to lock sport

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:11 pm
by PacMandalore
Howdy Charlietan! welc
I use a Dangerfield Praxis set as my main picks besides the homemade ones and it is a great set. If you havn't already, put some shrink tubing on the handles, or even better, glue some wood pieces on there for better grip and ease on the fingers for those long sessions =)

Re: Newbie to lock sport

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:26 pm
by MHM
Welcome to the group mate. There's no better place to learn to pick a lock and the key to fitting in here is to post like a madman, even on shit you know nothing about. So dive in, ask questions, and have fun.

Re: Newbie to lock sport

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:28 pm
by Charlietan
I’ll definitely have to do that soon. I need something around them to smooth off the edges
Thanks

Re: Newbie to lock sport

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:38 pm
by Gazz
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

Re: Newbie to lock sport

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:10 pm
by Baldiloks
How do :welc:

Re: Newbie to lock sport

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:13 pm
by CasperDK
Welcome on board.

I have to ask. What is a joiner?

Re: Newbie to lock sport

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:57 pm
by TonyS
CasperDK wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:13 pm
Welcome on board.

I have to ask. What is a joiner?
tradesman who works with wood

Re: Newbie to lock sport

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:24 pm
by Pickbeard 7721
^-^ and welc welc welc @ Charlietan,



Have a quick read of the rules and etiquette section (should stop any confusion later down the line).
viewtopic.php?f=24&t=38

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.
viewtopic.php?f=41&t=423

Yes,yes I know you have already, but it's part of my patter and tbh it looks good to the other mods that I'm bothering with this stuff :hee20hee20hee: :hee20hee20hee:

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:
viewtopic ... 61&t=12345

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... viewforum.php?f=63

:GL: and :welc:

Re: Newbie to lock sport

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:17 pm
by Charlietan
Thanks for the welcome everyone. Enjoying looking around the forum atm.

Re: Newbie to lock sport

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:32 pm
by Lulybelle
Hi there and welcome

welc

It’s always great to see another newbie join th gang. We’re all,very friendly and the guys here know what they’re talking about so ask anything you like even if it sounds daft to you, We we’re all new once.

:welc:

Sue

Re: Newbie to lock sport

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:35 am
by xbmods
Welcome aboard!

Re: Newbie to lock sport

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:44 am
by tsiolkovsky
Wotcha and welcome

Rik