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Hi all

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:15 pm
by Bdp3
Hello everyone,

So I’m new to this. Watched a few YouTube videos, bought a cheap set of (GOSO) pics and the first lock I practised on was my own front door Yale. I tried to single pin pick it for about 5 minutes but obviously because of no practice or finesse I couldn’t. I then tried racking (with I think it’s called a city rake) and was in within a minute. Tried raking again with a different pick (I think it’s called a snowman??) and again was in within a minute. I also got a set of mica shims while I was buying the pics and was in again (this time without the noise of raking) within 30 seconds or so.

Both ridiculously satisfying and shocking how easy that was to get into my own home. But now want to get better at SPP.

Cheers, bdp3

Re: Hi all

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:21 pm
by Baldiloks
How do :welc:

I wouldn't mess with your door lock, picks can break in the lock and then it gets expensive.

Picking is great fun and very addictive.

Great to have you here.

Re: Hi all

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:36 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: Hi all

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:26 pm
by Pickbeard 7721
:s_hi: and welc welc welc @Bdp3



Have a quick read of the rules and etiquette section (should stop any confusion later down the line). Please Please read this if nothing else :88:

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: Hi all

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:32 pm
by KeyMOE
:s_hi: and welc

Great to have you here, you’ve come to the right place to continue your Lockpicking journey. So many knowledgable and generous people on here. Post lots of pictures, ask lots of questions and get involved.

See you around,

KeyMOE

Re: Hi all

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:42 am
by Sedz
Bdp3 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:15 pm
Both ridiculously satisfying and shocking how easy that was to get into my own home
Yale cannot be trusted.

Re: Hi all

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:54 pm
by xbmods
Welcome to the forum my friend, just be careful as we don't discuss locks in use here, that's a locksmith's job. For us it's just sport. Enjoy :welc:

Re: Hi all

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:13 pm
by Bdp3
xbmods wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:54 pm
Welcome to the forum my friend, just be careful as we don't discuss locks in use here, that's a locksmith's job. For us it's just sport. Enjoy :welc:
Oops! Duly noted, thanks...

Re: Hi all

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:14 pm
by Bdp3
Baldiloks wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:21 pm
How do :welc:

I wouldn't mess with your door lock, picks can break in the lock and then it gets expensive.
Good to know, thanks.