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Hi everyone,

I just joined, and thought I'd introduce myself.

I'm Sonic Alpha, from the UK, and I've been interested in lock picking since falling down the rabbit hole on YouTube a few years ago. (A rare case of YouTube recommendations actually showing me something I'd like, lol)

I've only just started learning to pick my own locks though, so I'm very much a newbie in that regard.

I've got a lot of tools, and zero skills, lol. I'm hoping that (the skills part) will change, as I slowly learn from and become a part of this community :)

Thanks for reading my blurb.
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Welcome!
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:s_hi: @SonicAlpha

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:welc:

I wish I had a "welcome template" like some of the others here, saying to read the rules etc. Just do as they say! :)

There's a wealth of information on this forum and if you can't find what you're after just ask.

Don't be afraid of posting photos of locks you pick on the way as we all like pictures, no matter how easy they are to open. Everybody started somewhere and like seeing people progress. You don't have to pick a Medico to get a +1! In fact there's a whole thread on "What you didn't pick today"' :)

More than anything, have fun and keep it legal!


I think I've just written my first "welcome template"
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Great to have you here. You've come to the right place to learn all the tips and tricks for getting those locks open.

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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
You must always remember, it's the lock that chooses the pick, not you.
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone :)
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:welc: Welcome to the Chaos!

Knuckle down and don't let your Tail go between your legs.

(I know Sonic....)
Taking the path of least resistance since 1973.
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:c017:

I managed to rake my first padlock earlier, a Master 140. Out of all the padlocks I own, that's the one with a keyway that has very little warding.

When I try to single pin pick it, I find my biggest problem is being unable to "feel" the pins consistently. I have to really concentrate, and make sure there are no distractions ๐Ÿ˜…
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How do :welc:

Congrats on the master padlock.

What part of the UK are you from?
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Baldiloks wrote: โ†‘
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:09 pm
What part of the UK are you from?
Originally from Manchester, but I seem to move around like The Littlest Hobo.
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SonicAlpha wrote: โ†‘
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:43 pm
:c017:

I managed to rake my first padlock earlier, a Master 140. Out of all the padlocks I own, that's the one with a keyway that has very little warding.

When I try to single pin pick it, I find my biggest problem is being unable to "feel" the pins consistently. I have to really concentrate, and make sure there are no distractions ๐Ÿ˜…
I recently learnt to SPP on a master 140 and 141, fun locks :)

I'd highly recommend checking out Solomon's "detail overkill" guide. It's really helped me with techniques for feeling the pins, especially identifying binding pins! Am on my phone so not got a link but I'm sure someone more knowledgable than me will have it!
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Solomon's guide:

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=423
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mattj wrote: โ†‘
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:50 pm
I'd highly recommend checking out Solomon's "detail overkill" guide. It's really helped me with techniques for feeling the pins, especially identifying binding pins! Am on my phone so not got a link but I'm sure someone more knowledgable than me will have it!
TequilaDave wrote: โ†‘
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:08 am
Solomon's guide:

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=423
Thank you. I grabbed it earlier, and gave it a brief read (I was on my phone at the time). Reminded me of Deviant Ollam's "Practical Lock Picking" in places, but with more swearing :)
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I first read the MIT guide years ago which is what LPL started with too!

http://www.capricorn.org/~akira/home/lockpick/
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Howdy & welcome!

There's lots of food folk and good info here, get picking and posting!
Currently looking to trade a bunch of challenge locks. PM me!
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Hi and wellcome to the forum lots of practice wins the day,ENJOY!
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welc :s_hi:

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

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