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The Fat Fish
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Hi all, I'm The Fat Fish (Long story cut short, my nickname at school was Fish and I was obese for most of my life).

I'll keep my intro short!

I was introduced to lock picking by TequilaDave over a pint and have slowly become addicted to the hobby. I'm certainly not "good" at it yet but that's all part of trying something new.

I'm an IT engineer by day and an IT enthusiast by night so it's been great to try a hobby that isn't computer-related. Other hobbies include Photography and I also work as a freelance VFX Artist/Compositor when I get the time.

Luckily knowing TequilaDave has meant I get to try lots of locks and I'm currently picking two American Lock's that he has re-pinned for me.

I was recently lucky enough to win a bet that resulted in me getting my hands on some Peterson picks which has only led to me being more interested in the sport (and wanting to spend more money!).

I look forward to hanging around here!

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- The Fat Fish
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Nice one fish and wellcome to the forum, I take it Dave has given you some good advise on reading the rules ect,,just enjoy all of it!
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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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Welcome. The southwest has a growing collection of pickers!
Currently looking to trade a bunch of challenge locks. PM me!
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:s_hi: @The Fat Fish

:welc:
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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!

Glad you finally made it here mate :)

I think I've just written my first "welcome template"
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Wellkommen!

A lot of great pickers on here. You are welcome to 'pick' their brains to 'unlock' a wealth of knowledge.

And I'm spent.
Taking the path of least resistance since 1973.
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Toaster wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:06 pm
Wellkommen!

A lot of great pickers on here. You are welcome to 'pick' their brains to 'unlock' a wealth of knowledge.

And I'm spent.
Ouch.
Currently looking to trade a bunch of challenge locks. PM me!
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How do :welc:
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Hi mate.
Hope you enjoy your stay !
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GravityKarma wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:03 pm
Ouch.
You spotted my typo I presume? How red is my face?!
Taking the path of least resistance since 1973.
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Nope. Just the painful punnage
Currently looking to trade a bunch of challenge locks. PM me!
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GravityKarma wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:52 pm
Nope. Just the painful punnage
You know you love it.
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Welcome!
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