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Perfo
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Hello all,
I'm on here for a very specific reason / lock but now think it may become a hobby. I've had to break in to my Grandmothers house by breaking windows when she didn't answer the phone or knocks. Lucky I did as she was in a pretty poorly and spent the next week in hospital. She's old school and there is one key and one key only for her front door and she has to keep it with her. Absolutely no way can a copy be made etc etc.. How handy it would have been to use a pick instead of a pickaxe :-) . OK I didn't actually use a pickaxe but I guess you get the picture. I got my self some see through locks and picks from the web. I picked these in a number of minutes the very first time I tried and had great confidence. However moving up from those to hmmm proper locks seems a bigger gap than anticipated. I got myself a copy of the standard type Yale euro cylinder locks fitted to door and been at it for hours with no luck. After looking on you tube I've sorta got the bug for this picking business and also got a middle of the range padlock to play with ( I can't pick that either). So as a complete newbie I'm here to learn from the very bottom upwards...
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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!
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Hi and wellcome to the forum @Perfo glad to here nan's ok.
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Welcome!
Currently looking to trade a bunch of challenge locks. PM me!
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Thanks, Pickies. What is the collective noun for lock pickers ?
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Welcome to the forum, enjoy!
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Baldiloks wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:07 pm
Wierdos
Definitely the vibe I was getting yesterday at a family gathering when my wife mentioned my new hobby. Should've seen the looks I got once I sat at the table repinning my revolver 😂
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I like to defuse potential "weirdo" situations by informing everyone that I'm in lock picking training for the upcoming zombie apocalypse. I usually find the does the trick.

Welcome @Perfo !
Taking the path of least resistance since 1973.
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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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: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. The only stupid question is one that isn't asked!

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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"Without a naughty bucket life would be boring!" :)
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Well the first question would be how to get email alerts if someone replies to your thread...
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Control panel > board preferences > notifications
"Without a naughty bucket life would be boring!" :)
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Re: picking the locks you have.

Learn to pick the clear ones without looking, feeling the clicks of a set pin.

Get a master 140 padlock and practice.

From there you're away!
Currently looking to trade a bunch of challenge locks. PM me!
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