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This sub-forum is for all aspiring & beginning noob lock pickers to post PHOTOS ONLY of their FIRST pick!

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Koguntetzu

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Post Fri May 04, 2012 8:32 pm

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so i finally got this lock opened after my second day of trying. (second day even holding a pick for that matter) i went at it with a hook for the most part and finished it off with the half diamond that Aedalas sent me. thanks again mate.

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mech

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Post Fri May 04, 2012 8:35 pm

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congrats mate! feels good dont it
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xeo

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Post Fri May 04, 2012 9:14 pm

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What is that leather case you have there? I like it.
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Koguntetzu

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Post Fri May 04, 2012 9:19 pm

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xeo wrote:What is that leather case you have there? I like it.


not sure what case it is actually, i found it one day while walking around and this case is what really motivated me to get a pick set in the first place. luckily the picks fit perfectly
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Aedalas

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Post Sat May 05, 2012 12:01 am

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Nice, congrats man. Those tension wrenches look pretty sexy too. :D
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Koguntetzu

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Post Sat May 05, 2012 3:57 am

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XD yeah they are pretty nice, but was only able to get the tok wrench to work as the bok wrench kept getting stuck in the keyway

Edit: the bottom tension wrench works with other keyways though
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Aedalas

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Post Sat May 05, 2012 4:04 am

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One of the main reasons I switched to TOK right there. The opening at the bottom of the keyway prevents you from using that wrench right. You would need a wider blade. Stick with TOK imo.
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anomie

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Post Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:28 pm

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Think I might have picked it more than once w/out quite realizing it, it took way more tension to spin the plug than I was using while picking it. Less than 10 mins from pulling the picks out of the package to having it open.

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KSH

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Post Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:02 pm

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My first pick. Spent about 30 minutes with it then got it about 15 minutes into it the next day (6/21/12)

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Public Storage branded ABUS Disc SPP. :shorthook:

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It seemed a bit challenging because of the top of the keyway near the pins is slanted.

Then I ended up dropping the hook pick into my chair and it is so far un-retrieved. :-(

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anomie

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Post Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:02 pm

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KSH wrote:My first pick. Spent about 30 minutes with it then got it about 15 minutes into it the next day (6/21/12)


Nice!

Then I ended up dropping the hook pick into my chair and it is so far un-retrieved. :-(


A tension wrench fell out of my case Saturday-ish and hid in the carpet until yesterday. It was fun the multiple times I tried to find it. Of course ... it was in the last place I looked :)
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Vitti

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Post Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:12 am

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"It was in the last place I looked".

That phrase always makes me laugh. It's always in the last place you look. It would be kinda silly to keep looking after you found it. :)
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wingzjr

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Post Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:59 am

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Taymor deadbolt for a latch :)

Had 1 spooled driver (2nd pin from the front) :spool: and 4 :barrel:

Picked :D
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Post Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:13 am

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Very nice Wingzjr! A spool and 4 barrels pins... challenging firt pick. Feels good eh!?


@Caveman... That's one hell of a first pick! lol

And thanks for a look at the insides. Very interesting! The way the chambers are designed
to maximize the effect of those drivers. Makes me want to dig out an old Ruko I have buried.
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Gpick

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Post Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:51 pm

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Not technically my first pick EVER but definitely my first pick since joining the forum. I picked this Viro twice tonight and, I have to say, it wasn't easy.

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I would be really interested to know whether the security pins in the lock are :spool: or maybe even :mush: as I had a lot of trouble and found that it all came down to the front most pin that, when the other four were set, would give a great deal of counter rotation as I tried to lift it and the only way I could get it was to keep a very heavy tension and force the pin up. Lighter tensions started to release the other pins as I let the cylinder rotate back towards its resting point when setting the final front pin.

A surprisingly hard pick for what I thought was a fairly standard padlock!

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Post Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:33 pm

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Gpick wrote:Not technically my first pick EVER but definitely my first pick since joining the forum. I picked this Viro twice tonight and, I have to say, it wasn't easy.


I would be really interested to know whether the security pins in the lock are :spool: or maybe even :mush: as I had a lot of trouble and found that it all came down to the front most pin that, when the other four were set, would give a great deal of counter rotation as I tried to lift it and the only way I could get it was to keep a very heavy tension and force the pin up. Lighter tensions started to release the other pins as I let the cylinder rotate back towards its resting point when setting the final front pin.

A surprisingly hard pick for what I thought was a fairly standard padlock!

Gpick


Some locks are just difficult to pick. I have a damn Brinks padlock here that I keep just because it's a pain. I can pick it but it's always a pain. I've never picked or even seen a Viro padlock before so I can't tell you anything about it. Well done though, keep at it.
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