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Uber-Noob First Pick Section!

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

This is entry level to what eventually becomes what can truly truly be called "lock porn"
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AaronMce

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Post Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:24 pm

Re: Uber-Noob First Pick Section!

Got my new kit today and bought my first lock.
A master NO.3 padlock from a local store and managed to pick it within minutes and can now consistently pick it within seconds.
Looking to move on to other locks and give myself more of a challenge! :shock:
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jupiter11d7

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Post Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:47 pm

Re: Uber-Noob First Pick Section!

Nice job on your first pick! Glad to see you are doing well.
Here is a video that could help guide you toward some good locks to get when you are ready for a new challenge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI7Lx-73lU0&list=PLTSWkYxuSlkXiSBwk3Hvbvx71sg-MH61s

If you find that video helpful, here is a playlist full of great information for beginners.
https://www.youtube.com/user/bosnianbill/playlists

Also, this is the advice Oldfast gave me when I joined the forum. I found it to be very helpful and I think it could help you too.
To feed your hunger, here's the 4 essentials:
1. keypicking account
2. Youtube account
3. paypal account
4. ebay account
5. a vice

Ok, I lied.... five essentials. And don't forget to eat & shower from time to time


The Ebay account will be a great asset when you are ready to buy new locks. You will gain access to a wider variety than you will find at local stores, and generally you can get good locks at prices much lower than reatail price.
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scudo

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Post Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:51 pm

Re: Uber-Noob First Pick Section!

AaronMce, Ha ha on your way now to what first appears a cheap hobby......not!

Where you from in Scotland?
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AaronMce

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Post Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:33 pm

Re: Uber-Noob First Pick Section!

scudo wrote:AaronMce, Ha ha on your way now to what first appears a cheap hobby......not!

Where you from in Scotland?


I can tell, first padlock I bought was £6.98 and I'm from Cumbernauld (What's it called?).
Going to give these videos a watch and purchase another few locks tomorrow.
Can see this becoming a bit of an addiction in the near future.
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scudo

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Post Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:43 pm

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(What's it called?).
Aye its Cumbernauld....Gregories Girl....a classic!

I am Bo'ness so just over the road and also a newbie started in January this year so any time you are near here feel free to pop in and bring a couple of locks and we can have a picking session or whatever its called, I only have a few locks all have been raked but some have still to be SPP. I am around most of the time as now retired.
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Oldfast

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Post Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:32 pm

Re: Uber-Noob First Pick Section!

Great start Aaron! Exciting times, eh?!
Lookin' forward to seeing more :)
" Enjoy the journey AS MUCH as the destination."
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SpuTniC

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Post Tue May 05, 2015 12:33 pm

Re: Uber-Noob First Pick Section!

those 2 where my first succesfull picks

left one abus titalium 64TI/50
right one abus E50

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Doogs

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Post Tue May 05, 2015 1:05 pm

Re: Uber-Noob First Pick Section!

Impressive first picks mate. I think my first real pick since I got into the hobby was a cheap Home Hardware branded padlock of Master Lock type quality certainly not a couple of Abus'
The other, other, other, other Mike

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DroppedTensionWrench

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Post Thu May 07, 2015 12:29 am

Re: Uber-Noob First Pick Section!

Very nice first picks. To anybody first starting out I have quite a few Master locks and a few easy brinks which are a nice easy intro to spool pins. Message me if interested.
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ForSquirel

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Post Thu May 07, 2015 12:58 am

Re: Uber-Noob First Pick Section!

SpuTniC wrote:those 2 where my first succesfull picks

left one abus titalium 64TI/50
right one abus E50

IMG_20150505_142453.jpg


oooooooh

Abus! :thumbsup:
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Crispypiglet

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Post Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:44 pm

Re: Uber-Noob First Pick Section!

I know this won't be super exciting but I just picked my first proper lock !

a little ABUS T84MB/40.

Supposedly it has mushroom pins? If it has I'm fairly happy with that, with it being a small key way it gave me a few issues and I had to be rather forceful with my spp'ing which I didn't expect.
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