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WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

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Post Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:15 am

WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

what kind of pins do YOU have the most difficulty with?
spools? serrated pins? mushrooms?barrels ?
graduated spools? any combo of the above?

personally my "pin kryptonite" is GRADUATED SPOOL PINS...
usually found in YALE , CHUBB and others , these pins are graduated in size, tall and long,
graduated down to stubby,short spools.
combined with high ,tweaked-out tolerances, give me the most resistance.
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Post Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:09 am

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Those @#$%*# serrated pins!

I have a Kryptonite padlock that I can't budge because of those damn serrated pins. :evil:

Bastards.
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Post Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:28 am

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truthfully, no pins really bother me other than medeco pins. its more of just the lock tolerances for most locks. and spring types have a lot to do with it. but if you know what your up against, everything becomes easier.
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Post Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:09 pm

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Serrations are a son of a bitch. Plain and simple.
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Post Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:24 pm

Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

m0ose wrote:Serrations are a son of a bitch. Plain and simple.

as perhaps suggested here:
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=zVrThw-hzaU
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Post Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:22 am

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Lol, I hate serrations. That lock has to be one of the sickest out there. :P Once I get my pick sets I'm going to be able to make a good attempt at some of my other locks that I know are demon spawn.
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Post Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:39 pm

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you really have to ask? serrated! hhahah they f@ck me up every time.
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Post Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:35 pm

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if you pay attention to the feel of the serations as they pass the sheer line, they become easier to pick. just practice.
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Post Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:31 pm

Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

Josh wrote:if you pay attention to the feel of the serations as they pass the sheer line, they become easier to pick. just practice.

i agree ..i use them as an indicator as to where the shearline is.
you just gotta stay super light on the tension, and using top-of-the keyway tension really helps a lot.
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:25 am

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Yeah serrated pins were my enemy until I got used to the feedback they give. The ones i always struggle with are just normal pins in super high tolerence locks. If your not completely focused on the feed back you end up with nothing but overset pins and other pins unsetting. Then i get impatient with it and end up throwing the lock in a drawer for a month.
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:29 am

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yeah security pins make high tolerance locks easier to pick. thats why i would rather pick a lock full of spools than standards.
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:04 am

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Josh wrote:yeah security pins make high tolerance locks easier to pick. thats why i would rather pick a lock full of spools than standards.


Yep, absolutely!
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:48 pm

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Huzzah! well spoken as always Josh.
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atomicmufin wrote:Huzzah! well spoken as always Josh.

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