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Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:35 pm
by shaothegreat
Still struggling with serrated pins and the various serrated hybrids at the moment... As someone else stated earlier, I actually welcome spools and mushrooms... I have an American 5200 with crazy bitting that almost gave me an aneurysm before I discovered top of keyway tension (thanks wizwazzle). That being said, I think my biggest headache when picking comes from restricted keyways, tight tolerances, and heavy springs.

Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:51 pm
by the picker
serrated spool hybrid allways a tuffy for me

Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:16 pm
by xeo
Trioving Vingcard angled double spools... :angspool: :angspool: :angspool:

Super super super nasty. They kick my ass

Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:21 pm
by omegaman
serrated for me always been my kryptonite

catch ya lata have fun.......................................................... :serrated:

Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:30 pm
by awol70
xeo wrote:Trioving Vingcard angled double spools... :angspool: :angspool: :angspool:

Super super super nasty. They kick my ass

those are AWESOME!
i wish i could say i knew what they were like to pick,but i've never seen them in real Life.
definitely on my TO DO: list.
thanks for the post.
(there is a pin types thread here: http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php ... =pin+types
that would benefit greatly from your pictures.

Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:41 pm
by xeo
awol70 wrote:
xeo wrote:Trioving Vingcard angled double spools... :angspool: :angspool: :angspool:

Super super super nasty. They kick my ass

those are AWESOME!
i wish i could say i knew what they were like to pick,but i've never seen them in real Life.
definitely on my TO DO: list.
thanks for the post.
(there is a pin types thread here: http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php ... =pin+types
that would benefit greatly from your pictures.


Look at how rediculous they are:

They drop each other endlessly unless you use extreme catastrophic tension.


Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:04 am
by Scrince
ARX or Serrated Spools.

Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:17 am
by fgarci03
:serrated: :serrated: :spoorated: :spoorated: :serrated:
:serkeypin: :serkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :serkeypin:
First time on this American Padlock took me 8min

:stddriver: :stddriver: :barrel: :stddriver: :stddriver:
:stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin:
With just a bump stop pin took ages

Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:18 am
by fgarci03
:spool: :spool: :spool: :spool: :spool: :spool:
:stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin:
6 pinned Muk-T-Lock Garrison 7x7 took 10min

:stddriver: :stddriver: :stddriver: :stddriver: :stddriver: :stddriver:
:stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin:
This cheap MF dimple piece of shit took me 2 days

Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:19 am
by fgarci03
:stddriver: :stddriver: :stddriver: :stddriver: :stddriver:
- :stddriver: :stddriver: :stddriver: :stddriver: :stddriver:
:stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin:
- :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin:
GLK 10 pin (2 rows next to each other) took me 10min

:stddriver: :stddriver: :stddriver: :stddriver:
:stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin:
This cheap piece of shit is still in my naughty box


Am I normal?

Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:39 am
by Oldfast
fgarci03 wrote: :stddriver: :stddriver: :barrel: :stddriver: :stddriver:
:stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin: :stdkeypin:
With just a bump stop pin took ages


You could try locating & targeting the bumpstop pin first. I've only picked a few,
but it seems to work rather well. Once the bumpstop driver is set, the rest seem
to bind and set normally.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCOzGxqOUzs

Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:36 am
by fgarci03
Oldfast wrote:You could try locating & targeting the bumpstop pin first. I've only picked a few,
but it seems to work rather well. Once the bumpstop driver is set, the rest seem
to bind and set normally....

Thanks Oldfast!
I actually have only picked it once (today I was making a marathon of all my picked locks and I managed to pop this open). I still have to make that happen again and learn how to feel it exactly.

I think the pin is on the 3rd position and it's the first to bind. I don't remember why I think it's in that position though. Maybe I just made that up...

How do they feel like?
What I noticed (or think I did) is that this padlock was really easier to overlift pins. And another padlock with standart spoorated configuration was pretty much easier. I still don't do it consistantly on those, but usually takes me about 5mins to pop it, unless I'm unlucky and it just doesn't pop on my 3rd reset :mrgreen:

I still haven't learned exactly how they feel, so I guess I'll have to practice more.


I just found these 6 locks to be ironical

Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:00 am
by stealthski
serrated pins hurt me but i found that using just enough tension to keep the wrench in the keyway and lifting until the pin stops moving results in a set, thats how i beat my first american brand padlock and i get consistent results with it now

Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 11:45 am
by mrbinky
:serrated:
serrated pins give me hell. I don't know which click is the set. I have some 1100s and 5200s I still can not get into because of them. im much better with spools

Re: WHAT IS YOUR PIN KRYPTONITE ?

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 11:46 am
by xeo
mrbinky wrote::serrated:
serrated pins give me hell. I don't know which click is the set. I have some 1100s and 5200s I still can not get into because of them. im much better with spools


Increase your tension and listen and feel carefully, theres a subtle difference in the sound and feel of the set which signifies the real shearline.