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Post Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:16 pm

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Ganbat75 wrote:Just saw it on last episode of Limitless, and it's less than half sec.
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I like how he is using pin tumbler picks in a lever lock. At least he is using a tension wrench. (snicker snicker) :)

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Post Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:11 am

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https://vid.me/6C9k check this out.
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Post Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:23 am

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pretty small keyway
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Post Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:58 pm

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It's sad. The cartoon has as much accuracy as most TV shows, or vice versa. There is a youtube play list with various bits of picking in media. Some are funny, Rosharch looks picks a lock with such flourish is looks like he was trying to destroy it. The collector has a clip with 2 picks being used and no tensioner (extra comedy points for choosing a "city rake" and a half-ball)

Some are sad. Et tu MacGyver? Et TU?!!!

De Niro in Midnight Run. Tensioner and homebrew snap gun. Unfortunately, the snap gun "tip" looks more like a Falle-Safe Deep curve pick. And then he proceeds to snap the picks individually. And he's done in typical movie time. Maybe it's an unspoken rule that you can't show accurate picking in movies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUcZEX5RkzU (I can't get youtube to window in a post).

I occasionally get the "Why are you taking so long? It should only take a few seconds. My response is similar to when I'm solving a Rubik's cube, "The only people that talk about how quickly it can be done are the ones that CAN'T do it at all and are talking out of their ass. Picking a good lock in seconds ONLY happens in movies, and it's sad that you can't separate reality from the time compressed fiction you watch." Of course, murphy's law kicks in immediately, and the lock pops in record time just to spite me.
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Post Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:54 am

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nine4t4 wrote:"The only people that talk about how quickly it can be done are the ones that CAN'T do it at all and are talking out of their ass. Picking a good lock in seconds ONLY happens in movies, and it's sad that you can't separate reality from the time compressed fiction you watch." Of course, murphy's law kicks in immediately, and the lock pops in record time just to spite me.


It does happen in reality, but not too often. And yes, Mr. Murphy just loves to take the low shots, doesn't he?

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Post Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:48 am

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This is from the final episode of the Cinemax series "Banshee." Picking what looks to be a Master 230? The picker, Lucas Hood, is talking about how he's scrubbing but the pick never moves once it's inside the keyway. Only takes ten seconds to get an open. "Click!"
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