This was pinned up with half the pins (6) on just the left side. With only 1 sidebar. Also note, none of the key-pins were master-slotted, so this will be about as hard to pick as they come I believe.
Having said that, this is still a hard lock to pick. I feel like I've gotten the feel for these, but they are one of the few locks that require light tension and sometimes counter-rotation to get out of a false gate. Kind of like a 12 pin Medeco where you would just have to rotate, but here we are just lifting.
Overall it's a fun lock, and I'm much more impressed with it after playing with one than I was just seeing it online. I was thinking it would pick a lot like a 12 pin lock, but I can see that isn't the case at all.
BTW if anyone knows where I can buy pin springs I would appreciate it. I've put in a request to SecuritySnobs to see if they can help me out.
For anyone having trouble with these, I've figured out that the sidebar "wiggle" test works on these too. If it's stuck and not clicky, it needs to be picked, even if you can't lift it with all the force in the world. This means you're in a false gate and you need to apply a little manual counter-rotation.
Also, starting out with a shallow hook and working up to a gem makes a big difference getting around any low-cut pins.
Now I'm on the lookout for some Gen2 locks, let me know if anyone has a good source for non-retail cylinders only for picking. I've heard BiLock sends locks to pickers to prove how good they are, but I haven't been able to get ahold of anyone there for that type of thing. If someone has contact info please let me know!