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Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:34 am

I have been a newbie at lock picking on and off for a few years now.
Originally started with some cheap ebay stuff, then made my own picks and practice locks, and then bought the Southord PXS-14.
No matter how many youtube videos or documents I have read, it doesnt seem to 'click' with me (pun intended).
My problem is repeatability aka lack of skill, for example, sometimes I can pick a lock in seconds a whole bunch of times (resetting it properly each time), then on other occasions I can be there for 30 minutes with nothing happening.
I find it relaxing to pick locks and satisfying when/if they open.
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Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:16 am

Hello and welcome.

Practice is the only answer. Perhaps with a repinnable lock so you can control the situation a bit
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Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:13 am

Hi and wellcome to the forum, the right amount of tension is one of the most important skills to learn,this also comes with practice.
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Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:44 pm

LockIn wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:34 am
My problem is repeatability aka lack of skill, for example, sometimes I can pick a lock in seconds a whole bunch of times (resetting it properly each time), then on other occasions I can be there for 30 minutes with nothing happening.
We all get days like that, even with the simple locks, you just have to pick through it so to speak.
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:24 pm

Hi :welc:

Have a read of the rules and a good look around. welc :06: welc

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Ask loads of questions and post loads of pics. welc
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