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VibeMaster
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Hey guys, I'm new here and have been attempting to learn the art for about a month now. Work as a musician so its a fun hobby that i can take to gigs with me that get slightly fewer dodgy looks than crochet hahaha.

Currently struggling to find cheap lock so if anyone has any advice or just some old locks they wanna get rid of let me know haha.
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How'd you get your name though.
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Howdy. Welcome.

Have a look around the forum, read the rules and make yourself at home.

There's a few good threads on sourcing new locks to be found...
Currently looking to trade a bunch of challenge locks. PM me!
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:welc:

I wish I had a "welcome template" like some of the others here, saying to read the rules etc. Just do as they say! :)

There's a wealth of information on this forum and if you can't find what you're after just ask. The only stupid question is one that isn't asked!

Don't be afraid of posting photos of locks you pick on the way as we all like pictures, no matter how easy they are to open. Everybody started somewhere and like seeing people progress. You don't have to pick a Medico to get a +1! In fact there's a whole thread on "What you didn't pick today"' :)

More than anything, have fun and keep it legal!


I think I've just written my first "welcome template"
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"Without a naughty bucket life would be boring!" :)
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Welcome!
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Hi :welc:

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

You've come to the right place for all things Locksport. :08:

Lots of friendly folk to help you along your journey. :88:

Ask loads of questions and post loads of pics. welc
You must always remember, it's the lock that chooses the pick, not you.
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Glad you found us
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VibeMaster
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Sedz wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:48 am
How'd you get your name though.
Hahaha, I play the vibraphone haha. It's an inside joke with a few other musician friends
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Righto. Not as exciting as I'd hoped.
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I also exude nothing but good vibes if that helps?
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Good morning, and wellcome to the forum @VibeMaster very cheap locks to buy are everywhere,boot sales,charity shops,table top sales,and good old eBay! can you tell us what locks do you have,and picks please.
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hey, I've got a set of cheap picks off of amazon, think it was "lock cowboy"? and I've got a couple of the see through practice locks, couple of master m40's and about 7 different size capitol brass padlocks
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@VibeMaster You will probably want to upgrade from those Chinese picks sometime soon.

Here is a good thread on a starter kit: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=17583
"Without a naughty bucket life would be boring!" :)
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Welcome, take your time on what picks to buy there's plenty to choose from.
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@VibeMaster ... or just modify the ones you have. @Lock_Noob amongst others have done good videos on how to:

"Without a naughty bucket life would be boring!" :)
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Thanks!!
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