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A pre-sale of custom lockpicks designed by a competitive lockpicker to bring "Open Locksport" to market.
1,159 backers pledged $87,407 to help bring this project to life.

Press and Progress

Posted by Schuyler Towne (Creator)

Slate did an article on this Kickstarter. Schuyler, Jason Scott, and several unnamed backers make appearances. The URL is here:

Schuyler has received the sheet of prototype pics. He has been tasked with taking photos of the picks and his experience with them. 

Apologies for the short update, but during this time we're going to err on the side of frequent updates.


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    1. Schuyler Towne Creator on

      Schuyler has received the picks and will be providing photos tonight, but he had to go to work, when he uploads the photos, we'll update here immediately, but before he left for work, he rush-uploaded an unboxing and testing video:…

    2. Ryan Harp on

      PhotoGuy, In all honesty it depends on the lock. Some will be harder than others depending on the machining process. You should be able to rake a standard 3 pin lock (without security pins) pretty quickly. I've found that some 5-pin locks open extremely easy even with single pin picking and other 5 pins of the same brand lock give me a very hard time. It just depends. If you really want to better your skills, slowly amass a large lock library that you can play with. I have a bunch of locks now and some of them are supposedly "high-security" and they are pretty simple to pick. I also have a couple that are my Excalibur - have had them for 2 plus years and haven't gotten them to open....Completely frustrating...

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      PhotoGuy on

      I have been using the practice locks with a set of picks that I bought about a year ago to help me wait for some better ones. They seem super easy compare to other practice ones I have gotten. Are the other ones abnormally hard or are these abnormally easy. I can rake even the 3 pin one open in 5 seconds top, not bragging because I'm not good at all.

    4. jos weyers on

      Good article, very honest.