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Locksport: A Hacker's Guide to Lockpicking, Impressioning, and Safe Cracking

Locksport: A Hacker's Guide to Lockpicking, Impressioning, and Safe Cracking

English | 2023 | ISBN: 9781098168780 | 416 Pages | True EPUB | 46.3 MB

Welcome to the world of locksport, the sport of defeating locks. Whether you’re new to the challenge of lockpicking or aiming for championship gold, this book serves as your definitive guide, packed with practical advice from a team of experts.

DIVE INTO THE ESSENTIALS WITH LOCKSPORT FOUNDATIONS

How various locks work and how to maintain and disassemble practice locks
What makes some locks more secure than others
The laws, competitions, and communities that make up the world of locksport
MASTER YOUR CRAFT WITH HANDS-ON TECHNIQUES

How to pick pin tumblers and lever locks, make impressions or craft a working key from a blank, and manipulate open combination safe locks
How to work with picks, rakes, tension wrenches, files, magnification tools, safe-lock graphs, and depth-measuring instruments
The intricacies of security pins, wards, dimple locks, keyways, and antique locks
GAIN THE COMPETITIVE EDGE WITH COMPETITION INSIGHTS

The ins and outs of competition setup and tools and how to host your own competitions
Expert strategies for managing your nerves and gathering lock intel
What it’s like to participate in timed head-to-head competitions, PicTacToe™, escape challenges, and other lockpicking contests
From mastering your first padlock to conquering a competition, Locksport will show you how to take your skills to the next level—and have endless fun doing it.

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