Slow Motion

A collection of my slow motion lock related videos.

Slow motion attack on American 6570

I make these cut-a-ways, you can read more about these here. The American 6570 is one of my all-time favorite locks. I love the American serrated and serrated spool pins, they're difficult to pick and having all 6 pinstacks full, they're more difficult than the 1100 series. And I love big brass locks. Make sure you play this with the sound on.

Kwikset Bump Key

This was a quick and dirty cutaway I made... Notice about half the lock has been machined away. I faced off about 40% of the inner cylinder then slotted the pinstacks. The purpose was to allow as much visibility into the lock specifically to see what happens in these attacks.

The first attack was this Kwikset bumpkey from Sparrows. Honestly, it took me a bit to figure out bumpkeys. I had never actually tried them before. I think this demonstrates the kinetic energy being transferred from the key pins to the driver pins which opens up the shear-line allowing the lock to open.

Lockpick Gun vs Homemade Snapper

Both kinetic attacks similar to the bumpkey. The lockpick gun is a specialized tool that's pretty easy to buy online. The snapper was made out of 1/8" wiresnake I bought from Lowes. There are a ton of how-tos out there on making the snapper. Bonus - the pick portion is normally just about the right size to hit that passive pin on Schlage Everest. Snap with some tension, hit the passive pin. Yeah, they're deadly on those suckers.

Hilarious Pumpkin Bogota

This thing still cracks me up every time I use it. This pops open easier padlocks really fast. This also shows you how effective the Bogota rake is. The Bogota is definitely one of my favorite tools behind the standard hook. I really enjoy making them by hand trying to simulate Raimundo's original technique using hand files and sandpaper.

You can read on how to make the Pumkin thing gun here.

Brand New Drill Rake Technique

Yeah, there is nothing new about this extremely effective method of opening a lock. I was surprised to see the pins start bouncing, and then. The video was a bit long, so the beginning is in near real time. The slow motion begins right around the end, so it's worth watching to the end.

Not So Slow Method

One of my buddies got this video of me in the Defcon 2016 speed picking competition. It ended up open in 1.7 seconds, really freaking lucky. I used a Bogota that I had created by hand. They're irritatingly fast and effective. I thoroughly enjoy SPP (Single Pin Picking) much more as I find it more gratifying feeling like I solved the lock.