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#41 oldbumper

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 06:31 PM

Great news. No cancer. Now our lives can settle down a little!

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#42 theopratr

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 06:38 PM

Outstanding! Time to crack open a few locks in celebration... :-D

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 07:20 PM

Good news indeed!!!

I would actually suggest 'bumping' instead of 'cracking' as theopratr suggests.

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#44 theopratr

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 12:50 AM

A crack of the wrist, a bump of a lock... it's all relative.

#45 crazydesigns

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 04:50 PM

hey sup im new my names greg

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 05:55 PM

Wassup? Im 11 years old and (DON'T JUGDE ME!) i enjoy hacking comps playing around with locks, music, video games, hanging out with friends, torturing little kids, laughing, good times, and PASTA. Phew..

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 11:39 PM

Surprisingly, my name is Roman.

I am rapidly approaching 24 and live in Sunnyvale, a suburb of of San Jose, California in the south Bay Area.

I learned about bumping from the underwhelming espose that got lots of play on Youtube, and the next video was the HOWTO. I wonder how many others followed that progression.

Aside from bumping, I play guitar and piano, but not so much the latter anymore. I really need to get into it again.

Um, I dunno what else to say. Hello, bumpers. Thanks for the forum and the supply site, SlickJ. I'm hoping my keys arrive soon.

-Roman

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 09:10 PM

I'm an air conditioning man at the top of my field, but the bottom of the map (south Texas.) I bump to pass the time and learn a new skill.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 02:03 PM

Hi my name is Chris, I live in Montreal Canada.. I'm just a beginner when it comes to bumping but I understanding the basic theory behind it. I havent got any keys yet but Im planning on making some myself to see how it goes. I am also planning on learning lockpicking, seems like a tough art to learn but Im down for the challenge :) Me and a few friends are currently making a bunch of webpages and a search engine. This is our project at the moment... www.uploadaporn.com (18+). I have only been a member of this site for a few days but I really enjoy browsing the articles and learning all about lock bumping. "SlickJ" just wanted to give mad respect for creating this forum, I really enjoy it. My hobbies... :smoker:ing, drinking with friends, learning omputer languages, :fighting:ing at the firing range or up north.

Great to see so many people with the common interest of lock bumping :bow:

peace

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 11:07 AM

Hey, i guess im the second represenitive from Canada here. I currently reside in Northern Ontario and due to lack of anything to do have taken up bump keying. Im too young to order keys off line so I make most of them myself. My current collection includes a working WR-3/5, Curtis KW-1 and a klassen Y-1 is under construction. The brands im using are probably not the greatest but as of yet seem to be working just fine. My other hobbies include music (currently listening to Iron Maided) cars, (Currently rebuiling a 72 cutlass supreme)

Instead of making a new thread about it i was hoping someone could give me an couple examples of locks that a Y-1 would work on so i could test it. Feel free to PM me :smile:

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#51 skip 2 my lou

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 04:56 PM

[quote name='SlickJ']I too am addicted to digg.com, and pretty much anything 'techno' related.

Hey SlickJ, Digg rocks. What exactly do u mean by anything techno related? Maybe I'm behind the times, I thought techno died in the early 90's.

#52 govt1911

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 07:51 AM

Hey ya'll. My name is John. (all together now......HI JOHN!) LOL

I'm in the Army and have been for 17 yrs now. I'm currently deployed to Iraq for the third time. I got into hobby locksmithing on one of my deployments to Bosnia in the mid '90s, had a lot of time and thought it'd be fun.

I also do a bit of gunsmithing, having collected guns and just about anything that burns powder or goes "BOOOOM".

I've made my first bumpkey, it's for an American series 5200 padlock and works on SOME locks (gotten it to work on about 60% of the locks I've tried it on so far.) I ordered a "real" bumpkey for this lock from Peterson's manuf. Wonder if it'll work better than mine?? I ordered the 11 key set from bumpkey.us and am awaiting it's arrival. I've found my locksmithing hobby skills have come in handy many times during my travels. I bought my own Ilco key duplicating machine awhile back, it's been pretty handy making key copies for work. Well, I guess I've gone on long enough.

I hope to learn alot from here and improve my skills. (yeah, I already read just about every post so far, took me a couple loooooong days to do it)

SlickJ, thanks for putting this place together!

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 07:33 PM

Hi, I'm Ron and I've been an alcoh... wait... wrong forum, dammit!
um. anyway. I'm 23, I live in Tennessee, and I've been a locksmith for about 2 and a half years. My company also installs and services security and fire systems so i do all involved with that as well. I found out about bumping back when i first started and for a long time considered it a crude method of entry, but i seen it actually used and now i'm sold. I can still pick a lock a hell of a lot faster but bumping is just more fun, and as an added bonus it gives me an excuse to smack the hell out of a stubborn lock :D

PS: SlickJ, you are freakin awesome!
You have a kwikset knob lock and no dead bolt on your doors and you think you can keep me out... aww thats so cute.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 03:43 PM

Congrats to sigrekatonov for being our 1000th member.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 02:19 AM

I go by the name Vic.

I've been involved with personal protection, solid state electronics, computer science, psychology, culinary arts, fugitive recovery, transportation, and the clergy. Other things, too. But that list covers the pertinent whatnot.

I've spent significant time on the gulf coast of Texas, Southeast Michigan, Southwest Kentucky, West Virginia, Northeast Ohio, Middle Tennessee, South Florida, South Carolina, and South Dakota.

Traveled other places, usually in a condition of insobriety, so all I can say is "I'm sorry. I don't recall."

I can't stand thinking that there's any place I can't get into. Not that I HAVE to get in. I just like to know I CAN get in. Cars, houses, offices, anything like that. If I see something that looks challenging, I'll figure a way around it.

I started hacking padlocks and cash register locks when I was 7. Dad was a business owner and I was the boss's kid. I got away with many things. Come to find out, Dad knew it all anyhow and just let me do my thing.

As time passed, I explored more complicated things. Like the filing cabinets, the office door, the utility room, the firearm locker, you get the idea.

Whenever dad got a new property or obtained something with a lock, BOOM I was all over it. Then came the computer. Ah yes the IBM XT. As soon as he got software that required a password, I started hacking a new kind of lock.

I never give up and therefore claim status as undefeated. Admitedly, there are some devices I've been ahem exploring for quite a few years.

I travel light, drink heavy, and don't say much unless I have a question or know an answer. I have a BS in BS, but keep it put away where nobody is likely to find it.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 03:53 PM

Welcome aboard, vic.

It seems a a few bumpers here enjoy hacking computers, systems, locks, etc... I'm sure you'll fit right in.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:38 PM

whats up, i'm 15, still in highschool, and an urban explorer, so these bump keys come in handy, if i'm exploring a place with locked doors. And some lady across the street paid me 20 bucks last week to open her door for her(she got locked out)

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:41 PM

Hello everyone! I just had to come check out this forum to hopefully learn a few million things. I started a locksmithing course a few years back but was only a few weeks into it when I was injured on my main job. I've only got a few picks and things so far but I'm hoping to hear from the courts on my disability shortly and plan on picking up some more to work with!

I can't has never done a thing!


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Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:42 PM

Howdy y'all.
I'm the principal of a research, design and training company specializing in "solutions for austerity and hostility" - We build custom kits and tools for personnel recovery, tactical and wilderness medicine, and similar concerns. We also do consulting and independent evaluation for other manufacturers, and end users, which fits our needs better as we are not primarily manufacturers so much as purveyors.
I've been an enthusiast of non-destructive entry for awhile, and with my background and my company have had lots of opportunity to learn and practice these skills. I am always hoping to get better, and thats primarily why I joined this site.
Looking forward to learning from y'all.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 05:49 AM

Howdy y'all.
I'm the principal of a research, design and training company specializing in "solutions for austerity and hostility" - We build custom kits and tools for personnel recovery, tactical and wilderness medicine, and similar concerns. We also do consulting and independent evaluation for other manufacturers, and end users, which fits our needs better as we are not primarily manufacturers so much as purveyors.
I've been an enthusiast of non-destructive entry for awhile, and with my background and my company have had lots of opportunity to learn and practice these skills. I am always hoping to get better, and thats primarily why I joined this site.
Looking forward to learning from y'all.


Wonderful -- thanks for the great introduction. :biggrin: Welcome aboard!

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