- V E R Y S I M P L E L O C K P I C K I N G - Most people are aware of the complex equipment and methods for picking locks, but not many people are aware of very simple methods such as card-picking. Card-picking, although it does not work on the majority of doors, still opens a suprising amount of doors. At my old high school I could open about 1 in 5 doors with this method. The first trick is to be able to determine what sort of door it will and wont work on. The type of door of you are looking for is one that will move back and forth slightly when you push and pull on the door handle, and one that does not have an over-hanging door frame. Now that the hard part is over, open up your wallet and take a laminated card (library and video cards are cool) and push it in between the door and door frame as you lean against the door. You should push the card in adjacent to the door handle, as hard against the inner bolt as you can. Now when you slowly lean back off the door the bolt should slide up onto your card, and presto, the door will come open! This works on a whole range of door locks including cunty Lockwood ones. Although it may sound a bit complex it is actually very, very easy and looks really cool in front of friends. If I find the right sort of door I can have it open in about 3 seconds! For all you dudes who can't read and like pictures, here it is graphically- | ::::: | ::::: *** | ::::: ******* | ::::: *********** | ::::: ************* |#::::: ************* |#::::: *********** |#::::: ******* | ::::: *** | ::::: | ::::: | ::::: *=Door knob | ::::: |=Edge of door | ::::: #=Door bolt (push card in here) :=Door frame Hmmmm just love that ASCII! Well this is about all I know about lock-picking, I suppose I should find out more info on lock-picking in OZ, so look out for more stuff on it and maybe a list of people who supply equipment in Melbourne....cya .\\orbid .\ngel =MAIM= PHuN DiE Trial