Asociace českých lockpickerů

A reminder of 2019 or what happened and did not happen

2020-01-02T20:14:45+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking, News and events|Tags: , , , , , , |

YEAR 2019 IS OVER?! WHAT HAPPENED AND DIDN'T HAPPEN?! Three two one .. and in less than a minute the year 2020 is here. The previous 365 days have gone so fast and the same thing awaits us in 2020, but one more day?! Funny, but again there is a leap year with us. Before we fine-tune and debug our annual report of the Association of Czech Lockpickers, let's recall 2019 what made it special and what we did. An important change was that we organized regular lockpicking trainings where the public could participate. In the total number [...]

Trainings in lockpicking 2019 are behind us

2019-12-19T23:12:55+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , |

THROUGHOUT YEAR 2019, TRAINING SESSIONS IN LOCKPICKING WERE HELD CThroughout the spring and autumn, we organized lockpicking trainings that were open to the public and held in Prague. We were visited by many future lockpickers, but also curious people. Next year we will focus more on the terminology of locks and lock systems, besides the disassembly and subsequent setting up of the cylinder will be the part of our trainings. Several dozen future lockpickers, enthusiasts or curious tried lockpicking. PHOTOGALLERY  

Christmas Lockpick Party and Christmas Mini-Competition in Lockpicking 2019

2019-12-19T23:18:22+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , |

Every year we organize ACL Christmas party in Sokolov not only for our members but also for invited guests. This time there were unbelievable 30 people, not only in the field of lockpicking, but also in the field of locksmithing (locksmiths and representatives of foreign companies Urban Alps AG, Keyprint Security Ltd). At the party there were of course home-made potato salad and chicken cutlets, rather maxi giant cutlets. There were also homemade cookies, which were not only in the shape of stars, rounds or trees, but in the shape of small keys or gingerbread and many other [...]

The challenge how to open a cemetery chapel in non-destructive way?!

2019-12-19T23:22:46+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , |

THE CHALLENGE HOW TO OPEN A CEMETERY CHAPEL IN NON-DESTRUCTIVE WAY?! There are only 186 inhabitants in the village of Vrbno nad Lesy (as of 1 January 2019) and the oldest mention of the village dates back to 1143. The mayor of the village Mr. Radomír Volek asked us if we can help with opening the door from the old cemetery chapel and also make a key. We did not hesitate and accepted this challenge, part of the team of the Czech Lockpicker Association (a team of professional locksmiths) went on a journey to the North to the Ústí [...]

EVVA Training Autumn 2019

2019-12-19T23:09:24+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting|Tags: , , |

On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, all-day professional training took place at EVVA in Barrandov, Prague, which was divided into three parts and some members of the Czech Lockpicker Association were there. First, Mr. Koudelka, CEO, introduced all of the participants to the company's product portfolio, namely mechanical locking approaches (MCS, 4KS, ICS, EPS, FPS) and electronic locking systems such as AirKey or Xesar. These electronic access systems are characterized by high security and ease of use with a smartphone. In the second part, Mr. Ladislav Kratochvíl (president of AZKS - Association of lock and key services) introduced [...]

LockCon 2019

2019-12-19T23:09:32+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , |

Finally, we visited the well-known event LockCon, which took place from 25 to 27 October 2019 near the German border at De Berckt Castle in Baarlo, the Netherlands. This event is organized annually by Toool (The Open Organization Of Lockpickers), which dates back to 1997. It is a combination of lockpicker not only from the Netherlands, but also from the US, Great Britain, Belgium, Norway and Australia. The event is open only to invited guests, so this is a closed lockpicker community. Countless lectures and workshops were held throughout the extended weekend and of course there were competitions. On Friday [...]

Don’t write on the social networks where you are in now, the advice of the Association of Czech Lockpickers

2019-12-19T23:09:54+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , |

DON'T WRITE ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS WHERE YOU ARE IN NOW, THE ADVICE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF CZECH LOCKPICKERS Nikol Ivanovova is the head of the independent organization of the Association of Czech Lockpickers, which associates fans of nondestructive overcoming locks as a sporting discipline and hobby. "It pays to pay extra money for a better security cylinder," Ivanovova says in an interview with Metro journal. We are after the holidays, but people are still leaving for their holidays to the sea, they are approaching the mountains. It is also business travel time. How can people [...]

The foreword of the organizer – 10th Czech Lockpicking Championship 2019

2019-09-24T16:47:13+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

OUR PLAN, OUR LOCKPICKING CHAMPIONSHIP, OUR FUTURE 🏆 The date of the event is coming slowly but surely, this year we have really challenged ourselves! We want to organize a grand event and fit a lot into one weekend. So, what will the extended weekend of September 13-15, 2019, look like? What will the 10th Czech Lockpicking Championship bring? What did we plan for you? FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 On Friday afternoon, we will begin with safecracking of keyed locks. We don’t want anyone to miss the official opening of the event, so it will [...]

Czech Lockpicking Championship 2019 – Downloads

2019-08-11T23:00:41+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Here you can download the bulletins about lockpicking 2019. Bulletin 1 - Basic information Lockpicking 2019 Bulletin 2 - Preliminary schedule + Workshops Bulletin 3 - Competition disciplines and rules Bulletin 4 - The foreword of the organizer

Bonus – Interview with our ACL President

2020-01-04T08:29:56+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

INTERVIEW WITH A MEMBER WHO IS PART OF OUR TEAM FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF CZECH LOCKPICKERS We will conclude our memories of previous years by interviewed the person who was at the birth of the Czech championships and was the only part of all organized competitions - president of the Association of Czech Lockpickers (ACL) Nikol Ivanovová (32). Thanks to this interview we want to lure and motivate other lockpickers to join us or come to compete at least. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: Nikol, how did you get into lockpicking? I have been playing with locks since I [...]

Bonus – Interview with the Blitz winner

2020-01-02T20:34:28+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

INTERVIEW WITH OUR "BEAR" THAT KNOCKED OUT ALL COMPETITORS We have already introduced the Freestyle and Lockpicking Champions of the Czech Republic. Now, let's see another member of our Association of Czech Lockpickers (ACL) and go to Pilsen. This time we visited Mr. Miroslav Buchbauer (52), who last year knocked out both Czech and foreign lockpickers in blitz and was the only one to win the gold medal for the first place. We wondered how he did it. Thanks to this interview we would like to lure and motivate other lockpickers to join us or come to compete at least. [...]

Bonus – Interview with Freestyle Champion

2020-01-04T08:24:44+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

INTERVIEW WITH A FREESTYLE CHAMPION HOLDING AN UNBELIEVABLE RECORD UNDER ONE SECOND We have already introduced the Czech Champion in Lockpicking to you in the previous article (interview), but now we will visit the champion of records. In 2017, an incredible record was set in the freestyle discipline, when a member of the Czech Lockpicker Association (ACL) team opened the cylinder in less than one second. Mr. Petr Wittner (45) from Prague opened a record time of 0.47 seconds. This record has not yet been broken, perhaps someone will have a luck at this year's event. Thanks to this interview [...]

Bonus – Interview with champion the Czech lockpicking championship

2020-01-02T20:35:40+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

INTERVIEW WITH OUR CHAMPION OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN LOCKPICKING This year's 10th Czech Championship in Lockpicking is knocking on the door. We reminded you all the disciplines on our blog, we remembered the interesting facts from previous years and now we have some interviews with our members of the Association of Czech Lockpickers (ACL). Last year, Jaroslav Coufal (53) from Prostějov, who has been a member of the Association of Czech Lockpickers since 2015, took first place among all Czech lockpickers. We decided to interview him. We were wondering how he does it that he is so good and [...]

Spring training in lockpicking behind us

2019-10-30T06:18:47+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , |

IN SPRING 2019 LOCKPICKING TRAINING HAD EVERY MONTH Throughout the spring of 2019, we held lockpicking trainings once a month, which were also made available to the public (after pre-registration and application) and were held in Prague. In one training we even surprised Miss Eva Svobodova, reporter for Radio Wave. At the next training we tried the electronic button system, which we are preparing for this year's 10th anniversary of the Lockpicking Championship 2019. And we also conceived one of the trainings as a celebration of one of our member, who had a birthday. Lockpicking has tried several dozen future lockpickerů, [...]

Project Safe address in Brno and we were part of it

2019-12-16T08:39:37+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking, News and events|Tags: , , , , , |

EUROPEAN BRUSH PREVENTION DAY IN BRNO On Saturday 22.6.2019 we accepted an invitation from Mr. Ladislav Kratochvíl from AZKS (Association of lock and key services) to the event Safe address, which took place within the European Day of Burglary Prevention in the Area of traffic education in Brno Riviera. This action is a follow-up to a number of projects carried out by the Brno City Police since 2009 (Safe Location Safe Housing, Manual of Safe Housing, Domestic Academy) and is intended primarily for the general public of tenants, administrators and owners of flats, recreational facilities, but also owners, managers and owners [...]

Championship disciplines under the microscope: Cylinders

2019-07-22T19:03:43+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

CHAMPIONSHIP DISCIPLINES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE CYLINDERS: “THE SUPREME DISCIPLINE OF LOCKPICKING” + AN INTERVIEW WITH THE CURRENT CHAMPION Lockpicking of cylinders is probably the most prestigious discipline of the lockpicking championship, as it features some of the most difficult locks. The contestants bring their own cylinder which they need to open in 5 minutes before the start of the competition, otherwise they are eliminated. As can be expected, the range of difficulty of locks is very wide. The less experienced pickers usually bring simpler lock in order to minimize the chance of getting knocked-out before the competition starts. The seasoned [...]

Championship disciplines under the microscope: Padlocks

2019-07-22T19:03:05+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

CHAMPIONSHIP DISCIPLINES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE PADLOCKS: “5 MINUTES TO OPEN THE SHACKLE” Opening of padlocks is one of the traditional disciplines of lockpicking. It is suitable for lockpickers of all levels including beginners. The locks in the padlocks competition are usually simpler than in the discipline of opening of cylinders. LOCKPICKING OF PADLOCKS The art of opening of padlocks is very old, likely almost as old as the first padlocks which appeared more than 2000 years ago in ancient Rome and China. As the padlocks evolved, so did the opening methods. Nowadays, most padlocks use pin-tumbler mechanisms. There are two [...]

Championship disciplines under the microscope: Safecracking

2019-07-11T15:21:57+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

CHAMPIONSHIP DISCIPLINES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE SAFECRACKING: “OPENING OF SAFES LIKE YOU HAVE SEEN IN THE MOVIES AND BEYOND” The term safecracking means nondestructive opening of safes and safe locks and usually involves either keyed locks or mechanical combination lock. Safecracking requires specialized tools such as safe lock decoders and “Hobbs’ hooks” (in English, these are usually known as 2-in-1 picks, as they function as both picks and tension tools). Such tools are specifically designed for each type of safe lock. Some tools are used to pick the lock, some to decode the lock which is followed by building the key [...]

Championship disciplines under the microscope: Blitz

2019-07-11T15:21:46+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

CHAMPIONSHIP DISCIPLINES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE BLITZ: "HOW TO ELIMINATE ALL YOUR OPPONENTS IN ONE MINUTE" Blitz the fastest and most dynamic discipline of the championship; it is a fast elimination tournament. Competitors are standing forming a "circle" and holding their cylinder or padlock in their hands, having extra tools stuffed in their pockets. Each competitor has only one minute to open the lock to advance into the next round. If they fail to open they are, of course, eliminated. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PAST  Sometimes, interesting locks appear in the competitions. In 2017, in the championship held in Orlik Marina, an [...]

Championship disciplines under the microscope: Freestyle

2019-07-11T15:21:29+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

CHAMPIONSHIP DISCIPLINES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE FREESTYLE: "SPEED IS UNRIVALED" Another discipline we want to introduce to our readers, lockpickers, partners and sponsors is freestyle. This discipline has been a part of our championships right from the beginning. It this disciplines the locks can be opened by any tools as long as they are nondestructive. The most often used tools used by the contestants are elektropicks, pick-guns, standard picks or bump keys. MOST COMMON NONDESTRUCTIVE METHODS Lockpicking using picks Opening cylinders and padlocks with picks and tension tools is the main approach used by hobby lockpickers. The most common techniques include [...]

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