Peterson Long Ripple Pick LR-GSP-HD **SPECIAL BUY**
Peterson's robust Gov Steel Long Ripple offered in a Rubber Handle. These high durometer rubber handles are molded over a full length Government Steel shank. This series of premium quality picks is the first choice of many professionals in the commercial and government sectors.
A SPECIAL NOTE ON RIPPLE PICKS FROM KEN AT PETERSON:
Because of the height reduction behind the rippled profile, (handle side) there is a tendency to encounter the "it broke" syndrome if you use this pick aggressively like perhaps you would use a double rake. Even though we reduced the drop to make them stronger they will break with aggressive action.
However, I myself love them, AND I don’t break them. The reason is that I don’t use them as you would a standard rake; instead, I use the as a precursor tool.
With some light turning tool pressure I walk back and forth across the pins several times as if I was crushing grapes to make wine. Remember the objective in crushing grapes is just to crush the fruit; but not the seeds!
What I have now accomplished is I have set about half of the pins. I am not usually able to set them all because the ripples don’t reach high and low enough to pick all locks. Then I take my favorite hook or my diamond picks and set the last pins: wow it opened! And it actually opened faster than if I used my second tool alone…