For all the talk of picking and bumping, tension is the often underrated and neglected 'magic touch'. Failure to understand the huge importance of tension when lock picking has been the downfall of many a would-be lock picker. All the patience picking technique in the world will not provide results unless the correct tension is applied and in the right way. A selection of tension tools developed over years of practice can make this aspect easier and less frustrating. Certain tension tools are better for certain locks, situation and techniques. It's up to you to find out which ones suit you and when.