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This forum member demonstrates using our Dampeners to assist Bumping.
'Use washers' is what they say, and they're right, Dampeners are essentially rubber washers. But what we say is use our dampeners. Why? Well between us here we've bumped in excess of 20,000 locks (we did the maths). Not many of the 'Just use washers' gang can usually say that, often more like 'twelve'. On top of that we can say something else worth considering. WE INVENTED THIS TECHNIQUE. Years ago when challenged on this claim I asked for any evidence to the contrary. None was forthcoming. My claim on the other hand is substantiated in many places and by many people. Leading figures on the lock picking scene will freely admit UK Bump Keys Ltd pioneered the use of dampeners. Our shoulderless bump keys for a start - made as such to accommodate - were also a first. Essentially we wanted to make the 'shoulder' variable. So we removed it completely and replaced it with a variety of rubber washes, rubber itself being variable in shape when hit (bumped). So, we've been through literally 1000's of different washers, different combinations, materials, lengths, density, etc. Watch my videos on You Tube, the dampeners I was using then - 8 years ago - are the same ones we're proud to supply today. Bump Keys are amazing, but a lot of chancers are selling inferiors keys with almost random attention to shoulder and pattern. The 'washers are of a similar rigour.
Dampeners will improve your bumping success rate up into the 70% easily, if not more. Having said that, used with quickly produced keys I cannot offer such optimism. It'd true to say most people don;t use bump keys without dampeners, such is the effect they have on the practice.