raimundo wrote:So for instance I look at Safty Off's optimal rake and wonder what that would look like on a steel shaft.
This model is supposed to be of a diamond rake, see: http://theamazingking.com/lock-rake.html
I see it more like someone using a falle deep curve pick to push up on the chosen pin and then ripping the pick out of the lock.
The reason this stuff is somewhat unpractical is that someone won't necessarily stop raking after raking it 6 or 7 times, so for every additional stroke you take the best strategy changes:
if you're going to rake 4 times: 1-1-2-1
if you're going to rake 5 times: 1-1-4-2-1
if you're going to rake 6 times: 1-1-4-2-1-3
if you're going to rake 7 times: 1-2-1-5-4-2-1
The only when going from 5 to 6 it doesn't change, that is to say, you can only add onto the sequence because you can't go back in time to change which pins you raked.
A few interesting things see might be:
- to program it such that the strategy is built up by choosing the position most likely to open the lock.
- to generate the data for a 5 pin lock up to 10 rakes (may take some time...)