Lesh18 wrote:Which one would be the best for single pins picking? What does the "Slim line" edition mean? The metal is thinner or narrower or both?
Both. It gives you more room in the lock and they get around nasty warding easier, but you need to be more careful with them as they'll bend easier under stress.
Lesh18 wrote:Won't Long hook pick be too big for regular locks? What are the pros and cons of a long and short hook?
The long hook is pretty ridiculous, although I filed mine down to the length I wanted and it's a great pick now. Maybe they designed it that way on purpose cos there's no way you could use it they way it's supplied. Even with TOK tension it's horrible to use, it's just too big to get around the warding in most locks.
The slimline short hook is very short; it's tiny overall so it can struggle with high-low bittings. Personally if I was to choose only one I'd go with the slight hook as it's a nice middle ground, although you could do what I did and buy the long hook then file it to the exact size you want. The DeForest (a.k.a. offset diamond) is a fantastic pick for SPP, there isn't much you can't pick with that thing although structurally it's the weakest of the lot so you need to go very gentle on it.