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Topic: SupaLok
Message: Posted by: Mick Hanzlik (Dec 15, 2005 01:44AM)
For those of you that were interested in my SupaLok posts a few months ago, this is to let you know that due to a cancelled export order, I have a few available for immediate shipping at almost half the original price. Details are on http://www.mickhanzlik.co.uk.

Please pm me if you are interested.

Thanks

Mick
Message: Posted by: DavidEscapes (Dec 18, 2005 02:39PM)
If I didn't already have one, I would be pm'ng you Mick :)

For those that don't have one, get one. Especially at half price! They are a great piece of work.
Message: Posted by: Mick Hanzlik (Dec 18, 2005 02:43PM)
Thanks for the good words David. Response has been good and I only have a few left now.

Mick
Message: Posted by: Roslyn (Jan 16, 2011 02:11PM)
Bringing back an old thread. So first off the half price locks Mick mentions above ARE NOT AVAILABLE since this thread was started in 2005, and its currently 2011.

The reason I'm bringing it back is I noticed Mick's SupaLoks are now available through Alakazam Magic ( http://www.alakazam.co.uk/product-Supalok-by-Mick-Hanzlik.html ).

Nice one Mick!
Message: Posted by: DavidKim (Jan 16, 2011 10:06PM)
You technically MADE me happy for the first 10s of my entry to Café.. :(

I got to take a look then.. :)
Message: Posted by: Mick Hanzlik (Jan 17, 2011 01:15AM)
Thanks for bringing this up again guys. Supalok's are available from Alakazam Magic and also Black Cat Magic here in the UK. If you are in the US or rest of the world, contact Cannon's Great Escapes and they will be able to help. Details of sizes are on my website http://www.loxandkeys.com/supalok.html

Or pm me for more information
Message: Posted by: rmendez (Aug 5, 2018 12:16AM)
Is there anything comparable to the late, great Mick Hanzlik’s Supalok today?
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Aug 5, 2018 01:56PM)
[quote]On Aug 5, 2018, rmendez wrote:
Is there anything comparable to the late, great Mick Hanzlik’s Supalok today? [/quote]


They still come up for sale in groups like "Second-hand magic UK 2.0" on Facebook. I have 2 the Maxi and the Midi. Always keeping an eye out for the other size.

I believe Mick's family have been in touch with some people to get them to make the locks and keep Mick's name going in association with the Supa Lock. I know that he also used to make the Grisma Lock. That is now made by someone else.


There will always be other versions out there. But in my opinion the Supa Lock is the best as it can be done hands off by the perfromer.
Message: Posted by: rmendez (Aug 5, 2018 04:40PM)
Mick’s passing left such an incredible void. Ironically, I was corresponding with him via e-mail about purchasing sets in all 3 sizes the same month that he passed :(
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Aug 6, 2018 05:27AM)
[quote]On Aug 5, 2018, rmendez wrote:
Mick’s passing left such an incredible void. Ironically, I was corresponding with him via e-mail about purchasing sets in all 3 sizes the same month that he passed :( [/quote]

Yes, massive gap! Such an awesome mind and some AMAZING machining skills! A true talent - proud to have classed him as a friend.
Message: Posted by: rmendez (Aug 9, 2018 06:59AM)
Anyone familiar with this lock? Apparently, it functions precisely as the discontinued Mick Hanzlik locks. https://www.magiccenterharri.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=17848
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Aug 11, 2018 06:43AM)
Wow sounds like an exact replica. I hop it does not work the way Mick's does. I'll say it in plain language I hope he has not copied Mick's design now Mick has gone. Unless of course, he has purchased the rites to make it from Mick's family.
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Aug 11, 2018 04:01PM)
Just had a message from The Hanzlik family.

I let them know about the lock and sent them the link.

This is the reply I got from Mick’s daughter:-

“Hi David, I am with mum and my sisters now , and nobody has granted anybody any permission to do anything to do with the supalock. If you wouldn’t mind making people aware of this , that would be appreciated ! Thank you and we do really appreciate you highlighting this and everyone looking out for us!”

I will not pass judgment on him- I am aware that the site is not in English and has been translated by my browser. But my instinct tells me that the progam doing the translation will just do names directly. Whether this lock for sale works like the awesome SupaLoc or if he has found a new method I don’t think they should use Mick’s name or SupaLoc without at least asking the family.
Message: Posted by: rmendez (Aug 15, 2018 11:33PM)
I received the lock today and it does indeed function hands-off and precisely as the late, great Hanzlik’s Supalok. The only difference is that it resets from the side as opposed to the bottom which is trivial to me. The lock is comparable in size to Hanzlik’s largest lock and manufactured of the same high quality and precision. The keys appear more like standard keys from a lay audience’s perspective in my opinion. I am extremely pleased with this purchase and will most definitely put it to good use. Generally speaking, I only endorse and support original creators but given the unfortunate circumstances, this product comes very highly recommended. To me, it is a far better option than paying an overly inflated price for a used, original Hanzlik due to scarcity if you are even able to find one available.
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Aug 16, 2018 05:11AM)
[quote]On Aug 15, 2018, rmendez wrote:
I received the lock today and it does indeed function hands-off and precisely as the late, great Hanzlik’s Supalok. The only difference is that it resets from the side as opposed to the bottom which is trivial to me. The lock is comparable in size to Hanzlik’s largest lock and manufactured of the same high quality and precision. The keys appear more like standard keys from a lay audience’s perspective in my opinion. I am extremely pleased with this purchase and will most definitely put it to good use. Generally speaking, I only endorse and support original creators but given the unfortunate circumstances, this product comes very highly recommended. To me, it is a far better option than paying an overly inflated price for a used, original Hanzlik due to scarcity if you are even able to find one available. [/quote]

Micks locks reset from the side. That's where the pins are, so that is where they need to reset from.

Regarding the keys - Mick was always open to offers for making additional sets of keys. For example, I have a set that looks identical to the other keys - except that none of them open the lock. So I can switch them in at the end and let people examine the lock and the keys all they want and only one key opens the lock.

As a friend of the family and a friend of Mick, I am upset that his family has not been contacted. Just because the creator has passed away does not mean any tom dick or harry can just start making the things they made and sold. Well, I guess it shows what morels the manufacturer/seller has.

His family has been approached by the company who sold the Grismer Locks and between them, they have sourced the work out to another highly skilled locksmith. So if any Grismer locks start appearing on the same website -you know you are not buying an official one. The Grismer lock is limited to 25 a year. But who knows this seller has no issue with making stuff just because someone who designed it is dead... viva la free enterprise.

A very sad

David
Message: Posted by: rmendez (Aug 16, 2018 10:25AM)
Interesting. I owned one of Mick's locks and it reset from the bottom. I wholeheartedly concur. Mick's passing was a great loss and his family should have been contacted out of respect for the original creator.
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Aug 17, 2018 05:54AM)
[quote]On Aug 16, 2018, rmendez wrote:

I owned one of Mick's locks and it reset from the bottom. [/quote]


Well, I'll be blowed...he must have had different resets on different locks. Maybe due to the size or position of the pins? Both my Supaloks reset from the side where the pins are inserted propr to putting in the caps and "sanding" them off flat. Maybe he found a different method than the gaffed pins?

Unless we are talking about different bottoms and sides?
Message: Posted by: rmendez (Aug 17, 2018 01:44PM)
Quite possibly. During our last conversations a month or so before his passing, he did state that the lock I owned was one of the "older" ones and mentioned his newest locks were revolutionary in comparison.
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Aug 19, 2018 04:23AM)
And yesterday was his 70th birthday. So raise a glass and toast Mick.
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Aug 21, 2018 12:45PM)
Now I have to admit to some proper muppetry... I have 3 Supa locks - 2 larger and one mini. The mini lock has a reset hole on the bottom. I have never used that one - only bought it so I had the different sizes.

Have a good week,