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Topic: Mick Hanzlik - Supalok - Excellent service
Message: Posted by: false_shuffle (Jan 28, 2013 03:05PM)
Hey guys, Just wanted to give a quick shout to Mick Hanzlik and his website http://www.loxandkeys.com. I recently shipped a product to him for some repair and unfortunatly, it was seized by customs for some unknown reason. Mick was kind enough to resolve the matter immediately and sent me a replacement free of charge! I was very happy with the service.

Additionally I have owned his "Supalok Maxi", and have been having fun with this. It's a great looking lock, very heavy. What I love about this is that the keys don't spin in a 360 like the other versions (Correct Key and 7 Keys).

Check out his website and look at this stuff.

-Daniel
Message: Posted by: false_shuffle (Jan 28, 2013 04:01PM)
http://www.loxandkeys.com/supalok.html
Message: Posted by: Mick Hanzlik (Jan 28, 2013 05:19PM)
Thanks for the kind words Dan! You are now one of theany Supalok owners around the world building up a great reputation!

Supalok is available in 3 sizes, so ca be uased for close-up, parlour and Stage work
.

-Mick Hanzlik Master Locksmith
Message: Posted by: Ian Rowland (Jan 29, 2013 07:14PM)
I'd just like to add something to this thread. I've known Mick Hanzlik for more years than either of us care to remember.

His products are first-class and reliable. Mick is a true 'old school' craftsman who takes great pride in what he makes and sells. I've used his products in countless shows, close-up and stage, for about 20 years. They work, and they keep on working.

Mick always deals fairly and honestly. He never wants to sell anyone anything they won't get good use from. He is always willing to help, and he provides customer service and after-sales care above and beyond the call of duty. Very little ever goes wrong with his products or his service, but if ever it does (nothing in this life is perfect) Mick is always eager to solve the problem and put things right as quickly and as cheerfully as possible.

Mick hasn't asked me to write any of this and I have no financial or other vested interest. I'm just saying all this because it's true.
Message: Posted by: VIEW (Jan 29, 2013 07:19PM)
I have one of these - but have never found a presentation for it that really fit in a mentalism show.

Maybe worth brainstorming some things? Would love to hear some peoples thoughts on this.

It's a wonderful device that works effortlessly.
Message: Posted by: false_shuffle (Jan 30, 2013 10:22PM)
Max Mavens routine is great if you ever see his show. They have also showed snippets of Max's routine on TV in the past. I can't really reveal the effect because that would give away his entire presentation.
Message: Posted by: TomConsole (Mar 1, 2014 06:21PM)
I love John Archers routine. Having all the keys in a glass, then having a spectator tap each key on the glass so he can "hear" the correct key. Very finny the way he does i, in my opinion.

I wrote this on another SupLok thread, so let me repeat it here too......
I own one of these. Also I am a locksmith.
If anyone has any interest in this, I can 100% say you will not be disappointed.
There is no way a spectator will tell it is a gimmicked lock.
It is a REAL padlock and uses real pin tumbler keys.
You NEVER have to touch the lock!
Reset is about 1 second.
It is very convincing.
The customer service is 110%...Mick is a great guy!
I know I don't have a lot of posts, so my opinion may not mean alot, but trust me, it is the best gimmicked lock available.
Tom
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Mar 2, 2014 06:33PM)
[quote]
On Mar 1, 2014, TomConsole wrote:
I love John Archers routine. Having all the keys in a glass, then having a spectator tap each key on the glass so he can "hear" the correct key. Very finny the way he does i, in my opinion.

I wrote this on another SupLok thread, so let me repeat it here too......
I own one of these. Also I am a locksmith.
If anyone has any interest in this, I can 100% say you will not be disappointed.
There is no way a spectator will tell it is a gimmicked lock.
It is a REAL padlock and uses real pin tumbler keys.
You NEVER have to touch the lock!
Reset is about 1 second.
It is very convincing.
The customer service is 110%...Mick is a great guy!
I know I don't have a lot of posts, so my opinion may not mean alot, but trust me, it is the best gimmicked lock available.
Tom
[/quote]

Thanks for the review Tom - you know I want one of these too now.
Message: Posted by: Mister E. (Dec 8, 2014 09:30AM)
I have to chime in here. Mick Hanzlick's service is great. I ordered last Wednesday and the lock arrived "supa fast" today on Monday. For a shipment from England to Germany this is really great. Apart from that the quality is also great! I can wholeheartedly recommend buying from Mick!
Message: Posted by: wizardofsorts (Feb 4, 2015 10:57AM)
Does anyone know if you can get a bunch of keys made for this? Like 50 keys that "don't work" for the audience to try during preshow.

Thanks,
Edd
Message: Posted by: Sparrowhwk (Feb 4, 2015 11:40AM)
[quote]On Feb 4, 2015, wizardofsorts wrote:
Does anyone know if you can get a bunch of keys made for this? Like 50 keys that "don't work" for the audience to try during preshow.

Thanks,
Edd [/quote]

Yes.
Mick will help you out with this. As stated by others - Mick is great to work with and his products are top notch.
Message: Posted by: Ba Ba Booey (Jan 26, 2017 07:33PM)
Does anyone know where one can purchase a Supalok?
Message: Posted by: John C (Jan 26, 2017 07:56PM)
[quote]On Jan 26, 2017, Ba Ba Booey wrote:
Does anyone know where one can purchase a Supalok? [/quote]

I do. I have one. A large one. It won't be cheap.
Message: Posted by: Doug Arden (Jan 27, 2017 09:18AM)
Mick Hanzlick passed away in November, 2015.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 27, 2017 09:22AM)
Sadly that is correct.

Supa Lok is the best you can buy. I will never ever sell mine. Highly recommended.
Message: Posted by: rmendez (Aug 5, 2018 12:19AM)
Is there anything comparable to the late, great Mick Hanzlik’s Supalok today?
Message: Posted by: the Sponge (Aug 5, 2018 12:20AM)
Key-R-Rect/Correct Key
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Aug 5, 2018 02:06AM)
Not even remotely close. Comparing a Mercedes to a Ford Fusion
Message: Posted by: the Sponge (Aug 5, 2018 04:23AM)
[quote]On Aug 5, 2018, saysold1 wrote:
Not even remotely close. Comparing a Mercedes to a Ford Fusion [/quote]

Perhaps. But effect and procedure the same.
Message: Posted by: the Sponge (Aug 5, 2018 04:25AM)
[quote]On Aug 5, 2018, saysold1 wrote:
Not even remotely close. Comparing a Mercedes to a Ford Fusion [/quote]

Yes, close. Effect and procedure the same.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Aug 5, 2018 09:02AM)
Effect and procedure yes.

I get some car keys and both cars drive.

But one is a superior driving experience and far higher precision technology.
Message: Posted by: the Sponge (Aug 5, 2018 02:21PM)
Since the Supalok is difficult/impossible to find, the poster asked for a close alternative. I gave it to him.


YOU however, just wanted to argue about quality, etc. which is not what the poster asked, not relevant, and not helpful. Time for you to move on.
We get it- buy your svenpad because it "is a superior driving experience and far higher precision technology."

s
Message: Posted by: rmendez (Aug 5, 2018 04:37PM)
Understandable as I have owned both and know the vast differences between them.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Aug 6, 2018 09:57AM)
I don’t think any of the currently available “alternatives” offer the complete hands-off ease of use for the performer as the old supa-lok.

Many props ultimately play the same to audiences.

So my advice to the poster would be to keep looking for a used supalok which won’t be inexpensive, but a worthwhile investment.
Message: Posted by: rmendez (Aug 11, 2018 11:54AM)
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: John C (Aug 11, 2018 12:46PM)
Https://www.magiccenterharri.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=19776

This one looks like you can so the supa lock thing twice as far as trying each key then the real one.
Message: Posted by: the Sponge (Aug 11, 2018 02:40PM)
[quote]On Aug 11, 2018, John C wrote:
Https://www.magiccenterharri.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=19776

This one looks like you can so the supa lock thing twice as far as trying each key then the real one. [/quote]

This is a gravity lock. It is "hands on."
Message: Posted by: John C (Aug 11, 2018 04:20PM)
Down with gravity.
Message: Posted by: rmendez (Aug 12, 2018 07:21PM)
[quote]On Aug 11, 2018, rmendez wrote:
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 [/quote]

I ordered one last week and will post a review upon receipt. In the meantime, this is the product’s description translated to English:

Effect: You hand your audience a heavy six-key brass strap lock. From that moment on you will not touch the lock anymore. Ask the audience to check which of the six keys unlocks the lock. Viewers conclude that none of the six keys fit the lock.

No wonder, because you have retained the right key. You hand this key out to a viewer. This one tries him and - indeed - this key (the 7th!) Unlocks the lock.

Now you give (for example) a borrowed ring on the temple and then snap the temple in again. Maybe even on the buttonhole of a spectator jacket. - The keys are now thoroughly messed up until no one can say which is the right key. - You now claim that you can only influence the choice of viewers for a key with the power of your will.

And indeed, the first key chosen by the viewer fits the lock and it can be opened!

Ideal for many routines that require a mental castle, such as "7th Key / The 7th Key" etc.

Width of the castle: about 5 cm.
°°°°°°
With "Lupo's Supra-Castle" you are now holding one of the most convincing locks of this kind in your hands. It is perfect for a variety of locks and key effects. It looks completely normal, because it is a commercial lock. The keys are not all the same but different. It works in the hands of the viewer. It can be quickly made ready for demonstration. Lupo's Supra-Castle will not disappoint you!
Message: Posted by: Moxahalla (Aug 13, 2018 11:23PM)
Re: SupaLock:

(earlier post): "There is no way a spectator will tell it is a gimmicked lock".

...But isn't there a "certain something" on one of the narrow sides of the padlock - that might look "suspicious" to a spectator, considering that this "same thing" is also seen on the bottom of the padlock?
Message: Posted by: rmendez (Aug 15, 2018 11:39PM)
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: saysold1 (Aug 21, 2018 09:25AM)
Ordered!

Thanks Richard for the tip - I love this stuff. This looks right now
Message: Posted by: Mac_Stone (Aug 21, 2018 09:17PM)
Brett,

Let us know what you think when you get it.
Message: Posted by: Forty Six & 2 (Aug 24, 2018 04:25AM)
Am commenting to keep track of this thread.

I too would love to hear your thoughts on the supra-schloss when you post them. I was in contact with the gentleman selling this lock a year or so ago, but unfortunately I didn't follow through with the order as I was concerned about the lock not being what I was expecting.

Cheers guys, can't wait to hear what you think of this .
Message: Posted by: George Hunter (Aug 25, 2018 10:58AM)
I have Hanzlik' marvelous lock, the middle sized version. It is marvelous, but I perform in some settings where a larger lock would play better. To let me make two comments, and then ask a question.

Me Hanzlik lock resets from the side, so it may be identical in that respect.

The German lock appears to come with seven keys; five keys came with my Hanzlik lock.

Regarding the size of the German lock, someone said it is about the size of Hanzlik's largest lock but, in the webpage picture, the lock in the fellow's hand appears to be about the same size as my mid-sized Hanzlik lock. So, naturally, I am reluctant to spring for it. Can anyone clarify the German lock's size, like it's dimensions?

Thanks,

George
Message: Posted by: maps (Oct 17, 2018 09:54AM)
[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]
Hi does it come with English instructions and some suggested routines?
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 9, 2018 06:11PM)
In German only... but the functionality is very simple.

For routines check our Jim Kleefelds new book “LOCKED”

http://www.jimkleefeld.com/JWKbooks.html
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 18, 2018 09:09AM)
Link changed.

This is the BEST most precision lock 🔒 on the market today.

https://magic-harri.de/product_info.php?info=p17848_lupos-supra-schloss--mick-hanzlik-supalok-style----mentalschloss.html
Message: Posted by: falihahmed (Dec 30, 2018 03:40PM)
Can you copy the keys if you are looking for a specific design?
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 31, 2018 08:46PM)
[quote]On Dec 30, 2018, falihahmed wrote:
Can you copy the keys if you are looking for a specific design? [/quote]

I'm confused by the question? Specific design of...? Key?

I doubt it.

Keys for these locks are superb - and each has it's own cuts.
Message: Posted by: falihahmed (Jan 1, 2019 10:24PM)
Brett Thank you for your answer. Yes that was my question. After seeing your comment on here I went ahead and ordered one knowing how excellent your pads are. I am sure this lock is going to be good as well.
Message: Posted by: Robb (Oct 28, 2019 11:41AM)
Anyone have a supalok style lock for sale? Either original or the German one?
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Oct 28, 2019 12:29PM)
Robb - I suggest you grab the German one I posted as for 200 Euros it is a steal. I use for all my stage shows now.

If you get a used Supalok they will set you back from what I have seen (used) $350+
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Oct 28, 2019 12:36PM)
[quote]On Dec 18, 2018, saysold1 wrote:
Link changed.

This is the BEST most precision lock 🔒 on the market today.

https://magic-harri.de/product_info.php?info=p17848_lupos-supra-schloss--mick-hanzlik-supalok-style----mentalschloss.html [/quote]

This one Robb
Message: Posted by: tommyellison (Oct 28, 2019 12:37PM)
[quote]On Oct 28, 2019, saysold1 wrote:
Robb - I suggest you grab the German one I posted as for 200 Euros it is a steal. I use for all my stage shows now.

If you get a used Supalok they will set you back from what I have seen (used) $350+ [/quote]

I concur with Brett. This is a well-made piece and easy to use.

Tommy
Message: Posted by: Robb (Oct 30, 2019 05:11PM)
[quote]On Oct 28, 2019, saysold1 wrote:
[quote]On Dec 18, 2018, saysold1 wrote:
Link changed.

This is the BEST most precision lock 🔒 on the market today.

https://magic-harri.de/product_info.php?info=p17848_lupos-supra-schloss--mick-hanzlik-supalok-style----mentalschloss.html [/quote]

This one Robb [/quote]

Thanks, I will go with that one... Was looking for a quick delivery though. I'll make due with the crappy Key-R-Rect for this weekend I guess. Actually, it worked fine, but it's a little odd looking.
Message: Posted by: Thaumaturge (Nov 2, 2019 05:09PM)
Have to say, personally, I find this one a better version by a fraction! I had the original, stupidly sold it, and then a while ago had to replace it for the home psychic parties I do. When it arrived, it was spot on. Weighty, ABUS branded (which is very well known in Europe at least), and similar mechanism. So far, no problems, smooth werks, and it came with seven keys, which is a bonus, so I can stretch the demonstration between three and seven people, without sourcing extra key cuts.
Message: Posted by: Judah Vee (Mar 16, 2020 05:47AM)
Does anyone have a copy of the instructions for Supa lock? I recently acquired one and can prove I own it, but it did not have the instructions. I have had people inform me and I know now how it works but would like a copy of the instruction to complete it.

Thanks!!
-J-
Message: Posted by: rodrigez (Mar 21, 2020 07:11AM)
[quote]On Mar 16, 2020, Judah Vee wrote:
Does anyone have a copy of the instructions for Supa lock? I recently acquired one and can prove I own it, but it did not have the instructions. I have had people inform me and I know now how it works but would like a copy of the instruction to complete it.

Thanks!!
-J- [/quote]
I think I should have the instructions down in my workspace. Give me some time to look through some stuff.
Message: Posted by: rodrigez (Mar 21, 2020 02:22PM)
Found them, drop me a line if you still need them.
Message: Posted by: Magic Dust (Jan 23, 2021 06:47AM)
My recommendation for a high quality lock with 7 keys:

Lupos Supra-Schloss / Mick Hanzlik Supalok Style ⭐️