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Skate last won the day on March 16

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About Skate

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  • Location:
    Ventura Coast
  • Interests:
    All forms of metal detecting, beach, dirt, mud if there is a coin or ring there.
  • Gear Used:
    Xp-Deus, Excalibur II, White's DF soon Equinox

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  1. That's a pretty coin. lot's of good features. Well done.
  2. Skate

    First Hunt Nox 600

    As has been said don't rely on numbers but the sound of the targets and then do your wiggle. It's so good you can isolate the different sounds.
  3. Skate

    First Hunt Nox 600

    I like to start in Park 2, keep sensitivity to around 22-23(your emi/soil may differ) 5 tones and run your recovery speed at 3 (thats as fast as you can go). Don't mess with too many things until you get at least 25-30 hours on it. You're going to start hearing a new kind detector in that the separation is so amazing you'll really want to train your ears to begin to hear the difference. Keep it simple and you'll do well. Don't try to compare it to any other detector you've used, treat it as if you're holding a brand new baby(so to speak!). Be sure to post your finds!
  4. Thanks all. Hopefully after Friday I can say goodbye to avascular necrosis forever. I was diagnosed in the fall of 2013 and my right hip collapsed and was replaced 3 years ago. My left finally gave away in the past couple of months. Metal detecting on one wheel is not exactly super productive.
  5. It’s been a struggle to get out and hunt lately as I edge closer to my 2nd hip replacement but I got to run my 600 on a small beach north of Ventura this morning that I’ve always wanted to hit. It’s a small beach but gets lots of use as a day camp area on the Rincon. The dry sand produced over 30 bottle caps and there is no question what is when you hear it. I only dug them so I could clean out the area when I return. The wet sand was pretty quiet but I netted the two rings in it. The turquoise/silver was a consistent 23 and the junk ring rang at 13-14 I thought I had white gold when I saw it in the scoop. I hope to get out one more time between now and next Friday as that is surgery day. Getting older sure does put a crimp in the lifestyle 😉
  6. I love finding tokens and that one is great. Better than silver sometimes.
  7. I'd try 5 tones and up your recovery speed to 7 and keep 11-13 open for nickels as I've found them at 11,12,13. The key to the Nox is it's ability to separate different targets close together. By dropping your speed to 3 your hampering what the machine does best. In my parks I use park 2 exclusively and I only hunt in 5 tones. If I'm cherry picking looking for old coins I'll disc out up to 10, 14-18, and 37-40 and my recovery speed is always 7. Best to you.
  8. Skate

    First Time Out With The 800

    Great recoveries. That was a great first time out for sure.
  9. Very cool. It always seems like the best finds come on the walk back to the truck.
  10. It shows very well that the right tool in the right hands makes all the difference. Great video and story.
  11. Skate

    First Target With My 800

    It's the Equinox effect. Swing it and then wait for the bingo! You're going to have a great summer!
  12. I guess I didn't make myself clear. What I tried to say as nicely as I could was that I don't think Minelab gives two poops what anyone thinks and as such carries a certain arrogance about their stuff regardless of price. For as long as I've been detecting there has been a cry in the wilderness about how bad a company Minelab is and how they don't care and their customer service is terrible blah, blah blah. Shoot, all you had to do from September 17th until February 14th was hangout on a certain forum where people were castigating Minelab day and night and threatening to never buy another minelab again and canceling their orders. Even with all this I don't think anyone at headquarters lost sleep. Minelab is all about marketing because they rightfully are all about making the most amount of money they possibly can as they are in the business to make a huge profit. As I stated earlier I sold my WM08 for $100 including shipping but I was comped an extra $5 by the great gentleman here. I guess I "lost money" but I hope I gained a friend as part of the deal. I apologize if I come across as grouchy as it's not my intention but I just think way too much time is spent on the anger issues. I'm waiting for Mal over in England to come up with Surffones for the Equinox and I'll buy his just as I did when I had my CTX. You're right Minelab will continue to push things in their favor as long as consumers allow them to as that's business. Costco keeps raising their membership fees every year because suckers like me keep paying them. The real travesty here that no one talks about is Americans paying $2 a bottle for tap water. Big Water is killing us.
  13. I sold mine to a forum member here who lost his and needed one for far less than Minelab's asking price. I wasn't going to use it, so getting it into the hands of someone who needed it more seemed the best option. Win/win for all.
  14. I think Minelab at it's core has a sense of superiority in terms of it's detectors and thus it's accessories. It's kind of a if you need to know how much it costs it probably will cost you too much kind of thing. I also think that we in the US are more price conscious than in other parts of the globe and in that sense maybe we're a bit entitled in that we think things should be a certain way (in terms of price). It's been stated by others that the US is not the biggest consumer of Minelab products so their business plan isn't being written to satisfy us. Just my $.02