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    Arizona, USA
  • Interests:
    metal detecting, women, cold beverages and good friends
  • Gear Used:
    Minelab Equinox 800, Minelab CTX3030, Minelab Excalibur II, XP Deus, Fisher F75LTD, Fisher Gold Bug Pro, Minelab GP Xtreme, Fisher CZ3d, Tesoro Compadre, Whites M6

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  1. Park 2 Compared To Field 1 Or Field 2?

    could you share the tone breaks , curious to try them out
  2. A Couple Of Nox Mods

    swing a CTX for a few weeks, I promise you wont notice any unbalance afterwards :) I personally dont feel the unbalance... do you adjust your shaft to the proper length? That helps alot.
  3. Short Bursts Of Intense Static Or Interference

    yes pinpointing is glitchy hopefully something they can address in software updating
  4. My First Beach Hunt Results With The Nox 800, Loved It

    Yes beach 2 mostly
  5. Equinox 800 Recovery Test

    there have already been many tests like you proposed above, read what I wrote above not just watch the video. All the reasoning is explained in the text above the video, he air tested and got 3" so I air tested just the same as he did, besides im not going to go dig a hole for you at 3am... I already know what the detector can do
  6. Equinox 800 Recovery Test

    yes i stated in my comments above that he figured it out, but I already made the video showing my results above so shared anyhow...
  7. Equinox 800 Recovery Test

    I saw on another forum someone posted they were only getting 3" depth on a merc dime with reactivity set at 8, so I knew something was wrong and had to test myself. He apparently found the issue but I had already made this video so I figured I would share for whoever or whatever value it may present. Was pretty impressed with the not so slow sweep speed even on reactivity 1 and still great depth on R8
  8. Shaft Play Issue??

    Steve I could feel a little twitch at the end of each stroke, its more annoying than anything and this is just with air resistance, imagine the drag from swinging it in the water, the water hunters will be screaming here soon Im sure. Anyhow i messaged minelab with this video and my suggested fix with the double headed pin they said they would be looking at it. i can live with or even fix mine if needed with a simple drill and double pin just wanted to help them save headaches for future production
  9. Convert Equinox To S Shaft?

    so the biggest dilemma here is it would make the detector about a foot tall and nowhere for the upper shaft to recess if mounted lower.. pulled my deus handle out to show you basically a handle on top of another handle as the control box and battery are built into the Nox handle
  10. Convert Equinox To S Shaft?

    its basically an XP Deus shaft trhe problems i see with this retro fitted for a nox is the control box is about 6" tall or more, you would have to mount that on top of the grip which is about 4-5" tall... so you would be looking at a top heavy 10" tall detector it may slide compact lengthwise but expand the other direction... would take alot of fitting to make it feel right.
  11. Shaft Play Issue??

    I think the issue you and i are talking about could be addressed simply with a double headed pushpin instead of the singular they used. I agree not a big issue for me unless it gets worse, also those swinging in water may stress it more causing it to wear prematurely
  12. Shaft Play Issue??

    here is my issue
  13. I voted curved although machines like the ctx i would prefer the way it is straight, I also dont think they could have designed it to well with the s shaft
  14. What Type Of Metal Detector Hand Grip Do You Prefer?

    Is the Deus considered a post/pistol grip because thats the one i like although it is somewhat of an S design too lol
  15. The Deus and F75 sold me well on the "s" shafts, although with the Excalibur II i converted to Anderson over under straight, I never really use arm straps but with Minelabs it seems to be a must in most cases. I only use it loosely so I can slide my arm in and out easily, but moreso with the straight shaft designs. i find without it on the equinox my forearm will slip the cuff.. I see where the straight shafts would be beneficial to diving though.. so I guess its relative to the type of hunting. The Deus is probably my favorite and most comfortable handle overall.