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On 6/15/2018 at 12:54 PM, fredmason said:

Paul, the Swing-arm and the Hipstick are essential to using the 19 inch coil.....don't go out without it!

'cause we are not the manly men we used to be...good luck

fred

 

On 6/16/2018 at 6:22 AM, Norvic said:

Paul was the fellow that introduced me to the Hipstick, in fact sent me one. Since then even with the 14 it is always on the belt, like the pick it is a necessary MD accessory of nugget hunting. Thus I`m going to reinforce what Fred says, Hipstick & Swing-arm is the go with the 19, Paul. 

Absolute no brainer aye...  Fred & Norvic. 👍 

Paul.... go forth & conquer. Best of luck out there. Stay safe.

JW :smile:

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Paul,

Good catch on the mechanics of your rig.  You can get to know them pretty good so you stay safe.

Now for that body of yours ... you said:

"While I was out yesterday evening with the 19  I realized I am not up to speed with it yet... My shoulder was killing me in no time. Not the perfect starter coil for the season.

Think I will break out the ZEQ 800 today and see how she goes...."

You must work your way into things. (Fred's advice.)  I'm here to tell you the worst thing about the 800 is its weight.  (What?  The 7000/14/19 is the heavy beast you say.)

I've been using the 800 90% of the time lately (100% on the beach) and I've gotten a few aches and pains from it and my digging arm for sure.  Yesterday I stuck in an overnight-er with the 7000/14 and I now know why many 'dislike' it for the weight.  I've lost my edge over it and it has an edge over me.  Given a few trips I'd be back in shape but by the end of the day I could only swing the 800.

Slow out there big man.  You'll have to work your way into Norvic's condition again.  It's too bad you couldn't do some yoga while doing all that driving.  You would be more ready for the weeks ahead of you.  Muscle pain goes away with time and a good massage but don't look for Trent when you need that one!

Good luck.

Mitchel

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And the leader in the competition is:

Paul the Yank ,!!

With a win for the new 14 " coil.... Put it on and had the first target, first nugget, within 15 minutes! 

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I thought you were a smart bloke. Congregating at the caravan park ....... like shooting fish in a barrel.

Be afraid.

BB

 

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I thought they had BIG nuggets over there Paul. :blink: Even I can find those size bits in my backyard.:laugh: Maybe the 19" will come to the party.👍 Oh well... at least you are on the board. Good going.

Good luck out there

JW :smile:

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Good catch not breeding size, so you can take it back to USA.😀

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33 minutes ago, geof_junk said:

Good catch not breeding size, so you can take it back to USA.😀

I think they are still in their nappies. :laugh:

JW :smile:

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