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Interesting to see how they go with the ATX.

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too much rambling :)

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I had the infinitum  and it started to act erratic after a year. Garrett used inferior wire cable, speaker wire to be exact and they pulled it thru cheap plastic housing. I sold it and bought the Xterra 705. As for the ATX I ran into a guy out gold detecting who had one and he let me do a quick test with it and in my opinion it is a repackaged infinium. Garrett seems to have done that a lot with their detectors since 1980. The gypsies should have stayed with Minelab.  I would be willing to bet they end up with less gold than the previous season. I bet Garrett was a little pissed that everyone was using Minelab and they cut a deal with the gypsies, payed them off to use their atx.

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Minelab certainly holds its own in the gold detecting world across the board. Absolutely no doubt about that. IMHO.

Good luck out there

JW :smile:

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5 hours ago, goldseeker4000 said:

I had the infinitum  and it started to act erratic after a year. Garrett used inferior wire cable, speaker wire to be exact and they pulled it thru cheap plastic housing. I sold it and bought the Xterra 705. As for the ATX I ran into a guy out gold detecting who had one and he let me do a quick test with it and in my opinion it is a repackaged infinium. Garrett seems to have done that a lot with their detectors since 1980. The gypsies should have stayed with Minelab.  I would be willing to bet they end up with less gold than the previous season. I bet Garrett was a little pissed that everyone was using Minelab and they cut a deal with the gypsies, payed them off to use their atx.

First episode they found more than the previous year 😀 but put that down to a better claim, they haven't even pushed the ground yet, I assumed they had sold the Minelabs to downgrade to get some cash, didn't think of sponsorship but that makes sense.

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Second episode just aired, I'll watch it later.

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The only thing that matters is; are they bringing that hard working blond in oz shorts back?

just kidding

The episodes I watched did not display great detecting skills....hopefully they have improved on that.  I wish them lots of success.

fred

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34 minutes ago, fredmason said:

The episodes I watched did not display great detecting skills....hopefully they have improved on that.  I wish them lots of success.

My thoughts too Fred.

34 minutes ago, fredmason said:

The only thing that matters is; are they bringing that hard working blond in oz shorts back?

You mean the Canadian lass that worked for the Dirt Dogs? 👍  And I bet you weren't kidding :biggrin:  

Good luck out there

JW :smile:

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uh huh, no match for Parkers little number, oh yea, I'm up to that episode now.... Aussie Gold Digger :laugh:

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Well, As you probably know I was wondering why the Gold Gypsies were using the Garrett ATX over their Minelab's they used last season on Aussie Gold Hunters, fortunately, I've been able to get an answer directly from them as to why, and no, it wasn't sponsorship like I suspected

See Here

http://community.paydirt.co.nz/t/aussie-gold-hunters/2755/6

 

Aussie Gold Hunters is much better than Gold Rush, more realistic and great to see metal detectors in action. You’ve been my favourite team in it.

It maybe a bit bold of me asking, but why are you now running an ATX over your Minelabs? Was it sponsorship or do you have a performance based reason for the nuggets you’re getting?

Thanks

 
 
 
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Hi Simon we decided to use Garrett ATX in the show because we have been doing Garrett training days and really wanted to learn more about the detector.

Found it extremely stable on hit ground to our surprise but Chris did find it a heavy machine to use and the volume was too quiet for us.

There was no deal done, we just thought it was good to have some opposition to just Minelabs being used in the show. I do think it’s funny that Minelab advertise during the show and there we are using Garrett’s and getting some nice results.
But that’s what happens when there is no sponsorship deal, we can use any manufacturer of metal detectors if we like to. Would like to hear more feedback about the show guys

Cheers Chris n Greg

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Well done Simon. I am glad you put that up. Cheers. I see the Gold Gypsies didnt even feature in the 3rd episode. No sponsorship deal with Garrett......really makes me scratch my head now as to why they have chosen the ATX when they had minelabs.

JW :smile:  

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