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What do you guys think about these?

I made them initially because it’s what I need but...

I’ve got a small batch of Carbon shafts for the Minelab Equinox that are perfect for shortening your detector right up for transport or water type detecting, for a fully collapsed detector you’ll have shave down or melt the small plastic locating pin on the handle clamp to let the inner shaft come in and get the last 100mm of retraction.

They look superb, have no wobble or slop and are a lot lighter than the stock shaft (110g vs 186g)

Even when fully collapsed and the aluminium clamp Is within the coils proximity it has no effect on detection depth, sensitivity or ID surprisingly.

Taking PRE-ORDERS for a discounted price of AUD$75.00  ~USD$54.00

They are very limited so definitely be quick as most are already gone!

http://www.detect-Ed.com

All comments welcome ?

Cheers!

Ed

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Ed,

Very nice-looking shaft you've got there!

Steve

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Can you put a video up of one? It looks like something I could use.  A bit iffy on the alloy clamp though... Is it away from the coil when at full length? 

I think I need to place an order but I see on your site it says they're sold out.

 

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Not so surprising........ we used to have metal coil bolts.   They move with the coil so the machine doesnt react to them...... but what some found out is that they could cause dead spots on the coil where sensitivity was reduced.

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Yes the alloy clamp is exactly where the lower cam lock used to be so absolutely out of the way ?

Yes sold out! I’ll have some more within 3 weeks though ? 

Essentially it collapses down to a CTX form factor but still fully extends

Ill try and get video on YouTube demoing it

 

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Ok sold, let me know when you've got more and I'll bang in an order! Thanks.

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Now, depending on what length everyone here has there detector at for normal operation I can cut down the carbon to a custom length for you so it’ll collapse even further when not in use or when in the water etc.

Currentlythe carbon rod is equivelant  length to the alloy shaft and does collapse 200mm shorter than it BUT most people probably don’t even use their equinox at full length so for example I’m 6’2” and I use the equinox at the 4th pin hole from the bottom so I could further shorten it by 6” (150mm) and have a very compact shaft that’ll be ideal for me in any situation.

 

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Very nice to see.  I very often have mine set at the 4th pin hole as well because it's usable to detect with and quickly fits in vehicles at that length.  However I'm still occasionally pushing it to the 2nd hole as it feels like a more natural swing for me.  I might be willing to give that up though for the ability to get really short for water use.

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I agree, sometimes it’s nice to lengthen the detector out and just do broad swings letting the centrifugal forces hold it up but I generally run at 4.

To be honest it’s perfectly divable as is and I feel no need for it to be shorter other than convenience when transporting.

Which set of holes does everyone use for their arm cuff?

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