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Steve's Custom Carbon-fiber Shafts For Minelab Equinox!


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Greetings!

This complete, high-quality, lightweight shaft system for the Equinox consists of:

1). A 35 1/2" long carbon-fiber upper shaft, with four cuff adjustment holes, and one hole for the control-box handle (located in the same positions as on the Minelab upper shaft section). This upper shaft replaces -- as a one-piece section -- both the middle and upper sections of the stock Minelab shaft;

2). A 26" long carbon-fiber lower rod, including spring-button clip (the same lower rods I've been selling for several months).

The following pricing applies to several basic shaft options...

1. Upper shaft section ONLY (no lower rod), regular end cap … $79 plus shipping

2. Upper shaft section ONLY (no lower rod), threaded butt-end and threaded end cap (to allow compatibility with the threaded counterweight system) ... $89 plus shipping

3. COMPLETE shaft system (upper shaft section PLUS 26" lower rod), regular end cap ... $129 plus shipping

4. COMPLETE shaft system (upper shaft section PLUS 26" lower rod), threaded butt-end and threaded end cap (to allow compatibiility with the threaded counterweight system) ... $139 plus shipping.


All of the above shafts can be customized in various ways, per customer preference (rod length, hole locations, etc.) Optional spring button holes (to facilitate use of the lower rod spring button) can also be included in any of the upper shaft options above, for an additional $10 (the button holes are not REQUIRED, on my shaft, due to the strong/secure clamping cam lock system that is used with these shafts, but are available as an optional inclusion).

As alluded to above, an optional counterweighting system is also available for these shafts, to alleviate the "nose-heaviness" many Equinox users have noticed. The counterweight -- short-lengths of carbon-fiber tube, filled with small bags of lead pellets, and which screw into a threaded insert in the butt-end of the shaft -- can either be packaged with a shaft system, or purchased separately later, as an add-on accessory. The tubes are custom-built to each user's desired weight/length, and additionally, the weight of the tube can be adjusted at any time, via access to the internal weighting through a threaded end cap.

Empty counterweight tubes (with the customer supplying the weighting) ... $35 plus shipping

Weighted counterweight tubes (built to customer specification) ... $45 plus shipping

Finally, I have created several documents to provide more detailed information regarding the shaft system itself, including counterweighting and how to choose the right weight for your situation, the "button holes vs. no button holes" decision, etc. I can provide these documents to anyone who requests them, and I am of course more than happy to answer any questions you may have -- either here, or via my email address, at steve@stevesdetectorrods.com.

After an extended period of working to design a superior shaft system, and extensive field testing, I believe that my goal for this complete shaft system has been achieved -- with these shafts providing a high-quality, wobble-free, ergonomically balanced, aesthetically enhanced upgrade to your Minelab Equinox!

Thanks!

Steve

https://www.stevesdetectorrods.com

https://www.facebook.com/stevesdetectorrods

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Thanks for the update Steve. I just ordered the complete shaft setup. The lower rods I’ve already ordered will work perfectly for my three coils.

Steve, thank you for your time on the phone with me to hammer out the details.

I’m so stoked  that products like this are available. Your engineering and craftsmanship are excellent.

Best of Luck!

BH

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BeachHunter -- I was glad to speak with you and enjoyed our conversation!  THANKS for your purchase!!

strick -- yep, I do take PayPal.  I'm glad work with you on getting you a new shaft, if you are interested...

Thanks!

Steve

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Hi all!

I just wanted to give a bit of updated information; I have Equinox complete shafts (as well as spare Equinox lower rods) in stock, and CTX 3030 lower rods are in stock as well.  Custom counterweights for the Equinox shafts are available for purchase, as well. 

In addition, I have placed a carbon-fiber tube order with my supplier, that will permit production of a small, second batch of "colored" carbon-fiber shafts for the Equinox; they will be available soon.  

Finally, I'm pleased to announce that I have more of the "Jeff Herke Arm Cuffs" available, for the Equinox shafts, with an optional padded neoprene cuff cover also available for the cuffs.  

If you have any interest in shafts, rods, counterweighting, or a replacement arm cuff, please let me know!

www.stevesdetectorrods.com

www.facebook.com/stevesdetectorrods

Thanks!

Steve

email:  steve@stevesdetectorrods.com

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Hi all!

I'm back in town after an extended vacation, and have been busily building shafts, and filling customer orders that piled up while I was away.  At this point I have plenty of rods and shafts in stock -- Equinox and CTX, and I do have a few "Limited-Edition" colored shafts currently being completed, in various colors (colored shafts are $20 additional, vs. the standard black).  I also have counterweights ready to custom-build for you, and a new supply of "Herke" black aluminum arm cuffs (and padded neoprene cuff covers) in stock.  If you are interested, drop me a line -- either here, or via email at steve@stevesdetectorrods.com; I'd love to hear from you!

Thanks,

Steve

www.stevesdetectorrods.com

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Just received my order for the Blue Carbon Fiber Lower rod. Wow is it nice! Beautiful color that will make it stand out in the crowd of Nox owners. It’s so nice I want to hang it on the wall as art.

Thank you Steve for the awesome product. Good luck!

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BeachHunter -- 

THANKS for the very kind words, sir!  I am glad you like the color!  Though I may be "biased," I do think the colored tubes look really nice!  ?

I will attach a couple of pictures, showing several of the available colors, for those interested (colors shown are blue, silver, red, blue/black, red/black, and green).

Thanks!

Steve

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Just an update...

I just received a large re-stock of both black and colored tubes, so if you are interested in an Equinox shaft, now is a great time to order.

Counterweights are also available for the Equinox shafts, and CTX 3030 lower rods are in stock, as well.

***I have also begun making custom Equinox travel shafts, which feature a two-piece upper shaft (instead of the one-piece upper).  I can make each of the three shaft sections (upper, middle, and lower) in any custom length you need.***

***I am also now producing custom "dive shafts" for the Equinox; these can also be made to any custom length, and can be either be a one-piece, fixed length shaft, OR an adjustable two-piece shaft (see the picture below, showing a fixed-length 28" dive shaft, in blue).***

Thanks!

Steve

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Hi all!

Another big shipment of tubes -- both black, and colored -- arrived today. If you'd like an Equinox shaft -- in black, or blue/black, red/black, blue, red, green, silver, or pink, let me know, and I'll be happy to build you one!

Lower rods for the Equinox, and CTX 3030, are also available -- and I have plenty of counterweights in stock, also!

Thanks!

Steve

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