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  1. Davsgold's picks are absolute top notch. I have been through two Walco picks & a CC pick, both also from Aussie, But Dave's pick leaves them for dead. I must have had his pick for two years now & I use it a lot, smashing into schist bedrock, sometimes unbelievably deep peeling out the schist to unearth those little gold beauties. I haven't even put a dent in it yet. JW 🤠
  2. Yes, but older coil technology now. I have two. One I sacrificed for using under water & if it stuffed up I had another. It didn't stuff up & was good for sniping in shallow creeks & getting into those tight spots, but so too was the coiltek 10x5. The NF Sadie coil made the Coiltek 6" & 10x5 redundant for me. I didn't use the Sadie underwater though. Was a deadly little coil. Mono's of course. JW🤠
  3. For those of you with a GPZ. Whack on an X coil & it will be game on again. One common thing I have been noticing with those who have gone down the X coil route is that they have not taken them off & gone back to the ML 14". That has to tell you something. JW 🤠
  4. Going by the weight & its colour it has to be a fake. Genuine full sovs dont vary much off 8 grams. From memory I think your one was about 2 grams lighter. A genuine one wouldn't have that much variance. But very odd to find it where you did & the depth it was at. JW
  5. It is called experience......which is what you are getting & learning in your fields of dream grasshopper...😉 JW 🤠
  6. Nice finds Dave. Go the X coils 👍 Good luck out there JW 🤠
  7. Hey Gerry, Looks like your little brother was born with gold in his mouth as well. Now where have I seen a similar photo???? Nice finds. 👍 Good luck out there JW 🤠
  8. Yerbuttheysaywespeaktoofast. Maybetheyjustneedtolistenquicker. 😂 IknowIspeakfast. Evenkiwistellmethat. AnditsnotlikeIhavealottosaymostofthetime. MaybeIshouldhavebeenarapper. JW 🤠
  9. Well James...we didn't tonight. Your guys whipped us. Two more to go. Eden Park in Auckland NZ next Saturday. JW 🤠
  10. That is good news Jason. I hope your faith has been restored. Look forward to how it performs for you. Best of luck out there JW 🤠
  11. I second that JR 👍 I dig everything. Hey JR...Do you follow the rugby? All Blacks play your Aussie Wallabies tonight in Perth. First Bledisloe Cup match. Should be a good trans tasman hit up. Your guys Wallabies are showing some improvement. So should make a game of it. 😜 Here is a pre match Haka, War challenge, from the All Blacks Game 3 of last years Bledisloe cup game. JW 🤠
  12. Hey JR, haven't you made a spelling mistake there? Shouldn't that be "Kiwied"? 😂🤣 Best of luck out there JW 🤠
  13. Don't get me started on overseas people coming to New Zealand, falling in love with the place. Especially places like Queenstown. Doubling their money due to the exchange rate & our piss weak dollar, buying up real estate, usually just as a holiday home. Inflating prices that your average young working class Kiwi family cant afford in the first place & the gap just keeps getting bigger. The dream now of many young Kiwi families owning their own home is now just that. A dream. Only they are now punished with high rents as well. Money...the root of all evil. The high rolling powers that be are killing New Zealand at the expense of the hard working tax payer. And it isn't our Government. Our Government is just a puppet playing to the pulled strings of the power mungers from overseas. And I wont say from whom or were that is from. Our Government needs to grow some balls & cut lose those strings. The last I looked our Kiwi dollar was 65c US. Making for our Hawaii/Vegas trip going to be a pretty expensive exercise.That cup of coffee Steve better be bloody worth it. When it comes to the cost of detectors & associated items no where in the world are they as expensive as they are here in NZ. ( I could be wrong & probably are) Due to our weak $$$. Even from across the ditch to that big island to the left of us. Postage itself is a killer. But regardless, the prices are what they are & you just have to pay if you want it. People buy boats to go fishing. Wouldn't it be way cheaper to just buy the fish at a shop. Already gutted, fillited & ready to cook. But as we know it isn't always about just catching a fish for the table. It is the whole journey of the exercise, adventure, the natural beauty nature has to offer, fun with your mates etc. Food for the soul. An escape from your usual daily grind. The cost becomes irrelevant if you are enjoying it. To a point. Same with detecting. It is usually just a hobby. If you are doing it for a living then it just becomes another job & it loses that adventure & fun aspect as you have to find a certain amount to satisfy yourself that it is worth it for you. What's worth it to you?? To me, I just love being out there & any gold is just a bonus. The icing on the cake. Or like Keith Urban has said, The whipped cream on the ice cream. I don't dwell on finding gold & don't get beat up with a skunk but I seem to do ok. Small, but I find it. Maybe the gold gods just smile upon me with my attitude. I believe that is a big part of it. Attitude & mental ground balance. Best of luck out there JW 🤠
  14. Yes....I know that all too well. 👍 Yes yes yes. I can't argue with that. Awesome...Happy for you Jin. Good luck out there JW 🤠
  15. Hi Pat....I see you have a GPZ 7000 you could test the coils & adapter leads on. Good luck out there JW 🤠
  16. Hi Mitchel, No more so than doing the adapter plug. It is just a mirror image as to where the wires go. It still comes down to doing it correctly, having the skill, knowledge & preciseness required with soldering etc. A lot of us will he a bit gun ho thinking oh yer...piece of piss...I can solder. Yer....right?? As we have seen a few f__k ups. Not as much money as would be required if the motherboard & chip get nuked. Peace of mind should prevail & Pat seems to have had no malfunctions. Does he guarantee them? I don't know. But if someone isn't confident in doing it themselves then Pat would be a no brainer IMHO. For both coil & the adapter. At over 3k for a motherboard replacement sending it to Pat I reckon is money well spent for that peace of mind. Good luck out there JW. 🤠
  17. Hi there JP, I take it by your comment that you are talking about the genuine ML lead ends failing & not the X coils. It is not good that the X coil spiral curls are unwinding & getting bigger in the shaft to the point that it jambs up causing stress on the X coil adapter, & in Jason's case breaking a wire. He was lucky it didn't short out & blow the chip &/or blow his mother board. My X coil adapter plug had extra precaution taken by winding it with tape to give it way more strength which hopefully will work in my favor should my X coils curly cords tighten up in the shaft. They haven't shown any sign of doing that yet. Maybe I should tape the coil end plug as well. Good luck out there JW 🤠
  18. Hi Peg. It sure does get the little bits too. Crazy small Even the stock 11" coil isn't too shabby. About time you broke it out. 👍 Best of luck out there JW 🤠
  19. Hi Sturt, When you have the best equipment & the gold eventually dries up but you know there just has to be more still there. Because no one gets all the gold & as technology improves so to does the gold take, even on old flogged ground. IMHO the GPZ is the best gold detector out there but the days come when it too stops getting gold from old producing areas. The want for many was for a smaller coil for the Zed to get into places that the 14" ML coil just couldn't get. Ok...you can go down the GPX with a smaller coil path. Many of us have been there & done that until that gold has "dried" up. While the 10" X coil on the Zed allows us to get the Zed into areas we just couldn't with the ML 14" coil, it is finding gold that the smaller coils on the GPX didn't get either. The 10 x 5 elliptical coils are the bees knees for those tight places but maybe the windings for the Zed coils can't get that small & that shape. Those of us hungry enough for an edge in performance & to find more gold off old known gold producing areas are prepared to take the "risk" with making or having made the lead adapter for the Zed to take these Russian made X coils. Why? Because they are proving to be just that. An edge in performance. That edge is all you need to get more gold. Sure there have been some fails, & that is unfortunate & the risk, but there is a real reason why they failed. It will all come down to the adaptor not being done correctly & shorting out & blowing the chip, & if really unlucky, the detectors circuit board. Good luck out there JW 🤠
  20. Hi Peg, Nice to see you. Have you tried the Nox 800 with the little coil? Just to throw another cat among the pigeons. I still have a soft spot for the GB2 but I have to admit that it doesn't get a lot of air time these days. Good luck out there JW 🤠
  21. Thanks Dave. It is the one & only signal I have ever had off a tree root. There are generally no trees where I detect. This root actually belonged to a briar rose bush. I had to make sure that it was not a metallic signal by digging completely around & under the root. I went back at a later time with the GB2, & no metal present. Good luck out there JW 🤠
  22. Might take the SDC 2300 if it is going to involve detecting in water. JW
  23. Bugger. I was hoping you would scope it out & put me on the gold. JW 🤠
  24. Thought you were going for a gold hunt today. What happened? My favourite detector is the GPZ 7000. Hands down.👍 Of course I am talking for gold & not coin. JW 🤠
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