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Everything posted by King-Of-Bling

  1. You know what some of these guys are doing to enhance their product line ? Bringing in Social media influencers ! Some barely have any detecting knowledge. But have lots of views on their channels. Are you fricking kidding me ? My what a web we weave...
  2. Well thanks for wrapping my head around a telephone pole Steve. All fake news by these marketing gurus on MF ! I have known about some of these things you say just from experience over the years regarding metals and more importantly , the size. Air tests are just that , they give an idea of the readings. What intrigues me the most is the sand , soil conditions regarding all these factors. Such as extreme magnetic black sand and depth. The MF Nox will overload , shut down , won't even work. A PI , isn't much better but does work. Depth is severely compromised on small coin and ring sized targets. The metal doesn't seem to matter much. Large targets don't seem to be a problem , but that's not what I'm after. All these video's guys put out seem to prove their machine , settings , techniques work great in THEIR turf. But definitely not mine. I might have to start calling you DR.STEVE now. Lol
  3. No. I remember them coming to town in the 70s , 80s. Never wanted to see them. Though they had a couple cool songs , was never into them.
  4. Had the same issue. The 920 scoop solved that. Digging like a madman , not easy.
  5. You sure got that right. It's the same debate I'm having with myself over and over of late. Conditions and crowds have been bad for a long time. If there aren't any targets , I don't care what detector you use. It's not there. Sure , a few finds here and there but so what. Up and down the coast it is sand , sand , sand. And when we do finally get something major going , I'm gonna use my Pulse anyway. So why bother with a new this or that ?
  6. I'm all for guys trying to make a buck especially for a metal detector video. But let's set the record straight. It's not free. Usually you gotta watch or click through an ad , that is making money for someone down the line. Not to mention the data YouTube gathers on you , which is more $ being sold somewhere. Views and of course subscribers are a good thing for the channel. IMO , all comments are good because it keeps the video relevant. On the other hand , some...for whatever EXECUSE they pretend to have , turn the comments off entirely. There are some hunters who actually make some good $ doing videos. There are outside sites that track all the stats of tubers and show what guys make....
  7. Couldn't agree more on all you said. I will never forget when I hunted behind a guy with a Nox when they 1st came out and before I got mine. And I was using my DF. He was leaving an "X" in the sand behind him. Which I dug just to see what they were. 95% was trash. I got 2 junk rings and a $700 SS watch. I've learned that many of these "discriminated trash" signals can be a cellphone or even a rusty junk chain with a gold ring on it. Ya never know , till ya know.
  8. Very honest and truthful. I thought I was reading about what is currently going on with the Legend.
  9. Didn't you read the micro fine print ?......" discrimination varies on one's hearing " 🤣
  10. Love your comments on this. I can tell you're so pissed off and disappointed that it is now a joke. Reminded me of a few decades ago when a couple friends and I went out to dinner. The food and service was so horrendous that I left this note on a napkin : "Tip - get out of the restaurant business."
  11. I don't agree with much of this. And I been pulsing forever. The last thing I want is a pulse on big barren desert beaches. Reason is you really have to find the dips , scallops, etc and work very slow. Your not covering ground. I prefer a light to medium trash and good target rich area , as the deep gold I can pick out over other inexperienced hunters , using say a Nox. In extreme heavy trash , a pulse is almost unworkable. Heavy mineralization and black sand I want a pulse. But I do agree on being able to locate and read a beach is of utmost importance.
  12. When you compare a $1600 machine to a $650 machine , it sure damn be better. Is that a fair comparison ? What's the point ? Why not take it even further. Put it up against a $99 BH....
  13. That's if the company doesn't take your $ and run. I've been burned before on unreal deals before. Especially on a product that isn't even in yet. Not just the small companies , big shops fold up too. GL and I hope it works out for you.
  14. Try going a bit north to sunset. Under a cut , when it's deep black. That puppy will be worthless. And the pi ain't much better. Lol
  15. Ya got 2 things correct : I don't know you and I got a ton of sarcasm ! The rest , not so much. If you actually READ my post , I said a few "bad apples". Just because there is 1 bad cop , doesn't mean they all are. I have never taken that approach. Don't be a snowflake just because I voiced some personal knowledge , experience about some RFds. I have 2 very close personal friends who are local RFs and I hunt with them often. They are straight up guys. Anyways , GL to you....now go save the world !
  16. I'm quite sure you haven't been around long enough or to have any knowledge of what has gone with a few of these bad apples. I have 1st hand knowledge and experience with a couple of them. Don't think any have been kicked out for stealing or doing something deceptive and wrong ? Think again....How about being physically threatened to get off "their beach" , even when offering additional help to search for a lost item ? We'll...I have. Make no mistake , I'm all for guys making $ on the service. You got expenses , experience , etc. You for example saved power to Oxnard. But for many who are unaware , they are not all volunteer goody-too-shoes.
  17. That is exactly what it is. I know some of the guys on here are members , but don't know them personally enough to know how they operate. But I do know 3 or 4 locally. They claim of this great service they provide and it pumps up their egos. But in reality they are in it for the $. Some returns they might get $20-60. Others $0. But more often they get 100s , more than melt. It's typically "pay what you can afford". But they are often praying upon emotions , which often leads to an open wallet. I have known some who have kept an item and not returned it because the "reward" wasn't high enough. Some are total Aholes when you are hunting nearby. Claiming it is "their beach". Have gotten close to a few brawls with these clowns. But overall , most are good guys ....but they do provide a "service".
  18. A $5 gold rings up 38 , the same as a crusty zinc. Looks like I'm back to digging it all. Ugh...
  19. I wish could say I found it all ! Lol... But really there are only a couple beaches both in OC and LA that have the heavy black sand. Down south in SD , there are many. So bad in fact that the Nox will overload , rendering it worthless to hunt. The PIs are workable , but they are a nightmare. To the point where even I had to abort. You have to move extremely slow with the coil about 6" off the sand. You will not get coverage. All machines will lose depth here. But here lies some quality finds if you have the patience. And you better have some sharp ears for that rapid machine gun fire symphony that is gonna blast through your headphones.
  20. Being a So.Cal hunter myself having the same set ups , I know exactly what you're talking about. But I have on a few occasions absolutely crushed it going behind the Noxers. What others have said here is spot on. Though they are not mentioning 1 very key element. The mentality of HOW they hunt. I have posted many times in detail before on this. But frankly now , I won't be sharing anymore of these "secrets" on giving others an edge in areas we all hunt.
  21. I've had many a beach hunt likes yours. I know of a few over analytical engineer type knuckleheads who would question my trash to target ratio. And I could care less. The point is you found a beautiful gold ring. Lots of digging exercise and a great hunt !
  22. The worst is when I can't find my glasses after looking for 4 minutes in a panic. Only to realize they are on my face. Ugh..
  23. Good job ! You must have been super excited on your 1st ring recovery and a few bucks for your club.
  24. Well now that is a stretch ! I still stand by my statement on the 4 yr. The whole marketing pitch with the Legend is that it is EQUAL or BETTER than the competition. If we went down a checklist on paper , I'm sure you could mark them all off. The only unknown as of now is the performance. So yes , the 3 year EQUALS the other. Regardless , I have been following Nokta and like what I've seen so far. Even though I have never owned one. Maybe the next version of the Nox will better , idk as I'm done with the current model. I look forward to being a successful user of The Legend !
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