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Everything posted by Jackpine

  1. Pimento, I must have an unusual upper body to arm ratio or something then as no matter the length of the shaft I get no uncomfortable twist in my hand/wrist. Weight and balance wise I keep my hand up against the bottom of the pod. Water hunting I actually extend the shaft a notch farther than when land hunting. OK now I see some twist... But only when I allow the coil to rise up at the end of a sweep. I taught myself years ago to maintain a proper level sweep.
  2. Amazing find for the group and farmer. I hope they do well on the evaluation! The reporter seemed to have a bit of fun as well, making for a good read. As far as that S shaft goes, how could it be better without the weight of a battery pack under the armrest? I think it would balance better with the middle shaft rotated 180 degrees, putting the coil below the plane of the armrest and pod handle. Hold your EQ as you normal do with a fairly straight arm then hold it with your hand at the bottom of the grip with your fingers wrapped underneath the shaft around the bottom mounting bracket. Now, hold it by grasping the control pod itself which puts the coil well below the plane of the arm rest to pod angle. Which feels lighter and/or better balanced to you?
  3. A 9" would be perfect. That size shouldn't need the large ribs that cause most of the resistance when swinging.
  4. Looks nice and the price is great however, you need to have a choice of coils. I'm done with 11" coils for water hunting. Been out wading once with the Nox this year. Sigh
  5. I tried Tom's settings yesterday and compared to Park 2 with the same settings Park 1 was much smoother and more intelligible. So I have to agree with Tom on that one. Picked up a few coins and a silver ring in a well hunted spot that were definite good signals, so there's that also. Based on yesterdays results the Park 2 Recovery 4 settings I had settled on for most of my hunting might well be history. Will know more after today.
  6. Since this was posted, I have determined that most of these hits are a reaction to the ground. Specifically, the wave patterns in the sand. They are gone when the coil sweeps away the little ridges and do not give a signal in Field 2. Have seen this with several VLF's in a few lakes here.
  7. Many pages back it was referred to as a "recreational" detector. My suspicion at the time was it would be below the Equinox in price aimed at a wider mass market. An obvious and smart move on ML's part.
  8. Welcome ! Are you the same Dino that used to post on US forums a few years back? Tom
  9. What a beauty, congratulations on an outstanding find Strick.
  10. It appears to be the same software update as it said I have the current software installed when I ran it. Probably just a bug fix for the down load itself.
  11. Daniel the cable on the Hungarians I originally had was too short and I'm 5'8". I used a heat gun to stretch out the last 6" or so of coils above the connector. Doesn't have to straighten out completely, just enough heat to relax the coils a bit.
  12. It's frustrating at times. I remember hitting and old neighborhood ball field and the first foil target dug was a gold band. 20 some pcs of foil later I hung it up and left. LOL
  13. Strictly a fresh water guy but for ocean hunting does threshold play a major part when setting sensitivity and recovery?
  14. Trading in a detector for the Nox was a toss up between the F75 and X-T 705. Both being equally deep in my ground on coins. The 705 stayed only because the control pod is removable and I had invested in a coil cable extension which makes a nice back up detector for my fresh water hunting. Tom
  15. Thanks for the reminder Ted. Just finished up Tom Thanks for the invite JW that's quite the offer. Snow just starting here so works out fine for me. Ticket purchased just need directions from the airport to your house. ? Tom
  16. Probably buried by a robber shortly before he was beheaded. LOL
  17. My hunting buddy has a Lobo with the 6" concentric... The depth and separation is top notch.
  18. Yup, and field 2 is a real corker in or out of the water. I can run iron at 0 and sens 24 in almost all lakes and it runs smooth as silk. The big lake can be a problem however due to the rollers creating larger ripples farther apart.
  19. Sweet! Diamonds are a rare find for me and that's a nice one!
  20. One of these days, maybe in the spring when the snow is gone, I will try the single freq modes. At present all I have used is Multi and between the audio response and TID that's all I need. Most of the hours I have on the 800 are fresh water wading and about the only thing I pass on is the obvious non-rusty caps and if things are slow I dig em anyway and why not. LOL The only complaint I have is under water ripples in the sand creating positive responses in the audio necessitating raising the iron zone to 1 or at times even 2. Field 2 helps on that but I'd prefer to use park 2 at all times. I have seen this with other detectors but the Nox in Park 2 is much more prone to this than other VLF's.
  21. Way cool. Lunk needs a new nick name "Wildcat" Loved the old Riviera's https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=12&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjvhLG3nMbeAhXK6YMKHfeTA1gQFjALegQICRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hemmings.com%2Fcars-for-sale%2Fbuick%2Friviera%2F1973&usg=AOvVaw3gCX4RGnQz5J4tw1W-OcoL
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