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  1. Right, I'm struggling, I've not found a way I'm comfortable with having my SP01 and WM12 on my harness, in fact I struggle with the harness so much I've barely worn it since getting my GPZ. I've spent an hour or two tonight fiddling around tying to get a setup I can live with, I'm yet to find a good solution. Ive made up a mixture of sizes of mono 1/4" patch lead to go between the WM12 and SP01 to try it in various locations, some with right angle plugs others with straight plugs just trying to work out decent way to have everything all on there... my SP01, the WM12 and the speaker. I
  2. Well out of the blue Doc or Doc's Detecting Supply of Las Vegas sent me a goodie bag with some product to look over. Thanks Doc! Before I begin I want you to know I did not request this stuff. In order to not look like I am trading favorable comments for gear I am going to use this stuff as prizes in various forum contests I have planned (best finds, etc.). All these goodies Doc sent me will be finding new homes in the near future so stay tuned. I already have a few of Doc's products. I have one of his original Swingy Thingy support harnesses from over ten years ago. I don't use it per se
  3. I have been searching this site as well as others for one simple question and can't seem to find the answer. Will this harness fit fat guys. I mean I am 5'11 and 275 pounds. Will the hip straps adjust enough for us bigger guys? I would like to buy one as my arm has been taken a beating.
  4. If memory serve me correctly as a 17 year old I found myself swinging a Garrett A2B in one arm, the other arm holding a pick over my shoulder. No hat, no water, not GPS, just enthusiasm. Those days are long gone, getting back into electronic prospecting I found myself using a sling bag, it held water, gps, phone and a 5w handheld radio. A small pick hung off it and until I got myself a larger pick it was adequate. Problem was that I always had a reason to return to the car for something, which ate away at my swing time. I needed to equip myself so that I could operate for hours without ne
  5. I'm all for making life easier, and I was on the prowl for a place to buy a swing arm for my GPX that wouldn't cost more for shipping than the arm itself and stumbled across this From this shop in OZ https://prospectorspick.com.au/store/#!/EASY-ARM™-for-GPX-Series/p/130090965 EASY ARM™ is another product developed by Sweet Spot™ for the use on hand held implements to make the job easier. This can do away with the use of a harness allowing you to spend more time detecting by reducing fatigue. The EASY ARM™ is attached by simply sliding into the end of the uppe
  6. A prospecting supply company in Australia is selling what looks like a nice harness made for the GPZ 7000 and 19" coil, has anyone heard any good stories on this harness? Pics of New Harness Dave
  7. o I finally have some production models of the New dual adjustment bungee I designed. I think I am going to call this one the QWEEGLE. Sort of a combination of Quick Bungee and Double for Double adjustment. I know a lot of you use your own harness, which in a lot of instances is a modified Camel Back. Camel Backs are great because they provide hydration and give you a great place to hook a bungee cord up to. Well I have thought long and hard about now to improve the QWEEGEE bungee which allowed you to adjust the length of the bungee where it attached to the rod. The BOOMERANG bungee
  8. Thought I'd post what I ended up doing. The telescopic shaft with shipping was to expensive for me to justify. But I did find a cheaper alternative which looks very similar. The Andoer C-555 carbon fiber monopod. Found one on EBay for $41 shipped from China. Ordered a few other parts here and there to modify. I' very happy with the results! I made a video of my process and include a parts list if anyone is interested. Cheers!
  9. Well it is rainy so no beach today--- i go to work for 4 10s that means I will work thru the rain and then it will be beach time next tuesday!!! Here is a picture for us OLD 7000 users--it is a 3rd arm device the Army is prototyping to relieve weight issues for heavy weapons users (much heavier than the 7000) This is what happens when i have too much time...lol
  10. Aloha just bought an harness after searching everywhere in the UK i could locate one wich was multi purpose : Good for my CTX but also able to carry my deepstar on my chest ......i am really looking toward hitting the beaches .....i invested a fair amount of cash now its time to start digging......once i found a few gold rings i ll get a 15" coil for my deepstar and a CTX battery charger(another £400 i guess)but hey no guts no glory!!!! RR
  11. Now this could be a new revolutionary harness. New Harness Link Dave
  12. Its a silly question but I am curious to know how many use a bungee or other support system while out bush or even in a park? I use just a standard harness and bungee pretty exclusively as it reduces wear and tear on my person The advent of the Zed kinda makes it imperative to me now. I gain extra control of my coil, regardless of the machine, and I don't have to worry about dropping it to take a break~ or that someone will try to grab and run with it. Silly question but I'm curious to ask.
  13. Video of a harness set up to make it easier to swing your detector.
  14. This new shaft is supposed to have the ability to work with dozens of metal detectors. It has been delayed for some time but will supposedly hit the market in the next couple months for around US$130 plus shipping. Shipping might be a bit since this is from overseas unless somebody is distributing for Mars in the U.S. Anybody have any wild guesses where the inspiration for the design came from? More Information Mars MD Website The images on the website link above look small but are HUGE and so very slow to download. If you click on one you will se what I mean.
  15. I've just been out in the field with the GPZ 7000 and I could not possibly use it without a weight assist. I'm using my HipStick that I use with my other Minelabs (3030, 5000). I use the 5000 harness but there could be others. It is simple to unhook and I don't feel like I have put on armour to go out detecting. JP has a video where he put it together for the 4000. The ProSwing bungee is the BEST. When going up or down a slope it can be adjusted with one hand to perfectly balance the coil. Without this my arm would be unable to prevent fatigue and tennis elb
  16. I tried a couple of methods to balance and hang the detector from my harness and hipstick. These pics show clearly how I did it. Attaching the bottom of Doc's bungy on the right and then bringing the top connector through a d-ring on the left does a few things. This attachment helps eleviate some of the twist that the detector wants to do, it keeps the bungy in line for maximum lift and control, you can turn the detector loose and it won't fall to the ground and it makes swinging the detector very easy on worn-out wrists and elbows. Also, it keeps the bungy up and away from my fairly large han
  17. Not ever been a user of a heavy detector, I didn't have to use any support system but wished I had when using a large coil. Now with the ZED I can't detect with out a bungee being attached to a harness or a Hip Stick. Even a bungee has a learning curve. The habit that I got into was to disconnect it from the machine, as it was always out of the way and I could grab the eye and attach it to the detector with out looking. One problem, I didn't always get the right end, then reversing it and readjusting it was taking away from detecting time. My cure, take some electrical tape and close the adjus
  18. For me a hydration pack is essential, even during the winter months when it is cooler out, plus I like having a bit of extra storage for lunch, phone, radios, etc since the truck is usually too far to hike back to for water and food. They also stay on me better than that Minelab harness. For the past few years I've used a Camelback MULE and a bungee for the GPX and liked it but I always wished it had front pockets on the arm straps so I could access things without removing the pack. I just got an Ultimate Direction Wasp to try out this year but now that I've received it, it seems a bit smaller
  19. Has anyone had any experience with the bungie, J-bar set-up on the 7000? I have used a Hipstick for many years and am curious to know if the new ML setup is similar. Thanks!
  20. I see all these bungie cord attachments, hip sticks, harnesses, and various other "detector-aids"... and it got me to wondering. If your swinging arm gets tired... why not just switch arms?
  21. Apologies again for a cross-post. TAMING THE SAVAGE ARMADILLO - Or as Steve once referred to it - a duck out of water. I posted already that the sling provided wasn't much help for me. Today I received my ML Pro Swing 45 harness. Oh bliss! It works very well to take the dead weight of the great Armadillo off my arm and shoulder. There is a nice shoulder strap and hip belt arrangement and a very clever adjustable bungee to hold the detector. Another feature that really works is the plastic J-strut which transfers weight from the shoulder strap,down to the back of the hip belt. Garre
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