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    One should consider what waves your working in. For instance an open face scoop here is worthless as the waves are large enough to knock targets out of the scoop. I too use an RTG scoop with a stainless lip. Dave
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    Surprised no one picked up on my trick / comment...

    Wellllll you can lead em to the water... but ya cant make em... um... heh
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    You mean I did good ?
    A lot of guys like RTGs in New England - I have same model but had them add a stainless lip to this one - helps cut thru seagrass and clay bottoms better - built like a tank - dont think anyone has ever broke one
    i did an old article on scoops here
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    gist of it = get a quality one that will last - had many trial and errors in my early yrs
    Well, sorry to burst your bubble but I've broken 2 RTG scoops. One was understandable working for a while in rocks where I crushed in the sides and when I was hammering it out the bottom cracked open at the seam (I wired it shut and it still works). The second one last about 4 months, just past the 90 day warranty I believe. It broke at the top weld where the cross support meets the long handle (inserted a steel pipe at the break and now works fine). My newest RTG scoop is one with a wider mouth/scoop, something like 7-8", really nice and back-up to my T-Rex w carbon fiber handle (can't beat it).
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    On the RTG sand scoops, I see the holes are 5/8, anyone have problems with stuff falling through that size holes? And anyone using there new
    THE BLADE ALUMINUM BEACH SCOOP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    Surprised no one picked up on my trick / comment...

    Wellllll you can lead em to the water... but ya cant make em... um... heh
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1k9 View Post
    On the RTG sand scoops, I see the holes are 5/8, anyone have problems with stuff falling through that size holes? And anyone using there new
    THE BLADE ALUMINUM BEACH SCOOP?
    you can add gutter mesh to the bottom 1/5 of the scoop, it would even catch diamond studs then, I did that to my RTG Beach Brute, found 6 diamond studs so far with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    Ive had 3 friends over the yrs with wooden handles that ended up breaking over the yrs
    Iíve spent more money on handles than scoops, I guess I like to really man handle them. I finally was fed up and went carbon fiber and knock on wood, longest I have ever owned one yet.
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    Yet to break one with wooden shovel handle myself.
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    Can't help but think that guys who break wood handles perhaps have them cut 1 or 2' too long for unneeded convenience, mine has lasted 5 years and is almost impossible to snap

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    I like the RTG beach brute style with the long curved handle..I like this style as I place the long handle under my inner arm for leverage..Itís so so much easier than using your foot.Not to many places will fabricate a handle like that..Itís just what the individual is used to

 

 
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