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    Apr 2018
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    Is the “wobble” still a thing?

    Potentially buying a 600 this weekend and was curious if the wobble is still a thing or has Minelab addressed this issue on recently sent out units?
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    Quote Originally Posted by El_Cid_2000 View Post
    Potentially buying a 600 this weekend and was curious if the wobble is still a thing or has Minelab addressed this issue on recently sent out units?

    I'm not seeing it brought up lately, I follow 3-4 different Equinox forums, so, I believe the last few batches have been wobble free.

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    I have noticed mine starting to do it.
    I check the tightness of the cams but still feel a little clunking when going side to side.

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    I would call minelab and try to get a direct answer. I don’t know however it might be wise to wait another month or to in order to see what the newest machines are doing.

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    ca
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    wobble?....it is built into the equinox for free....no mods required to add this feature....minlab nailed it. the perfect amount of wobble that increases and decreases depending how fast you swing. the transition from land to water sets the wobble to the perfect accent for every user.

    others have tried to mirror this effect leaving the user dizzy and at times allowing the swing to interfere with the equalLibrium of the users natural gate of step.

    I can only say well done minelab. you have even engineered the perfect amount of wobble to allow me to drink massive amounts of beer without falling over.
    its like noise cancellation for the walking motion.....
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    Got mine 3 weeks ago, wobbles.

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    Mine doesn't wobble cus I don't have one.
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    Got mine a couple weeks ago and it wobbles.
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    Not sure about everyone else but with me the dreaded "wobble" comes after about an hour of detecting.....the cam loosens a bit...I hardly notice it....I'm thinking about one inch of thread tape would fix it and never come loose again.

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    My EQ800 finally arrived today, I'll take some measurements with my digital calipers and inspect. Is it just one of the camlock joints that loosens or both?

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    I am pretty sure a weeble has something to do with the wobble!
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    Mine is the upper one by the remote

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    It's either weebles or gremlins. Depends on which state you're in.

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    May 2018
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    I haven’t noticed any wobble after a few hours of use on a properly tightened shaft.
    Only when I forget to tighten the cam loc do I experience any. Then I tighten it and all seems well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AurumHunter024 View Post
    I haven’t noticed any wobble after a few hours of use on a properly tightened shaft.
    Only when I forget to tighten the cam loc do I experience any. Then I tighten it and all seems well.
    Same here, no issues. But I feel like I lucked out because it IS a real thing. Seems to be a fit up thing due to variations in the tolerances of the shaft diameters and the cam locks. Get the wrong combination and it is wobble city.
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