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  1. #1
    us
    Nov 2012
    Bucks County, PA
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    Sweating Hands - Nox 800

    I took my new Nox 800 to the beach and I found 53 cents in total. Nothing deep and nothing you could not find with any other MD. The only thing I did not like was my hand kept sweating holding the handle. Maybe it was just me? Has anyone else been having this problem?
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    us
    Jan 2011
    Norman, OK
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    No, but some "vet wrap" would help. I wrap my handle in vet wrap -- you might try it and see how it works for you...

    Steve

  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyperpc View Post
    I took my new Nox 800 to the beach and I found 53 cents in total. Nothing deep and nothing you could not find with any other MD. The only thing I did not like was my hand kept sweating holding the handle. Maybe it was just me? Has anyone else been having this problem?
    What mode and settings were you using?
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    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  4. #4
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    Jul 2015
    Near Ground Zero for Insanity
    XP Deus with HF Coils and Mi6 Pinpointer/ML Equinox 600/800/ML GPX 4800/Garrett ATX/Fisher F75 DST/Tek Delta/Whites MXT/Garrett Carrot/Piranha Relic Shovel
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    Also, where were you hunting? 53 cents seems par for the course for random dry sand hunting.

    Since you also own a CZ-21, you must know the very wet sand along the tide line and ankle deep water or deeper surf is where the Equinox excels. Places where most other non-multifrequency detectors run unstable or their gains have to be turned down so much you lose appreciable depth. Is that where you recovered your clad? If so, not just any detector can work those areas and run stable.

    Those just hunting dry sand are at the mercy of recent drops and beachgoer traffic and those targets are snatched up pretty quickly because of the simple fact that every Tom, Dick, and Harriet can hit that part of the beach with a Walmart battery on a stick and find the day's dropped clad.


    You probably already know this, but for the benefit of others, you want to score big ticket targets and take advantage of the Equinox's stability and depth in salt water you need to either find significantly eroded parts of the beach at low tide due to storm surf action or get in the water and take your lumps. Most jewelry is not lost on the dry sand towel line where most any detector can go, but in the water when fingers and wrists shrink when entering the cold surf or earrings and necklaces get knocked of folks by wave action.

    I always wear nitril close fitting gloves when detecting. They give you tactile feel so you can still operate the buttons on the detector or even your phone, allow you to have a firm, non-slip grip on your detector and scoop/shovel, and protect your hands from shards of glass or metal edges during target recovery. Your hands will still sweat or get wet, but you won't lose your grip.

    HTH.
    Last edited by vferrari; Apr 07, 2019 at 03:09 PM.
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    Maryland
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    I wear cheap jersey gloves all year round so no sweat problem. You know, the little brown kind most convenience stores handle.

  6. #6
    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    My hands are about the only thing that doesn't sweat when I'm detecting!
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  7. #7

    Feb 2017
    Pa
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    Oh no, now the Equinox bashers will remind us they never even came with handle coolers! Wonder if an update can straighten this out?

  8. #8
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    Dec 2014
    NM
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    I used to wrap my handles with vet wrap, now I use a tacky tennis handle grip wrap.... I wear gloves when I hunt so I don't have a problem with my hands getting sweaty, they are a little ripe after six or seven hours of hunting in hot weather :-)
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  9. #9
    us
    Nov 2012
    Bucks County, PA
    Minelab Equinox 800;Fisher CZ-21; White Classic IDX Pro; White Classic SL
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    What mode and settings were you using?
    Beach 1 but not sure what that has to do with sweating hands?

  10. #10
    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyperpc View Post
    Beach 1 but not sure what that has to do with sweating hands?
    It has to do with the other comments you made about finding $.53 and nothing deep. I thought you might want some tips for deeper targets.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  11. #11
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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600
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    Good post. Thanks for all the info. V your the man. Thanks guys.

  12. #12
    us
    May 2017
    Connecticut
    Equinox 800 & Tesoro Compadre 8"
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    I don’t wear a glove on the hand holding the equinox and haven’t experienced any sweating. Maybe it will happen in the summer.

  13. #13
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    Colonel

    Jan 2014
    Central Florida
    CTX 3030; EQX 800; Excal II
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    I totally agree with Vferrari when he says:

    "I always wear nitril close fitting gloves when detecting. They give you tactile feel so you can still operate the buttons on the detector or even your phone, allow you to have a firm, non-slip grip on your detector and scoop/shovel, and protect your hands from shards of glass or metal edges during target recovery. Your hands will still sweat or get wet, but you won't lose your grip."


    I strongly suggest you wear gloves while detecting the beach. You'll not have the sweaty hands on the handle problem but you just never know what's in that hole you're reaching into. I've pulled out everything you can think of that can punch a hole in your hand....glass, pins, sharp metal, fish hooks, knives, forks...just all kind of junk like that.

    I wouldn't even consider hunting any beach without both foot and hand protection...period.

    Just the view from my foxhole....
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  14. #14
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    Apr 2012
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    I got a 10 pack of really nice fitted gloves at Costco for 7.99usd
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