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  1. #31

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    That is a strange picture lol. “Would you mind helping me put my rat slippers on”? This is a funny thread, Its more about crocs than metal detectors. Lol. Calabash will have to do a croc video now. Lol. Keep up the great vids Calabash ..I love your rants.
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    Who cares what shoe he is wearing ..

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    (My rant) Sit back and look at the mechanical design on the majority of Minelabs though. GPX big boxes and weird audio/battery solution. SDC just weird to begin with, likely would sell more and cost less if more traditional. CTX overly beefy, heavy, Who uses the GPS? Sharp edges in the plastics that cut through the cables. Coil tabs that break. Superior electronics though no doubt in all models. Just took awhile to get it almost right with the Equinox. Maybe you are ok with IDs all over the place. Still, priced right for what it delivers. And how about coils? Why no *****ing about them in the discussion? Get coil variety up and pricing down. Is it really harder to make a coil than the electronics? - because that is how some are priced. Lastly, the user interface. Pick up a Whites Spectrum XLT and lets see you optimize the setup and get targets. It will, almost as well as today’s park models, but I wish I had the dedication it takes to figure all the options out. CTX was similar for me but I made better sense of it. Equinox I still don’t have ground balance and iron setting options figured out. We need better user interfaces. Its like what is happening to iphones - so many settings/functions it is tech overkill and the PHONE part isn’t getting better (will 5G be better?) As we get older this tech creep will get overwhelming. It got our parents and now its our turn unless we push for simplicity. Maybe US manufacturers are surviving in the US because their users know the interface and are hesitant to learn another?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    Wow Gunsil... kinda kinky asking for pictures of my feet.



    :P~~~~~~~
    I notice no "like" from Gunsil .

    heh heh heh
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    AARC, I hit the like button yesterday but it wouldn't go in. Still don't see the crocs, on or off your feet. Rats pretty wild. Like button worked just now, you know I always reciprocate. Don't need to see any "chicken legs", take a pic with long trousers please.
    Ya won't find nuthin' if ya don't hunt

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsil View Post
    AARC, I hit the like button yesterday but it wouldn't go in. Still don't see the crocs, on or off your feet. Rats pretty wild. Like button worked just now, you know I always reciprocate. Don't need to see any "chicken legs", take a pic with long trousers please.
    lol... the rat pic is from that show "Alaskan Bush People". heh

    Um... now you wanna see me in long trousers... ?... :/

    :P
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    Sad day that Tesoro went under....!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyemustdigtreasure View Post
    Sad day that Tesoro went under....!
    Thats a good point! I would like to buy a new metal detector, and I like the idea of the nox because it is waterproof. If it starts raining I like to keep hunting. But yet, I watch these guys on youtube doing live digs with these machines and they are pulling large wads of foil and zinc pennies. My Tesoro Tejon does not do these things and it's running on 18-year-old technology.

    As far as Crocs go, down here where I'm at, that would be a no-go. We have rattlesnakes, and you never know if you're going to run into a bear with cubs or rabid coyotes. I wear Georga boots, the tall ones.
    Last edited by Woodsy; Feb 20, 2021 at 09:25 PM.
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    Woodsy, I loved my Vaquero! Sorry I sold it, but I had too many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsy View Post
    Thats a good point! I would like to buy a new metal detector, and I like the idea of the nox because it is waterproof. If it starts raining I like to keep hunting. But yet, I watch these guys on youtube doing live digs with these machines and they are pulling large wads of foil and zinc pennies. My Tesoro Tejon does not do these things and it's running on 18-year-old technology.

    As far as Crocs go, down here where I'm at, that would be a no-go. We have rattlesnakes, and you never know if you're going to run into a bear with cubs or rabid coyotes. I wear Georga boots, the tall ones.
    Nox is not water proof.. more like water resistant. crocs are more suited for water than the Equinox.
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    I start each spring with what might as well be a new detector , having forgot much over the winter.
    By the time decent hours are on it , it's getting dry soil. Or tall growth , or just other things breaking the hunts into being longer spaced.

    If an upgrade suits someone , then reviews are where to start looking. Unless a particular unit is already desired.

    Nothing is good without a good demonstration.
    Then the new user has to be able to duplicate the basics to get started. Then log hours till the honeymoon is over to really know how compatible the new unit and the user are.
    To each thier own. It's great there are options available.

    Go Garret! L.o.l..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mud Hut View Post
    Who cares what shoe he is wearing ..
    Everybody knows metal detectorist are heavy into fashion

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Woodsy, I loved my Vaquero! Sorry I sold it, but I had too many.
    Ha, haha, I know I have to move on, but it's' like diving into cold water.
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  15. #45
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    It took Technology near 13 years to catch up to MY Patience...!
    Using an Analog machine (Tesoro) for so many years, I relied heavily on the tones, and on the Bug, the numbers....
    I am now ready to step up a bit, and try a smarter machine...!
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    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

 

 
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