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  1. #1

    Feb 2006
    F75 / M6 / Cortes
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    Review VIPER TRIDENT

    Has anyone used or know anything about these detectors? Any info would be appreciated.

    Thx
    dan

  2. #2

    Dec 2005
    St.Petersburg Florida
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    Re: Review VIPER TRIDENT

    I bought one, my first detector, from kellyco. I use it about once a week at various pinellas county florida beaches, mostly Fort Desoto. My finds are mostly bottle caps, pull tabs, cans, a newer coins, and a pair of sun glasses. It seems to work fine with low discrimination down to about 8" in the dry sand, in wet sand maybe 4-5 inches are the deepest I've hit. I dig every target and always find enough coin to cover the tolls. It does give false tones in wet sand and needs to be turned off and on again to quite them, in trashy areas in gives a none stop tone that can not be reset so I can't hunt there! I've waded with it and its ok in shallow water but I've no water finds? All in all I'd give it a 5 out of 10, it fit my budget at the time, does find stuff and is simple to use but do wish I'd done more research and bought a better unit. I'll keep using it until I can afford a top of the line one a pass this along to my granddaughter. It works but is not high tech. I would not recommend it since it cost 1/3 to 1/2 the price of a top o the line name brand, just bit the bullet and by one you'll be happy with for a long time. Cliff
    Cliff

  3. #3

    May 2005
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    Re: Review VIPER TRIDENT

    Quote Originally Posted by semperfi61
    vipers, mpx and titans are all chinese dets.---------------do not waste your money on these.
    Again, the Titans are made in El Paso texas
    "Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana"

  4. #4
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    May 2009
    Corpus Christi, Tx
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    Re: Review VIPER TRIDENT

    Yes ... they are a POS and a total waste of money.
    I was foolish enough to buy one and threw it away.
    I would be ashamed to give one of these to someone even as a gift.

    You can buy them as low as $60 and if they last 10 minutes underwater you are lucky.
    The will not detect anything smaller than a Ford F-150 truck over 3" from the coil.

    Does that answer your question about the Viper Trident, The Famous Trails underwater detector, and the other names this junk is sold under?

    Willee
    Willee
    Corpus Christi, Tx

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2009
    Tampa, FL
    CZ-21, M/Lab Xtera-70, B/Hunter ID , Tesoro Stingray II, Tesoro Tiger Shark, MXT, Eagle II SL, + Others
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    Re: Review VIPER TRIDENT

    Are these the "New Improved" 2010 models? (Kellyco $299) From their literature they seem alright but there is nothing like experiance!

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    *************** WHAT YOU DO WITH THE FINDS YOU DIG UP IS YOUR BUSINESS AND NO ONE ELSES, IGNORE ANYONE ON A SOAPBOX TRYING TO PREACH OTHERWISE! **************

    Jul 2006
    Orlando, Fl
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    Re: Review VIPER TRIDENT

    There is a reason they are only $299. You are better off paying $299 for a good used detector then buying the viper. You can pick up a good Minelab Sovereign GT used for a few hundred more, it isn't water proof either, but Sovereign GT can not be beat in the wet sand and up to mid calf if surf isn't rough.

    The literature is like a "slick" used car salesman, they are designed to get you to buy it.




    HERE IS THE THING ABOUT RIGHTS, THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE VOTED ON, THAT IS WHY THEY CALL THEM RIGHTS!

    "If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." --Samuel Adams

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  7. #7
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    Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.

    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
    Excal 1000, Excal II, Sovereign GT, CZ-20, Tiger Shark, Tejon, GTI 1500, Surfmaster Pulse, CZ6a, DFX, AT PRO, Fisher 1235, Surf PI Pro, 1280-X, many more because I enjoy learning them.
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    Re: Review VIPER TRIDENT

    Treasure Hunter is wise. There are good reasons why the ads give fantastic claims for these detectors as it is all profit and newbies don't know the difference and shop by the cheap price. Stick to the name brand detectors like Minelab, Garrett, Tesoro and Whites. Though you will never get a Tesoro from the this company.

    The name brand detectors all have real warranties if anything ever goes wrong and the customer service is great.
    (C) Sandman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.
    "TIME IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEVER GET BACK, WHY WASTE IT SWINGING A DETECTOR THAT ISN'T UP TO THE TASK."

  8. #8
    us
    May 2009
    Florida
    Surf PI Pro/MXT/Quattro/Sovereign XS2 Pro
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    Re: Review VIPER TRIDENT

    If someone absolutely "must" try one, buy The Neptune from Walmart. It's only 50 bux and you can return it when it breaks the first or second time you use it. You will only be out the $.97 shipping.

  9. #9
    us
    Dec 2009
    Orange City, FL
    Delta 4000, Xterra 705, Surf PI DF
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    Re: Review VIPER TRIDENT

    I have a Viper Trident, I bought it with a CZ3D from Kellyco, When the CZ stopped working on my third trip to the beach, I took out the Viper and found coins in both dry sand and in shin deep water. Returned the CZ and got a Xterra 705. When it malfunctioned after a week, I took out the Viper and found coins in dry and wet sand. Took the 705 back to Kellyco and got another one. After 3 months when the second 705 wouldn't turn on, I took out the Viper and found coins in dry and wet sand. I sent the 705 back to Vegas and they replaced it. The third one is a charm and is still working after 6 months. So is the Viper! Go figure. Its a simple machine that seems to work fine. Did have a few problems with junk, but I just turned down the sens. Worked great in the shallow water with no ground balance control, except when a wave came by, but don't they all?

  10. #10
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    *************** WHAT YOU DO WITH THE FINDS YOU DIG UP IS YOUR BUSINESS AND NO ONE ELSES, IGNORE ANYONE ON A SOAPBOX TRYING TO PREACH OTHERWISE! **************

    Jul 2006
    Orlando, Fl
    Minelab_ETrac Minelab_Safari Minelab_Excal_1500_WOT Excal_SEF_12x15 Sovereign GT Whites_6000_XL_Pro Whites_Classic_ID Troy_Shadow_X2 Tesoro_Conquistador Fisher_1235X Whites_Beach ID
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    Re: Review VIPER TRIDENT

    Quote Originally Posted by wyobuck
    Its a simple machine that seems to work fine. Did have a few problems with junk, but I just turned down the sens. Worked great in the shallow water with no ground balance control, except when a wave came by, but don't they all?
    Waves do not affect my 2 Excals or either of my Sovereign GTs, one of which is waterproofed....




    HERE IS THE THING ABOUT RIGHTS, THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE VOTED ON, THAT IS WHY THEY CALL THEM RIGHTS!

    "If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." --Samuel Adams

    MY LIBERTY AND FREEDOMS ARE NOT YOURS TO GIVE OR TAKE!.......THEY DIDN'T MAKE US FREE, WE WERE BORN FREE, AS LONG AS WE HAVE THE 2ND AMENDMENT WE WILL REMAIN FREE!






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  11. #11
    us
    Apr 2010
    Cape Coral Florida
    Trident land and sea
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    Re: Review VIPER TRIDENT

    Just bought a used Trident land and sea from ebay. $200.00 Have not used it yet. I keep reading all the reviews and it appears 50/50 if its a good machine or not. I will keep making posts on how well it does or does not work. Stay tuned.
    Jeff
    Cape Coral FL

  12. #12
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    Apr 2010
    Cape Coral Florida
    Trident land and sea
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    Re: Review VIPER TRIDENT

    Jury is in. The Viper Trident worked just fine. I used it today in all conditions. On the beach, in the shallows near the beach and I took it down to about 15 ft of depth and it picked up trash, to pennies to beer caps to lead sinkers. It is a low end water proof model, but it works just fine for me today.
    Jeff
    Cape Coral FL

  13. #13
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    *************** WHAT YOU DO WITH THE FINDS YOU DIG UP IS YOUR BUSINESS AND NO ONE ELSES, IGNORE ANYONE ON A SOAPBOX TRYING TO PREACH OTHERWISE! **************

    Jul 2006
    Orlando, Fl
    Minelab_ETrac Minelab_Safari Minelab_Excal_1500_WOT Excal_SEF_12x15 Sovereign GT Whites_6000_XL_Pro Whites_Classic_ID Troy_Shadow_X2 Tesoro_Conquistador Fisher_1235X Whites_Beach ID
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    Re: Review VIPER TRIDENT

    Good luck with it.

    I am sure it responds to metal, the question is how well it responds to the deep gold and silver, and how smal of a target it will respond to. My excal pulled up a .06 gram 10k ladies pinkie ring over 8 inches deep at surf line couple weeks ago, it gave a good solid signal even though it was really tiny, and deep....

    The $200 you spent is 1/3 of $600 which is what I have in that excal, including a used 15 inch WOT coil and custom straight shaft. I could sell it today for $800 easily, and I bet I could still get what I have in it 2 years from now....

    Wish you best of luck with it....




    HERE IS THE THING ABOUT RIGHTS, THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE VOTED ON, THAT IS WHY THEY CALL THEM RIGHTS!

    "If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." --Samuel Adams

    MY LIBERTY AND FREEDOMS ARE NOT YOURS TO GIVE OR TAKE!.......THEY DIDN'T MAKE US FREE, WE WERE BORN FREE, AS LONG AS WE HAVE THE 2ND AMENDMENT WE WILL REMAIN FREE!






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  14. #14
    us
    May 2009
    Corpus Christi, Tx
    Fisher F75 SE LTD, Minelab E-Trac, White's V3i, CZ-5, Garrett's AT pro, and a few others.
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    Re: Review VIPER TRIDENT

    Quote Originally Posted by LX Kid
    Are these the "New Improved" 2010 models? (Kellyco $299) From their literature they seem alright but there is nothing like experience!
    On second thought ... I think everyone should buy and use one.
    I had a new one ... Know where they are made ... and know how they work.
    I would rather see a whole beach full of Viper Tridents sweeping the sand and water than two hunters with Excaliburs.

    Willee





    Willee
    Corpus Christi, Tx

  15. #15
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    *************** WHAT YOU DO WITH THE FINDS YOU DIG UP IS YOUR BUSINESS AND NO ONE ELSES, IGNORE ANYONE ON A SOAPBOX TRYING TO PREACH OTHERWISE! **************

    Jul 2006
    Orlando, Fl
    Minelab_ETrac Minelab_Safari Minelab_Excal_1500_WOT Excal_SEF_12x15 Sovereign GT Whites_6000_XL_Pro Whites_Classic_ID Troy_Shadow_X2 Tesoro_Conquistador Fisher_1235X Whites_Beach ID
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    Re: Review VIPER TRIDENT

    Quote Originally Posted by Willee
    Quote Originally Posted by LX Kid
    Are these the "New Improved" 2010 models? (Kellyco $299) From their literature they seem alright but there is nothing like experience!
    On second thought ... I think everyone should buy and use one.
    I had a new one ... Know where they are made ... and know how they work.
    I would rather see a whole beach full of Viper Tridents sweeping the sand and water than two hunters with Excaliburs.

    Willee
    Same here.............




    HERE IS THE THING ABOUT RIGHTS, THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE VOTED ON, THAT IS WHY THEY CALL THEM RIGHTS!

    "If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." --Samuel Adams

    MY LIBERTY AND FREEDOMS ARE NOT YOURS TO GIVE OR TAKE!.......THEY DIDN'T MAKE US FREE, WE WERE BORN FREE, AS LONG AS WE HAVE THE 2ND AMENDMENT WE WILL REMAIN FREE!






    CLICK LINK BELOW TO READ OUR RULES..

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