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Old 11-16-2018, 01:38 PM
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Lets look at a proper swing...

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Old 11-16-2018, 04:36 PM
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Pretty much how I swing.

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Old 11-16-2018, 05:14 PM
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I'm usually pretty articulate with my swings.
When I catch myself not adhering to being like that,
it's usually because I'm on a slope, or I'm just getting tired.

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Old 11-16-2018, 08:17 PM
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Me too but have to pay attention when I get tired.

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Still pretty high, I'm cutting grass and scuffing dirt with mine..

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Old 11-16-2018, 08:37 PM
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I've always remembered a veteran on another site's mantra, "Scrub the grass, scrub the grass." I literally focus on feeling the grass. I have not worn through a skid plate yet.
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I've always remembered a veteran on another site's mantra, "Scrub the grass, scrub the grass." I literally focus on feeling the grass. I have not worn through a skid plate yet.
+1 I'm a land scrubber too, my issue is more swing SPEED. I sometimes find myself moving too fast...

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Old 11-16-2018, 09:01 PM
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+1 I'm a land scrubber too, my issue is more swing SPEED. I sometimes find myself moving too fast...
Feeling the grass thru the sweep, and the right and left end of the sweep, makes it difficult to gain too much extra speed. I do find the issue too, but not as much if I swing above the the grass tops.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:03 PM
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Good food for thought. I have found when using a large coil, I naturally slow down my swing and overlap for consistently, therefore more targets.

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I am sure my swing is not perfect, I think it is pretty good until I get tired an am stumbling like a drunk sailor on my way to the car. What amazes me it how many folks I see on youtube swinging with their coils a foot off the ground on each side. Gary posted a new vid of a new program and mentioned his buddy was having a blast using the new program. When he turned the camera towards his buddy I laughed because it looked like a smiling waving xp clock pendulum!

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I saw that too..

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With all the helps and aids and even diagrams in my instruction booklets, I'm still amazed!
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:53 PM
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My wife and I were just lounging at the beach a few years back and I see this guy with a detector coming towards us. I say to my wife.."Look at this fool, he is swinging his detector like he is swinging a 9 iron!". Easily 95% of the time his coil wasn't close enough to the sand to detect anything. I was about to go over to him say something to him when I look and he has this big honking gold chain around his neck with about 20 big honking rings on it. After seeing that I decided he likely didn't want my advice. But if that guy ever fixed his swing, he probably would have a bucket of rings by now.
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I have concentrated on developing a big flat and wide swing..really concentrated and practiced on working a big steady wide arc and keeping the coil flat to the deck....Rocking my body to and fro with a wide legged gait is the key........I also choose my rigs accordingly, they gotta be ergonomic, and light with multitones combined with a fast recovery, running rods at full length....sweeping big 12' arcs like slinging a weed whipper down the towel line and back....

A guy has only so much time on this Planet, and gold waits for nobody...thats the thinking....Keep the coil flat to the deck, Max ground coverage on the sweep, and the mileage on the paydirt....

The bummer is, "Gold is no respector of effort or intelligence" But hey, what else is a guy to do? Work the pay streak! We get a dime per empty can up here...so that helps...

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Old 11-22-2018, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by calabash digger View post
Lets look at a proper swing...
Go to the beach. that is where you see the wildest swings. I guess it is because, ones that are there are vacationing detectorists and probably some of them bought the metal detector just for that vacation.

Lots of banana swings. LOL their coil is only flat at the low point of their arc. And they wonder why they are not finding anything. Vacation over, detector finds a home in the closet.

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