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Old 07-20-2019, 10:26 AM
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I have been using a 5" aluminum scoop for wet/dry at beach. Its been a great scoop especially because its so light. However the Nox is really good at pinpinting the perimeter of the coil and the 5" is to small to be effective with 1 or 2 scoops. It often ends up 2 -4 scoops in a larger area.

What scoops do you recommend? Also, anyone tried the scoops that have a super long point in the front to pick up those super deep items? When working light surf sometimes im just out of reach of the targer before the sand fills in and that long pointed scoop may be able to pull it out.

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Old 07-20-2019, 06:37 PM
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I too have the exact same problem. I think the pinpointing is horrible on this machine. Though I'm still new on it. I don't want to have to go into pinpoint mode all the time. I use a big 9 x 13 pointed stainless scoop. Big and heavy . Deep targets are still an issue. Maybe with more time I will get it. But I'm not the only one. I get my targets , but I wish I could use my smaller scoop like yours. I think it's just lack of experience on this machine. A bigger scoop will help , but not as much as you think. Unless you're in the water. Then it's critical.
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:50 PM
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xtreme scoop or stealth scoop i love mine

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Old 07-20-2019, 08:31 PM
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When I break my homemade scoop I will have to pony up and buy a sand shredder.
https://xtremescoops.com/scoops/

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Stavr, take your pick. I have abused mine for many years and it still looks almost new... Nice and light as a bonus!

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xtreme scoop or stealth scoop i love mine
I agree, either of these, I use the 720 for most of my targets are deep. I get in a area where the target are deep and the sand flows fast I'll do a good PP, then take several scoop fast and in each kick the sand out at 10 o'clock a few feet away, recheck and hope I've got it..Much easier once the target is out of the hole and not sinking with each scoop...Learned that from Virginia Beach Max...

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Old 07-21-2019, 12:48 AM
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I agree, either of these, I use the 720 for most of my targets are deep. I get in a area where the target are deep and the sand flows fast I'll do a good PP, then take several scoop fast and in each kick the sand out at 10 o'clock a few feet away, recheck and hope I've got it..Much easier once the target is out of the hole and not sinking with each scoop...Learned that from Virginia Beach Max...
I'll second the Stealth 720i. I have the hybrid and it works great. I stand on mine to get it deeper and it still looks new. Stavr scoops are good too but come from Europe so maybe longer ship times.

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Old 07-21-2019, 09:07 AM
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Iíve been using this one from Amazon for 2 years now. I got a shovel handle from Home Depot and I was on my way. Itís worked pretty well but my only complaint is the weight. I believe Iíll end up getting something lighter with a fiberglass handle when this breaks. From the looks of how itís holding up it may be a couple more years before that happens.
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The WalMart posthole diggers have two nice fiberglass handles that fit just fine on most scoops. $20 and you get two handles.

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Old 07-21-2019, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by OBN View post
I agree, either of these, I use the 720 for most of my targets are deep. I get in a area where the target are deep and the sand flows fast I'll do a good PP, then take several scoop fast and in each kick the sand out at 10 o'clock a few feet away, recheck and hope I've got it..Much easier once the target is out of the hole and not sinking with each scoop...Learned that from Virginia Beach Max...

I agree with OBN and Brncofan.

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Old 07-21-2019, 10:04 AM
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I just got an Extreme Scoop from my wife for my B-Day. Have not used it yet, but it sure looks B.A.
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The WalMart posthole diggers have two nice fiberglass handles that fit just fine on most scoops. $20 and you get two handles.
Iíll run by there today, great idea.
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Originally Posted by OBN View post
I agree, either of these, I use the 720 for most of my targets are deep. I get in a area where the target are deep and the sand flows fast I'll do a good PP, then take several scoop fast and in each kick the sand out at 10 o'clock a few feet away, recheck and hope I've got it..Much easier once the target is out of the hole and not sinking with each scoop...Learned that from Virginia Beach Max...
I agree with OBN too...

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Old 07-21-2019, 10:33 AM
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Stavr makes some killer scoops too..

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Old 07-21-2019, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by hikingthehills View post
Iíve been using this one from Amazon for 2 years now. I got a shovel handle from Home Depot and I was on my way. Itís worked pretty well but my only complaint is the weight. I believe Iíll end up getting something lighter with a fiberglass handle when this breaks. From the looks of how itís holding up it may be a couple more years before that happens.
yes thats what i started with as well but way to heavy then i got the stealth 720i with the CF handle soooo much lighter , i know they cost alot but well worth the $$$$$$$

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Old 07-21-2019, 02:25 PM
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I've gone through 2 Stealths (920iX, Extreme); first was replaced by company and second is in shop for repair/replacement now (but haven't heard a word in several months). I do some heavy surf work in rock/cement sand and have even destroyed a 6" RTG aluminum scoop but it took several years. While I wait for my Stealth to be return, hopefully, (heard they changed their "life-long guarantee") just bought a 7" RTG aluminum scoop and it is a true monster. You wouldn't think an inch would make much of a difference - but the diff between the 6" and 7" RTG scoops, both 10" long, is HUGH. If you deal with lots of rocks and sand like cement, consider the 7" RTG aluminum scoop (but ck on weight). The thing is so wide I don't think I'll have any issues retrieving deep targets in the surf...assuming I can still lift a full scoop of sand up and out in the surf.

Aside, on my newest Stealth scoop I also bought a carbon fiber handle and would recommend it 100%!!! Absolutely love the carbon fiber handles, really only way to go if you just buy a separate sand scoop and can add the carbon fiber handle of the right diameter. Before switching to the carbon fiber handle, I had broken 4 wood handles and several homemade double thick PVC pipe handles; but I have met my match with the carbon fiber handle from Sunspot Equipment, the maker of Stealth scoops. Try as I might, that handle will outlast me...may have to include in my Will.
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I've gone through 2 Stealths (920iX, Extreme); first was replaced by company and second is in shop for repair/replacement now (but haven't heard a word in several months). I do some heavy surf work in rock/cement sand and have even destroyed a 6" RTG aluminum scoop but it took several years. While I wait for my Stealth to be return, hopefully, (heard they changed their "life-long guarantee") just bought a 7" RTG aluminum scoop and it is a true monster. You wouldn't think an inch would make much of a difference - but the diff between the 6" and 7" RTG scoops, both 10" long, is HUGH. If you deal with lots of rocks and sand like cement, consider the 7" RTG aluminum scoop (but ck on weight). The thing is so wide I don't think I'll have any issues retrieving deep targets in the surf...assuming I can still lift a full scoop of sand up and out in the surf.



Aside, on my newest Stealth scoop I also bought a carbon fiber handle and would recommend it 100%!!! Absolutely love the carbon fiber handles, really only way to go if you just buy a separate sand scoop and can add the carbon fiber handle of the right diameter. Before switching to the carbon fiber handle, I had broken 4 wood handles and several homemade double thick PVC pipe handles; but I have met my match with the carbon fiber handle from Sunspot Equipment, the maker of Stealth scoops. Try as I might, that handle will outlast me...may have to include in my Will.
Sounds like you are not a good example for the average user. It's possible to destroy anything if you try hard enough. The average guy would never do what you are doing. That's not a critique, just a comment. Sometimes you have to do what must be done for the job.

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