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Old 06-21-2018, 04:19 PM
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Default Plugger's Equinox 800 CF Shaft Review

Just got in the Plugger's CF Shaft for the Equinox. I went with the 39" one piece, figuring I could just use the stock shaft for a 2 piece if I ever needed to plane it, and I wanted the one piece shaft as I'll be in the water a lot.

Not a single thing of critique I can levy against it honestly. Came in $50 cheaper than the competition, and they customized the placement and amount of the handle, arm cuff, and lower shaft adjustment points.

Somewhere about 50 hours of use, swinging by Equinox was like swinging a cross between a wet noodle and an old man; it flopped around like crazy and the creaking noises were driving me nuts. As great a detector as it is, was kind of killing the fun of using it. Sucks I had to pay $100 to fix that, but is what it is, and the Plugger's is a great product. My first shaft from them, definitely won't be my last. I really dig the locking mechanism the most.
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ChrisMD View post
Just got in the Plugger's CF Shaft for the Equinox. I went with the 39" one piece, figuring I could just use the stock shaft for a 2 piece if I ever needed to plane it, and I wanted the one piece shaft as I'll be in the water a lot.

Not a single thing of critique I can levy against it honestly. Came in $50 cheaper than the competition, and they customized the placement and amount of the handle, arm cuff, and lower shaft adjustment points.

Somewhere about 50 hours of use, swinging by Equinox was like swinging a cross between a wet noodle and an old man; it flopped around like crazy and the creaking noises were driving me nuts. As great a detector as it is, was kind of killing the fun of using it. Sucks I had to pay $100 to fix that, but is what it is, and the Plugger's is a great product. My first shaft from them, definitely won't be my last. I really dig the locking mechanism the most.
Thanks. May have to check one out.
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:49 PM
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Too bad Minelabís mechanical design team donít actually use detectors.

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Old 06-21-2018, 08:24 PM
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With the 36 inch as the stock shaft is 34 1/2 , 36 is plenty i am 6 foot 3, since the Equinox is a bit top heavy , i would have never got the 39 in my opinion , glad you like your's Chris, i should have mine tomorrow, Earl

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Old 06-21-2018, 09:18 PM
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With the 36 inch as the stock shaft is 34 1/2 , 36 is plenty i am 6 foot 3, since the Equinox is a bit top heavy , i would have never got the 39 in my opinion , glad you like your's Chris, i should have mine tomorrow, Earl
I went 39 because the stock shaft for me at 6'4", fully extended, wasn't close to getting me that super wide arc I like to swing. And even extended out I like to have a lot of the lower shaft in the upper for extra stability. The 36" could have worked, I just like the overkill.
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by lytle78 View post
Too bad Minelabís mechanical design team donít actually use detectors.
Yeah, that had a bunch of reputable people field testing it for quite a while. Either they didn't say anything, or they did and Minelab ignored them, because the stock rod is the worst out of any detector I've used, minus their own GoFind detector.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:41 PM
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Great price, fixed the wobble none, Carbon fiber, i was able to lower the head with the adjustment holes - no longer top heavy, going from a two piece to one stronger , longer than stock by 1 1/2 inch from 34 1/2 to 36 inch, better lock down, head tightens down to shaft better , on the stock after use the nuts would come loose , Thanks to http://rodsbyplugger.com I am a happy Camper , great review Chris , Earl Plugger Equinox 800 Carbon Fiber One piece shaft picks My Review 5 Stars
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I'm really considering getting a Nox 800. I'll keep this shaft in mind! Thanks!

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Bill makes great shafts I own 3 of his awesome product H.H.

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You don"t want one of those!(800) Might find everything!




QUOTE=Diggum;2967361]I'm really considering getting a Nox 800. I'll keep this shaft in mind! Thanks![/QUOTE]
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:10 PM
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Thanks for the review Chris, I have just short of 40 hours on the Equinox and I'm already getting some wobble, only 4 hours in the water too so I think a one piece carbon fiber replacement is in my future too.

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