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Old 10-04-2019, 08:13 PM
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Does anyone know if there are premade counter balances for the Equinox series, or a write up anywhere of DIY ones? I find it to be very nose heavy with the 11" coil. It ends up very uncomfortable after 30 minutes or so. Love the Nox 800, but not the weighting.

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Old 10-04-2019, 08:53 PM
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Does anyone know if there are premade counter balances for the Equinox series, or a write up anywhere of DIY ones? I find it to be very nose heavy with the 11" coil. It ends up very uncomfortable after 30 minutes or so. Love the Nox 800, but not the weighting.
Check this post of mine out.

https://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=271594

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Old 10-04-2019, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Stiffwrists View post
Check this post of mine out.

https://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=271594
That might be a better route than wasting my time trying to make something, and it looks pretty nice too.

Thanks for the info, it's appreciated very much.

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Old 10-05-2019, 12:30 AM
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NJDiver -- I'm glad to try and help! Just let me know if you'd like any info!

(Thanks, Stiffwrists!)

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Old 10-05-2019, 10:15 PM
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before you buy a different shaft, I would suggest shortening your lower shaft by one hole and try hunting with it. I went from a F75 to the EQ800 and had the same issue as I was used hunting on that machine with the coil further out.
It worked for me and only took a few minutes to get used to it.
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:35 PM
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Here is my solution. A few zip ties to attach my Garrett pro-pointer holster to the arm cuff. Adds just the right amount of weight to make a difference for me.
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:09 AM
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Nice job rigging that up, MTtrashdigger! Way to "kill two birds with one stone!" While a Pro-pointer is pretty light, sometimes that's all the counterweight that is needed, to make a substantial difference! And in your case, it sounds like that's the right amount of weight -- NICE JOB!

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Old 10-16-2019, 10:23 PM
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Mine using a plugger strait cf shaft , and steves lower cf rod, my 800 was top heavy , difference is the plugger rod has three mounting position holes , i used the one furthest forward problem solved . End result basically it moved the handle forward a couple inches , on the stock shaft only one position hole for the handle , everything is now carbon fiber , nice set up.
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