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Impact Hand Grip Mod
Posted by: Sven
Date: August 10, 2017 07:15PM
By now I think everyone knows, I try to make every detector that I own a bit more comfy to use.

Years ago injured my detecting wrist and elbow, they have never been 100%. The lighter in weight a detector is, the better it is for me. And if the search coil balances level with the ground less strain and wrist exertion is needed to achieve that. Some detectors with certain coils can be coil heavy or coil light. Less stress on the elbow joint as well.

The Impact handle is in a nice angle but, for us with larger hands, the diameter might be a bit small. Found that to be true in my case. If a person grips too tight depending upon the coil, the coil will seem coil light, downward pressure on the grip will be needed. Now, as if by magic, you loosen your two top fingers grip slightly, the coil will balance level. Pretty cool. You do have to concentrate to keep them lose, otherwise you'll find them gripping tightly again.

Here's the trick you can do rather fast to the Impact handle and many other detector handles. Only takes 5 minutes.
Add foam padding

I grabbed some Tesoro arm cuff self adhesive foam pads.
Cut them into 4 one inch strips. To the length of what you personally need.
The object is to build up the front of the handle and the rear of the handle as pictured.
So it forms a natural ergonomic feeling when you grip.

My toggle switch boot fell off at some point, keep an eye out on yours.

After you are finished get some self sealing silicone electrical tape to cover the foam.

You can take this mod to any level of refinement you want.



Deteknix Quest Pro, Teknetics Mark 1, Nokta Impact
Self built Mirage Pi's --- they work great in trashy areas!!




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Re: Impact Hand Grip Mod
Posted by: Sven
Date: August 11, 2017 05:06AM
For those interested in seeing something different, custom made handles for the Minelab Sovereigns by a fella in Australia.



Deteknix Quest Pro, Teknetics Mark 1, Nokta Impact
Self built Mirage Pi's --- they work great in trashy areas!!




Re: Impact Hand Grip Mod
Posted by: shelton7522
Date: August 11, 2017 05:59AM
Stylish wood grip! Cool!

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Re: Impact Hand Grip Mod
Posted by: dfmike
Date: August 12, 2017 05:57PM
Wow, talk about great ergonomics. That wood grip is awesome and stylish too.



Active detectors: Fisher F5 , Fisher F19 LTD, Nokta Fors CoRe, Makro pointer and way too many coils.
Previous detectors: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705

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Re: Impact Hand Grip Mod
Posted by: Sven
Date: August 13, 2017 04:02PM
Well tested it out the mod after wrapping with electrical tape. After about 15 minutes of hunting, had to undo the mod. Felt good to use, had issues with my wrist. Bad wrist to start with, had tunnel carpel issues in the past, some times reappears after computer gaming. With the ground being a bit dry and hard to dig plugs in some areas, my wrist is complaining a bit. The reason I had to undo the mod, it was applying pressure to the base of my thumb ever so slightly. Must be a nerve in there. The pressure was causing a slight numbness in my first two fingers. After the undo, I was fine to hunt for the rest of the morning. Just letting those of you know, in case you have similar wrist issues.



Deteknix Quest Pro, Teknetics Mark 1, Nokta Impact
Self built Mirage Pi's --- they work great in trashy areas!!

Re: Impact Hand Grip Mod
Posted by: shelton7522
Date: August 14, 2017 12:29AM
I know this feeling very good. After some motocross wrist issues... I change hands - left - right, or working on my wrist. Lighter coil is good idea also. Try to move weight from your wrist to your arm mate.

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