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Equinox break down size?
Posted by: NorCalGold
Date: October 22, 2017 03:37PM
Does anyone know the break down size of the Equinox? I have a CTX that I break down into a recurve bow backpack (Legend Archery Artemis) to take on my dual sport out to old camps/settlements etc. I'm really interested in the ease of take-down, and the size of the Equinox for my style of detecting. The 800 having some prospecting capabilities is icing on the cake for me.:clap:

Re: Equinox break down size?
Posted by: pax
Date: October 22, 2017 08:25PM
Great question, it looks like it can break down pretty well

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Re: Equinox break down size?
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: October 22, 2017 08:48PM
Yeah, it looks like the shaft is in 3 sections so it should break down pretty well

Re: Equinox break down size?
Posted by: Architex
Date: October 22, 2017 08:54PM
That's one advantage of the coil wire being on the outside of the shaft........no storage space needed inside like the CTX.



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Re: Equinox break down size?
Posted by: horikindaguy
Date: October 22, 2017 09:55PM
Looks to me like a couple screws and the head unit is separate.
Should allow aftermarket shafts and packing very small.
Also should the unit need to be sent in for repair, sending just the head unit and coil would be a smaller package.

Re: Equinox break down size?
Posted by: Hello
Date: October 24, 2017 01:35PM
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horikindaguy
Looks to me like a couple screws and the head unit is separate.
Should allow aftermarket shafts and packing very small.
Also should the unit need to be sent in for repair, sending just the head unit and coil would be a smaller package.
Heres one with a carbon fibre three peice GPX stem




Re: Equinox break down size?
Posted by: horikindaguy
Date: October 24, 2017 03:35PM
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Hello
Heres one with a carbon fibre three peice GPX stem

thanks, just what I thought.....do you happen to know the cost/availability of that 3 piece fiberglass shaft?

are those your units?

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Re: Equinox break down size?
Posted by: amberjack
Date: October 24, 2017 09:34PM
thanks.

AJ




Re: Equinox break down size?
Posted by: NorCalGold
Date: October 25, 2017 06:57AM
I like the carbon fiber 3 piece take down, it should fit into a much shorter pack than the CTX. Thanks for the photo.

Re: Equinox break down size?
Posted by: Nuke em
Date: October 25, 2017 01:06PM
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NorCalGold
I like the carbon fiber 3 piece take down, it should fit into a much shorter pack than the CTX. Thanks for the photo.

Anything can fit into a smaller pack than the CTX . Even a Nimitz Carrier.!



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Re: Equinox break down size?
Posted by: Hello
Date: October 25, 2017 01:55PM
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horikindaguy
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Hello
Heres one with a carbon fibre three peice GPX stem

thanks, just what I thought.....do you happen to know the cost/availability of that 3 piece fiberglass shaft?

are those your units?
not mine i never get anything free:cry:

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Re: Equinox break down size?
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: October 26, 2017 06:03AM
Ill likely make a CF shaft for strength for in the water use and keep the shaft for travel. You just get a lot of wobble out there if you dont have much of the lower shaft inside the upper...... and this doubles the issue. Our big problems going to be those cables....... how many water guys have headphone cables at the handle not at the end of the shaft? That coil cable is going to vibrate something fierce out there.

Dew



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