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Troy Shadow Detectors ?
Posted by: El
Date: August 11, 2010 01:13PM
Does anyone have any news as to how Troy's new detector is coming along.

Thanks,

El

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Last time I emailed him I did not get a reply back yetN/T
Posted by: Brian(upstateNY)
Date: August 11, 2010 01:17PM

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Re: Troy Shadow Detectors ?
Posted by: zeekeys
Date: August 11, 2010 02:04PM
El I have asked the guys at the detector shop that question a few years back. They don't see it in the near future. What ever that means. Not much hope?? Happy Trails....Z



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Re: Troy Shadow Detectors ?
Posted by: Woodchuck
Date: August 12, 2010 11:14PM
They have a website still sounds and looks current

Re: Last time I emailed him I did not get a reply back yet
Posted by: jmaryt
Date: August 13, 2010 01:03AM
apparently troy is done!..money's probably dried up,along with
manufacturer sponsorship...my guess anyway!..,however the man
is resilient,and may surprise us all!

(h.h!)
j.t.

Re: Last time I emailed him I did not get a reply back yet
Posted by: UK Brian
Date: August 13, 2010 03:04AM
I think your right. I kept my X3 and X5 all these years, though any repairs needed (never happened) would require a return to the U.S. the set charge was low compared to many/most other manufactures.
Lack of coils, even coil covers became a worry, so in the last year I've sold both. I think its going to be to hard to keep things going and the performance and abilities of some of the new machines on the market especially from Poland and Bulgaria will make it difficult for Troy to re enter the market.

Re: Last time I emailed him I did not get a reply back yet
Posted by: El
Date: August 13, 2010 11:05AM
What machines are those Brian? Do you have any web sites ?

Thanks,

El

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Re: Troy Shadow Detectors ?
Posted by: Woodchuck
Date: August 13, 2010 04:16PM
I'm picking up a nice X3,so out of curiosity i called the troy customer service # some older guy answered and he was kind of vague about answers..Said something aout products in works blah blah.Is it true Fisher aka First Texas is handling the X3 and X5 parts wise? or production.



DIGGING in the GRASS!....Detector Heaven is being able to get out and metal detect. All detectors are NOT created equally, just like man !
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CURRENT Arsenal :, Whites E series XLT w/ 3 coils
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PREVIOUSLY OWNED !:2 Whites Spectrum ( Rainbow) XLTs, Whites Prizm V, Whites IDX w/mods, Whites Quantum Pro XL,Troy Shadow X3, Fisher 1236X2, Tesoro Deleon,2 Fisher F5s, Fisher F2, Fisher Gold Bug SE, Fisher Gold Bug, Minelab X Terra 305, Garrett AT Pro, Treasure Baron Cointrax II, Fisher 1270,Whites Classic II S, BH Time Ranger,(Troy Shadow(lady) X2 ONE of best detector ever made),Red Heat MK 2,Fisher 1225 X,Bandido II,Conquistador,Compadre,Deeptech Vista Gold,Baron Cointrax II again 4 coils,Cutlass II juMax,Cutlass II uMax,king Cobra,Minelab Musketeer X,Tesoro Eldorado,AT Pro again,Teknetics Omega 8000,Whites IDX Pro,Tesoro Cibola,,Cscope CS 5MXP,Coinmaster GT,Whites M6,Tesoro Deleon,Troy Shadow X2,Tesoro Golden uMax, Troy X3,Eurotek Pro, Tesoro Amigo II, Whites IDX
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Have you ever wondered if ? If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he would and should chuck wood. But if woodchucks can't chuck wood, they shouldn't and wouldn't chuck wood. Though were I a woodchuck, and I chucked wood, I would chuck wood with the best woodchucks that chucked wood.
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Best Finds To Date : 1 Silver ring, 1 Andrew Jackson Dollar Coin, 2 Satchewea Dollar Coins, 1 1988 Kennedy Half Dollar Coin,1 20" mens silver anchor chain .925,1 Tugsten BandIVLife Mens wedding ring,I gold chain and cross 14KT,and 1 mens gold wedding band 10KT,1 large .925 womens earring,1 14KT thin gold mens ring with initials, 1 417 (10KT) gold religious ring with sm ruby
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A woodchuck - would chuck - as much wood - as a woodchuck - could chuck - if a woodchuck could chuck wood. But unfortunately, woodchucks do not chuck wood.
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Re: Troy Shadow Detectors ?
Posted by: Woodchuck
Date: August 13, 2010 07:37PM
I'm picking up a nice X3,so out of curiosity i called the troy customer service # some older guy answered and he was kind of vague about answers..Said something aout products in works blah blah.Is it true Fisher aka First Texas is handling the X3 and X5 parts wise? or production.



DIGGING in the GRASS!....Detector Heaven is being able to get out and metal detect. All detectors are NOT created equally, just like man !
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CURRENT Arsenal :, Whites E series XLT w/ 3 coils
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
PREVIOUSLY OWNED !:2 Whites Spectrum ( Rainbow) XLTs, Whites Prizm V, Whites IDX w/mods, Whites Quantum Pro XL,Troy Shadow X3, Fisher 1236X2, Tesoro Deleon,2 Fisher F5s, Fisher F2, Fisher Gold Bug SE, Fisher Gold Bug, Minelab X Terra 305, Garrett AT Pro, Treasure Baron Cointrax II, Fisher 1270,Whites Classic II S, BH Time Ranger,(Troy Shadow(lady) X2 ONE of best detector ever made),Red Heat MK 2,Fisher 1225 X,Bandido II,Conquistador,Compadre,Deeptech Vista Gold,Baron Cointrax II again 4 coils,Cutlass II juMax,Cutlass II uMax,king Cobra,Minelab Musketeer X,Tesoro Eldorado,AT Pro again,Teknetics Omega 8000,Whites IDX Pro,Tesoro Cibola,,Cscope CS 5MXP,Coinmaster GT,Whites M6,Tesoro Deleon,Troy Shadow X2,Tesoro Golden uMax, Troy X3,Eurotek Pro, Tesoro Amigo II, Whites IDX
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Have you ever wondered if ? If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he would and should chuck wood. But if woodchucks can't chuck wood, they shouldn't and wouldn't chuck wood. Though were I a woodchuck, and I chucked wood, I would chuck wood with the best woodchucks that chucked wood.
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Best Finds To Date : 1 Silver ring, 1 Andrew Jackson Dollar Coin, 2 Satchewea Dollar Coins, 1 1988 Kennedy Half Dollar Coin,1 20" mens silver anchor chain .925,1 Tugsten BandIVLife Mens wedding ring,I gold chain and cross 14KT,and 1 mens gold wedding band 10KT,1 large .925 womens earring,1 14KT thin gold mens ring with initials, 1 417 (10KT) gold religious ring with sm ruby
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A woodchuck - would chuck - as much wood - as a woodchuck - could chuck - if a woodchuck could chuck wood. But unfortunately, woodchucks do not chuck wood.
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Re: Troy Shadow Detectors ?
Posted by: jmaryt
Date: August 14, 2010 01:01AM
could have been troy hisself you talked to!
when troy was in his "hey day" so to speak,one would call his service line,and
get "troy!"..he appeared to be "chief,cook,and bottle washer " of the co.

(h.h!)
j.t.

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Re: Troy Shadow Detectors ?
Posted by: Sven
Date: August 14, 2010 01:08AM
Not much more he can say, doesn't want to diminish everyone's hopes of a new machine coming out to the point
Troy and his Shadows become a memory, such as other detector manufacturers have. The Shadows will live on
as a detector with a Cult following. Whatever he had in the works, is probably now old technology compared to what
recently has been put on the market. He should have put something out years ago, can't comment on his circumstances
that prevented that from happening, as I don't know. The X5 I had was a wonderful looking machine with some great
features and operated very smoothly. I would have kept it but, due to EMI in the areas I was detecting, made it useless.
Sort of like those current high end units now made, so I sold it off. Would have rather kept it than the Tesoro Tejon.



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Re: Troy Shadow Detectors ?
Posted by: oldcoon
Date: August 14, 2010 11:11AM
My advice is forget Troy models and move on. I do not think anything new is coming out and as was previously mentioned, most likely his technology is outdated. If you want a Troy-like machine, get a Tesoro Vaquero or Cibola and go hunting and enjoy yourself. Too many times people can get too hung up on specific machines without thinking on how and where to hunt.



Dispenser of sage wisdom.

Re: Troy Shadow Detectors ?
Posted by: Bugar In. USA
Date: August 14, 2010 12:18PM
Yep- have called Troy in times PAST, was a great guy, would tell you his self how to set up, solve problems or whatever, but I think he has finally folded his tent, a great guy,( havn't heard anything for a LOONG time now) and great detectors, I have just moved on, BUT should he ever come out with anything, If it is like the old times, It'll be a good one- Hated to give it up- But time goes on, and we all get older and have to move on too.:cry:

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Re: Troy Shadow Detectors ?
Posted by: Woodchuck
Date: August 14, 2010 02:23PM
I went to his website and got is email address..And emailed him about parts availability.And he answered me back himself.Saying that they have a full parts and service available for X3 and X5 and parts and accessories on stock.The email came just before I wrote this and i emailed him yesterday.If its true I feel better because I just picked a X3 up..Is email is Troy3@airmail.net



DIGGING in the GRASS!....Detector Heaven is being able to get out and metal detect. All detectors are NOT created equally, just like man !
***************************************************************************************************************************************************************
CURRENT Arsenal :, Whites E series XLT w/ 3 coils
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
PREVIOUSLY OWNED !:2 Whites Spectrum ( Rainbow) XLTs, Whites Prizm V, Whites IDX w/mods, Whites Quantum Pro XL,Troy Shadow X3, Fisher 1236X2, Tesoro Deleon,2 Fisher F5s, Fisher F2, Fisher Gold Bug SE, Fisher Gold Bug, Minelab X Terra 305, Garrett AT Pro, Treasure Baron Cointrax II, Fisher 1270,Whites Classic II S, BH Time Ranger,(Troy Shadow(lady) X2 ONE of best detector ever made),Red Heat MK 2,Fisher 1225 X,Bandido II,Conquistador,Compadre,Deeptech Vista Gold,Baron Cointrax II again 4 coils,Cutlass II juMax,Cutlass II uMax,king Cobra,Minelab Musketeer X,Tesoro Eldorado,AT Pro again,Teknetics Omega 8000,Whites IDX Pro,Tesoro Cibola,,Cscope CS 5MXP,Coinmaster GT,Whites M6,Tesoro Deleon,Troy Shadow X2,Tesoro Golden uMax, Troy X3,Eurotek Pro, Tesoro Amigo II, Whites IDX
,
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Have you ever wondered if ? If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he would and should chuck wood. But if woodchucks can't chuck wood, they shouldn't and wouldn't chuck wood. Though were I a woodchuck, and I chucked wood, I would chuck wood with the best woodchucks that chucked wood.
*************************************************************************************************
Best Finds To Date : 1 Silver ring, 1 Andrew Jackson Dollar Coin, 2 Satchewea Dollar Coins, 1 1988 Kennedy Half Dollar Coin,1 20" mens silver anchor chain .925,1 Tugsten BandIVLife Mens wedding ring,I gold chain and cross 14KT,and 1 mens gold wedding band 10KT,1 large .925 womens earring,1 14KT thin gold mens ring with initials, 1 417 (10KT) gold religious ring with sm ruby
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
A woodchuck - would chuck - as much wood - as a woodchuck - could chuck - if a woodchuck could chuck wood. But unfortunately, woodchucks do not chuck wood.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Re: Troy Shadow Detectors ?
Posted by: jmaryt
Date: August 14, 2010 06:47PM
i would like to "catch up" with him too!..i agree!..he is a good guy to talk with,and will help ya if he can!
he used to love to relic hunt.he and his wife were strong "t" users,and his main"thrust" was to attempt to improve
on the t's operating principals,as he really liked the 'concept" of the t's a lot!

(h.h!)
j.t.

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