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Swingy thingy
Posted by: Treasurechic
Date: July 09, 2018 05:21PM
Does the swingy thingy really help with weight? Is it comfortable or a waste of money. Any help and opinions appreciated!



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Re: Swingy thingy
Posted by: BigTony
Date: July 09, 2018 07:00PM
Treasurechic, I don't own one and I am sure folks will reply, unless they are all on the NOX forum.

I made my own out of moving straps and carriage hooks.
It did help me use the Exp II for a longer amount of time before getting tired.

Before I made that contraption my arm would hurt often.

Tony

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Re: Swingy thingy
Posted by: Treasurechic
Date: July 10, 2018 07:07AM
The weight is my dilemma. I love the machine but it just gets too heavy



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Re: Swingy thingy
Posted by: Elton
Date: July 10, 2018 10:31AM
Obviously it does not change the weight.. It disperses the weight away from total dependency of arm and shoulder.



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Re: Swingy thingy
Posted by: hooelo
Date: July 10, 2018 09:10PM
Just my two cents, excellent investment, helps take weight off arm and shoulder.

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Re: Swingy thingy
Posted by: MikeO
Date: July 12, 2018 08:43AM
Yes, they work my hunting buddy of 20yrs uses one.



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Re: How many do you need for free? Oh they work great!N/T
Posted by: Frank in NH
Date: July 12, 2018 09:47AM

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Re: Swingy thingy
Posted by: Ohio Dirt Fisher
Date: July 12, 2018 06:57PM
I have one that I bought for the SE Pro and I used it for a while. Then I developed some muscles using the SE Pro stand alone and went that way for a while. Now, with my woods detecting, I find that lifting the coil over fallen trees, swinging around brush, etc... has gotten me a kind of tennis elbow I'll never forget. So next time out in the woods I think I'm taking it in the full up position to force me to slightly push down on the machine with the coil fully extended and maybe that'll help with the elbow. Which sometimes keeps me awake at night. If you're just going to do flat grass it may help a little, but it depends on the extension of the coil and how comfortable you are with it to begin with. I'm a real short person at 5' 5". I thought at first it would be a good water hunt device but learned that in the rocky streams around here, you have to go down and find it, which didn't help to keep the machine box out of the water. As a grass hunter, here, sometimes, it is an aide if you have shoulder or elbow problems. But just like wireless headphones make you free of a cord, this retaining strap limits you're maneuverability on digging targets as you're always fussing with getting the detector temporarily out of the way. Just MHO from experience but I hope it helps your decision. I think I bought it back then for around $20. Which at the time was reasonable. I haven't looked into it lately.

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