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Upper and Lower Shaft

Ok I was told by somebody that there is play in the shaft when swinging.(this might be related to earlier 800"s is it still like that). And to eliminate that was to buy a carbon shaft. How many of you did that and what is the best shaft out there.

Thanks
 

sgoss66

Well-known member
Marc,

I build both standard and custom carbon-fiber shafts for the Equinox, in both "traditional" black carbon fiber, as well as a number of different color options. If/when you may consider purchasing a carbon-fiber shaft, feel free to contact me.

Thanks!

Steve
www.stevesdetectorrods.com
www.facebook.com/stevesdetectorrods
 

laplander

Moderator
Staff member
I purchased one of Steve's original carbon fiber shafts early on and have quite literally swung it around the world, and it looks like new with no issues. Highly recommended by me as I have seen others fail.
HH Jeff
 

Dirt Duke

New member
Ok I was told by somebody that there is play in the shaft when swinging.(this might be related to earlier 800"s is it still like that). And to eliminate that was to buy a carbon shaft. How many of you did that and what is the best shaft out there.

Thanks
I own one of the early 800s. Shaft was really wobbly. Called Minelab and they replaced it right away, no questions asked since it was a well known issue. The replacement shaft is rock solid. I know several 800 owners who have bought them in the last 2 years and their shafts are solid.
Personally, the weight difference between the stock aluminum shaft and a replacement carbon fiber shaft is negligible and not worth the money If you're going for light weight. I bought a carbon fiber shaft for use in saltwater because saltwater will eventually ruin the aluminum shaft. I use the aluminum shaft everywhere except in saltwater.
 
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CT Todd

Well-known member
This is my 800 as I hunt it. It is a carbon shaft and a good one from a UK company. Has a notch all the way down each shaft. It cannot miss a-line you can also adjust the distance from arm cuff to handle. I also like very much the disc at the top of the handle. Was an eBay purchase and helps with wrist fatigue.
 

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nam70

Member
This is my 800 as I hunt it. It is a carbon shaft and a good one from a UK company. Has a notch all the way down each shaft. It cannot miss a-line you can also adjust the distance from arm cuff to handle. I also like very much the disc at the top of the handle. Was an eBay purchase and helps with wrist fatigue.
That’s the shaft I bought.I got it because of the weight but mainly because of the adjustability. Condenses down to 22inches.Takes up no space in the back seat.
 

u2robert

Well-known member
The first release of the Equinox the shafts had play in them.
Minelab rectify the problem in a matter of months.
& I also have the Detect-Ed Carbon fiber shaft
 

Florida Son

Active member
Does anybody have Steve Detector Rods?
Yes, they are extremely well made, strong and the customer service by Steve is the best! Had one of his CF rods and most importantly his counter weight to offset the NOX nose heaviness. Had it over 1/12 years with no trouble.
 

gim

New member
Marc,

I build both standard and custom carbon-fiber shafts for the Equinox, in both "traditional" black carbon fiber, as well as a number of different color options. If/when you may consider purchasing a carbon-fiber shaft, feel free to contact me.

Thanks!

Steve
www.stevesdetectorrods.com
www.facebook.com/stevesdetectorrods
I just bought a upper and lower shat from stave it is a excellent product works great also with counterbalance it really balances it out. Working with Steve was the best experience I have had buying anything for metal detecting in my 35 years of detecting.
 
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