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Evolution Pro and Type R Scoops.

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Finally decided to splash out on a proper sand scoop. What I would like to know is the Evolution Pro the same as a type R, or are they two different scoops.
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Well it looks like its called the pro type r so it must be the same thing? https://www.metaldetectingauction.com/l ... oop/103391
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EEEEEEEK...Sorry, I missed that picture, I was looking at the bottom pic of the six scoops.
Thanks for that Oxgirl36, it makes sense now ::g .
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There is actually the standard Pro Scoop which is bigger / heavier, the type R is almost identical but lighter and slightly smaller in size.
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Thanks Mrix, I have just read about that. Have decided on the type R as it sounds like it would suit me better. I am also going for the Evolution scoop straight shaft as well, just trying to make my mind up if I want the lower shaft grip. Will be putting my order in shortly.
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I think it's a wise choice to go for the type R as the standard model is quite a heavy beast, the hand grip is a nice addition and very useful when shaking out the scoop ::g

The whole setup including the stainless steel shaft is fantastic and a quality piece of kit, obviously will become heavier, I tend to drag the scoop while at the beach which shows me where I have already detected ::g
Having used it a faur few times Its something now I would not want to be without while beach detecting.
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Yes just as well complete the kit ::g .

Now, I seem to be having a bit of a prob at checkout.
I;m signed in to my account, and can't seem to get past checkout, I keep getting this message ...."All listings included must have the same postage methods".....
I see my one address there but it won't let me proceed?
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Hello, on these specific listings you will need to purchase them seperatly.
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Thanks again Mrix, just done it ::g .
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Well, I ordered the Evolution Pro Sand Scoop, Long Handled Shaft and Hand Grip at 9.30pm on Sunday night. It all arrived this afternoon, excellent service.

I've set it all up and its ready to go. First impression, its a beast. Will say its a bit on the heavy side, but I knew that from what I have read about it. But I wanted something that could cut through the solid clay and stones you see in gullies on the beach, or the hard pack when the sand has been ripped off. Really looks like this scoop will do it no problem.

Looking forward to using it, have planned a days detecting this Friday as the tide times look perfect so will update again to let you know how I get on.
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Managed to get out to my usual beach today armed with my new Evolution Pro sand scoop. The beach was well sanded in, was a bit disappointed as I thought the recent weather might have shifted sand off, not on. Still, I was there and was eager to try out my new scoop.

At first I found the scoop a bit clumsy and awkward, never used one before so was not quite sure how it goes. But after an hour I adopted a method that suited me. I found carrying the scoop over my shoulder was easier for me than dragging it. Also, I found by putting the shaft hand grip in the position shown in the photo made it a lot easier to empty the scoop of the wet sand.

And boy does this scoop dig out a lot of sand in one scoop. I was getting the target on the first scoop most of the time, and felt confident I wouldn't lose the target as the hole filled with water.

Also one thing I have noticed this evening is normally after a days digging at the beach my back usually aches and stiffens, but I feel fit as a fiddle and could do another session tomorrow if I had the chance.

Yes, I love it, won't be going back to a spade again on the beach that's for sure.

Pics of my finds today and where I positioned the hand grip.
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Post by neverneverman »

Hi, Thanks for the kind words and we're glad you love our scoop. Happy hunting.
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Post by chip »

I would spin that handle 180 degrees around the shaft so it’s in front. It will be better balanced, easier on the wrist and won’t get in the way when kicking the basket into the sand.


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chip wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:57 am
I would spin that handle 180 degrees around the shaft so it’s in front. It will be better balanced, easier on the wrist and won’t get in the way when kicking the basket into the sand.


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Most definitely and echo that thought ::g

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