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Hi Atlanta7, it sounds like your son's complaint is that the detector feels like its flexing or 'whip' like due to having a large coil at the end of a long/extended stem. To answer your question, yes there are other stems out there which may suit your son. The one which springs to mind is made by a company called Anderson. If you search for "Anderson XP Deus Carbon Fibre Shaft" you may find your solution.atlanta7 wrote: ↑Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:39 pmHi, My son has the Deus with all the coils . BUT the 13 is horrible as he is 6/2 and has the extension middle shaft . And the coil block . But it still feel more like a fishing rod than a metal detector Horrible . Can you get a stronger shaft . Any info appreciated .
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Yes you can use a Minelab X Terra shaft. The Deus coil fits it perfect just hang the control box on your belt. In fact it's a better and more robust set up for stiff stubble bashing. I've been using it with the 9" coil for the last 3 years.atlanta7 wrote: ↑Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:39 pmHi, My son has the Deus with all the coils . BUT the 13 is horrible as he is 6/2 and has the extension middle shaft . And the coil block . But it still feel more like a fishing rod than a metal detector Horrible . Can you get a stronger shaft . Any info appreciated .
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Tools of the trade as of 2019: Lobos/Silver sabre/GMP/Deus/1266X/F75DST/Xterra 705/ctx 3030/Goldscan g5c/Goldbug pro
Been to B&SCREW with the lower shaft got a 2 Mt bit of quadrant £3.50 ish can't remember price that's nearly the same shape as the lower shaft , 5mins with a bit of sand paper , took a little off the sides , happy days, tight fit inside the lower, now doesn't whip as much as lower with hf coil on it !! Will do the 9" lower tonight....a dragons den moment!!!! MaybeJunior wrote: ↑Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:23 amHad a look at one of the big diy chains....they do wooden quadrant in various shapes and even round dowel....I'll be the guinea pig and try it out on my 13 " lower stem as ive noticed the sag....what's the worse that can happen...another rhuŕbub and custard moment!!!!