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    TDI sl mod

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Size:  83.1 KB The TDI sl machine Whites came out with was never offered a "real" handle like the original TDI and PRO models. Instead Whites used an "S" handle a cheaper handle that is lighter but less ergonomically correct for the wrist and caused much discomfort and fatigue after prolong usage . The problem is with the original "S" handle the coil weight is now placed on the top of the wrist , and after time this weight forces the wrist to turn down toward the ground .With the new mod the upright "joystick" is a lot larger and more padded to accept the hand and because the coil is now pulling more on the elbow and shoulder together thus keeping the wrist more neutral.

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    Ok, Got the mod question answered. Probably something I could try in the future. But so far I haven't noticed any discomfort. Could be that the machine is so light as it is, and I'm used to swinging the CTX with the 17 inch coil for 8 hours non stop.
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    Chris my DFX with the big 10x12 coil is a heavy machine to swing but I feel it more in my whole arm and shoulder after an all day outing . This light TDI sl I would use the larger 8.5 x 11 inch razorback coil so it was a bit "nose heavy" and it would bother just my wrist after an all day swinging it . It maybe had more to do with I was digging a lot of targets for the museum so I rarely secured my arm into the arm cup and when I was swinging in the water at the swamp or at the beach there was a lot more pressure on the wrist . This new mod has a more natural and comforting feel to it .
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    That is a really nice modification Dan. If I ever use a pulse machine again it will be a TDI-SL and it will need that modification. I can't stand the "S" handles. It doesn't feel natural to me after all these years of digging.
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