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    Why?? The cable arround the shaft?
    So 2010.

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    I wonder if a Sunray probe will be available for it. I'd hate to go back to the crappy old pinpointer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyDigger View Post
    I wonder if a Sunray probe will be available for it. I'd hate to go back to the crappy old pinpointer.
    Unfortunately I highly doubt it. The X1 probe is FAR superior to ANY other pin pointer I have ever seen. It cuts my recovery time in half! I heard that the reason that Sunray no longer makes the X1 for the Minelabs is that Minelab had an issue with them...but I could have my facts all wrong. But I love my X1 SO much that I bought a used one for $400 just so when my other one goes bad I have a back up (and it has broken twice and I got it fixed by Ralph at Sunray).
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    Not coming out until spring. So it's a vernal equinox then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    Unfortunately I highly doubt it. The X1 probe is FAR superior to ANY other pin pointer I have ever seen. It cuts my recovery time in half! I heard that the reason that Sunray no longer makes the X1 for the Minelabs is that Minelab had an issue with them...but I could have my facts all wrong. But I love my X1 SO much that I bought a used one for $400 just so when my other one goes bad I have a back up (and it has broken twice and I got it fixed by Ralph at Sunray).
    I hear you Bucknut! I love my Deus but I miss my Sunray probe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    Unfortunately I highly doubt it. The X1 probe is FAR superior to ANY other pin pointer I have ever seen. It cuts my recovery time in half! I heard that the reason that Sunray no longer makes the X1 for the Minelabs is that Minelab had an issue with them...but I could have my facts all wrong. But I love my X1 SO much that I bought a used one for $400 just so when my other one goes bad I have a back up (and it has broken twice and I got it fixed by Ralph at Sunray).

    It had something to do with Minelab raising the price of the upper shaft for the E-Trac. At least that's the story Ralph gave. (Ralph at Sun Ray.) Ralph always bought extra upper shafts and mounted the X-1 target probe control switch to them. When a customer bought an X-1 target probe he always provided an extra upper shaft so if the target probe ever needed serviced, you could just switch the shafts out and keep using your E-Trac instead of sending your whole machine in.

    When Minelab raised the price of the upper shafts to something like $100 it priced him out of the market. (According to him.) I think it also created some bad blood between him and Minelab, as he felt they did it on purpose to make things difficult for him.

    I personally feel that he could have raised the price of his target probes by $100 and people still would have bought them. I sure do love mine.
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    I have the Deus and the 3030 and I wished for a combo that offered the best of both. 8 hours on a farm field with the 3030/17 is rough. I'm really looking forward to using the Equinox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    I hear you Bucknut! I love my Deus but I miss my Sunray probe
    Why don't one of you smart people develop a hand held pin-pointer with discrimination?? I have an excuse...I'm not smart

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    Multi-frequency light weight minelab for under a G! Saw the beta testing model in action looks promising, Im guessing the after market for detectors will be abundant after this drops if they can keep up with demand 😱

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    The more I read about the Equinox the more I want to get one. The Equinox fund has been started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    The more I read about the Equinox the more I want to get one. The Equinox fund has been started.
    Im first on the list for one with my dealer. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.
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    I just checked with my local dealer this morning and he said he hears December is still the target.
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