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    Balanced Nox

    Hey everyone!
    I've tried a number of solutions to balance the Equinox and have settled on a 1lb diver's weight. Using the strap, it feels as good as my T2 now. What are you all doing?
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    Making a detector heavier so it feels lighter ! Now that is some out-of-the-box thinking there brother. But your counterweight approach is probably the least annoying way to balance a detector.

    I tried bungy cords on my old heavy DFX when my elbow flared up once. But that was very annoying. Then I figured out it was just easier to use my other arm.

    The Deus is a bit nose heavy but it is so light overall I don't even notice it anymore.
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    I remember Dan's DFX looking rear end heavy.
    You hooked it up so your back took the weight?
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    I have never noticed a balance issue with the Nox. But I came from the Etrac which is 3 times heavier so maybe that is why I don't notice it.

    that counter weight is a good solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    I remember Dan's DFX looking rear end heavy.
    You hooked it up so your back took the weight?
    Yeah Drew I ran a bungy cord over my shoulder down to my belt. It definitely helped but not practical for woods hunting. I wasn't clever enough to think of a counterweight.
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    I remember taking it out of the box and swinging it in my living room for the first time, telling my wife, "well I don't like this."
    After some hunts my forearms hurt until I read others were having the same problems. Many were counterbalancing, and they started selling after-market shafts to correct the issues. I watched a guy put a 2lb diver weight on so I bought one, but it was TOO heavy. 1lb seems just right.
    I hear the CTX is much heavier than the e-trac, but better balanced.
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    Hey Drew, check out my perfectly balanced rig !

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    We do need to have a Roomba type detector so this would be all for naught.
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    hi Drew.

    That's a nice idea as there is nothing else you can do.
    When I had the Sovereign-GT I mounted the electronic box below the elbow cup. That felt very nice balanced this way.

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    Wow, Vito! You're much more handy than I am. I'd never think to move the whole thing.
    Alas, I went out today with 3 or 4 inches on the ground and it felt heavy. Maybe I'll try 3/4 lb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Hey everyone!
    I've tried a number of solutions to balance the Equinox and have settled on a 1lb diver's weight. Using the strap, it feels as good as my T2 now. What are you all doing?
    I purchased the PWR-NOX Power Pack by RB Innovations. It has the perfect weight needed for a counterbalance weight and doubles the run time of my detector. In a pinch it can be used to recharge your cell phone, blue tooth headset or the WM-08 wireless module. It's better than carrying a dead weight on your detector that has no other function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BH505Man View Post
    I purchased the PWR-NOX Power Pack by RB Innovations. It has the perfect weight needed for a counterbalance weight and doubles the run time of my detector. In a pinch it can be used to recharge your cell phone, blue tooth headset or the WM-08 wireless module. It's better than carrying a dead weight on your detector that has no other function.
    Another great idea, thanks!
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