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Human heigth and detector rod lengths. thinking

April 21, 2020 10:55AM avatar
I once stood 6' 0" but due to age and health issues, I'm a bit more 'slumped' than I care to be and get around with a cane. Still, my Nokta FORS CoRe and FORS Relic, at their shortest rod length, was just useable. I had my middle and lower rods shortened just enough to make them a little more comfortable as I can now shorten them a little.

Search coils should be worked about 12' to 18" in front of your leading toe, and those longer-reach rod-lengths are going to be heavier-feeling, more fatiguing, and usually cause poor sweep technique, a too-fast sweep speed, and eliminate effective overlapping.

So we can figure, just how tall are you?

Monte

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Subject Author Views Posted

Nokta Simplex

treasurefinder 203 April 21, 2020 08:43AM

Re: Nokta Simplex

Kickindirt 163 April 21, 2020 12:34PM

Re: Nokta Simplex

treasurefinder 120 April 21, 2020 12:39PM

Human heigth and detector rod lengths. thinking

Monte 166 April 21, 2020 10:55AM

Fors CoRe / Relic - length.

UtahRich 115 April 21, 2020 03:29PM

Re: Human heigth and detector rod lengths. thinking

treasurefinder 114 April 21, 2020 12:37PM

My Simplex + is out in my vehicle and I'll go measure it now. N/T

Monte 98 April 21, 2020 12:44PM

Re: My Simplex + is out in my vehicle and I'll go measure it now.

treasurefinder 124 April 21, 2020 12:59PM

About 43½" .. from bottom of grip near heal of hand

Monte 119 April 21, 2020 01:24PM

Re: About 43½" .. from bottom of grip near heal of hand

treasurefinder 119 April 21, 2020 01:48PM

"I will go ahead and order one." .. A good plan, Bill.

Monte 107 April 22, 2020 05:50AM

Re: "I will go ahead and order one." .. A good plan, Bill.

treasurefinder 99 April 22, 2020 01:33PM

My favorite sizes of search coils.

Monte 104 April 22, 2020 10:28PM

Re: Nokta Simplex

WM6 129 April 21, 2020 10:10AM

Re: Nokta Simplex

treasurefinder 120 April 21, 2020 10:21AM

Re: Nokta Simplex

WM6 107 April 21, 2020 11:25AM



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