Okay, just a guess on my part but with all the new technological advances and detector designs I’m willing to bet that the majority of you still think like we did 30 years ago.
Yes I’m well aware we now have computerized, digitized, lightweight, wireless, waterproof, programmable, touch pads, visual readouts, ergonomic design, multi-frequencies, mixed audio, multiple search modes, menus and the fact that they can see through buildings. Despite all that I’m betting that when you finally get to your site you opt for a “factory preset” or you:
- Set your threshold
- Ground balance
- Set disc level
- Set depth (gain)
- Search in All Metal and verify in Disc (or visual readout).
Sure you might have a super-duper special program you found online or that Digger Dave told you about but by and large you just want to hunt, not diddle with a lot of touch pads (that you’re never sure are set correctly). Bottom line? All you want to do is search and find stuff. My point is that no matter the hype, no matter the advertisements, no matter what the guy or gal said in the video, you are still using the same game plan, the same thought process used years ago. You buy today because you feel the need to have the latest and because you bought the hype. So are you detecting or just keeping up with the Joneses?
I’m Looking for…
…a Troy X5 at a “reasonable” price or maybe even a trade. Let me know (via the “Contact Me” link above) if you have one, working or not. Thanks….
No Future in Getting Old
I’ve decided that if my enthusiasm and interest in the pastime doesn’t improve dramatically I will put this blog to bed at the end of the year. My desire to dig and my ability to dig is not what it used to be and my writing has become predictable and redundant. It’s also become apparent to me that trying to stay relevant at 77 years of age is getting harder and harder. After six and a half years I just might have said it all…