Yup, it’s throwback day. Here’s one from August 2013 that’s still on the money! Take your pick….
ARE WE BRILLIANT OR WHAT?
While I am on the subject of labeling why do we pretend that what we do is akin to rocket science? About the only thing complicated about detecting today is figuring out where to get the $2,500 to buy that top-of-the-line detector. Yeah I know detectors are now computerized, and you can program them, and make them sound like a Buck Rogers space gun, but I am willing to bet a fifteen year old kid (who is already buying & selling stock on his smart phone) can figure it all out in an hour or two.
I can hear you now. “This guy Dick Stout sure has a pair of big ones to say something like this. The old guy who just likes to turn it on and go, and dreams of a one knob detector. He really is a dick!” Well you may be right, but be honest. We push a few pads, swing a coil and “hope” we find something neat, and we all know that if we aren’t in the right spot we might as well be using a couple of willow twigs (and dowsers don’t get on my ass).
The detectorists that I see being successful today are those who know “WHERE” to take their detectors, not those who have the latest and the best, and yes experience counts for something but so does being lucky.
I am being selective here in putting these remarks together, but they were part of someone’s earlier comments (with regards to how critical we are when it comes to detecting shows on TV)….
Not very flattering I know, but it’s so true…..