The “hot” has returned to Texas and while it’s not keeping me from detecting (my well beaten body does that) it has me in a funk. Too humid to venture out of the house and perusing cyberspace is the same ole. Same tekkies finding the good stuff, same tekkies cranking out videos like there’s no tomorrow and same topics, same answers on the forums.
I know covid has thrown a monkey wrench into the equation but we desperately need another “drum roll” event. Another Apex rollout, Equinox drop or Simplex mermaid. Something to get the juices flowing, the guessers guessing. Good or bad, bring it on…
The more knowledgeable, more tech savvy hunters have said we’ve hit a brick wall of sorts with detector technology and major breakthroughs are not about to happen for a while. They may be right but I have a feeling we’ll have an autumn surprise or two.
Nokta has already announced that a multi-frequency model is in the works that’s intended to do battle with and offer an alternative to the Equinox series. We know it will be in the Simplex housing but we don’t know what the price point will be, nor do we know what different or unique features it will have to make it competitive. Given the performance and popularity of the Simplex I’m betting it’s going to be pretty damn good.
So who else is going to step up and make a statement? Hard to say but if anybody needs to it’s First Texas. First Texas (Teknetics, Fisher, Bounty Hunter) is beyond past due. Not sure what the problem is but they desperately need to get in the hunt, as in “waterproof, wireless and lightweight”. The demise of Tesoro and Whites should be enough of an incentive.
No doubt we will see more accessories. Always a market for add-0ns. Backpacks, diggers, shovels, pouches and especially coils. Make them in weird shapes, sizes, colors, give them cool names and every tekkie will have to have one, swear it’s now their “go to” coil and then two weeks later never mention it again. Thinking there are a lot of super large coils doing double duty as wall decorations. Am I right?
On the plus side my cajun neighbor Brad brought over a crawfish feast. I mean damn, what’s not to like? Laissez les bons temps rouler...
Accompanied by a glass or two of Rex Goliath Pinot Grigio
For the old-timers – These two individuals were speakers at a very early FMDAC event. Who are they?