Last update I had wanted to get into the ongoing stink concerning the Deus II, The Nokta Legend, Minelab Equinox, the authorized and unauthorized testers, the naysayers, trolls, know it all’s and the gullible. I couldn’t then but will give it a whirl now…
First off none of this would have happened if it were business as usual last year but it wasn’t. We had pretty much given up on seeing a new detector model in 2021 and then we were teased big time that two were on the way (both multi frequency). Instantly tekkies were comparing and commenting on these machines (sight unseen) based on their biased and loyal views. Lines were drawn in the imaginary sand and no one budged.
Fast forward to today. Neither detector has reached the US shores in any quantity yet but the back and forth continues. It’s to the point that Nokta (via the spunky Dilek) had to respond to what she considered inaccurate social media and YouTube claims about the Legend. The response (I loved it) just fueled more back and forth, more claims and what I find funny, more comments like “well I’m cancelling my order” as though that individual was going to hurt a company by not buying their machine. Jeezus grow up folks.
TESTING OR DETESTING?
I’m old school and remember when the real test of a detector was done in the field by day in and day out users. The cream rose to the top and the rest found a place in the pecking order, pretty much like any other product. Today for whatever reason we’ve taken a simple pastime and made it much too complicated. We’ve over thought it, over bought it and thrive on the he said, she said BS. The coin, nail, board thing is a great example. We’ve made this some sort of litmus test and it’s not. Not by a long shot. Way too many variables (including and especially the one doing the testing).
Andy Sabisch says it well in this YouTube video…
I’ve said it many times before here but we really do need to grow up and stop acting like little kids? We get upset when a new product gets delayed. We threaten to cancel our order, buy another product, as though that’s going to make a difference. Just do it for crissakes. Nobody cares, okay.
Likewise there’s no need to knock the competitor’s model when you haven’t even tried it. And to do it based on someone else’s say so or YouTube video is wrong. The die-hard detectorist who is in the field, day in and day out will determine and decide which detectors live on and which ones get the job done, not the guy in his backyard swinging a coil back and forth over a coin and nail.
I feel certain the three detectors mentioned here will stand the test of time. Buy the one that fits YOUR budget, has the features YOU need and then use it, learn it and and have fun. Life is much too short for all the other BS.