New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

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New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Bors » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:11 pm

Just took charge of the New Collapsible carbon Fibre shaft today .It can collapse down to 23" and is even lighter than the Standard stock shaft.
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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:17 pm

Full review and discount code for the MDF shop, Use MDF4895 at checkout to get a discount....https://www.metaldetectingauction.com/l ... nox/104680

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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by onions » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:18 pm

I'm yet to buy an equinox, so it might be putting the cart before the horse for me. But I'll get there.

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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Bors » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:38 pm

Weight is my nemesis these days. I need detectors to be as light as possible due to having a replacement right shoulder joint recently, and I cannot lift anything too heavy in case I pop the joint, so I need as little weight as possible to lug around ,so when I saw how much lighter this new collapsible shaft knocked the already lightweight Nox down to even less weight, I jumped at buying one because less weight is always better than added weight . I can hang this up to be even more intrusive than fully stretched in the box room , It will even fit in a haversack for transporting on the back now.
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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by sweepstick47 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:48 pm

Hello Bors, Anything that prevents joint wear, tear or stress, is a good thing and that's especially so if you've had replacement surgery. Enjoy using the new shaft and I hope it allows for fruitful, painless and longer detecting sessions ::g Good Luck - Regards ss47
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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Bors » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:36 pm

u;@ That's very kind words & thanks.

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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Saffron » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:28 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:17 pm
Full review and discount code for the MDF shop https://www.metaldetectingauction.com/l ... nox/104680

Thanks for the link Oxgirl, and good to see its available on the MDF shop with a discount too! ::g

What is the weight of the carbon shaft?, (I could not see it on the link) and how much lighter is this than the standard shaft?.

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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:09 pm

Saffron wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:28 pm


What is the weight of the carbon shaft?, (I could not see it on the link) and how much lighter is this than the standard shaft?.

Evan.
It is 300g - no idea what the original weight is though ;))
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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by ajb6864 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:23 pm

I don't know if I'm stepping out of line here, but I can say that Tony is a true gent and a pleasure to deal with. I will order one myself when I have a few spare pounds.

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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by ajb6864 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:28 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:17 pm
Full review and discount code for the MDF shop https://www.metaldetectingauction.com/l ... nox/104680



I couldn't see a discount code on the link, but maybe I missed it?

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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:34 pm

ajb6864 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:28 pm

I couldn't see a discount code on the link, but maybe I missed it?
Use MDF4895 at checkout to get a discount....
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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Saffron » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:35 pm

ajb6864 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:28 pm
Oxgirl36 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:17 pm
Full review and discount code for the MDF shop https://www.metaldetectingauction.com/l ... nox/104680
I couldn't see a discount code on the link, but maybe I missed it?
AJB I think it was at the end of the video, rather than in the text.

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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by TheAndyA » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:36 pm

It's in the decription on Youtube ::g

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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by bazzerhut » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:59 pm

That looks very nice. I got a non-telescopic version thrown in with my 800 for free by Detecnicks, but I might treat myself to one of these if I find myself feeling spendy. Hmm, maybe once I've sold the Deus...

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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by detectorman5050 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:32 pm

Bors wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:11 pm
Just took charge of the New Collapsible carbon Fibre shaft today Collapses down to 28" and is even lighter than the Standard stock shaft.
Looks interesting. You say yours collapses down to 28" but the description says 21". Do you know why there is a difference?

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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Bors » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:38 pm

detectorman5050 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:32 pm
Bors wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:11 pm
Just took charge of the New Collapsible carbon Fibre shaft today Collapses down to 28" and is even lighter than the Standard stock shaft.
Looks interesting. You say yours collapses down to 28" but the description says 21". Do you know why there is a difference?

Thanks.
It`s almost certainly me not "fully" collapsing it enough as I did a rough collapse to take the photos and took a quick measurement which was 28". I should have fully done it properly, before giving out a figure. Apologies for that and if the figure is stated as 21" it's probably more correct.
I think if you look at my picture of it collapsed, by the red bit at the coil connector there`s still an amount of Carbon fibre shaft showing, so that shows there`s still more to collapse.(I`ll alter my original figure ) ::g
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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by fred » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:42 pm

detectorman5050 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:32 pm
Bors wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:11 pm
Just took charge of the New Collapsible carbon Fibre shaft today Collapses down to 28" and is even lighter than the Standard stock shaft.
Looks interesting. You say yours collapses down to 28" but the description says 21". Do you know why there is a difference?

Thanks.

Fully assembled mine collapsed down to 23.5 inches with the coil at right angles to the shaft and just under 28 inches with the coil flat against the shaft. The shaft on it’s own is about 21 inches long fully compressed but when assembled the handle fixing screw holds the central shaft out about 1.5 inches and the coil adds on another inch. ::g
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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Bors » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:48 pm

There we go, Freds done a more precision amendment than me so it gives a better reading. But the main thing is its a fantastic reduction when collapsed for enabling to be put on your back seat of the car if needed as I like mine on there rather than in the boot. I always get visions of any detector being totalled if I got hit up the backside by another car so I always feel its got a better chance on the back seat so that's where I prefer my detectors to ride.

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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by fred » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:55 pm

Bors wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:48 pm
There we go, Freds done a more precision amendment than me so it gives a better reading. But the main thing is its a fantastic reduction when collapsed for enabling to be put on your back seat of the car if needed as I like mine on there rather than in the boot. I always get visions of any detector being totalled if I got hit up the backside by another car so I always feel its got a better chance on the back seat so that's where I prefer my detectors to ride.

So far I am very impressed. It really is light and, as Bors said, it is very small when compressed and will stow away far easier than the Minelab setup. I will give it a proper workout over the next few days and let you know what I think. ::g
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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Rivers rat » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:58 pm

fred wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:55 pm
Bors wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:48 pm
There we go, Freds done a more precision amendment than me so it gives a better reading. But the main thing is its a fantastic reduction when collapsed for enabling to be put on your back seat of the car if needed as I like mine on there rather than in the boot. I always get visions of any detector being totalled if I got hit up the backside by another car so I always feel its got a better chance on the back seat so that's where I prefer my detectors to ride.

So far I am very impressed. It really is light and, as Bors said, it is very small when compressed and will stow away far easier than the Minelab setup. I will give it a proper workout over the next few days and let you know what I think. ::g
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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by fred » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:26 pm

Rivers rat wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:58 pm
fred wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:55 pm
Bors wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:48 pm
There we go, Freds done a more precision amendment than me so it gives a better reading. But the main thing is its a fantastic reduction when collapsed for enabling to be put on your back seat of the car if needed as I like mine on there rather than in the boot. I always get visions of any detector being totalled if I got hit up the backside by another car so I always feel its got a better chance on the back seat so that's where I prefer my detectors to ride.

So far I am very impressed. It really is light and, as Bors said, it is very small when compressed and will stow away far easier than the Minelab setup. I will give it a proper workout over the next few days and let you know what I think. ::g
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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Bors » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:28 pm

There ya go, even Millionaires can be cautious u;@ =))

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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by fred » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:42 pm

Bors wrote:
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There ya go, even Millionaires can be cautious u;@ =))

That’s how they get to be millionaires! :D
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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Ten pence! » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:56 pm

The standard shaft is very light as it is and the camlocks are also rather minimal, is there really much of a weight saving and would you even notice it? :-/

I'm not bothered about collapseability as I transport my machine is ready to go form. Never had the wobbly problems either.

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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by fred » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:02 pm

Ten pence! wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:56 pm
The standard shaft is very light as it is and the camlocks are also rather minimal, is there really much of a weight saving and would you even notice it? :-/

I'm not bothered about collapseability as I transport my machine is ready to go form. Never had the wobbly problems either.

It does seem quite a lot lighter to me but the real testing is yet to come. Obviously if you don’t collapse it and weight doesn’t matter then it probably isn’t for you. ::g There are a few other features including different search coil attachment washers too.
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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Ten pence! » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:05 pm

I'll answer my own question! :))

Someone over on another forum (who did have a wobbler!) did some weighing, upper shaft 90g, middle 106g, and lower with nylon bolt and two rubber washers 108g, total 304g.

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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Pete E » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:38 pm

For us tall people, when fully open is the CF shaft any longer than the standard shaft at full length?
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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Saffron » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:12 am

Ten pence! wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:05 pm
I'll answer my own question! :))

Someone over on another forum (who did have a wobbler!) did some weighing, upper shaft 90g, middle 106g, and lower with nylon bolt and two rubber washers 108g, total 304g.
Ten pence, some times thats the quickest way to get an answer :))

However, in fairness much higher up the thread in a "half answer" to my question about the weight Oxgirl had said that this carbon fibre shaft was 300g. ::g

But my question was "What is the weight of the carbon shaft?, (I could not see it on the link) and how much lighter is this than the standard shaft?."

I am even willing to do the maths to work out the difference if somebody could say what the original shaft weighs please.

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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Easylife » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:27 am

fred wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:02 pm

It does seem quite a lot lighter to me but the real testing is yet to come.
On the weighing scales? I guess a saving of about 4 grams. :D
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Re: New Carbon Fibre collapsible shaft for the Nox

Post by Easylife » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:32 am

Even before I bought my Nox I got the impression from posts here that a collapsible carbon shaft was the way to go. But I've found the standard one to be just fine as it is so light and effortlessly collapses down to 42 inches which suits me fine for confined travel though it can go smaller if detached, but most of the time it remains full size in transit. The standard shaft and carbon fibre ones are virtually the same weight, but guess the main benefit is if you really do need to collapse it to less than 42 inches or maybe just like the bling look of them? x; :D
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