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Post  marty on Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:56 pm

Hi there, can anyone tell me if they think the spoked or open NF coils are less stable than solid coils of the same size? Not including the fact that the open ones are more prone to being bumped.If any body has any ideas it would be great to hear as there is a fair difference in weight in the 17 x 11s. With me fatigue in the shoulders is a problem. Thanks MARTY

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Post  gavin722010 on Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:25 pm

Hi Marty, I think you will find both spoke & solid will be the same in stability so if you have shoulder problems a spoke coil combined with a hip stick should see you right.
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Post  kon61 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:16 pm


No short cut here Marty.Gavin's spot on here. My opinion,If you're going to use a hip stick,use a solid filled NF coil,which will also get rid of any falsing signals caused by the entrapment of any rocks,shrubs or twigs which get caught in between the hollow spoked sections of coil.

Cheers kon61.
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Post  marty on Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:00 am

Thanks very much guys,advice taken.Cheers

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Post  Guest on Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:14 am

Hi Marty,
I have the 14" NFA round in both spoked and solid. No difference at all

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Post  marty on Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:48 am

[quote="madtuna"]Hi Marty,
I have the 14" NFA round in both spoked and solid. No difference at all[/quote]

Hi Tuna, so when you want to use a 14" round which one do put on? Thanks MARTY

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Post  Guest on Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:06 pm

Hi Marty,

either or. I have both so others contemplating a 14" round can trial both, I generally use which ever is not in use or just happens to be on my detector at that time.
As to which I prefer to use? That's a tough question. Both behave exactly the same, though I am becoming quite partial to the solids better resistance to dirt getting into the skid plate and being less prone to get hung up on scrub. My spoked is I think one of the first NFA's and having had it and used it for so long it's like an extention of my arm I wont part with.
Wieght doesn't bother me as I swing pretty much everyday including larger coils upto the 25" NFA round. Off hand I cant quote the weight difference between the two but I know it's not much.

We have every Nugget Finder in both solid and spoked (except the larger in spoked only) and find they all perform equally.

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Post  marty on Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:43 pm

G-Day Steve
thanks for that, its pretty well helped me sort myself out with what i"m going to get, you may hear from me soon ! One last question, do you know if NFinder are looking at upgrading their coils in the near future? Thanks MARTY

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Post  getascripter on Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:27 am

May I put my 2c worth in here? If you prefer the open spoked coil, or that is what you have in your arsenal ... why not do what I did?... for the times that twigs etc are a problem, just clip on a coil plate! I did this with my BIG open spoked coil ... weight difference was negligable ... and I'm an old and decrepid female Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

PS: My skid plate is one that is actually one for a non-spoked coil. It clips straight on and off for a quick clean.


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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:07 pm

Hi Marty,

I don't know about any upgrades, but I do know Nugget finder are continuously doing R & D into improving what in already an exceptional product.

@ Kate, that is an excellent idea, unfortunately Marty I noticed is from WA, and although sticks and rocks hang us up just as in the eastern states, our main problem here is the red dirt getting into the skidplate and under the coil.
As with any coil brand, when you get highly mineralized dirt moving about between the coil and skidplate this causes noise and falsing. It is esential to clean your skid plate out weekly and even more regularly no matter which make you're swinging.

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Post  bristlehound on Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:55 pm

I taped a solid NF plate on my CT 14x9 (over the fitted plate, as it's slightly bigger,) to eliminate the sticks etc. At first, I found I was getting too much crud between the two plates, so I put a bead of silicon around all the inside edges. Seems to have solved the problem and eliminated the need for constant cleaning.
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Post  Shinegold on Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:32 pm

I have never found open coils to be more noisy in any way, except for the Coiltek "dingo". I think it was called the dingo because when you bumped it against the slightest thing it went "ding".

I find open coils to be more user friendly because you can see the ground underneath and often you can get lower than closed coils. Never had a problem with getting them caught in anything, happens sometimes but it's not annoying. I would say by all means get an open spoked coil. Also, when you're on a motorbike, a closed coil will catch the wind. Sometimes when really windy, swinging a closed coil is annoying.
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