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Post  HOBO'S Gold on Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:24 pm

Here,s a link to put a Rubber hand grip on your cc pick or on any pick. went to Minners den today and we were trying to nut out, how to put the rubber grip on my pick using a cone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldi3-4HI6y8 Regards Johnny How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_sunny Yeah I know its a bat, same principle
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Post  Guest on Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:05 am

Hi Hobo,

The tape grip that's used on golf clubs is probably better as it's much stronger than the rubber cricket bat grip. That's my experience from playing both games for years. Never used either on a pick. I rely on horny callouses to hang on to my pick(just kidding. Oh...and I did say PICK) How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_razz How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_razz How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_razz

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Post  HOBO'S Gold on Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:26 am

Hi Robert, I dont know if it is a cricket bat grip? but it is one you can buy from Minners Den for $10. Regards Johnny How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_sunny How to put a hand grip on a CC pick 100_0514
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Post  Jigalong on Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:51 pm

Good tip Hobo, thanks.

Rubber grips on my pick handle get stuck in my DDLeather offset pick holder, so I am going to checker mine like they do to some rifle stocks. Give me a new project !

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Post  Guest on Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:03 pm

Hi Hobo,

Geez mate, it's been 28 years since I opened the batting for Monbulk (my last club)
The bat grips these days are probably made of kevlar How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Affraid How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Affraid How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Affraid

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Post  polak on Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:51 pm

I had a grip on my CC pick ...I took it off ...I would not recommend it as it does get stuck going in and out of the pick holder ( I have the angled leather type) and it does cause blisters I found,
a lot more as opposed to a bare handle which allows the skin to slide a bit against the wood whereas with the grip makes the skin stays in place and your hand detaches from it Sad

The CC pick is awesome though, make digging deep holes a lot less of a daunting task.

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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:45 am

Gday


So what are the thoughts on these CC picks, I have had a bit of a look at them but could not really decide what size to get, I like the thought of having the biggest one, as most of the holes we did these days are pretty deep, but I am thinking that for general use it might be over kill and a bit heavy to cart about all day.

And how do they hold their point, are they any better than say the walko pick?, as I have always thought that there has been room for emprovement in the quality of picks, and for me a good pick is an essential tool, so I dont have an issue with the price as long as it will live up to my expectations while in use.

Any one care to comment?

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Post  Jigalong on Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:00 am

Mr Au,
I have the smallest CC pick and reckon it's the best design BUT, I have twice skewered my hand on it while it was in the belt. One day I might drive it into my skull when it's in my hand and a fly is driving me crazy. They are dangerously sharp.
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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:16 pm

Stayer, I bought the biggest CC, but only because I had a gift voucher for most of it. For the life of me I cannot see $190.00 worth of value.
The bite is a very angry one and brilliant for scraping away the first few inches of debris and soil.

It does have a tendancy to throw out a lot of soil towards you when you whack it in, including small nuggets, spiders and wichetty grubs so be mindful when you think you are getting close then the signal has misteriously dissapeared.

After 6 weeks of use, mine is in dire need of a sharpening, but no more so than my previous walco. I noticed the head is loose on the handle, (was from day one) being only held in by a self tapper on one side. I've tightened it but it's still loose...no biggy but annoying none the less.

I've jemmied out some whopper rocks with it, to the point where the head nearly straightens, but it springs back to where it should be.

Weight, though heavy is managable, I quite like a heavy pick, gets the job done quickly.
Head size and handle length is also perfect (for my fat arse) to act as a comfortable size seat when taking a break after a big dig, my pervious walco was too small and I spent half my break just trying to balance on the thing without giving myself hemmeroids or a punctured bum.

All in all, a good pick I'm happy with, though pricey. If I didn't have the gift voucher I would have spent conciderably less and got one fabricated.
If $190.00 is not a bother, I reccommend it.

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Post  HOBO'S Gold on Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:35 pm

I've got the medium size CC pick, I think its a great all rounder, I used it for the first time the other day and I,m wrapped. I know there dear, but its light weight and does the job. I screwed earth magnet to the end of the handle, I dont know if you can see it on my picture?. > HINT: you can buy Earth Magnets with a counter sunk hole so you can screw them any where. Regards Johnny How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_sunny
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Post  Jigalong on Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:24 pm

Johnny,
Where do you buy the magnets with the countersunk screw hole ?
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Post  HOBO'S Gold on Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:32 pm

I've got a couple spare here, or check out Ebay under, Rare Earth Magnets, sometimes they have got them there. Regards Johnny How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_sunny
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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:35 pm

HOBO'S Gold wrote:I've got the medium size CC pick, I think its a great all rounder, I used it for the first time the other day and I,m wrapped. I know there dear, but its light weight and does the job. I screwed earth magnet to the end of the handle, I dont know if you can see it on my picture?. > HINT: you can buy Earth Magnets with a counter sunk hole so you can screw them any where. Regards Johnny How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_sunny


hi,
not sure if i'd put the magnet on the bottom of your handle as when the pick's in your holder on your belt
the magnet will be down near your coil, even if you can't hear any signals from it the machine will still be sensing it and therefore dulling the sensetivaty of your machine.
it may be better to put the magnet on the digging end of your pick.
just my opinion
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Post  HOBO'S Gold on Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:04 pm

Nuh, SETA will fix That. How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_lol Regards Johnny How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_sunny
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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:11 pm

HOBO'S Gold wrote:Nuh, SETA will fix That. How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_lol Regards Johnny How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_sunny

How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_lol hope that was a joke cause seta is not for that.
bit hard to tell whats a joke over the computer.

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Post  HOBO'S Gold on Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:25 pm

How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Lol
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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:08 pm

Hey Johnny...
Now u getting a bit fair dinkum... u wont b able to have your pick on your belt with a magnet on the end as you currently do ...as your 4500ii will pick it up on every swing... try hanging ur pick from your harness up higher

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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:22 pm

HOBO'S Gold wrote:How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Lol

that makes it easier johnny How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_lol How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_lol

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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:34 am

Gday

Thanks guys for the information, it sounds as the cc pick may be the way to go, just a matter of getting the best size, most of the time a medium sized pick will do the job, but when I get a signal in the hard packed stuff or rock usually I want to have a go at it straight away without trudging back to the car for more weapons. How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_cyclops

The thing I have found with the 4500 is that even signals on small bits are so good at times it decieving, often you think you have a decent piece and then find after you have it out thats its only a small one, How to put a hand grip on a CC pick Icon_sad never the less you dont want to walk away from it, and want to see what it is straight away.

So my picks get some punishment, but the two design flaws with most picks is the lack of length in the pointy end and the lack of sides on the scraper end to hold the dirt when your hucking the hole out, if the holes wide enough I just lay it on its side and drag the loose stuff out, the longetivity of the point is another issue but thats wear and tear and nothing will last forever, so having to sharpen it after every trip shortens it a bit more each time.

I honestly think that a really really good pick is a must have, so if it will go the distance and last even a bit longer than whats available now then it would be a good investment.

I have also wondered why there havent been prospecting picks designed more for the professional or keener operator that have replacement tips and scrapers, bolt on bolt off type things that you can change yourself while in the bush, maybe some different types of tips that you can change for different situations,that way you just replace the worn out tip and dont end up having to grind the thing and shorten it a bit more each time, I know that price will always be an issue, but the reality is that if you are willing to pay $400 for a coil to find the gold why wouldnt you spend even $250 on a good pick to get it out of the ground and make it easier on yourself as well.


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