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Post  ManxDan Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:41 am

Being 6 foot 7 can have it's disadvantages. I've always had to buy longer lower stems for my detectors. I'll be needing one for my 4500 ( which has now arrived ) and have seen otto stems up to 80cm advertised. Can anyone recommend these ?
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Post  AraratGold Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:39 am

Yes Dan,
Very good if your tall, and can be pushed up inside the main stem if someone shorter wants to use it.
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Post  Guest Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:21 am

yep...highly recommend also

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Post  kon61 Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:41 am

Morning ManxDan.

The longer Otto stems are well worth the investment.Not only for taller people,but keeping larger coils further away from metallic objects,which might be hanging off your body whilst swinging,reducing the chance of constant false signals,with each swing of that coil.

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Post  cobber Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:51 pm

Love the longer stems, for using big coils, also for swinging on a down hill slope.


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Post  Silverback Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:57 am

Hi ,The Otto stems are stronger at the base too.Broke two minelab stems last year both at the taper near the bottom.also good for reaching in under those low prickly bushes.
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Post  Silverback Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:59 am

Hi ,The Otto stems are stronger at the base too.Broke two minelab stems last year both at the taper near the bottom.also good for reaching in under those low prickly bushes.


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Post  ManxDan Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:47 am

Thanks for the replies. Otto stem it is then. I find it's nice to have your spare coils attached to their own spare stem, saves alot of messing about. Gets expensive but you only live once eh? Laughing
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Post  Guest Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:52 pm

I've snapped a couple of ML heads too and I don't think from abuse either. Not one of my Otto shaft have been a problem. They do seem to be a bit narrower in the head where it bolts to the coil though and some coils may need to be nipped up tighter or a spacer used to combat slop.

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