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    Please reduce the weight.

    For 3 years I was an XLT user and Whites fan as my detecting friends would attest. Unfortunately my shoulders would no longer let me swing my XLT for very long and I had to shop around for something else. I'm ashamed to say that I went to a French competitors machine which fully equipped weights less than my XLT's battery pack and about half that of the MX Sport. I can swing it all day, but in no way have I become confident with it and find that I have to dig every target. I am wondering why Whites don't seem to be able to make a machine for us oldies. This French thing is totally rechargeable, wireless and I can hunt for 2 days on a charge which as far as I'm concerned is it's only claim to fame. So please Whites, consider making something lighter , wireless and software updatable.
    Barry

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    Sorry to hear you are have shoulder problems. I have a few myself so I know it hurts to do some things. I'm lucky because it hasn't really stopped me from detecting.

    Let me tell you about a medication I use on my shoulders and it's incredible stuff. It's called Voltaren Gel. Ask your doctor about it. They make it in a generic too. I've tried both and they work the same. Good luck & happy hunting.
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    I use the he detector buddy sling it takes most of the weight off.

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    There's another product called "Swingy Thingy". You can Google it .... Good luck !!
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    Though it may be tough to find, look for a Sierra XLT. It's an XLT that was made for Jimmy Sierra that is a special hip mount version. Maybe Whites would be able to modify an XLT for you into one? If you're handy with tools and basic wiring I can send you picture of mine and you may be able to modify one yourself.

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    I do use that Voltaren and I have to say it's very impressive for an 'over the counter' medication.

    Quote Originally Posted by rchalker View Post
    Sorry to hear you are have shoulder problems. I have a few myself so I know it hurts to do some things. I'm lucky because it hasn't really stopped me from detecting.

    Let me tell you about a medication I use on my shoulders and it's incredible stuff. It's called Voltaren Gel. Ask your doctor about it. They make it in a generic too. I've tried both and they work the same. Good luck & happy hunting.

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    I did try a couple of different slings which did help with the weight, but not really the flexibility/usability. I find that I am up and own a lot and each time I had to remove everything, it was a hassle.
    I didn't want to go to 'the dark side' but the convenience of a wireless machine at half the weight and with rechargeable batteries which last for 18 to 20 hrs of detecting is hard to ignore. I also get great depth from it as well but it discriminates terribly and I honestly have to dig every signal, just in case. I imagine that there has to be some proprietary stuff inside, but surely the tiny batteries and wireless technology has to be in the public domain?

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    On that's right, your up in Canada. That Voltaren Gel is over the counter there isn't it? Here in the US we need a prescription from the doctor to get it. And if you don't have insurance, it's over a $100 a tube. I'm lucky I pay for good insurance, I only pay $5.00 for five tubes.
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    It's just under $10 for a large tube here. So guess there are some benefits from living near the frozen north haha

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    Thanks for your response. I would be interested in seeing a picture of your setup if you wouldn't mind Dingode.

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    https://photos.app.goo.gl/LQCxSTuRKeSAMpe36

    Here is a link to pictures of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingode View Post
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/LQCxSTuRKeSAMpe36

    Here is a link to pictures of it.
    Thanks for this. I wish I had though of this prior to selling my XLT. I don't think a mod like that would be too hard to do and extending the power cable shouldn't have any effect on the detector itself.

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