Re: Re: Tips and Tricks...continued from old forum!
dahut DetectorStuff New Member Posts: 6 Thanks Given: 0 Thanks Received: 0 in 0 posts Joined: Oct 2009 Reputation: 1 Warning Level: 0% Post: #10 | RE: Tips and tricks They "forget" some harder to reach areas and ignore areas that are harder to dig in. Clive James Clynick calls this "site reading," and in more advanced levels, "terrain reading." It boils down to being able to see a site and recognizing what is outside the obvious. It behooves you to do it everywhere, too, since a detector is hardly a new thing in the world. Many exist and most likely if you can see a spot - then someone else has already spotted it. You gotta be able to "see" what others cannot. 1. Find a target look at target ID, make sure no other target is close by to fool you though. 2. If it's in the pull tabs/nickel range pinpoint it. 3*. Now do a "+" over it, coins/rings are (mostly) round, pull tabs are not. 4. If you think it's a coin/ring DIG. Note for 3* think the shape of a pull tab, it is not round and so the signal will stay slightly longer in one direction this is why I say that you should do a + over it. (It gives you an idea of shape and size) Obviously this should be done SLOWLY with the pinpoint function on, if you do it to quick it will be hard to tell the difference! This does require some practice and is not always easy to tell the difference, listen carefully! It isn't flawless but it works. This will turn you into a "trash hunter" - which is a very good thing. Once you begin to recognize the reposnse from trash, then everything else that responds differently is, by default, good. Some of this depends on the detector, however. Ive noted that processor type detectors generally have a more difficult time with this method. Iffy signals: If you've got a iffy signal here are a few I've heard can help you: 1. Dig - Logical dig and see yourself 2. Stomp on the targets location - Pinpoint first then stomp above it, sometimes it clears up a reading. 4. Slow down - Sometimes there's something close by to fool the detector Id have to say these are the best methods. The stomp trick is not often heard but has much the same effect as digging to disturb the "halo." _______________________________________