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Time sure flies

Posted by SkiWhiz 
Time sure flies
December 13, 2020 03:26PM
I will be 60 this Friday and it seems like like yesterday when I started detecting. What a great hobby and even though I have never met any of you all in person l have made alot of forum friends and have enjoyed all the
posts over the years. Happy holidays!
Re: Time sure flies
December 13, 2020 04:20PM
SkiWhiz Wrote:
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>...and it seems like like ye
> sterday when I started detecting....

What age were you, when you started md'ing ?

And happy holidays and Merry Christmas to you too !
Re: Time sure flies
December 13, 2020 04:46PM
Tom_in_CA Wrote:
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> SkiWhiz Wrote:
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> >...and it seems like like ye
> > sterday when I started detecting....
>
> What age were you, when you started md'ing ?
>
> And happy holidays and Merry Christmas to you too
> !
I was 17, I was at a neighbors place for a picnic and a couple of their relatives that were there brought some metal detectors with them and after explaining how they worked etc. I thought that would be something that I would enjoy and I sure did and still do.
Re: Time sure flies
December 14, 2020 12:38AM
Happy Birthday and many more too....
Re: Time sure flies
December 14, 2020 01:46AM
Ski-whiz : So that would mean you started @ about 1977-ish, right ? What machines were you first seeing and first using ?

I started in 1976, at perhaps 14 -ish. And that was at the tail-end of the all-metal TR days (77b, 66TR , etc...) We were just beginning to see the advertisements for the discriminators (5000 Series I, Garrett Groundhog, etc...). But there was skepticism at first. But .... eventually, everyone switched over to the TR discriminators when it became clear we could pass foil and tabs , woohoo ! eye rolling smiley
Re: Time sure flies
December 14, 2020 03:22AM
I’ll be 61 end of year.... First played with Detector in 1976...Compass...
Re: Time sure flies
December 14, 2020 01:03PM
I started detecting at 39. I'm 63 now. My enthusiasm for the hobby is still high.
Re: Time sure flies
December 14, 2020 08:06PM
Merry Christmas!

Time does fly by.

I got my first detector when I was 17 too. A Compass 77b Prof. I'm 65.

Now using a:
Equinox 800
Gold Kruzer
Xp Orx
Deeptech Vista Smart +
Re: Time sure flies
December 14, 2020 10:46PM
Happy birthday Ski. I’ve read so many of your posts over these past years you seem like an ole buddy. Here’s to ya. drinking smiley



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/14/2020 10:53PM by Bill long.
Re: Time sure flies
December 15, 2020 01:49AM
Tom_in_CA Wrote:
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> Ski-whiz : So that would mean you started @ about
> 1977-ish, right ? What machines were you first
> seeing and first using ?
>
> I started in 1976, at perhaps 14 -ish. And that
> was at the tail-end of the all-metal TR days (77b,
> 66TR , etc...) We were just beginning to see the
> advertisements for the discriminators (5000 Series
> I, Garrett Groundhog, etc...). But there was skep
> ticism at first. But .... eventually, everyone sw
> itched over to the TR discriminators when it becam
> e clear we could pass foil and tabs , woohoo ! 8
> -)
The first detector that I owned was a Garrett Freedom Ace Plus, then I got a model 3300 (forgot what it was called) from Radio Shack, and then a Tesoro Silver uMax which I really liked, so much so that I was a Tesoro guy for many years. My wife used the Freedom Ace Plus and did great with it.
Re: Time sure flies
December 15, 2020 02:55AM
Happy birthday SkiWhiz. I got a Jetco in '69 when I was 14. Found a lot of cool things with it even though it would only go a few inches deep. Didn't detect much through the mid 70's as I was playing high school and college sports. Started again in the early 80's with a Garrett on my wife's family farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Haven't let up since. Going tomorrow before the snow hits.
Re: Time sure flies
December 15, 2020 04:58AM
Happy birthday SkiWhiz, TomCA is right behind you (or may have already passed you, Tom are you 60 yet?).
Re: Time sure flies
December 15, 2020 05:35AM
Happy (upcoming) birthday Steve.---ALL you guys sure are an old bunch!!! smiling smiley
Re: Time sure flies
December 15, 2020 02:54PM
Cal_cobra Wrote:
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> .... Tom are you 60 yet?).

Bite me .
Re: Time sure flies
December 15, 2020 06:52PM
The older we get the closer to warp it gets. I can't judge time anymore.. . what happened 4 years ago seemed like last year.. . ,, bizarre.
Happy Birth Day SkiWhiz!!
Happy Holidays Everyone!!
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