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Neat Gridding Technique
« on: September 26, 2014, 20:19 »
I cruised by a nice level park today that I had detected over a couple of weeks ago to see if I had missed anything and was surprised to see another detectorist there.

He was a good operator and was carefully gridding an area about 50 yards square. He had a novel way of marking his grid pattern. He was using golf balls and walking to a pathway edge was dropping a golf ball on the ground about every five yards at the end of his swing. When he had dropped ten balls he would turn around and come back in the opposite direction, keeping his swing in line with the golf balls. Each time he reached a golf ball he simply moved it to the other extent of his swing (moving the ball across with his coil), thereby making a new grid line. End of line reached, he would the change direction and follow the new golf ball line, moving them to the outside of his swing again.

Hope that makes sense. I thought it was an easy way to mark your grid pattern and involved no bending down to do it.

By the way, he wasn't finding much. I must have done a good job on the place a couple of weeks earlier!
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Re: Neat Gridding Technique
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2014, 08:53 »
I employ a similar technique, bit use coloured milk bottle tops in lieu of golfballs.

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Re: Neat Gridding Technique
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 09:20 »
In sand I drag an item to leave a trail...
But I like the idea of bottle tops.  
Simple, cheep, easy to obtain and not a major problem if you loose one.
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Re: Neat Gridding Technique
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 14:23 »
I cruised by a nice level park today that I had detected over a couple of weeks ago to see if I had missed anything and was surprised to see another detectorist there.

He was a good operator and was carefully gridding an area about 50 yards square. He had a novel way of marking his grid pattern. He was using golf balls and walking to a pathway edge was dropping a golf ball on the ground about every five yards at the end of his swing. When he had dropped ten balls he would turn around and come back in the opposite direction, keeping his swing in line with the golf balls. Each time he reached a golf ball he simply moved it to the other extent of his swing (moving the ball across with his coil), thereby making a new grid line. End of line reached, he would the change direction and follow the new golf ball line, moving them to the outside of his swing again.

Hope that makes sense. I thought it was an easy way to mark your grid pattern and involved no bending down to do it.

By the way, he wasn't finding much. I must have done a good job on the place a couple of weeks earlier!
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Mate been doing it like that for years ;) :-X



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Re: Neat Gridding Technique
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2014, 22:59 »
Thanks for a great tip, I have been wondering how to grid in a grassed area like parks
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