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Offline Xplore

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Pyramid Pro Pan - Where to Buy
« on: May 13, 2019, 04:33:30 PM »
Anyone have a Pyramid Pro pan for sale?

If not - can you tell me where to buy one online?

A friend of mine is asking.

Thanks GPEX!

P.S. Located in BC, Canada.
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Re: Pyramid Pro Pan - Where to Buy
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 05:09:29 PM »
SMI Electronics has them in langley from what I recall...

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Re: Pyramid Pro Pan - Where to Buy
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 07:37:20 PM »
Hi.Dan tell your friend not to waste his money.I had one my first year out.No where near what they are cracked up to be.Too much work and kill your shoulders.You can do much better with a 1/2 classifier and pan.Just got to learn to pan.Even with the pyrmid you have to pan the cons.Just saying.Luck Mcbain.
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Re: Pyramid Pro Pan - Where to Buy
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 06:27:07 AM »
I have one.  It think that it works OK unless the material has clay.  It is worthwhile to watch the video on how to use it.  Get an extra stopper for the bottom as you are sure to lose the original when you are a long way from town.  I would agree with McBain that a large gold pan is almost as fast in the right hands. 
See my YouTube channel for fun amateur video:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnz8kX6AZOeZbRt0F9XqVJA

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Re: Pyramid Pro Pan - Where to Buy
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 01:33:07 PM »
I have a gold hog  flow pan  which is likely superior to a pyramid pro pan which I also have.  Flow pan has never been used as I am not much into panning anymore & I would sell it for $160.00 which is considerably less than ordering it from the US.

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Re: Pyramid Pro Pan - Where to Buy
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 03:32:15 PM »
SMI-Elec has 15 in stock apparently, going for $138.46 a piece.

Or you could pay more for it...

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Re: Pyramid Pro Pan - Where to Buy
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 09:28:37 PM »
Thanks for the info everyone.

My friend decided to buy the Pyramid Pro Pan for ergonomic reasons rather then speed.

He purchased it from SMI Electronics in Langley.

The Garrett Super Sluice, Pyramid Pro Pan and Gold Hog flow pan are all excellent options for sampling.

No matter which option you choose speed and gold retention are the name of the game, so it's all about technique.
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Re: Pyramid Pro Pan - Where to Buy
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 01:14:35 AM »
The  LeTrap square pan  is a good option.
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Re: Pyramid Pro Pan - Where to Buy
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 09:12:16 PM »
If one thinks the Pyramid Pro-Pan is a backbreaker, try using the Flow Pan where you are bent over constantly in a stream flow. All panning, regardless of the type of pan being used, is going to cause some kind of back strain. I have heard many complaints about the Pyramid Pro-Pan being too strenuous and hard on the back. Having used the item for several years now, there is no doubt in my mind that it is the fastest production pan on the market.  The most common mistake is bending parallel to the river while using the pan. I recommend either using waders and getting in the water, or using a stool or chair placed in the water. Both these techniques allow you to be comfortable and keep your back straight. If you are in a chair, you simply rest your elbows on your knees and use your wrists to move the pan back and forth.

The one major benefit of the Pyramid Pro-Pan is that it is an extremely fast high production pan and can be used to great advantage where high-bankers are not permitted. In most cases, with practice, the Pro-Pan will move more pay than a small high-banker in less time.

Keep On Diggin'_Suave

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Re: Pyramid Pro Pan - Where to Buy
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 06:41:23 PM »
Hi.Suave I should have made it clear.The PP is a great pan for those that can use them.Not so good for old cripples like me.Tend to forget the young folks out there.I am assuming you are referring to classified material also ? Luck Mcbain.
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