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#16982 - 11/03/05 05:22 PM Get ready D-Elvis......
irisharehere Offline
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Registered: 12/06/01
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New BD micro cams are on the way.....

http://www.bdel.com/gear/c3.php

But will they replace Aliens??????
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#16983 - 11/03/05 05:38 PM Re: Get ready D-Elvis...... [Re: irisharehere]
MarcC Offline
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But will they replace Aliens??????



Maybe everywhere except the Gunks, given the almost creepy love affair you guys seem to have with them.
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#16984 - 11/03/05 06:07 PM Re: Get ready D-Elvis...... [Re: irisharehere]
pedestrian Offline
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Registered: 08/05/02
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Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
They will almost certainly replace Metolius TCU's. I had an extended discussion on them with Rich Gottlieb out at the cliff one day, and they really seem better in almost every respect.

They are certainly way narrower than aliens.

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#16985 - 11/03/05 06:07 PM Re: Get ready D-Elvis...... [Re: irisharehere]
Tai Offline
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Registered: 01/02/03
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Loc: Middle of nowhere: South Salem...
Not on my rack they won't. Especially not at $70 each.

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#16986 - 11/03/05 06:26 PM Re: Get ready D-Elvis...... [Re: pedestrian]
D75 Offline
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Registered: 03/18/05
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Loc: Holiday Inn Express
They will almost certainly replace Metolius TCU's. I had an extended discussion on them with Rich Gottlieb out at the cliff one day, and they really seem better in almost every respect.

Nah. Rich may sell a lot of them based on folks respect for his opinion. But buyers won't be Metolius owners. They won't buy anything new except ropes and ice tools.

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#16987 - 11/03/05 06:40 PM Re: Get ready D-Elvis...... [Re: irisharehere]
rg@ofmc Offline
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Registered: 12/25/99
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Loc: Poughkeepsie, NY
I respect Rich's opinion, and I haven't seen these things yet, but it worries me that all the springy things that regulate the cams are in a portion of the device that will be loaded over an edge in horizontal placements.

I'm not even remotely as enamored of Aliens as some folks are, but they do have the advantage that neither springs nor the cables are typically exposed to loading in such placements.

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#16988 - 11/04/05 12:59 AM Re: Get ready D-Elvis...... [Re: irisharehere]
Rosceaux Offline
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Registered: 05/28/00
Posts: 86
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"Ribbed trigger and thumb rest "


for HER pleasure

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#16989 - 11/04/05 01:51 PM Re: Get ready D-Elvis...... [Re: MarcC]
d-elvis Offline
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Registered: 04/26/00
Posts: 3650
Loc: Central PA
Ready to place my advance order.... January '06 baby!!

[Independent springs for EACH cam and the cams interlock - watch for the other companys to follow suit]
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#16990 - 11/04/05 01:54 PM Re: Get ready D-Elvis...... [Re: Rosceaux]
Architect Offline
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Registered: 08/19/04
Posts: 210
Loc: north by northeast (from jerse...
OF Course I will purchase these. ..
But, my first visual impression is they look a bit bulky and stiff.

But boy am I glad they're ribbed...

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#16991 - 11/04/05 01:59 PM Re: Get ready D-Elvis...... [Re: Architect]
D75 Offline
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Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 293
Loc: Holiday Inn Express
Thumb rest? My forearms pump, occasionally my fingers ask for a break.
What am I doing wrong? Never felt like my thumbs needed a rest. Are there any thumb cracks at the Gunks?

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