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#23893 - 09/14/06 03:48 PM Aliens- what are you doing?
socialist1 Offline
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Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 147
Loc: New Brunswick, NJ
Most of us alien owners are probably feeling a little shaken by everything that has happened lately. So I was curious about what the consensus is for these guys:

-Are you going to send them to be tested? If so are you still going to trust em?
-Are you going to throw them out completely?

Im not sure where I stand. Im definitely going to send them in and once there tested Im thinking I may climb on them again. It seems to me that if they can withstand the testing to 2/3 of their failure, the braze is probably good for all but the extreme fall situations. Unless someone with knowledge of how many load cycles a braze can take will convince me otherwise.

If someone can convince me one way or the other I would appreciate it. Feel free to be technical, as I know a lot about physics and mech. engg.

Ross

PS- Man I missed my aliens last week.

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#23894 - 09/14/06 03:58 PM Re: Aliens- what are you doing? [Re: socialist1]
chip Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2676
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
I've replaced my black and blue aliens with C3s and have kept only my green on my rack for now. This is just because I'm finding the C3s pretty useful. I've always liked my .4 and larger C4s a little more than aliens, but both seem fine. For now, I'm not gonna get any testing, as I've seen way too many wippers on aliens to think there is a pervasive problem with them.

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#23895 - 09/14/06 03:59 PM Re: Aliens- what are you doing? [Re: socialist1]
Smike Offline
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Registered: 05/01/01
Posts: 3143
Loc: in your backyard
Aliens- what are you doing?

Using them. My Red just got tested last Sat with a 20' whip.

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#23896 - 09/14/06 04:05 PM Re: Aliens- what are you doing? [Re: Smike]
chip Offline
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Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2676
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
Figures I would miss all the fun.

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#23897 - 09/14/06 04:09 PM Re: Aliens- what are you doing? [Re: chip]
Architect Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 08/19/04
Posts: 210
Loc: north by northeast (from jerse...
buying more...
I just love the extra rush of faulty gear.
no really, I do...
anyone what to get rid of a yellow I'll take it off your hands.
I hate to pay full price and I already have 2 I need to retire (From Over abuse)
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#23898 - 09/14/06 05:44 PM Re: Aliens- what are you doing? [Re: Architect]
nerdom Offline
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Registered: 09/07/01
Posts: 2483
Loc: Davis Sq., MA
Placed the black and blue in a fairly critical spot the other day. Have taken a couple falls on my blue. Been using them (black/blue/green/yellow/gray/red) without concern.
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#23899 - 09/14/06 06:00 PM Re: Aliens- what are you doing? [Re: socialist1]
irisharehere Offline
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Registered: 12/06/01
Posts: 1658
Loc: Danbury CT
I'll happily use mine, and soon too ........hopefully, for something more than filling up the storage bins in my closet - their premier role for the past year.

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#23900 - 09/14/06 07:01 PM Re: Aliens- what are you doing? [Re: socialist1]
learningtolead Offline
old hand

Registered: 04/16/02
Posts: 981
Loc: a wanna be kerhonkson-er
Mine are all several years old and have held small falls or better (except the black... may i never fall on the black) so I trust them. I probably wouldn't buy new ones right now but I'm not taking mine off my rack. Now I just need to get out climbing again.

First day back in the gym was yesterday. Hopefully will get outside this weekend.

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#23901 - 09/14/06 08:01 PM Re: Aliens- what are you doing? [Re: learningtolead]
browndog2 Offline
old hand

Registered: 04/24/01
Posts: 767
Loc: livin' on the edge
I'll take any opportunity to say I still love and use my aliens. The dings and gouges on the cam lobes testify to the "gear testing" I've performed since switching over from Metolius three-cams about five years ago.
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#23902 - 09/14/06 08:26 PM Re: Aliens- what are you doing? [Re: browndog2]
CrackBoy Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 2435
Loc: Republic of Davis
Quote:

I'll take any opportunity to say I still love and use my aliens. The dings and gouges on the cam lobes testify to the "gear testing" I've performed since switching over from Metolius three-cams about five years ago.




yea, and having your feet pop off 10 feet over a tipped out metolious three cam just doesnt have the same ring as a black alien

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