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#30805 - 07/04/07 06:28 PM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: rackrat]
Ralph Offline
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Registered: 02/01/07
Posts: 142
Dill,

Is $14.83 for black or purple still in your price range?http://www.rei.com/product/605711

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#30817 - 07/05/07 01:58 PM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: Ralph]
nerdom Offline
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Registered: 09/07/01
Posts: 2483
Loc: Davis Sq., MA
 Originally Posted By: Ralph
Dill,

Is $14.83 for black or purple still in your price range?http://www.rei.com/product/605711


Holy crap, that seems sketchy for REI to be doing! Having a fire sale on suspect cams! damn.
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#30819 - 07/05/07 02:41 PM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: nerdom]
MarcC Offline
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Registered: 07/10/00
Posts: 3532
That page currently states:

We're sorry, the Colorado Custom Hardware Aliens Camming Device is unavailable.
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#30820 - 07/05/07 02:51 PM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: MarcC]
mworking Offline
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Registered: 05/26/04
Posts: 764
Sometimes I see that, sometimes not!

If you do see it click on :"Show all Colorado Custom Hardware products".

Anyone tried to purchase a unit?

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#30825 - 07/05/07 04:21 PM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: mworking]
fear Offline
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Registered: 06/27/03
Posts: 221
Loc: New England
I've just replaced all my Aliens with C3's. I think you'd have to be a little nuts to climb on any new Aliens. $14/each is a lot for suspect garbage.... but that's just me.... Go search all the threads on Supertopo.com if you want more info...

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#31284 - 07/18/07 02:33 AM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: fear]
rickcee Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 06/08/01
Posts: 248
Loc: central Jersey
Hi haven't been climbing in a while ( like 3 years) thought I'd check things out - Lo and behold, Aliens problem . . . I have 5 : I think there's a date stamp on 3 of them, like 0201 - I think I bought them in '01 - a couple seem to have no markings. Mine look different than the picture on Alien website - my trigger wires are solid wire where they attach to actual cam, and lower half, are a multi strand wire . . .
good to go ? Junk em ? when I was climbing I liked them better'n my friends, thou I was never good enough to note any real difference.

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#31287 - 07/18/07 03:51 AM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: rickcee]
pedestrian Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 2244
Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
I've always trusted mine (but never fallen on them, go figure. hangdogging belaying and toproping on them doesn't count.)

My Aliens are way old, from around 2002 or so. Definitely well before the center punch quality issue thing, for sure. But now the problem is my green alien is becoming impossible to actuate with the trigger. I guess maybe some lube will do the trick, but I'm wondering if something else is up.

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#31290 - 07/18/07 11:04 AM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: rickcee]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Registered: 11/29/99
Posts: 4276
Loc: Poughkeepsie
Rickcee, the trigger wires have changed, but that's not the issue. AFAIK, no problems have surfaced with Aliens of the age you have, so I'd say keep using them. But some folks seem to have lost all faith in them. I believe you can send them to CCH to get them tested. They did this to a bunch of recalled units (later production dates than yours) for no charge, but they might charge you a nominal fee.

Plus, there's a certain crazy user here who will buy them from you if you don't want them anymore.

His price is too low though.

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#31292 - 07/18/07 12:55 PM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: Mike Rawdon]
Dillbag Offline
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Registered: 05/02/06
Posts: 1130
Loc: "The Town"
 Originally Posted By: Mike Rawdon
Plus, there's a certain crazy user here who will buy them from you if you don't want them anymore.


That would be me! \:D

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His price is too low though.


Nah... It's a good price! And the $12 still stands!
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#31310 - 07/18/07 03:54 PM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: Dillbag]
chip Offline
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Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2679
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
So I got bored while waiting around the bottom of a climb and remembered I still had my untested greeny in the packed. I placed and bounced like a fiend on it for a few minutes. While not the most scientific test, I was jumping on spectra slings for as little energy absorbtion as possible. I have pronounced it worthy and will keep it for now. Sorry Dill.

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