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#31315 - 07/18/07 05:14 PM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: chip]
quanto_the_mad Offline
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Registered: 05/14/02
Posts: 2628
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The alien Russ pulled broke at 900lbs. Were you able to generate 4KN with your bounce test? Chris from BD said he was able to generate 1000lbs doing some serious bouncing with several inches of free-fall; I don't think I was able to generate that much force in my bounce tests.

The aliens that failed in the field all failed with body weight or small falls... maybe a bounce test would have helped, maybe not. The loop swage failure certainly would have been detected.
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#31317 - 07/18/07 05:33 PM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: quanto_the_mad]
chip Offline
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Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2677
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
Again, completely unscientific testing. I was lifting myself by jumping about a foot up with the slings on my feet stopping all downward force each time. Looked pretty funny, I'm sure. I'm feeling good about greeny now and hope that is the worst test it ever gets.

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#31346 - 07/19/07 01:20 PM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: chip]
GOclimb Offline
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Registered: 03/26/01
Posts: 2361
Loc: Boston
Using a screamer, I discovered that I was unable to generate over 2kN of force by bouncing. Of course, I'm a pipsqueak, at 150#, so perhaps you can do better than that. Anyway, that's why I wound up doing the testing I did (described above).

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#31768 - 08/01/07 04:10 PM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: strat]
GOclimb Offline
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Registered: 03/26/01
Posts: 2361
Loc: Boston
Note, I just heard that Metolius is coming out with a new single-stem cam, to be shown at the OR show in a few weeks.

Will this be a Metolius-made Alien (by any other name would smell *more* sweet)? Stand by, we'll soon find out!

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#31776 - 08/01/07 05:18 PM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: GOclimb]
Dillbag Offline
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Registered: 05/02/06
Posts: 1130
Loc: "The Town"
Crackers...

You gonna be there? Make sure you take your digital! We need photos... And lots of them!

Oh, and if you do another interview... Make sure you post the link! It was fun to watch last year ;\)
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#32957 - 09/10/07 06:51 PM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: strat]
dalguard Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1515
Loc: CT
I now have a lot of faith in my green Alien.

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#32960 - 09/10/07 07:01 PM Re: More Alien issues? [Re: dalguard]
chip Offline
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Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2677
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
Sounds like a good story. Glad all is well.

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