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m2j1s


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I'm curious, since I own a full set of aliens (bought them prior to the sauders crack issue) I was wondering who still climbs on their aliens, and are you still as confident with their placements?


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I'm curious, since I own a full set of aliens (bought them prior to the sauders crack issue) I was wondering who still climbs on their aliens, and are you still as confident with their placements?

who's sick of a new thread popping up every time someone has a thought about a topic that already has 9 threads? CrazyCrazy


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I still climb on mine. They're all from '03 or older though, except for a grey and some hybrids from '05. I've whipped on the grey, so it's still on the rack.

I gave c3s a try, couldn't stand them.


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Once, I managed to bash an old janky alien out of a crack with a piton. The stem was bent and the lobes were trashed, so I sent it in to CCH with a story about how I loved their gear and hoped they could fix it figuring I would have a new alien in the mail. The neve sent me one. Those guys are such douche bags.


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el_layclimber wrote:
Once, I managed to bash an old janky alien out of a crack with a piton. The stem was bent and the lobes were trashed, so I sent it in to CCH with a story about how I loved their gear and hoped they could fix it figuring I would have a new alien in the mail. The neve sent me one. Those guys are such douche bags.

One time I totally rolled my honda civic. It was completely mangled and even caught on fire. I sent it back to Japan w/ a letter about how I just loved the great gas milage and the nifty features. I figured they would send me a new one. I never heard from them. Maybe it was a language barrier??

Fckn give me a break.

OP: Yep, I still use my aliens as they didn't fall into the recall batch.


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jakedatc wrote:
m2j1s wrote:
I'm curious, since I own a full set of aliens (bought them prior to the sauders crack issue) I was wondering who still climbs on their aliens, and are you still as confident with their placements?

who's sick of a new thread popping up every time someone has a thought about a topic that already has 9 threads? CrazyCrazy
me.

beginning a new thread only serves to detract from an already near-epic-length thread, which might serve as a distant second to the longest thread currently going.Crazy


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stymingersfink wrote:
jakedatc wrote:
m2j1s wrote:
I'm curious, since I own a full set of aliens (bought them prior to the sauders crack issue) I was wondering who still climbs on their aliens, and are you still as confident with their placements?

who's sick of a new thread popping up every time someone has a thought about a topic that already has 9 threads? CrazyCrazy
me.

beginning a new thread only serves to detract from an already near-epic-length thread, which might serve as a distant second to the longest thread currently going.Crazy

I hate to down us, but the fuckin massholes got us beat...
But we're gaining... By god we're gaining.


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m2j1s wrote:
I'm curious, since I own a full set of aliens (bought them prior to the sauders crack issue) I was wondering who still climbs on their aliens, and are you still as confident with their placements?

Where's that damn horse beating icon when you need it..?


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superbum wrote:
el_layclimber wrote:
Once, I managed to bash an old janky alien out of a crack with a piton. The stem was bent and the lobes were trashed, so I sent it in to CCH with a story about how I loved their gear and hoped they could fix it figuring I would have a new alien in the mail. The neve sent me one. Those guys are such douche bags.

One time I totally rolled my honda civic. It was completely mangled and even caught on fire. I sent it back to Japan w/ a letter about how I just loved the great gas milage and the nifty features. I figured they would send me a new one. I never heard from them. Maybe it was a language barrier??

Fckn give me a break.

OP: Yep, I still use my aliens as they didn't fall into the recall batch.

A couple months ago I did laundry with my MP3 player in my pants pocket. If it survived the washer, the dryer killed it. Just thought I'd share.


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A couple months ago I did laundry with my MP3 player in my pants pocket. If it survived the washer, the dryer killed it. Just thought I'd share.

So, when you sent it back, did they replace it or not?


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Mine have not been tested. I don't use them. I'm not sure I WILL get them tested. They're not part of the suspect batch, but its clear to me that and 3 bucks gets you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

I don't trust them and I've lost all trust in the mfg., 100%.

DMT


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I'm pretty sure he asked who STILL climbs on aliens. Not who WON'T climb on their aliens.

That said, I still climb on my aliens.


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Aliens are still on sale, REI, Rock & Snow at the Gunks, so they must be fairly confident of their quality.
I have two, a blue and a green , both from 2006, and use them, although now I try to place them near another piece of pro, just in case.


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Aliens are still on sale, REI

really?


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I guess I'm a mealy-mouthed STILL will climb on his Aliens. I used it because it was (dammit) the only thing I had that I knew would fit on a certain piece of choss. Seeing as you're basically free-soloing on that climb WITH pro, I figured "why not?" Other'n that, I just got a new long-stem zero 'bout the size of my favorite Alien: Old Yellar. Can't wait to plug that baby in and chalk myself firmly in the WON'T category.


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dr_feelgood wrote:
stymingersfink wrote:
jakedatc wrote:
m2j1s wrote:
I'm curious, since I own a full set of aliens (bought them prior to the sauders crack issue) I was wondering who still climbs on their aliens, and are you still as confident with their placements?

who's sick of a new thread popping up every time someone has a thought about a topic that already has 9 threads? CrazyCrazy
me.

beginning a new thread only serves to detract from an already near-epic-length thread, which might serve as a distant second to the longest thread currently going.Crazy

I hate to down us, but the fuckin massholes got us beat...
But we're gaining... By god we're gaining.

Bahahaha.. 308 pages.. isn't that cute.. ;) 19,500 replies.. 589k views vs 7700 replies and 47k views. you got ALOT of work to do ;)


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dingus wrote:
Mine have not been tested. I don't use them. I'm not sure I WILL get them tested. They're not part of the suspect batch, but its clear to me that and 3 bucks gets you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

I don't trust them and I've lost all trust in the mfg., 100%.

DMT

bobruef wrote:
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Aliens are still on sale, REI

really?

Yeah I have had this internal debate going on too. Mine are not recall affected. Purchased prior to all this. I ended up sending them in to be tested. But if you can't trust a company to make something, and a national chain has stopped carrying them presumably for reliability and liability issues, then how can you trust that company to test them? I decided that I would not feel right selling them, and won't use them without testing, so I am having them tested. I'm still not sure if they will get used after testing, but they are a little more likely to get used.


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I don't think REI ever got back into that sinking ship.. they have C3's and are probably happy with that. EMS carries aliens again though.


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svilnit wrote:
m2j1s wrote:
I'm curious, since I own a full set of aliens (bought them prior to the sauders crack issue) I was wondering who still climbs on their aliens, and are you still as confident with their placements?

Where's that damn horse beating icon when you need it..?

Here's one :)


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I returned the ones I had stamped after 2004. I didn't buy them at REI but they gave me store credit which I used to purchase C3's. The older ones, 2001-2002 I still climb on. I've taken falls on all of them at one time or another and are confident of their quality.


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I still climb, and fall on angry's pre-recall era aliens all the times, buhawhawhaw!!! There are about the only SLCDs that I feel good about having 2 well placed lobes. Maybe I should be more gentle on them, cause when they wear out...


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Check the posts by GhoulweJ and the pictures posted by Moof on June 11th. Cams were stamped Tensile Tested.


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The last time I fell on one of my buddy's Aliens (not mine, I've never liked them), which was placed only 5 or 6 feet below me, I was prepared for a good 40+ footer - I had no expectation that it would hold a fall. It did hold though, and several more subsequent falls.

So, I still do climb on Aliens - therein I feel about as good as I do when I'm above one of my 14 year old slung hexes.

In other words - yes, I have poor judgment.


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I use em. All day long. New ones . Old ones. Wide ones. thin ones.


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jakedatc wrote:
I don't think REI ever got back into that sinking ship.. they have C3's and are probably happy with that. EMS carries aliens again though.

Trivia: REI started selling aliens again about a year ago. It lasted for about a month or so, and then they stopped selling them again.

They must not have been happy with CCH's post-recall quality-control procedures.

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