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Jan 19, 2012
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I have a black Alien, I think it was assembled incorrectly. The head of the cam is 30 degrees off from both the trigger bar and the loop at the bottom. now before we get started with the "Ur gonna Die's" do you think it might be safe for use? or is this cam going to be holding a flower pot from the crack in the concrete of my ceiling? Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Joined Dec 19, 2011
113 points
Jan 19, 2012
Nothing wrong with it. Will S
From Joshua Tree
Joined Nov 15, 2006
1,298 points
Jan 19, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Obi Wan Ryobi - Darth Vader Crag, Rumney NH
1. Yer gonna die. Get it right ;)
2. Pictures would help?

It sounds like maybe the trigger wire is holding it in an odd position, like when you fall on a nut and it sometimes sets the wire at an odd angle.
Brendan Blanchard
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 18, 2010
361 points
Jan 19, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: blah
Rock Climbing Photo: held vertically
held vertically


Rock Climbing Photo: horizontal cross section
horizontal cross section



I have not been using it much obviously, it looks pretty new. I never really cared for this size alien. but it does look a little weird.
Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Joined Dec 19, 2011
113 points
Jan 19, 2012
That's how the black alien was designed/made-

I can't remember the exact reason Dave (Waggoner) designed them that way.. ergonomics, maybe.. I can't remember. It was a while ago, right when that unit was first introduced.

But I remember bringing up the same thing with him back in the day (when we used to refer to that unit as the "crack baby"- ha-ha).
bdboulder
From Eldorado
Joined Oct 11, 2006
127 points
Jan 19, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: blah
Thats Really good to know. just figured you cant be to careful with the little ones. Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Joined Dec 19, 2011
113 points
Jan 20, 2012
Ahhhh- you might be surprised... The black alien is pretty bomber- I've taken some fair sized whips on it (and blue aliens).. bdboulder
From Eldorado
Joined Oct 11, 2006
127 points
Jan 20, 2012
Mine is the same way. I remember opening the care package that came direct from CCH with my set back in '05, pulling the black out for the standard 'new cam trigger pull satisfaction coupled with shit eating grin' and going "WTF?"

Totally normal. A great piece, although I cant speak too highly of the ergonomics design.
ABaxter
From Estes Park, CO
Joined Sep 28, 2006
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