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Nov 15, 2012
I don't know if its possible or not but I would like to do some sort of pull test on a purple alien I aquired recently. It's dated 12/05 but has no dimple. The previous owner has weighted it with no problems and told me he was completely confident that it would hold a fall. How can I test it at home or is there somewhere out there I can send it for proper testing to ensure that the brazing is legit? Would you climb above it:) thanks JoshuaJones Jones
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Nov 15, 2012
Just use it. yer gunna die anyways NorCalNomad Blank
From San Francisco
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Nov 15, 2012
Hard bounce test with aiders or a funkness device?

This has been discussed a number of times if you search for it.
csproul
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Nov 16, 2012
Edit...well backed up clean fall. Rob Warden...Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
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Nov 16, 2012
look around for GabeO's 'fuse' test with accessory cord. John Wilder
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Nov 16, 2012
Don't know if I'd ever trust it. Old Crusty
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Nov 16, 2012
Check out this previous thread on the subject:

mountainproject.com/v/labs-tha...

In short, you're going to need some tequila.
Stich
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Nov 16, 2012
Thanks. I will try to get in touch with Russ. JoshuaJones Jones
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Nov 16, 2012
Why not just place it above some gear you know is bomber and whip? MorganH
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