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Aug 2, 2012
Just a teaser
I've had great experiences ordering fixe hardware but will agree their bolts aren't my first choice. I love their double ring anchors, but I wish that they were a bit cheaper. The new Aliens ROCK! I've always been psyched with how quick they are to ship your gear. Thanks Fixe! Monty
From Golden, CO
Joined Mar 13, 2006
3,019 points
Aug 2, 2012
slopey
All Killer No Filler wrote:
Hand, to respond to your butthurt sermon, I'd like a mailing address to send you pink Kleenex and PMS tea. Talk about calling the kettle black. It's called being able to laugh at funny things, getting over yourself isn't nearly as fun as getting under others anyway, depending on the specifics of your situation, which I'm guessing involved Waffle Fries til they started dissing "your people". To quote George Carlin: "calm down...have some dip."


+1
Jeremy Hand
Joined Feb 24, 2012
109 points
Administrator
Aug 3, 2012
Greg D wrote:
This has been great fun since everyone knows that pretty much falling on sport climbs is totally safe.

Haha. Sorry to be the one to inform you of this, but many, probably hundreds, of climbers have been killed on sport routes. Shit, climbers have died top roping! Climbing is dangerous, falling is dangerous, sport climbing is not without risk. Bolts can pull, rock can break, ropes can be cut, ledges hurt, the list goes on. Just about every mistake that can happen has happened and has resulted in a fatality.
20 kN
From Hawaii
Joined Feb 2, 2009
665 points
Aug 3, 2012
20 kN wrote:
Haha. Sorry to be the one to inform you of this, but many, probably hundreds, of climbers have been killed on sport routes. Shit, climbers have died top roping! Climbing is dangerous, falling is dangerous, sport climbing is not without risk. Bolts can pull, rock can break, ropes can be cut, ledges hurt, the list goes on. Just about every mistake that can happen has happened and has resulted in a fatality.


Sarcasm... you should look that word up. dictionary.com
RockyMtnTed
Joined Jul 24, 2012
7 points
Administrator
Aug 3, 2012
RockyMtnTed wrote:
Sarcasm... you should look that word up. Dictionary.com

Well how am I supposed to know. Forums are flooded with noobs that dont even know how to tie in properly.
20 kN
From Hawaii
Joined Feb 2, 2009
665 points
Aug 3, 2012
20 kN wrote:
Haha. Sorry to be the one to inform you of this, but many, probably hundreds, of climbers have been killed on sport routes. Shit, climbers have died top roping! Climbing is dangerous, falling is dangerous, sport climbing is not without risk. Bolts can pull, rock can break, ropes can be cut, ledges hurt, the list goes on. Just about every mistake that can happen has happened and has resulted in a fatality.

Any stats behind this? I only looked up ANAM (US and CAN) up to 2007, a tally of 292 total fatalities. I don't think they all died on sport routes.
divnamite
From New York, NY
Joined Aug 1, 2007
228 points
Aug 3, 2012
Which way again?
20 kN wrote:
He was rather rude, he gave no effort towards writing an English correct and professional looking response.


Irony for breakfast.^^
Cunning Linguist
Joined Feb 15, 2007
2,478 points
Aug 3, 2012
Stabby
I just sprayed Fixe plateds all over a crag, and was told that when the sun is just right they shine like stars. Dressed that crag up like the cheap floozy that she is! Then we had our way with her heh heh.
Killis- good job on trolling the troll!
Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
839 points
Aug 3, 2012
Which way again?
Yeah getting bored with it again-good thing I live in a climbing paradise. Time to go take some pics of myself hangdogging 5.6 on TR while shoveling down White Castle sliders wearing nothing but a harness, a bib, and an adult diaper. Post those up to "prove myself" and then find them up on Misty Murphy's site before my next four-flusher. YAY!

Laughter is the best medecine. Unfortunately MP seems to have Troll Aids, which is like bringing God to a reason fight. (spoken in Sean C voice)
Cunning Linguist
Joined Feb 15, 2007
2,478 points
Oct 14, 2012
Which way again?
Got to use the Fixe Aliens (full set from black up) while doing some bolt replacement a few weeks ago.

I've never been a huge alien fan, floppy action and recall issues never really floated my boat. These new models have sick action, placed really well, and seemed to fill in the gaps in my mostly BD rack very nicely.

I'm getting a set.
Cunning Linguist
Joined Feb 15, 2007
2,478 points
Oct 18, 2012
Any way to get the Faders hangers brought back? I love those things - they're the best design and would buy a bunch if I could. tenesmus
Joined Jan 7, 2004
2,615 points
Oct 28, 2012
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"Time to go take some pics of myself hangdogging 5.6 on TR while shoveling down White Castle sliders wearing nothing but a harness, a bib, and an adult diaper"

Nothing like the smell of a good line, in the morning!
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,381 points
Oct 28, 2012
Eiger summit
All Killer No Filler wrote:
Got to use the Fixe Aliens (full set from black up) while doing some bolt replacement a few weeks ago. I've never been a huge alien fan, floppy action and recall issues never really floated my boat. These new models have sick action, placed really well, and seemed to fill in the gaps in my mostly BD rack very nicely. I'm getting a set.


Or you could get a set of Totem Basic Cams which are the same thing and save $20 per cam. totemcams.com/ Aliens at $80 each is highway robbery IMHO.
Brian
From North Kingstown, RI
Joined Sep 27, 2001
647 points
Dec 10, 2012
Vegas the Dog
Just got a box of offset aliens and powder coated hangers. Fast order turn around. Met Kevin at the fixed anchor conference, seems like a great guy working grass roots style. Adam Floyd
From Las Vegas
Joined Jan 16, 2011
292 points
Dec 10, 2012
Pinklebear
Kevin is the man, the hardware rules, I install it all the time. Have had nothing but great experiences with Fixe in terms of pricing, quality, and communication. Pinklebear
Joined May 8, 2006
3,239 points
Dec 14, 2012
Which way again?
Personally planning to slag Yvon Chouinard on every available forum because I'm not being sent free Predators to match the deal offered on imaginarydistributors.com.

But Kevin's OK as long as he keeps selling those damned illegal aliens.
Cunning Linguist
Joined Feb 15, 2007
2,478 points
Jan 14, 2013
got some aliens at the holidays and am super pleased. Placed a red on sunday in a wet horizontal and it was the only happy placement I had the whole day. learned my lesson about wet climbing though. Rob D.
From Brooklyn, NY
Joined May 18, 2011
37 points
Jan 14, 2013
blah
I thought the new BD micros were just called X4's I thought the Predator thing was just a stupid joke... Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Joined Dec 19, 2011
84 points
Feb 16, 2013
...
"which is like bringing God to a reason fight. (spoken in Sean C voice)".


My version of what you wrote...



"which ishhhh like bringing God to a reashhhon fight. (shhhpoken in Sean C voice)
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,381 points
Feb 17, 2013
Which way again?
The Untouchables. Watch it. Live it. Love it. Cunning Linguist
Joined Feb 15, 2007
2,478 points
Mar 19, 2013
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Trying to think of a great experience I've had with Fixe. Hmm... They sent me an add for "buy three for the price of two" on Saturday and when I tried to use it on Monday for offset aliens, the code didn't work. I wrote Fixe and got the response "we sold out of the buy three for the price of two last weekend but you can use our current buy five for the price of four". Sold out of a special? Ok... whatever that means. Buy five for the price of four? Umm... no thanks. Please don't offer specials that are great and then "recall" them when someone tries to use them. Disappointing. That's the only negative thing I have had happen with them.

I have bought two full sets of Fixe aliens; one of them from Fixe. I received fast (albeit expensive) shipping. No complaints. I do like their camming action. I don't like their durability. Don't whip on them and they are great. Whip on them a few times and you will probably have to replace the trigger wires, at least on the smaller cams. I prefer to whip on Metolius pieces now - they are more durable. If you are patient, and catch the specials right when they come out, you can get aliens at a good price. I paid $65/each when I bought my sets around Christmas (20% off). I bought my second set from an out of state vendor and got the same price, free shipping and no sales tax.

As far as Totems, I believe in supporting people with orignal ideas and not reverse engineered knock offs. Since Fixe spent the money on the CCH patent, I will buy from them and not Totem.
Nelson Day
From Joshua Tree, CA
Joined Nov 13, 2010
1,308 points
Mar 23, 2013
Nelson Day wrote:
As far as Totems, I believe in supporting people with orignal ideas and not reverse engineered knock offs. Since Fixe spent the money on the CCH patent, I will buy from them and not Totem.


1. They didn't buy the patent, it's expired. They bought the infrastructure and the name
2. The "reverse engineered knock offs" actually have improved on the original (better head width, smoother action, and working on an internal spring blue)
NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Joined Oct 6, 2011
116 points


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