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Aug 6, 2012
wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of ...
slim wrote:
haven't read through the whole post, but if they make a size that is perfectly between blue and green alien, i'll probably buy 6 of them. i think the biggest mistake that all of the small cam manufacturers are making is that they the sizes are all too similar.

i am finding a gap between my 0.2 microcamalot (roughly a blue alien) and the 0.3 C4..

oh and like Jake said above, i have the five WC Fr sizes 1-2 (including half and quarter sizes) and they compliment the BDs well from 0.4-1.
Darren Mabe
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Aug 6, 2012
Depending on the kind of rock you climb, offset/hybrid cams can be great for in-between sizes. Unless it's perfect sandstone splitters all the time, offsets seem to fit just as good as often as a regular cam in the smaller sizes (up to 0.5 C4 or so). Auto-X Fil
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Aug 6, 2012
Played with them at OR. Head width is like a C4 with a lobe shaved off which seems close to C3 head width. Nice bit didn't make me want to sell my master cams. DrApnea
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Dec 9, 2012
Does anyone knows when these cams are actually going to be available for purchase? NC Rock Climber
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Dec 9, 2012
NC Rock Climber wrote:
Does anyone knows when these cams are actually going to be available for purchase?

Spring 2013.

Hopefully March?
Stephan Doyle
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Dec 9, 2012
Late March, Early April based on what I've heard from the folks at BD. John Wilder
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Dec 9, 2012
Colonel Mustard
Aric Datesman wrote:
Been a while since that testing happened, so quick clarification for those who weren't around then.... Yes, of the 30-40 CCH Aliens I pull tested a disturbing number smeared out of the test fixture well below their rated strength.

Hmmmm... I had that happen in my own "testing" once. It looked like a perfect placement of a yellow alien and then failed when I fell on it. The lobes were deformed, "smeared" as you say. If your explanation of the metal claimed not being the metal used is true, what a truly piece of shit company CCH was. Not that this is a newsflash at this point ;).
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Dec 16, 2012
Ball Pass NZ
anyone know pricing? Caitlin Mac
From Tempe
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Dec 16, 2012
El Chorro
Is it weird that the only thing I've gotten out of this thread is that I need a new helmet? Ryan Williams
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Dec 16, 2012
British helmet
British helmet

I think your current helmet fits well.
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Jan 26, 2013
top of mt. lady washington - rmnp
Randomly noticed the other day that they are now shown on BD's website


Stated availability of late march/early may...
Andrew Mayer
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Jan 27, 2013
i was hoping that they would have full strength cam stops ... but it looks like the 3 smallest sizes dont ...

the only microcam with full strength stops i know off remains the WC zero ....
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