Here is the answer to picture 1 of the quiz.
It is a unit to avoid crossing skis. It is glued to the tops of skis 14" from tips.
This unit is special since it has an internal housing which allows a 9v, battery to be inserted, plugged to a wiring and activates a strong white light to beam out! Very much like a lighthouse!
Very popular in the late 1970s and 1980s since a lot of racers had them on the Pro Ski Tour "le Cirque Blanc".
Very poor item since it made skiers look down on tips and not ahead! This poor skiing habit was integrated into the "collective" mind of many, many "old school skiers" and it seems it was "genetically" past along to future skier generations to this present day! Biologist are at loss to explain this generational "memory sharing"! There is ongoing research now to determine why most skiers still to this day look down on their ski tips! Now you know why. It is this type of device which began the , "stare at ski tips" behavior.
This unit was also very poor since once you crossed skis,,,,well you could not uncross them unless you fell, broke a leg or nose!
Congratulation to the 22 persons who got the correct answer. You are all in the running for the Swix electronic waxing iron
Here is that picture of the unit
Edited by Torlauf - 10/2/10 at 3:32am