Gear Junkies Quiz

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Gear Junkies Quiz

Postby planet54 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:01 am

Okay gear junkies tell us how you did on this quiz. Who will be the King/Queen of Gear?

http://www.adventure-journal.com/2013/10/the-aj-quiz-the-origins-of-gear/
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Re: Gear Junkies Quiz

Postby Dave B » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:29 am

Yikes, 1/9.

At least the one I got right was about ski bindings!
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Re: Gear Junkies Quiz

Postby Jim Davies » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:35 am

Wow, I got 5/9. Not bad considering I actually knew only two of them and guessed the rest.
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Re: Gear Junkies Quiz

Postby Somewhat of a Prick » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:37 am

I got a 3, and I only really knew one. I knew the Bill Bowerman Nike question. \:D/
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Re: Gear Junkies Quiz

Postby SilverLynx » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:52 am

Had to guess on all of them, got 3 right. Interesting quiz!
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Re: Gear Junkies Quiz

Postby 3rdGenNative » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:54 pm

Had hunches on a couple, and educated guesses on a couple. The rest were just SWAGs. Three out of 9?? I'm clueless.
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Re: Gear Junkies Quiz

Postby DanielL » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:08 pm

Ha, 0/9! Shows what I know... :-D
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Re: Gear Junkies Quiz

Postby cheeseburglar » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:24 pm

I got 4/9, but only knew the question about first rando bindings.
I think they have the wrong answer for question 6, I've heard a company not listed made the first internal frame.
I'll try to verify.
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Re: Gear Junkies Quiz

Postby jduke » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:22 pm

6/9, not too bad
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Re: Gear Junkies Quiz

Postby pvnisher » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:51 pm

I scored a Jeri Ryan*, two guesses. I could have sworn that Fisher made the first bike.

*seven of nine
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Re: Gear Junkies Quiz

Postby Hungry Jack » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:10 pm

4/9 guessing.
I need more dehydrogenase.
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Re: Gear Junkies Quiz

Postby planet54 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:48 pm

cheeseburglar wrote:I think they have the wrong answer for question 6, I've heard a company not listed made the first internal frame.


Yeah ,if there was a choice for Lowe Alpine Systems I would have picked that. I saw one article that said Lowe was first. Lowe made some bomber packs back in the day.I still have and sometimes use two that I bought in the early 80's.

pvnisher wrote:I could have sworn that Fisher made the first bike.


Me too

I knew 4 and guessed 1
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"Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an innertube;there are some things one would rather have done than do." Edward Abbey

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