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Do you know what a Martingale is?

Discussion in 'Question of the Day' started by derekleffew, May 6, 2008.

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Do you know what a Martingale is?

Poll closed Jun 5, 2008.
  1. Yes.

    8.1%
  2. No.

    78.4%
  3. Other. (Please hold all guesses until the end.)

    13.5%
  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Do you know what a Martingale (Category: Lighting) is? Again, if you know, please wait until the poll closes to answer.
     
  2. len

    len Well-Known Member

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    It's a game show host, right? Seriously, no idea.
     
  3. Dustincoc

    Dustincoc Active Member

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    Since Martingale is a dog collar company, I'm gonna guess that it is a saftey cable of some sort.
     
  4. Logos

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    I thought it was an item of clothing but anything is possible.
     
  5. porkchop

    porkchop Well-Known Member

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    If I had to guess something with Martin fixtures, for some reason gale makes me thing of black wrap or barn doors. Really have no idea.
     
  6. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    [user]ship[/user], [user]SteveB[/user], [user]JD[/user], [user]BillESC[/user]: you can play too. I'm sure at least one of you know this.

    I DID NOT make it up. Extra points for describing the history of the term, which I don't know.
     
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  7. Grog12

    Grog12 CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    I'm gonna go ahead and guess that the answer is either truss, chain motors or the whole kit and kaboodle.

     
  8. Spikesgirl

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    Glad I'm not alone in not having a clue...
     
  9. thommyboy

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    I am going to go with a betting system trying to double your intensity every cue . Knowing that winning one cue will get you back all the light you lost....I've got nothing...
     
  10. Radiant

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    Is it here?

    (I like to Google late at night) :)
     
  11. mbandgeek

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    It has ties back to sailing

    "A nautical martingale comprises the parts of standing rigging which strengthen the bowsprit and jib boom against the force of the head stays." (wikipedia)

    As far as the lighting aspect goes, I am going to say that it is used to support trussing used as a side arm. to keep the truss from swaying.
     
  12. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    How long do we have to wait for an answer Derek?
     
  13. Grog12

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    I imagine June 5th since that's when the poll closes.
     
  14. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Just long enough to completely lose interest. Nice! ;)
     
  15. TechieGeek

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    Hehehe........ Sailing can teach you a lot. As can Lighting. I know it but i'm not telling.
    ;)
     
  16. Van

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    I used to know a traveling salesman whose name was Martingale.
    Wait I know, it's a bird !
     
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    As an avid equestrian, I know what it'd be if we were talking horses...:)
     
  18. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Hint: Although I know much about the professional dog show industry (my parents owned the 1973 "Weimaraner of the Year", long before William Wegman discovered them), not horses, I suspect new member Rouxster is closest.
     
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    Really? Wow. Now I feel all warm and fuzzy and cluelessly superior to everyone...
     
  20. TimMiller

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    Thats exactly what i was thinking. I remember a video guy once referring to it once, but for the life of me i cannot remember.
     

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