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In March 1983 ( still employed as full-time designer in a track machinery company ) I tried to establish a distribution organization for my Sensor Timing devices in Austria, and contacted Kurt Kerber, a former professional timekeeper at LONGINES. Kerber was able to sell some equipment to Austrian elite ski racers (e.g. Christian Orlainsky ). The new timing system was also used for cross-country skiing. During the following years, some unknown cross country skiers worked with a sensor timing device that had been sold by the company Kerber in 1983.
In May 1983,
asked me to provide additional sensor timing devices for the summer training
session held in August 1983 in Australia, includion measuring rods. I worked day
and night, and finally, I achieved the completion. The equipment was given to
Kurt Hoch in end of July, just in time. Unfortunately it was not possible for me to book a flight ticket
to Australia. So I could not be present at the tests. Result: The equipment did not work,
for unknown reasons (probably defective chargers). A first serious setback. .
Then came additional stress and anger about
patent law matters, through negotiation with a
optional U.S. partner who was interested in the use of my patent for the settlement of city
marathons and increasing harassment at my main job as designer in a company in Linz. This
led to the first burn-out.
End of December 1983, the father of the later Ski World Champion
me by phone and ordered several sensor timing devices (see
consignment note); also his
colleague Markus Jenni (representing the Lebanese Ski Federation(!).
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