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The Double-Battle, now with the official English title of Face Off, is a type of task that was introduced in the Latin American race and popularized by the Israeli race. It has also been featured in the Norwegian version (as the "Intersection"), the Filipino version (as the "Duel") and the Chinese version (as "Versus"). Now it has been introduced to the Canadian version as a full structure of the race with its own name, clue design and on-screen graphics.

But it has never been adopted by the original American version of the show.

Do you think it ever will be?
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Re: Do you think the American version will ever include the Double-Battle?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2015, 03:25:33 AM »
I would love to. It separates teams more and the leg becomes harder to complete IMO  :)

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Re: Do you think the American version will ever include the Double-Battle?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2015, 09:23:08 AM »
Maybe they wouldn't do it in the American TAR, but I'd love to see it once in a while.

It makes me ponder why there are so many names for this type of task ??? , but even I renamed it to roundabout for my fanfic. :funny:

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Re: Do you think the American version will ever include the Double-Battle?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2015, 09:31:04 AM »
It didn't make a good first impression to Canadian viewers with this cast managing to show how breakable it is  :funny: 2 teams taking penalties, resulting in the last team getting a free pass because they had no one to compete with.

Though that was thanks in part to the prior Roadblock, which had one team member buried on a cold beach for 2 hours, hypothermia set in

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Re: Do you think the American version will ever include the Double-Battle?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2015, 03:21:01 PM »
It didn't make a good first impression to Canadian viewers with this cast managing to show how breakable it is  :funny: 2 teams taking penalties, resulting in the last team getting a free pass because they had no one to compete with.

Though that was thanks in part to the prior Roadblock, which had one team member buried on a cold beach for 2 hours, hypothermia set in

That would not have happened in other versions. Teams who have quit the Double-Battle previously (ie, Roni & Yael, TARI 4) have had to sit around and wait until the last team leaves and then serve the 15-minute penalty before leaving. The Canadian version was too lenient.
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Re: Do you think the American version will ever include the Double-Battle?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2015, 09:43:20 AM »
The Double Battle is horrible but I wouldn't mind the Intersection returning  :conf:
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Re: Do you think the American version will ever include the Double-Battle?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2015, 05:38:01 PM »
The Double Battle is horrible but I wouldn't mind the Intersection returning  :conf:
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Re: Do you think the American version will ever include the Double-Battle?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2015, 06:07:31 AM »
It didn't make a good first impression to Canadian viewers with this cast managing to show how breakable it is  :funny: 2 teams taking penalties, resulting in the last team getting a free pass because they had no one to compete with.

Though that was thanks in part to the prior Roadblock, which had one team member buried on a cold beach for 2 hours, hypothermia set in

That would not have happened in other versions. Teams who have quit the Double-Battle previously (ie, Roni & Yael, TARI 4) have had to sit around and wait until the last team leaves and then serve the 15-minute penalty before leaving. The Canadian version was too lenient.

Yeah, in TARPH2 also, teams who wanted to quit or hand over the win actually had to wait for the next team to arrive.

The idea of the Double Battle is fine, but I don't think it should have a hand in eliminating teams.  I think it depends on the task too.  But it should simply cause drama and foster rivalries or just be somewhat fun. 

One of the best "Duels" from TARPH2 was in Leg 8 where teams were pulled in a chariot by carabao/oxen and they had to grab flags along the way.  They had to beat their opponent to the finish AND grab all the flags.  The best part was that in any duel, it was possible for neither team to win and both would have to get back in line.  That was very exciting.