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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #100 on: March 02, 2009, 08:21:26 PM »
I'm just speculating though. I just maybe that the Brothers switched detours is all ..  :duno:


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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #101 on: March 02, 2009, 08:38:09 PM »
Still speculating on the term "blind u-turn". Perhaps TPTB mandated that the first team arriving at the u-turn option MUST u-turn a later team--they would then select next, 2nd 3rd, etc.   :duno:

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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #102 on: March 02, 2009, 08:55:49 PM »
I did not see this mentioned in the thread but i might have just missed it.

What if the Blind U-turn was this.

If you chose to use the U-turn this season you do not get to chose who you U-turn. Instead you have to reach in and pull someones picture out of a box. Hence the "Blind" part.

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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #103 on: March 02, 2009, 09:00:17 PM »
:welcome2: to RFF Max and Smith!

We do know that of course about the credits, those are both old.

You can see more about that here:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?topic=18413.0

I'm not sure if the term blind would refer to not knowing who you were going to U-turn? OR who you were being U-turned by?  Either could be dramatic!
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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #104 on: March 02, 2009, 09:02:28 PM »
Well, I don't think you wouldn't know WHO you're u-turning, because that could lead to a possibly very anti-climatic introduction of a "new  twist" if the team that chooses to u-turn accidentally pulls the picture of a team ahead of them.


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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #105 on: March 02, 2009, 09:09:06 PM »
"picture pulling" or "number selecting"--either way would work.   This would avoid the neutralizing effect of selecting a team in the forefront (ala Kynt and Vyxsin selecting Don & Nick)

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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #106 on: March 02, 2009, 09:17:10 PM »
If the first team to arrive at the u-turn MUST select a team to be u-turned, you could not select a team that was ahead of you.   Whether it is a random picture pull or a deliberate number select, the result could impact the outcome of the race.
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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #107 on: March 02, 2009, 09:33:02 PM »
I wouldn't like it if a U-TURN becomes compulsory. I'm pretty sure it might just be a team using their U-TURN on another team for no particular reason. That would be pretty blind and stupid. So i can say Tammy and Victor or any of the top pack teams won't get U-TURNed because it would have then be seen as a strategic move and not a "blind" move.

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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #108 on: March 02, 2009, 09:44:15 PM »
Does this mean Christie and Jodi are safe this week, if they're somehow in the front of the pack?

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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #109 on: March 02, 2009, 09:49:17 PM »
Joab,I know we're a little off topic here since this thread is about the next episode--but my personal opinion is that each racing team should use all the devices available to enhance their standing in the race.  In the last few seasons racers have demurred from using the u-turn or it's predecessor "the yield" because they did not want to incur any hard feelings.  It's a race, you're in it to win! Use whatever is available. And sometimes things have to change to keep things moving and interesting--like each team member doing an equal number of roadblocks.   :2cents:

Anyway, it's only speculation.


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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #110 on: March 02, 2009, 10:02:33 PM »
I know, i just don't like it when people play dirty. If you're good you'll be first anyway without having to slow down another team with the U-TURN.. i know you're talking about scenarios where you're in nearly last and wants to put teams further down.. but i'm now talking about if the U-TURN becomes compulsory for the first team reaching the U-TURN mat.. it will be.. pointless and unfair because you're making the top team who has a considerable lead use your U-TURN.. which maybe the team wants to save for future legs for a more strategic use?

I don't think they will force people to U-TURN.. :duno:

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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #111 on: March 02, 2009, 10:21:48 PM »
I do understand your point of view, Joab.  I know strategy wise it is better to get the last team out of the way. But the random selection adds an element of surprise and suspense that may not be available otherwise. 'Nuf said.  I guess we'll find out what the "blind u-turn" is on Sunday.  Can't wait.

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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #112 on: March 02, 2009, 10:30:54 PM »
Maybe the blind U-turn refers to doing both Detours blindfolded. Now that would add an interesting dynamic. :lol:
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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #113 on: March 02, 2009, 10:32:39 PM »
You're right---that would be interesting :lol: :funny:

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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #114 on: March 02, 2009, 10:37:19 PM »
Phil: The U-Turn only shows up once in the race. In this U-Turn, the teams must drive blindfolded to the task. Once there, the blindfolds will remain while both team members saw a log in half.

When they finish that task, the team will once again drive blindfolded to the next Detour where they must walk on hot coals and still keep their blindfolds on. :lol:
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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #115 on: March 02, 2009, 10:46:57 PM »
It would be even harder if it was Luke. Imagine being deaf and blind.

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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #116 on: March 02, 2009, 10:47:43 PM »
It would be hard, but imagine the comedy! :lol:
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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #117 on: March 02, 2009, 10:48:32 PM »
It would be even harder if it was Luke. Imagine being deaf and blind.

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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #118 on: March 02, 2009, 10:49:08 PM »
It would be hard, but imagine the comedy! :lol:
:lol: ".....Like a Caravan of Idiots'

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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #119 on: March 02, 2009, 10:49:49 PM »
lol you said it not me. I almost said It would be even funnier if it was Luke. Imagine being deaf and blind.
 But i did not want to get in trouble for laughing at a deaf guy lol

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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #120 on: March 02, 2009, 10:52:34 PM »
I'm not laughing at the thought of Luke being blindfolded, just the all over idea of a team being blindfolded and doing the detour and what TARAsia wrote ...... :lol:

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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #121 on: March 02, 2009, 11:00:19 PM »
I'm not laughing at the thought of Luke being blindfolded, just the all over idea of a team being blindfolded and doing the detour and what TARAsia wrote ...... :lol:

Yea, i laughed at it. That would literally be a blind U-TURN. The comment with Luke though evil, was hilarious. (Don't mean to be rude.. but it was really funny) :funny:

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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #122 on: March 02, 2009, 11:47:49 PM »
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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #123 on: March 03, 2009, 06:01:38 AM »
Hi guys! Based on everything that the press released, even saying that there would be new twists even before this episode, I think of the following

First placer team experiencing dead last - that more or less must have been Margie/Luke, we see Luke struggle so much in the Roadblock, that must have been them, further, I think that the roadblock itself is a first come first served basis, that is why they suffer being last.

And the new twist is not actually new, rather somehow, a modified version of the u-turn where the first team who reaches the u turn marker is forced to make a mandatory u-turn of another, and that they must randomly pick only one team... I may be wrong and it would actually be like K/V u turning N/D in Season 12, or in TARAsia3, G/T u-turning AD/F not because they hate them, rather to gain time...

The new twist may actually be a new twist?... We'll all find out next week...
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Re: TAR14 EP4: 'It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots'(Siberia)
« Reply #124 on: March 03, 2009, 09:42:10 AM »
Good job everyone. nice match Slowhatch  :tup:


Clues:

DURING THE RACE'S FIRST-EVER VISIT TO SIBERIA, TEAMS MUST TRUDGE THROUGH A HARSH RUSSIAN WINTER IN SEARCH OF A FAMOUS PLAYWRIGHT, AND A NEW TWIST LEAVES ONE TEAM FIGHTING FOR THEIR SURVIVAL IN THE GAME, ON "THE AMAZING RACE," MARCH 8 ON CBS


"It Was Like A Caravan Of Idiots" (Siberia) - Teams travel to Siberia, the show's first- ever visit, where a first place team quickly learns how it feels to be last, and when a new twist is revealed, one Team is left scrambling for their survival in the game, on THE AMAZING RACE 14
, Sunday, March 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is host.

 


...where a first place team quickly learns how it feels to be last...

I think this refers to Tammy & Victor who were in first after leg 2 and are now in last place.


 

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