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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1225 on: September 06, 2014, 11:01:51 PM »
Hi. I know the Roadblock rule was introduced in Season 6 due to final 3 teams of Season 5 have unbalanced Roadblock number performed (Chip/Brandon 9, Colin 8, their partner Kim/Nicole/Christie only performed ONE Roadblock :ascared) that leads Bowling Moms Linda & Karen epic elimination in the Philippines 2.  :'(

I want to know the list of Roadblock rule changes from Season 6 from Season 24 if there is some changes made. This is because I was confused on some season such as Season 23 & 24 where in Season 23 last 2 legs before final Marie was explicitly mentioned in the clue that she must perform roadblock in Indonesia 2 and Japan while in Season 24 Dave doesn't happen like Marie.  ???
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1226 on: September 07, 2014, 12:42:18 AM »
I want to know the list of Roadblock rule changes from Season 6 from Season 24 if there is some changes made. This is because I was confused on some season such as Season 23 & 24 where in Season 23 last 2 legs before final Marie was explicitly mentioned in the clue that she must perform roadblock in Indonesia 2 and Japan while in Season 24 Dave doesn't happen like Marie.  ???
A LOT of fans wanted to know after seeing Connor do too many Road Blocks. 
And Phil tweeted SEVERAL times responding to all the tweets.  Basically, he says:

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#Roadblocks #TAR25 rules same 4 all no team could do more than 6 RBs B4 end of L10 - 3 RBs in L11+12 those can be divided 2-1 #AmazingRace

He tweets this here, here, here, here, here and here.

But no matter how many times he says it, it still doesn't make any sense.


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1227 on: September 07, 2014, 02:56:11 AM »
I want to know the list of Roadblock rule changes from Season 6 from Season 24 if there is some changes made. This is because I was confused on some season such as Season 23 & 24 where in Season 23 last 2 legs before final Marie was explicitly mentioned in the clue that she must perform roadblock in Indonesia 2 and Japan while in Season 24 Dave doesn't happen like Marie.  ???
A LOT of fans wanted to know after seeing Connor do too many Road Blocks. 
And Phil tweeted SEVERAL times responding to all the tweets.  Basically, he says:

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#Roadblocks #TAR25 rules same 4 all no team could do more than 6 RBs B4 end of L10 - 3 RBs in L11+12 those can be divided 2-1 #AmazingRace

He tweets this here, here, here, here, here and here.

But no matter how many times he says it, it still doesn't make any sense.

I just realized this yesterday: If Margie & Luke managed to reach the penultimate leg, and Luke was stuck with that last Roadblock before the finale, they would be screwed. But even with the last-minute rule patch, they should have uninstated it after Margie & Luke were eliminated. Even with that, (especially AFTER realizing they were going to cast a deaf guy on the show again after doing it TWICE) they could have structured it in some other way so either Margie or Luke could have chosen the Welsh poem Roadblock.

An easy way to fix this dilemma is to turn that underwhelming Magic Roadblock into a Route Info task instead of a Roadblock. They have done this before, a RI task with each member have different things to do. With that, there are only 12 RBs in the Race, with only 10 RBs done going into the penultimate leg. A (smart) team like Margie & Luke should realize they should have their options open for tasks and situations like this. Or an even easier solution, decrease the limit from 6 to 5 RBs for the first 10 legs, since they only have 10 RBs, which is easily divided by 2.

This is like Adam & Bethany talking about being careful with their Roadblock count since Bethany only has one arm and that could pose a great difficulty for some tasks.

It's just one of the many major oversights the production had for this season. :res: My biggest question is why they just won't give the exact reason for this rule change, or fess up to their one giant oversight.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1228 on: September 07, 2014, 12:01:40 PM »
Seasons 1-5: There was no stated rule for Roadblocks. However, it is assumed that each team member had to do at least One, since Kim, Christie and Nicole of S5 all did exactly one. It is assumed this is the same for Season 8.
Seasons 6-7: The basics. Only 12 Roadblocks on the race, and no person can do more than six.
Seasons 9-17: No person can do more than seven, even though some races like 12 and 13 only had 11 Roadblocks in total.
Seasons 18-23: No person can do more than six Roadblocks before entering the last leg of the race. The Roadblock or Roadblocks of the final leg have no restrictions, except that if there's two one must be performed by each.
Seasons 24-onward: No person can do more than six Roadblocks before entering the 11th leg of the race. Any Roadblocks on the 11th and 12th legs have no restrictions, except that if there's two on one leg, one must be performed by each.

Fairly simple stuff, though I don't know why they got rid of the whole "completely even thing". Roadblock rules can get even more confusing in foreign versions of the race. The Israeli version keeps a firm 6-Roadblock limit, even though Season three only had SEVEN Roadblocks throughout the entire race. On the flipside, the fifth Latin American race has SEVENTEEN Roadblocks, with a grand total of Five legs having two Roadblocks on them.

Usually it's pretty fairly enforced (even with Connor, despite what the masses seem to think). Definitely the worst case was in the third Vietnamese season. In there, each team member can only do five Roadblocks before the final leg (The last Roadblock has no restrictions). However, the producers forgot how to count and one team member accidentally hit six Roadblocks on the antepenultimate leg. They didn't give him a penalty because he already received a penalty during the Roadblock so they were like "is ok..." This penalty was a grand total of 30 minutes.

Speaking of Luke though, I think me might have done okay. I'm not sure what you're talking about Kharpov. As Phil has said in his tweets, the Roadblocks of leg 11 and 12 have no restrictions. The only thing would be that if Luke performed the magic trick, then Margie would have to Skydive. (Would have loved to see that)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1229 on: September 07, 2014, 12:30:49 PM »
I think K means Luke could not have done the Welsh poem task.
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« Reply #1230 on: September 07, 2014, 01:09:44 PM »
Yes, but at that point there would have been nothing forcing him to do it. The limit is abolished at the end of the 10th leg.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1231 on: September 07, 2014, 03:11:58 PM »
Seasons 1-5: There was no stated rule for Roadblocks. However, it is assumed that each team member had to do at least One, since Kim, Christie and Nicole of S5 all did exactly one. It is assumed this is the same for Season 8.
Seasons 6-7: The basics. Only 12 Roadblocks on the race, and no person can do more than six.
Seasons 9-17: No person can do more than seven, even though some races like 12 and 13 only had 11 Roadblocks in total.
Seasons 18-23: No person can do more than six Roadblocks before entering the last leg of the race. The Roadblock or Roadblocks of the final leg have no restrictions, except that if there's two one must be performed by each.
Seasons 24-onward: No person can do more than six Roadblocks before entering the 11th leg of the race. Any Roadblocks on the 11th and 12th legs have no restrictions, except that if there's two on one leg, one must be performed by each.

Fairly simple stuff, though I don't know why they got rid of the whole "completely even thing". Roadblock rules can get even more confusing in foreign versions of the race. The Israeli version keeps a firm 6-Roadblock limit, even though Season three only had SEVEN Roadblocks throughout the entire race. On the flipside, the fifth Latin American race has SEVENTEEN Roadblocks, with a grand total of Five legs having two Roadblocks on them.

Usually it's pretty fairly enforced (even with Connor, despite what the masses seem to think). Definitely the worst case was in the third Vietnamese season. In there, each team member can only do five Roadblocks before the final leg (The last Roadblock has no restrictions). However, the producers forgot how to count and one team member accidentally hit six Roadblocks on the antepenultimate leg. They didn't give him a penalty because he already received a penalty during the Roadblock so they were like "is ok..." This penalty was a grand total of 30 minutes.

Speaking of Luke though, I think me might have done okay. I'm not sure what you're talking about Kharpov. As Phil has said in his tweets, the Roadblocks of leg 11 and 12 have no restrictions. The only thing would be that if Luke performed the magic trick, then Margie would have to Skydive. (Would have loved to see that)

Thank you so much for the list. That explain a lot. :conf:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1232 on: September 13, 2014, 01:54:24 AM »
Yes, but at that point there would have been nothing forcing him to do it. The limit is abolished at the end of the 10th leg.

Thanks GB :D That's what I was trying to say. The probable reason they changed the Roadblock rule is because if Luke was stuck with that  Welsh poem Roadblock since it was the last RB before the finale reset with the traditional RB rule, they would probably be forced to quit the task, which is just too unfair even for them. So they changed the rule so this wouldn't happen. My question to production is "is this your reason for the rule change?"
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1233 on: September 17, 2014, 12:08:03 AM »
Can a team facing the Speed Bump in one leg just give up the Speed Bump and take Fast Forward instead? If they can, is there any time penalty for them at the pitstop for not finishing the Speed Bump?
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« Reply #1234 on: September 17, 2014, 01:57:16 AM »
Did the producers ever pt a ff before a speed bumb? I don't think they would do that.
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« Reply #1235 on: September 17, 2014, 02:59:05 AM »
Did the producers ever pt a ff before a speed bumb? I don't think they would do that.
What's about Bopper & Mark? I don't remember when speed bump is placed before FF, or vice versa in TAR 20 Leg 10?
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« Reply #1236 on: September 17, 2014, 04:09:41 AM »
Did the producers ever pt a ff before a speed bumb? I don't think they would do that.
What's about Bopper & Mark? I don't remember when speed bump is placed before FF, or vice versa in TAR 20 Leg 10?

It was placed right before the fast forward, they needed to complete the speed bump before they got the fast forward clue.
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« Reply #1237 on: September 17, 2014, 04:48:45 AM »
Did the producers ever pt a ff before a speed bumb? I don't think they would do that.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1238 on: September 17, 2014, 09:44:44 AM »
Than , i have no idea. But that was lame on the producers.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1239 on: September 18, 2014, 03:49:33 AM »
What happens a racer dies in race by accident?
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« Reply #1240 on: September 18, 2014, 06:04:28 AM »
What happens a racer dies in race by accident?

Probably the show'll be canceled. At least the whole season'd be screwed.

This has happened in some seasons of Survivor (international versions).
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« Reply #1241 on: September 18, 2014, 06:22:37 AM »
Don't EVEN think it!
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« Reply #1242 on: September 18, 2014, 06:53:12 AM »
1) Teams saved by Salvage Pass don't need to perform the Speed Bump right?
2) Teams saved by The Save (in the upcoming 25th season) don't need to perform the Speed Bump right?
3) Would you like to barter the Express Pass for The Save or vice versa? (I wonder whether or not it'd happen between teams in the 25th season)
4) Is there any twist that you don't think should ever be introduced in the show?
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« Reply #1243 on: September 18, 2014, 07:17:53 AM »
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« Reply #1244 on: September 18, 2014, 07:32:26 AM »
What happens a racer dies in race by accident?

Probably the show'll be canceled. At least the whole season'd be screwed.

This has happened in some seasons of Survivor (international versions).
I hope to God/Buddah/Gandi/Allah/any other religious figure that it never happens to anyone but I think on Survivor Bulgaria they continued even when someone died. 

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« Reply #1245 on: September 18, 2014, 07:40:05 AM »
What happens a racer dies in race by accident?

Probably the show'll be canceled. At least the whole season'd be screwed.

This has happened in some seasons of Survivor (international versions).
I hope to God/Buddah/Gandi/Allah/any other religious figure that it never happens to anyone but I think on Survivor Bulgaria they continued even when someone died.

Yes, it was season 4. They did let it continue.

The fifth season premiered 3 days ago. To my surprise they picked it up after a five-year hiatus.

ETA: Is Gandi a religious figure? ???
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« Reply #1246 on: September 18, 2014, 07:49:16 AM »
Not to say death, did it rarely happen that someone got injured on The Amazing Race?

The only injury accident in my memory was that Dave broke his Achilles in S22. (Just discount Claire's watermelon in S17; it was not a big deal lol.)
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« Reply #1247 on: September 18, 2014, 07:59:25 AM »
Not to say death, did it rarely happen that someone got injured on The Amazing Race?

The only injury accident in my memory was that Dave broke his Achilles in S22. (Just discount Claire's watermelon in S17; it was not a big deal lol.)

It was a big deal... for Claire and the baby inside her at that time.  :funny:

Jokes aside for Amazing Race (US edition), the only injuries apart from Connor I remember was Lance's injury in Season 5, Gretchen in Season 7, and Mel's hypothermia in UB.

25 seasons and only those few injuries. Not a bad record.

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« Reply #1248 on: September 18, 2014, 09:23:48 AM »
And Brian & Greg's cameraman.

In reference to that, who filmed them for the rest of the leg? Their Sound Guy?
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« Reply #1249 on: September 18, 2014, 09:40:00 AM »
What happens a racer dies in race by accident?

Probably the show'll be canceled. At least the whole season'd be screwed.

This has happened in some seasons of Survivor (international versions).
I hope to God/Buddah/Gandi/Allah/any other religious figure that it never happens to anyone but I think on Survivor Bulgaria they continued even when someone died.

Gandi, is not a religious figure, lol