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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #450 on: May 14, 2012, 05:29:21 PM »
Racers that are students of the race know they will not need most of their stuff for the final leg and why haul around the big packs.......they just slow you down.

I would suggest that R/D and Art/JJ checked their backpacks with the airline in Osaka International Airport. When they arrived in Hawaii, they just left them in the Customs Hall. Since Brendon and Rachel were not that familiar with the race, they carried their backpacks with them. When the race was over......at some point........Rachel/Dave and Art/JJ went back to the airport to US Customs and retrieved their backpacks.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #451 on: May 15, 2012, 04:23:57 AM »
Jaime & Cara did the same in Season 14.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #452 on: May 15, 2012, 10:20:01 PM »
During pitstops, do racers get to talk/mingle with each other?

Because sometimes racers are surprise that a team will show up in the airport while they're waiting for the flight, didn't they know if a leg is an EL or NEL?

Example is with Bill and Cathi, everyone is so surprise on seeing them in the airport at the start of Leg 2.

I remember in TAR 9, teams are shown chatting in a pitstop, that's why Eric and Danielle kinda got interested with each other...

Just wondering.  :)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #453 on: May 15, 2012, 10:23:25 PM »
During pitstops, do racers get to talk/mingle with each other?

Because sometimes racers are surprise that a team will show up in the airport while they're waiting for the flight, didn't they know if a leg is an EL or NEL?

Example is with Bill and Cathi, everyone is so surprise on seeing them in the airport at the start of Leg 2.

I remember in TAR 9, teams are shown chatting in a pitstop, that's why Eric and Danielle kinda got interested with each other...

Just wondering.  :)

They don't get to see each other during the pitstops anymore. In the earlier seasons they did (season 2 had footage of it).

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #454 on: May 16, 2012, 01:26:38 PM »
During pitstops, do racers get to talk/mingle with each other?

Because sometimes racers are surprise that a team will show up in the airport while they're waiting for the flight, didn't they know if a leg is an EL or NEL?

Example is with Bill and Cathi, everyone is so surprise on seeing them in the airport at the start of Leg 2.

I remember in TAR 9, teams are shown chatting in a pitstop, that's why Eric and Danielle kinda got interested with each other...

Just wondering.  :)

Season 13 was the last season to allow teams to interact during the Pitstops. Is there anyone outside of production that actually thinks that it was a change for the better? Probably not.


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #455 on: May 16, 2012, 03:05:34 PM »
During pitstops, do racers get to talk/mingle with each other?

Because sometimes racers are surprise that a team will show up in the airport while they're waiting for the flight, didn't they know if a leg is an EL or NEL?

Example is with Bill and Cathi, everyone is so surprise on seeing them in the airport at the start of Leg 2.

I remember in TAR 9, teams are shown chatting in a pitstop, that's why Eric and Danielle kinda got interested with each other...

Just wondering.  :)

Season 13 was the last season to allow teams to interact during the Pitstops. Is there anyone outside of production that actually thinks that it was a change for the better? Probably not.

There have been a few sporadic legs since then. Luke Adams (aka DeafRacer) said here once that the teams ate dinner together after the leg in which he and his mother U-Turned Amanda & Kris. The teams of TAR17 helped paint that schoolhouse in Ghana together during a Pit Stop. Teams definitely interacted at the Tanzanian camp in TAR20, according to some of the teams' exit interviews (specifically Nary & Jamie).

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #456 on: May 28, 2012, 07:51:44 AM »
I know I read about the cameraman/sound person in several posts, but I was wondering how they manage taxi's?  In the early races when FERNS were allowed, did they actually have 4 people in the back seat?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #457 on: May 28, 2012, 08:22:37 AM »
I don't know about the very few times when FERNS were involved, but the general rule for regular taxis (not motor rickshaws or smaller vehicles like that) is:
the cameraman sits in the front seat so he can film face-on
the sound guy in the open seat next to the team member who will be in the middle of the back seat

On rare occasions (because the WRP camera/sound crews are so good at it) you catch a fleeting glimpse of a small part of the sound guy in the frame.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #458 on: June 01, 2012, 02:11:16 PM »
I really should know this, what does ESM stand for in the chat about AR?  (In my line of work that'd be Electronic Sensing Measures lol)

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #459 on: June 01, 2012, 02:17:25 PM »
I really should know this, what does ESM stand for in the chat about AR?  (In my line of work that'd be Electronic Sensing Measures lol)

Eat, Sleep, Mingle. It means scenes where teams are doing this sort of thing instead of racing.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #460 on: June 01, 2012, 02:50:27 PM »
To me the main purpose of ESM were eating, sleeping and socialization (during which friendships such as Eric and Danielle were initially formed).

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #461 on: June 01, 2012, 03:56:15 PM »
Can teams use the express pass on a fast forward?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #462 on: June 01, 2012, 04:25:07 PM »
Can teams use the express pass on a fast forward?

I can't find the post I thought I read about this, but I think it was said that the Express Pass allows you to SKIP one task, while the Fast Forward is earned by COMPLETING a specific task.  If you use the pass to SKIP the detour, you haven't COMPLETED the detour, but you can move forward as if you have.  So, I think the answer is no.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #463 on: June 01, 2012, 05:37:34 PM »
Can teams use the express pass on a fast forward?

I can't find the post I thought I read about this, but I think it was said that the Express Pass allows you to SKIP one task, while the Fast Forward is earned by COMPLETING a specific task.  If you use the pass to SKIP the detour, you haven't COMPLETED the detour, but you can move forward as if you have.  So, I think the answer is no.

Yes, you can use the express pass on fast forward task.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #464 on: June 01, 2012, 05:42:34 PM »
Peach previously sayed that can't do this ,  right??

Anyways , always believe in the Sinister Deaf Kid's wisdom!!  :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #465 on: June 01, 2012, 05:43:08 PM »

Yes, you can use the express pass on fast forward task.

Oh wow.  Thanks for letting us know.   :<3 

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #466 on: June 01, 2012, 08:09:41 PM »
Can teams use the express pass on a fast forward?

The answer is NO. You must complete that task. From those who know. :)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #467 on: June 01, 2012, 08:20:41 PM »
Can teams use the express pass on a fast forward?

The answer is NO. You must complete that task. From those who know. :)

Luke said yes.  :duno:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #468 on: June 01, 2012, 08:32:15 PM »
Can teams use the express pass on a fast forward?

The answer is NO. You must complete that task. From those who know. :)

Luke said yes.  :duno:

I think the EP came along after Luke's season, right? This info is CURRENT.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #469 on: June 01, 2012, 08:38:02 PM »
The express pass was introduced in Season 17, after Luke's 1st season, but before Unfinished Business.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #470 on: June 01, 2012, 08:40:16 PM »
Again, all I can say is this is the most current info...x2.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #471 on: June 01, 2012, 08:42:07 PM »
Not knocking Luke, but personally, I would want to know exactly what the little white sheet of paper says that comes with the EP..........so Jill/Thomas, Gary/Mallory, Ernie/Cindy or Rachel/Dave would be the best sources.......along with the Producers.....but they don't talk much.

Plus, the circumstances at which it can be used might have changed from season to season too.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #472 on: June 02, 2012, 01:32:55 PM »
I know the rules and all stuff. The answer is YES.

The team can use the express pass on the fast forward task.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #473 on: June 02, 2012, 02:44:34 PM »
I believe the Express Pass can be used to SKIP any TASK. Even if Mika had to use the EP to bypass the water slide task, it would have been possible despite it being neither a Detour/Roadblock... I think. :)

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #474 on: June 02, 2012, 08:49:14 PM »
Luke, perhaps the rules have changed since your season. I am told that NO it is not possible to use the EP to skip the FF.

That's it for me, take it fwiw. :lol:
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