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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #825 on: April 19, 2013, 10:37:41 PM »
We wouldn't post it if there was. The rule is no info about the start until the racers are safely underway.

But you can spec over here:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #826 on: April 20, 2013, 01:48:43 AM »
Hey, I just stumbled across this list of sequester locations. Can anyone confirm it? Can anyone possibly add to it? (Here; don't edit the page, it someone's user page)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #827 on: April 20, 2013, 06:34:14 AM »
Hey GB,

LOTS of errors on that Wiki page.......which is normal......try this link.

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,24544.0.html
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #828 on: April 21, 2013, 09:35:34 AM »


Team A and B are doing a task/looking for a clue, both have cabs waiting for them. Team A finishes the task first/gets their clue and returns to their cab. Team A also decides to pay team B's cab to follow them and not return to the location of the task (assuming team B's packs are not in the cab). Would team A get penalized for this?

Additionally, could team A remove team B's packs and drop them off by team B before taking both cabs, or is that prohibited under the rule of tempering with clues/resources?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #829 on: April 21, 2013, 09:55:42 AM »
"Packs."

You can't touch anything that is from other teams, on the race.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #830 on: April 23, 2013, 06:56:37 PM »
Declive is correct.

Example: Joseph & Grace took out James & Sarah's bags in order to steal their taxi in TAR AU 2, resulting in a penalty.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #831 on: April 23, 2013, 10:36:25 PM »
"Packs."

You can't touch anything that is from other teams, on the race.
What's their criteria of "touching" that can get penalty, can someone explain more detail?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #832 on: April 24, 2013, 11:09:10 AM »
"Packs."

You can't touch anything that is from other teams, on the race.
What's their criteria of "touching" that can get penalty, can someone explain more detail?

If you pick other team's things. Steal or even take out of a cab or a designated spot.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #833 on: April 24, 2013, 11:12:24 AM »
"Packs."

You can't touch anything that is from other teams, on the race.
What's their criteria of "touching" that can get penalty, can someone explain more detail?

If you pick other team's things. Steal or even take out of a cab or a designated spot.

Remember the penalty to the Globetrotters in the japanese leg of UB because of moving Ron & Christina's funnypack to a different place from where they put it.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #834 on: April 24, 2013, 11:34:37 AM »
So, the "touching" criteria is if it put other team's in disadvantage, right? What if they moved it accidentally? Will they get a penalty too? :res:


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #835 on: April 24, 2013, 11:36:15 AM »
So, the "touching" criteria is if it put other team's in disadvantage, right? What if they moved it accidentally? Will they get a penalty too? :res:

If it caused disadvantage , yes.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #836 on: April 24, 2013, 03:36:11 PM »
Flight Time & Big Easy "accidentally" moved Ron & Christina's bags and got a penalty.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #837 on: May 02, 2013, 04:46:09 PM »
Are teams assigned a certain color to wear or is that just coincidence/team spirit.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #838 on: May 02, 2013, 05:32:07 PM »
Are teams assigned a certain color to wear or is that just coincidence/team spirit.

Assigned for viewer convenience, is my guess.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #839 on: May 02, 2013, 06:34:32 PM »
Teams get different colored bandanas at the start of the race. This is so the camera/sound crew know which team to follow.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #840 on: May 25, 2013, 09:15:45 AM »
Guys..






Why are there so less clueboxes IN AMAZING RACE AUSTRALIA?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #841 on: May 26, 2013, 10:37:16 AM »
It's been explained before that colors are used to assist the camera crews in following the teams during the Race, especially in situations where teams are in a group, or a team is in the midst of a group of locals, such as public transit or a crowded street.

How this is done is not as clear (or at least I've not heard of how), but it does seem as if teams give input (choosing a color) and bring clothing having that color, or teams are told before they depart for pre-start sequester the color that is being used for that team so they can bring clothing with that color.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #842 on: May 26, 2013, 10:40:20 AM »
Guys..






Why are there so less clueboxes IN AMAZING RACE AUSTRALIA 2?


now i know! they used all the clueboxes for the final roadblock !
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #843 on: May 26, 2013, 11:50:40 AM »
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #844 on: May 26, 2013, 12:08:57 PM »
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #845 on: May 31, 2013, 04:46:37 PM »
why weren't uchenna and joyce able to physically help Merideth and Gretchen in Season 7 for the brawn detour but the Linz boys were able to Goldewski sisters in Season 8? wouldnt this rule change make it easier for teams? Also what was the second fastforward in S8.. u can see the clue in Bill's hand before the detour... it was the leg right after the paols got it i belive
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #846 on: June 02, 2013, 09:39:50 PM »
It's well known that if teams interact with a local while on the race, production has to have the local sign a release forum in order to be able to use their footage on TV.

But what if teams interact with a child? Do they still get him to sign the release forum, or do they have to find the kid's parents or someone who's of legal age?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #847 on: June 02, 2013, 10:22:12 PM »
It's well known that if teams interact with a local while on the race, production has to have the local sign a release forum in order to be able to use their footage on TV.

But what if teams interact with a child? Do they still get him to sign the release forum, or do they have to find the kid's parents or someone who's of legal age?

i think that depends on the location and circumstances. In any event, the show has been known to go back after filming and obtain a release from someone they didn't get initially, or in a circumstance like that one, from the legally empowered person.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #848 on: June 05, 2013, 01:54:28 PM »
I watched an episode of Airport 24/7 and they talked about Global Entry. It is a prepaid service that allows you to go through customs more quickly and costs $100.

I wonder if you are allowed to use this during the race. I know it will not affect every leg (only US legs going through certain cities.) Just curious. Has anyone heard or read about teams using this?

There are also different variations of this in different countries, with some being free.

I could see this as a major advantage if used when entering these countries.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #849 on: June 05, 2013, 04:49:26 PM »
It probably wouldn't work for a team unless the powers that be agreed to provide it to the camera and sound guys as well. Since you have to get a background check and be interviewed, you'd have to do it in advance before you know what camera and sound people you would be working with.  I kind of doubt the powers that be would do it, but I'll bet Phil and the production guys would have (already have?) that service just in case they get delayed and have to move quickly to stay ahead of the teams.

Still, if I were on one of the next couple of races, I'd be looking into that. If allowed, it would be a big leg up on the teams without it. However, I don't travel internationally, so I'm not sure just how long clearing customs takes and how much faster this would be.
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