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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #850 on: June 18, 2013, 06:41:25 AM »
Just my spec: Isn't the Express Pass used to skip a TASK? You can't use it to skip a general Route Info clue, you can only bypass Active Route Infos. TASK =/= CLUE. So I think you should be able to be U-turned even if you've used it before the U-turn, because you only skipped one of the detour tasks, not both. Hasn't there been talk before of flushing Express Passes with U-turns?

Though peach or someone else probably has asked some former racer, I'm interested what others with actual info have to say :lol:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #851 on: June 18, 2013, 02:44:46 PM »
A couple of points to consider. Teams are told ahead of time in that leg that a U-Turn is ahead.
A team can conceivably use the Express Pass at the point where they have to choose a Detour task; which would allow them to go to the next Route Marker. I would assume that would be the point at which they encounter the U-Turn sign, and if they're playing the Express Pass correctly, that team ought to be able to use a U-Turn on another team, or choose not to use it at all. Until the circumstances arise in a Race, I'm not entirely sure anyone except Bert and Elise can answer that question.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #852 on: June 18, 2013, 09:14:40 PM »
I have another question that's not as stupid as my previous one, :res: .

What does it mean when there is "limited amount of flights" to a certain country? Phil said it during Pit Stop departures from Accra, Ghana to Kiruna, Sweden. Couldn't teams just take connecting flights from the UK, France or Germany into Kiruna?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #853 on: June 18, 2013, 09:54:11 PM »
It could be a production imposed set of limited flights, or it could well be that the airlines have themselves only scheduled a limited number of flights out of that airport to international destinations.
The only way to tell is to check the online airline guides for that airport at that time of year to see whether it is a lack of flights or a producer imposed restriction. At least, Phil is acknowledging, one way or the other, that the Racers are faced with limited flight choices.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #854 on: June 27, 2013, 09:01:45 AM »
My question: I know Maria & Tiffany who switched detours three times in Netherlands before they ended up quitting, but did anyone else switched as much as they have or more?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #855 on: June 27, 2013, 12:50:29 PM »
My question: I know Maria & Tiffany who switched detours three times in Netherlands before they ended up quitting, but did anyone else switched as much as they have or more?

Two that come to mind, from my records:

Race 13 - In Boots or Borscht, Andrew and Dan switched to Borscht after encountering trouble with properly putting on their boots, switch back when they realized they'd have to put them on regardless, then switched once again when Dan could not correctly march.

Race 14 - Keisha and Jenn similarly had great difficulties with both sides of the Sync or Swim detour.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #856 on: June 27, 2013, 07:05:03 PM »
My question: I know Maria & Tiffany who switched detours three times in Netherlands before they ended up quitting, but did anyone else switched as much as they have or more?

Two that come to mind, from my records:

Race 13 - In Boots or Borscht, Andrew and Dan switched to Borscht after encountering trouble with properly putting on their boots, switch back when they realized they'd have to put them on regardless, then switched once again when Dan could not correctly march.

Race 14 - Keisha and Jenn similarly had great difficulties with both sides of the Sync or Swim detour.
I remember Flo & Zach wanting to switch more than once during the second Vietnam leg, but that didn't really happen. :groan:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #857 on: June 27, 2013, 07:11:51 PM »
Flo & Zach went Boats-Bikes-Boats IIRC.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #858 on: June 28, 2013, 09:48:31 AM »
My question: I know Maria & Tiffany who switched detours three times in Netherlands before they ended up quitting, but did anyone else switched as much as they have or more?

Two that come to mind, from my records:

Race 13 - In Boots or Borscht, Andrew and Dan switched to Borscht after encountering trouble with properly putting on their boots, switch back when they realized they'd have to put them on regardless, then switched once again when Dan could not correctly march.

Race 14 - Keisha and Jenn similarly had great difficulties with both sides of the Sync or Swim detour.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #859 on: June 28, 2013, 02:25:53 PM »
Yes I do - to a degree. I'm a long-time lurked on various forums, and I've been watching TAR first-run episodes since race 1 ep. 2.  And thankfully, CBS rebroadcast ep. 1 very soon after.  I'm one of those nerds who began taking notes as soon as I started watching.  And while I haven't done a whole lot of original research myself, I have compiled and organized informations brought to the table by others.  So I have information synopses from many of the races.  It gets pretty spotty for about 15-20, but I plan to fix that during my current rematch project.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #860 on: July 04, 2013, 07:30:59 AM »
If the Russian transit area of the airport is not considered Russian soil right, then how come Terence & Sarah were not allowed to re-enter Russia and run decoy?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #861 on: July 04, 2013, 02:28:40 PM »
If the Russian transit area of the airport is not considered Russian soil right, then how come Terence & Sarah were not allowed to re-enter Russia and run decoy?

Transiting Moscow uses up a Visa, so I would call it "Russia" too.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #862 on: July 04, 2013, 11:25:37 PM »
If the Russian transit area of the airport is not considered Russian soil right, then how come Terence & Sarah were not allowed to re-enter Russia and run decoy?

Transiting Moscow uses up a Visa, so I would call it "Russia" too.

So how come Edward Snowden was allowed to enter Russia without visa or passport?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #863 on: July 04, 2013, 11:31:12 PM »
Because they are granting him Asylum. (maybe, tbd)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #864 on: July 08, 2013, 08:42:12 AM »
Who's that Amazing Race music composer that has a website of all his musical works? I'd love to view him.


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #865 on: July 10, 2013, 12:43:12 AM »
Snowden was allowed to leave Hong Kong by the local authorities and at the time it was thought Wikileaks was arranging to get him from Moscow to, most likely, Ecuador as an asylum-seeker, and probably through a connection in Havana.

Then he got there, and it's hard to know what exactly was going on. I'm under the impression he has no visa to go into Russia, so he's in the transit area outside of passport control and has been since he got there. It appears he'll have his choice now of 2 or 3 Latin American countries, depending on which one he accepts. I suspect, though, that if he doesn't, the Russians are likely to ask him to fly elsewhere anyway.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #866 on: July 10, 2013, 06:35:21 AM »
Who's that Amazing Race music composer that has a website of all his musical works? I'd love to view him.


That would be Lee Sanders!

http://www.sandersmusic.net/SandersMusic/SandersMusic____MUSIC.html
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #867 on: July 14, 2013, 02:58:53 AM »
My question: I know Maria & Tiffany who switched detours three times in Netherlands before they ended up quitting, but did anyone else switched as much as they have or more?

They actually switched more than three times. They kept switching until they couldn't do it anymore apparently.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #868 on: July 14, 2013, 03:00:30 AM »
I think they tried to perform each detour twice , actually.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #869 on: July 14, 2013, 03:02:56 AM »
I think they tried to perform each detour twice , actually.

OK then, that's four. Thanks Declive. :lol:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #870 on: July 14, 2013, 06:45:14 AM »
I have a question. If someone exercise their express pass to finish a Detour immediately and in front another teams decided to U-Turn them, do they need to do another side of the detour?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #871 on: July 14, 2013, 09:02:41 AM »
I have a question. If someone exercise their express pass to finish a Detour immediately and in front another teams decided to U-Turn them, do they need to do another side of the detour?
I think so. Express Pass can be used to skip only one task, while Detour is a choice between two tasks, each with its pros and cons.

What really intrigues me is which Detour sode they must perform if they're U-Turned after skipping Detour.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #872 on: July 14, 2013, 09:06:45 AM »
They've got to perform the DT task that they didn't EP, or that's what I've always assumed :P

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #873 on: July 14, 2013, 01:03:12 PM »
I think they tried to perform each detour twice , actually.

OK then, that's four. Thanks Declive. :lol:

No, three. :lol:

Detour A - Switch 1 - Detour B - Switch 2 - Detour A - Switch 3 - Detour B - Quit

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #874 on: July 14, 2013, 01:06:11 PM »
Using an Express Pass on a Detour and being U-Turned is a commonly debated topic. Some people say that they skip the whole Detour and don't do the other side of the Detour. Others say what Theo said. I think that the only way we will know for sure is if that comes up on the actual race.