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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #900 on: September 26, 2013, 07:30:57 PM »
Probably took them from a field  :funny:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #901 on: September 26, 2013, 11:29:04 PM »
This may sound stupid, but in TAR12, how did production actually find rental donkeys in Alaska for the final Roadblock? :lol:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #902 on: October 06, 2013, 10:12:10 AM »
This may sound stupid, but in TAR12, how did production actually find rental donkeys in Alaska for the final Roadblock? :lol:

..... am now also literally wondering how the donkey was there in Alaska. LOL  :funny:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #903 on: October 21, 2013, 02:32:04 AM »
So here's a question.  Lately, we've gotten Zero Hour Pit Stops which are essentially non-elimination Legs, but with no penalties for the last place team.

These Zero-Hour Pit Stops, I think are different from the original TBC/double/superlegs because now they actually do treat these as officially Pit Stops and separate Legs, unlike before when it was clear teams continue Racing ("This Leg is not over...", etc.).

So, should those last place teams get a Speed Bump?
And if it's just to save money on an extra task, then I'd rather they go back to the superleg format with no prize for the first place team (more savings!) and the Leg continues with Phil merely a Route Marker.  Does that make sense? Am I overthinking it?  Does the distinction matter?  :nut:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #904 on: October 21, 2013, 04:03:46 AM »
It's supposed to be a ripoff of the superleg so that's why there aren't speedbumps.


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #905 on: October 21, 2013, 09:07:34 AM »
The only difference is that they started giving out prizes OFFICIALLY and announcing the positions of the teams (Margie and Luke, season 18) when in the past, it's just teams arrived at the pit-stop, BUT THE RACE IS NOT OVER YET, KEEP RACING. However, teams actually did receive prizes for the TBC legs, where Jaime and Cara won something for theirs on TAR 14... just that in the past it's not shown.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #906 on: October 21, 2013, 02:39:08 PM »
Yeah, but prize or not, those "keep racing" legs I feel like, are one whole, superleg. While now, we get a non-elimination Leg and a regular Leg just with no "mandatory rest period," so the last place team should still get a Speed Bump?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #907 on: October 21, 2013, 11:22:10 PM »
The "double leg" of the early seasons has evolved, folks.

Keep in mind that around TAR 14 to 18 the mandatory 12 hour rest period became a thing of the past, and that since there's no minimum period for a rest period between legs, there can be no rest period, which is what we saw, twice, in the season where those were introduced.

The use of "keep racing" continues from TAR 9, I believe as in TAR 6 the double leg was an improvisation in Hungary that happened to work. So I suspect that is where some of the confusion is coming from. The "keep racing" used to introduce the midpoint of a double leg; now it signifies when a no rest period pit stop takes place.

Don't overthink this, folks, it really isn't that hard to figure out; and we haven't seen a traditional double-length leg since the last visit to Sydney, IIRC.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #908 on: October 22, 2013, 07:30:00 AM »
did teams get penalty when they reached pitstop without the clue?
obviously,I wanna know the rule about above situations.
did any teams happen on TAR previously season? :colors

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #909 on: October 22, 2013, 10:31:34 AM »
I agree with theschnauzers, it's just a super leg, so don't overthink it...

And yes, if you arrive at the pit-stop without something you need to pick up (items), Phil will send you back to retrieve it. Not with paper clues though, if you lose the paper, you need to have the kindness of other racer to tell you where to go... and if none of them wants to help... good luck.

On Leg 10 of TAR 10 in Morocco, Tyler and James were running to the pit-stop and forgot their lucky pendant... before Phil had to ask them to go back and retrieve it, they realized their mistake and went back. :funny:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #910 on: October 22, 2013, 10:32:50 AM »
Remember "Follow that Plane"?? :funny:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #911 on: October 22, 2013, 10:33:45 AM »
Remember "Follow that Plane"?? :funny:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #912 on: October 22, 2013, 04:36:35 PM »
The "double leg" of the early seasons has evolved, folks.

Keep in mind that around TAR 14 to 18 the mandatory 12 hour rest period became a thing of the past, and that since there's no minimum period for a rest period between legs, there can be no rest period, which is what we saw, twice, in the season where those were introduced.

The use of "keep racing" continues from TAR 9, I believe as in TAR 6 the double leg was an improvisation in Hungary that happened to work. So I suspect that is where some of the confusion is coming from. The "keep racing" used to introduce the midpoint of a double leg; now it signifies when a no rest period pit stop takes place.

Don't overthink this, folks, it really isn't that hard to figure out; and we haven't seen a traditional double-length leg since the last visit to Sydney, IIRC.
Yes, I know about Hungary and begging and all the other "keep racing" legs in TAR8 at the farm or Romber in TAR7.
So your simple explanation pretty much says we now get no-penalty non-elimination Legs. 

I only ask because it seems unfair some saved teams have to deal with a Speed Bump and others don't.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #913 on: October 22, 2013, 07:36:57 PM »
We just have to deal with it? There are teams who came in last and all they had to do for Speedbump was to untie a bunch of tangled ropes :res: while some teams had to solve a really hard puzzle in Malawi or in the worst Speedbump IMO ever, serve water to loads of people in India, which the traffic was just time wasting and the people were countless!

I understand where you are getting from, but this is just like any "THIS LEG IS NOT OVER" legs like in TAR 7, TAR 9 and many of the earlier seasons... it would have been lame if Phil actually told the teams they are the last team to arrive, this is a keep racing leg... BUT YOU GET A SPEEDBUMP... right? (considering he doesn't announce like the prize that the first team won and send them off immediately)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #914 on: October 22, 2013, 10:45:45 PM »
Other than TBC legs, are there any other twists accidentally created?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #915 on: October 23, 2013, 12:23:24 AM »
There have not been many twists on TAR as compared to Survivor... :funny:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #916 on: October 23, 2013, 01:14:32 AM »
At the starting line Phil said that the second express pass to be handed over before the end of the fifth leg. And we have heard Marie say that she will not hand it over until on the mat of the fifth leg. Now I wonder what will happen if there is no other team around when they get to the mat. Will they be penalized for checking in without giving it away? Can/will they just wait for the next team?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #917 on: October 23, 2013, 08:54:46 PM »
I suspect Tim and Marie have until the last team checks in on the fifth leg; but that's just a guess on my part. As the team with the Express Passes, there probably was an unseen instruction sheet about handing over the second pass to another team, and trying to avoid the possibility that the team holding both Express Passes gets eliminated before handling the second one over to another team.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #918 on: October 23, 2013, 11:05:44 PM »
What's the time penalty for buying tickets for 1st class/business class?
If a team goes to the pit stop by cab when the clue says to walk on foot, when does Phil tell the team to go back from where they came from and when does he give them a 30-minute penalty? I can't find the differences in the situations. :crazy:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #919 on: October 24, 2013, 04:41:48 AM »
Isn't the taking business class a 24hr penalty or am I  :crazy:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #920 on: October 24, 2013, 11:57:34 AM »
Isn't the taking business class a 24hr penalty or am I  :crazy:
yes usually that is the case. however i belive the exact wording is the just have to pay for an economy seat.. then it would be okay..

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #921 on: October 24, 2013, 12:02:17 PM »
It led to Azaria & Hendekia's elim. if I remember correctly? :torche

Can a team use their EP on any task in the leg?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #922 on: October 24, 2013, 04:23:53 PM »
DT, RB, ARI as far as I know.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #923 on: October 25, 2013, 02:43:10 AM »
Can a team use their EP on any task in the leg?

I still wonder to this day how the EP will work with the intersection if both of them were in the same season. :umn:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #924 on: October 25, 2013, 04:00:13 AM »
Never thought of that Platinum!