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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #150 on: March 15, 2011, 09:28:17 AM »
The roadblock equalizes things a little. Luke is right there waiting with Vyxsin. Kynt can't do that bad on the puzzle because they arrive at the mat in fourth and are passed by the sisters because of their penalty.

Because we know the arrival times I also speculate that there will be no second Uturn used. Ron and Chris and Zev and Justin arrive at the Pitstop at 2:16 while the redheads arrive at 3:30. If either R/C or Z/J were Uturned as well, they sure did a better job of the second task than Jamie and Cara.

I also can't figure how one of these could be Uturned and arrive at the same time as another team. For instance if R/C are Uturned, how do they do the other detour and catch up to Z/J at the RB to check in at a similar time? Especially when this same extra task takes the cheerleaders a really long time.

The only options that I see are:

R/C are Uturned and are REALLY good at the detour
R/C are Uturned and Z/J are REALLY bad at the RB
Z/J are Uturned and are REALLY good at the detour
Z/J are Uturned and R/C are REALLY bad at the RB
FT/BE are Uturned and are so good at everything that they arrive 16 minutes before R/C and Z/J :lol:

Jet/Cord, Gary/Mallory, Margie/Luke, and Kisha/Jen have presumably already chosen not to Uturn based on no photo up when Kent gets there.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #151 on: March 15, 2011, 09:33:04 AM »
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"Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China) - The pressure builds when a prehistoric Roadblock pushes one Racer over the edge...

Could that be that Kent stepping over the edge of his ladder and falling down?

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #152 on: March 15, 2011, 10:02:37 AM »
"writing on the wall"

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Pretty sure this is the parking lot behind the train station in Li Jiang.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #153 on: March 15, 2011, 10:24:29 AM »
That is the clearest cap I can get of the writing on the wall behind Phil (26&27) ...does it help with the location??

Let me know if you want more...there are about 900 more! :lol:

Peach, we had it figured out on Page 4, it's the 云南省文化馆 (Yunnan Province Cultural Centre).

Interesting find on the court, does it match up with this photo?

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #154 on: March 15, 2011, 10:36:31 AM »
So, first is detour or roadblock? I'm confused
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #155 on: March 15, 2011, 10:37:55 AM »
So, first is detour or roudblock? I'm confused

I'd assume Detour, since there's a U-Turn in the leg.  :tup:

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #156 on: March 15, 2011, 10:40:10 AM »
So, first is detour or roudblock? I'm confused

I'd assume Detour, since there's a U-Turn in the leg.  :tup:

Yes, the Detour usually comes before the Roadblock on U-Turn legs.
There has in fact never been a Uturn leg where the roadblock was first. This is odd because the current custom is to do the roadblock first, (they used to always do the detour first).
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #157 on: March 15, 2011, 10:51:34 AM »
Thanks Neobie, I am catching up as fast as I can. :(

I like the train staion in Lijiang ... partially confirmed as K/V are also conspicuously absent in that vid....
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #158 on: March 15, 2011, 11:03:49 AM »
That is the clearest cap I can get of the writing on the wall behind Phil (26&27) ...does it help with the location??

Let me know if you want more...there are about 900 more! :lol:

Peach, we had it figured out on Page 4, it's the 云南省文化馆 (Yunnan Province Cultural Centre).

Interesting find on the court, does it match up with this photo?
I think it matches up - except for the lack of an extremely attractive gentleman. The parking lot is to the north (left) of the main building.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #159 on: March 15, 2011, 11:04:05 AM »
Where does anybody think the Globetrotters are in caps 28-29? Is that Green Lake Park or the Stone Garden or something else?
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #160 on: March 15, 2011, 11:13:06 AM »
Where does anybody think the Globetrotters are in caps 28-29? Is that Green Lake Park or the Stone Garden or something else?

I think this is at the entrance to the Lunan Stone Forest.  When you enter the park, you cross a bridge over a pond.  This pond is a reflecting pool for some of the rock formations. I sent pictures to Peach for posting.
It looks like cap 30 is the Cowboys on this same bridge.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #161 on: March 15, 2011, 11:14:56 AM »

great job wp and Neobie!!
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #162 on: March 15, 2011, 11:17:06 AM »
fwiw.. both Detours may be VERY physically difficult.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #163 on: March 15, 2011, 11:22:42 AM »
fwiw.. both Detours may be VERY physically difficult.

On a TBC leg 2? Evil producers... :meow:

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #164 on: March 15, 2011, 11:39:09 AM »
Pics from gator27!! :hearts:


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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #165 on: March 15, 2011, 11:41:58 AM »
Thanks Chill_SD! That makes it way easier! (And swooping in to rob Joab's glory...) :lol:

The 云南省文化馆 (Yunnan Province Cultural Centre) is right next to my plot of land...




I'm having trouble getting this this to come into synchronization with what shows up in GE.  

Neobie, do you have some confirmed sight lines in your satellite shot ? (yours is different than my GE!  ie it looks like you have better resolution)

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #166 on: March 15, 2011, 11:43:11 AM »
fwiw.. both Detours may be VERY physically difficult.

On a TBC leg 2? Evil producers... :meow:
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #167 on: March 15, 2011, 11:55:20 AM »
I really can't find a good photo of the Yunnan Province Cultural Centre and completely given up since 20 hours ago. Hopefully Neobie or some other more experienced TAR Detective can enlighten me.. :(

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #168 on: March 15, 2011, 12:10:19 PM »
I like a detour choice...not BOTH physical as some teams are not as strong... :(
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #169 on: March 15, 2011, 12:11:25 PM »
I thought there may be a searching choice at Dounan. That place is huge. Are we not going to get that?
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #170 on: March 15, 2011, 12:13:52 PM »
I like a detour choice...not BOTH physical as some teams are not as strong... :(

Legs like this.. we'll have the all-male teams doing really well. Apparently it's both true and not. Jet and Cord apparently are in first, while the other two are in the bottom pack.. so it's interesting to see how it will work out!

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #171 on: March 15, 2011, 12:41:39 PM »
I thought there may be a searching choice at Dounan. That place is huge. Are we not going to get that?

per Timeline...that is route info.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #172 on: March 15, 2011, 01:09:43 PM »
Is it confirmed who wins the leg? Anyways, this could be the best episode yet.

I still think that there will be a Double Elimination somewhere in this season. Considering that usually we have 1 less team at this point.

I think that Flight Time and Big Easy will be U-Turned.


Really the only teams that can be U-turned are,


1. Big Easy - Flight Time

2. Jaime and Cara

3. Zev and Justin

4. Ron and Christina

5. Jet and Cord?


That  is just my speculation.

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #173 on: March 15, 2011, 01:22:05 PM »
There are no double eliminations...we are right on target.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
« Reply #174 on: March 15, 2011, 01:50:39 PM »
I think 28-30 are right at the Pit Stop, Green River Park or whatever its called.

If Kent/Vyxen dont get a penalty for the missed flight, they may get it for taking a taxi from Lijiang Airport to the Yak task. It never shows them in a marked shuttle bus. There is one scene where they are in a taxi, saying they are going to Jade Mtn.
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