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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #100 on: April 29, 2013, 09:58:24 PM »
I have a ton of TAR questions. I am convinced that when my wife an I apply, we will be picked...and win!
So here it goes:

1. When should you exchange currency/ how much currency to exchange?
2. Bottled water - provided or not?
3. When or should you call for a taxi at the end of each leg? Or is there a rule against this now?
4. How often can you tell what the Roadblock is before you read the clue?
5. How often do you rely on cell phones?
6. Tips for international travel or what to do after plane lands?ie customs
7. Time change on watches? Alarm clocks? How does that work during the race with all the time changes?
8. What to pack........ cold weather clothes, sleeping bag, stuff for taking showers,....?
9. iPods and mp3s allowed?
10. How long do the pit stop interviews last?
11. How difficult is it to sleep during pit stops?
12. Does production tell you when/where to leave your bags during roadblocks & detour?
13. Does a map from a detour ever help later in the leg with navigation?

I realize that most of these would only be known by racers or from reading racer interviews. I was also going to DM a few of these questions on twitter to some former racers, but I'll give them a shot here first. Thanks ahead of time
Some of these may be wrong. But most I know for fact.

1. All of it, at airports.
2. No
3. If still allowed, probably after the Pit Start.
4. If you see other teams doing it.
5. Never your own, occasionally teams have borrowed a local's iPhone or Blackberry to search directions.
6. Go to customs, baggage claim, etc.
7. Probably find out time difference from flight attendants or airport staff, and they set their watch
8. I'm guessing youre on your own with packing, there could be a brief list though
9. No
10. No clue, I'm guessing an hour.
11. Not sure.
12. Probably.
13. Possibly.
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #101 on: April 29, 2013, 10:08:07 PM »
I have a ton of TAR questions. I am convinced that when my wife an I apply, we will be picked...and win!
So here it goes:

1. When should you exchange currency/ how much currency to exchange?
2. Bottled water - provided or not?
3. When or should you call for a taxi at the end of each leg? Or is there a rule against this now?
4. How often can you tell what the Roadblock is before you read the clue?
5. How often do you rely on cell phones?
6. Tips for international travel or what to do after plane lands?ie customs
7. Time change on watches? Alarm clocks? How does that work during the race with all the time changes?
8. What to pack........ cold weather clothes, sleeping bag, stuff for taking showers,....?
9. iPods and mp3s allowed?
10. How long do the pit stop interviews last?
11. How difficult is it to sleep during pit stops?
12. Does production tell you when/where to leave your bags during roadblocks & detour?
13. Does a map from a detour ever help later in the leg with navigation?

I realize that most of these would only be known by racers or from reading racer interviews. I was also going to DM a few of these questions on twitter to some former racers, but I'll give them a shot here first. Thanks ahead of time
Some of these may be wrong. But most I know for fact.

1. All of it, at airports.
2. No
3. If still allowed, probably after the Pit Start.
4. If you see other teams doing it.
5. Never your own, occasionally teams have borrowed a local's iPhone or Blackberry to search directions.
6. Go to customs, baggage claim, etc.
7. Probably find out time difference from flight attendants or airport staff, and they set their watch
8. I'm guessing youre on your own with packing, there could be a brief list though
9. No
10. No clue, I'm guessing an hour.
11. Not sure.
12. Probably.
13. Possibly.

Thanks.

These are really questions that I would like to hear answered from former racers. But, from what I read on here, most of you guys know more than people that have raced.

1. So you would always exchange all money at every pitstop? I know I see teams all the time with both local and US currency. ie. Season 19 when they donate all money to the orphanage.

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #102 on: April 30, 2013, 07:21:06 PM »
2. Bottled water - provided or not?
12. Does production tell you when/where to leave your bags during roadblocks & detour?

In the recent season (22), during the Africa leg when they are driving around in their SUVs, you can see a case of bottled water in the trunk of the car. I think water bottles are provided depending on the situation, and almost definitely at detours/road blocks (just from the amount of water bottles I've seen there, including teams dumping water bottles on their teammates in hot weather road blocks).

I've seen a couple times a sign that said "Leave bags here", memorably at a water park challenge where the bowling moms I believe left their bag behind and had to go back to retrieve it.

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #103 on: April 30, 2013, 08:55:45 PM »
2. Bottled water - provided or not?
12. Does production tell you when/where to leave your bags during roadblocks & detour?

In the recent season (22), during the Africa leg when they are driving around in their SUVs, you can see a case of bottled water in the trunk of the car. I think water bottles are provided depending on the situation, and almost definitely at detours/road blocks (just from the amount of water bottles I've seen there, including teams dumping water bottles on their teammates in hot weather road blocks).

I've seen a couple times a sign that said "Leave bags here", memorably at a water park challenge where the bowling moms I believe left their bag behind and had to go back to retrieve it.

Wow! Thanks! I didn't notice/remember either one of those. You are very observant!

I do seem to remember a season where it looked like teams had coolers in the back of their SUVs. Couldn't tell for sure. But they were big white boxes that resembled coolers.

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #104 on: April 30, 2013, 09:11:26 PM »
They did have coolers. Those were production's, they were not allowed to have any.

Water...usually NOT...but sometimes yes.

Packing, you are mostly on your own, although there are some guidelines re logos, etc.
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #105 on: May 01, 2013, 07:16:09 PM »
They did have coolers. Those were production's, they were not allowed to have any.

Water...usually NOT...but sometimes yes.

Packing, you are mostly on your own, although there are some guidelines re logos, etc.

Makes sense that the coolers were for production.

I have a few ideas on what to pack, but logos is one of my main concerns. I remember Boston Rob wearing his hat in S7 and one of the border patrol guys wore an Arizona Nike hat. I guess it just depends as far as how much you can get away with.

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« Reply #106 on: May 01, 2013, 11:11:08 PM »
I guess it just depends as far as how much you can get away with.

No, they have strict guidelines. If you get on, the rules will be very clear. :)
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #107 on: May 16, 2013, 10:53:44 PM »
I swear they are always having open calls in North Carolina.  Anyways here is the latest casting call to be posted.

Open Casting Calls:

What:                                    The Amazing Race Casting Call
 
 
Where:                                 Colfax Furniture
                                               3614 S. Holden Road
                                                Greensboro NC 27407
                                                336.855.0498
 
 
When:                                  June 15th
                                                10am – 1pm
 
Station contact:                Eileen Stammetti
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                                                336-379-5733
 
Information will be posted on their station’s website early next week:
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #108 on: May 21, 2013, 01:37:07 AM »
Have just posted links to an incredible BVM/Elise Interview for Archive of American Television EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG

If you are serious aout applying, you need to hear some of the casting discussion, in parts 3 & 4 mostly!

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15690.msg880828.html#msg880828
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #109 on: May 30, 2013, 08:29:29 AM »
I hope one day, in a future season, the internationals non-english speakers can participate... in my country are silly and can't make a TAR! Grrr! :'(

An international TAR season would be awesome. Countries battle! hahaha


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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #110 on: August 03, 2013, 02:34:49 PM »
Is it too late to tryout for TAR 24? Thanks. When are tryouts for TAR 25?

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« Reply #111 on: August 03, 2013, 10:16:09 PM »
I would look ahead to TAR 25. :tup:
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #112 on: August 10, 2013, 04:12:23 PM »
8. What to pack........ cold weather clothes, sleeping bag, stuff for taking showers,....?

Production provides extreme weather gear for a designated task, like ice climbing, sleeping atop an ice field, riding snowmobiles, etc.  Still, teams are expected to bring windbreakers/fleece/rainjackets/ponchos for just ordinary cold.  Some teams bring sleeping bags (more so in earlier seasons), some bring blankets and/or sleeping pads, some bring space blankets, and others just rough it by wearing multiple layers.  At the other end of the spectrum, be prepared to wear production-provided speedos, lycra, etc for specific tasks in the water, on ice rinks, on stage, etc.

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #113 on: September 10, 2013, 03:35:48 PM »
There is a new open casting call on theamazingracecasting.com. Information has been copied below


Open Casting Calls:

Scranton, PA

 

Shoppes at Montage
Scranton, PA

Friday, October 4th

12:00pm-4:00pm

http://www.pahomepage.com/casting-calls
 

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #114 on: September 12, 2013, 03:01:27 PM »
Another open casting call was just posted in theamazingracecasting.com. Folks in Chicago here's a heads up:

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WBBM in Chicago
 

Marmot
932 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611

Saturday, October 12th


10:00AM to 3:00PM
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/contests/the-amazing-race-casting-call-at-marmot/
 

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #115 on: October 10, 2013, 04:28:27 PM »
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #116 on: October 10, 2013, 06:53:24 PM »
So TAR25?

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« Reply #117 on: October 10, 2013, 07:26:31 PM »
Well, TAR 24 is casted, so not that one!
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #118 on: October 10, 2013, 08:14:16 PM »
Wow casted already? Race must be starting around November? Better keep my eyes peeled!
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #119 on: October 11, 2013, 04:02:33 PM »
Well, TAR 24 is casted, so not that one!
Cast... with All-Stars perhaps?  :nana

Hehe, just kidding.

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #120 on: October 11, 2013, 06:23:32 PM »
Well, TAR 24 is casted, so not that one!
Cast... with All-Stars perhaps?  :nana

Hehe, just kidding.

don't be surprised

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #121 on: October 11, 2013, 06:37:47 PM »
Casting was done so quickly it makes me wonder if it is ???
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #122 on: October 16, 2013, 01:11:08 PM »
Actially, the casting process runs several months ahead of filming. You have to work backwards, but the spring cycle normally premieres during the month of February in order to finish in early May (both during traditional ratings "sweep" periods) and filming normally is completed at or before Christmas at the latest. Filming, therefore, has to start normally sometimes in November or earlier if the producers want to get to certain areas of the world before northern winter/ southern summer.
You can work out the same scenario for the fall cycle, once the premiere week used for measuring audience ratings is known.
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #123 on: November 08, 2013, 06:20:27 AM »
The deadline has come and gone for applying for Season 25. I applied at the last minute with a different teammate than I originally intended. I don't feel very good about the video I submitted, but you never know. I will be watching for the 26 app just in case.

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #124 on: November 10, 2013, 08:46:29 AM »
It looks like they pushed the deadline back 2 weeks  :yess:

Thursday November 21 is the new application deadline.


 

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