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Offline Cocoa

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Re: Best and Worst final roadblocks you have seen?
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2012, 08:38:59 PM »
FINALE CHALLENGES

TAR 9 (flags <333)
TAR 11 (teammates should know each other's opinions, perfect fit for All-Stars)
TAR 12 (awesome logic)
TAR 13 (physical + mental + luck <333333)
TAR 14 (less amazing than its three predecessors, but yeah its a memory challenge so <3)
TAR 17 (greeters <333 did never expect them, though I still memorized the greeters haha)

TAR 19 (had the potential, but the teams are too smart so meh)


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Re: Best and Worst final roadblocks you have seen?
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2012, 01:55:03 AM »
I'm going to go with 16 as the best. Yeah, it was easy, but that was kind of the point - they were expecting a big complex mental task, and it threw them for a loop when it wasn't even a task on its own but rather the second part of another task.

12's was good, as was 17's, but they both have big flaws - 17 using two random people as decoy greeters instead of picking two more hat-wearing former greeters, and 12 being easier than it looked. Solving it with logic alone, some of the clues/rules aren't even needed, and watching it as a fan of logic puzzles it just looked clumsy.

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Re: Best and Worst final roadblocks you have seen?
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2012, 02:20:19 AM »
on a time pressure, everything's different. So don't compare at home and at race. :neener:

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Re: Best and Worst final roadblocks you have seen?
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2012, 12:38:15 PM »
I feel that AR8 had the best ROADBLOCK, Wally Branson versus Nick Linz. The giant puzzle of North America was a real treat to watch (far better than the slightly similar geography challenge in AR19).

The second best ROADBLOCK was the scales and leg items for placement on the scales of AR12, Christina versus Rachel.


The worst ROADBLOCKs I know of are a tie between AR6 and AR10 for tandem skydiving. What a challenge (NOT) for the individuals selected! 

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Re: Best and Worst final roadblocks you have seen?
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2012, 12:42:08 PM »
The one in AR19 at least looked good and was a good concept but they needed to make it more difficult, either physically or mentally. 
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Re: Best and Worst final roadblocks you have seen?
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2012, 02:15:47 AM »
The one for season 16 was far too easy.  If it had been made more difficult there could still have been a close finish.  They could have made it harder to work out that the finish was at Candlestick Park as well.  I loved the virtual world task though so the finale wasn't completely boring.
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Re: Best and Worst final roadblocks you have seen?
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2012, 06:12:39 AM »
TAR 16 was my favourite. It was so, so simple, and even though both teams made it look easy (because it was), ill still never forget the teams running across San Francisco with those big trunks. This is what the race should do more - Showcase a city, make it look spectacular but also make it play second fiddle to the actual race! TAR 16 did this well, and capped off my fave season.

That being said TAR 9 was awesome because finishing where they started is so so awesome, and because the field of flags looked cool.

TAR 17 was different, and something you wouldn't expect teams to take note of - tho the winners did.

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Re: Best and Worst final roadblocks you have seen?
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2012, 10:06:19 AM »
Worst : TARA 4. damn it's not even hard. I think I read that the TAR 19's final challenge is not a memory task at all. I read that the names of the country is already given, all they need to do is connect them. I'm not sure if I recall correctly.

Best: TAR 18 is pretty hard even it's not a memory task. The strong winds added so much challenge with the task. TAR 12 ( not sure if this is the first season of Ron and Christina or maybe S13 lol). the challenge where you put the items you met every leg . The flags are good final challenge but I don't want to see more of it for a change. TAR 13 ( not sure again), the surfing board memory task is good too.

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Re: Best and Worst final roadblocks you have seen?
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2012, 10:43:16 PM »
Worst : TARA 4. damn it's not even hard. I think I read that the TAR 19's final challenge is not a memory task at all. I read that the names of the country is already given, all they need to do is connect them. I'm not sure if I recall correctly.

Best: TAR 18 is pretty hard even it's not a memory task. The strong winds added so much challenge with the task. TAR 12 ( not sure if this is the first season of Ron and Christina or maybe S13 lol). the challenge where you put the items you met every leg . The flags are good final challenge but I don't want to see more of it for a change. TAR 13 ( not sure again), the surfing board memory task is good too.

No, TAR 19 is a memory challenge with a giant map. Teams have to connect them correctly based on their route. Jeremy & Sandy missed Indonesia back then.

Yes, you're right. TAR 12 is absolutely the best memory challenge so far. The surfing board is TAR 14 :tup: I like TAR 12, TAR 13 and TAR 14 memory task actually
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