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Future Switchbacks
« on: May 16, 2013, 01:46:24 AM »
So Season 22 featured 2 different switchbacks and it has become evident Switchbacks will continue to appear in future seasons but the question is what tasks would you like to see return as Switchbacks? For me I have three tasks I'd like to see return as Switchbacks firstly being the memorable meat-eating roadblock in Argentina, Secondly the memory challenge in Alaska and finally the memory challenge in Portland. What switchbacks would you like to see?
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 01:59:27 AM »
TAR3 count the money/run the numbers

TAR4 Roadblock where Jaree was the first woman ever to do it in India.

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 02:01:44 AM »
- Season 6's Hungarian spicy soup
- Season 5's caviars
- Season 3's money detour
- The 'Plow' (MY OX IS BROKEN!) detour task
- All Stars' sausage detour task
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 01:09:16 AM »
TAR15 Farmer's Game/Farmer's Dance

TAR5 Caviar

TAR5 Lagen Wall Climb

TAR6 Spicy Soup

TAR6 Viking Rowing Boat (As an Intersection)

TAR6 Lock Challenge (As long as it's on a Non-elimination leg)

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 01:44:59 AM »
I would love to see the Unused/Unaired Detour choice from TAR 19 Belgium.

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 08:37:45 AM »
Actually the detour was between the Bodybuilding Task that all teams chose to do and the Tintin task they did the next leg.

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 08:39:41 AM »
Actually the detour was between the Bodybuilding Task that all teams chose to do and the Tintin task they did the next leg.

I don't think so. It would seem to unbalanced if that was it.
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 08:40:32 AM »
Yeah... and especially if the TinTin task was in the daytime, that would be extroadinarily easy. :P
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2013, 08:41:36 AM »
Well I thought I was told that by someone at RFF. Maybe I was mistaken. ???

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 08:44:48 AM »
no more please, I want to see switchbacks rare. Or else WRP might just create a new race clue called 'Switchback' that will appear every leg -_-

but please for future future use:
- TAR5 philippines plow
- TAR6 xian key
- TAR 7 argentina meat


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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2013, 10:35:42 AM »
SWITCHBACK:

TAR Chocolate Roadblock. :D
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2013, 10:41:09 AM »
I haven't watched all seasons of TAR, but based on what I've watched, I hope these return as Switchbacks:
- TAR 15's Eat the Wasabi Roadblock in Japan
- TAR 16's In the Trenches or Under Fire Detour in France
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2013, 10:42:18 AM »
I haven't watched all seasons of TAR, but based on what I've watched, I hope these return as Switchbacks:
- TAR 15's Eat the Wasabi Roadblock in Japan
- TAR 16's In the Trenches or Under Fire Detour in France

I can tell you love that Detour because you used it in TAR:CK. :lol:

But yeah, I agree. We need another Japanese Game Show Roadblock. :)
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2013, 10:45:06 AM »
Red Bean Roadblock from TAR8
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2013, 10:51:46 AM »
SWITCHBACK:

TAR Chocolate Roadblock. :D
Is it the one in S5 where they search for the white ones? That was disgusting :lol:
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2013, 10:59:56 AM »
I haven't watched all seasons of TAR, but based on what I've watched, I hope these return as Switchbacks:
- TAR 15's Eat the Wasabi Roadblock in Japan
- TAR 16's In the Trenches or Under Fire Detour in France

I can tell you love that Detour because you used it in TAR:CK. :lol:

But yeah, I agree. We need another Japanese Game Show Roadblock. :)
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2013, 01:03:06 PM »
TAR15 Farmer's Game/Farmer's Dance

Please, no. Not memorable at all, at least for me.

I haven't watched all seasons of TAR, but based on what I've watched, I hope these return as Switchbacks:
- TAR 15's Eat the Wasabi Roadblock in Japan
- TAR 16's In the Trenches or Under Fire Detour in France

I would say no to this one as well. Memorable but not classic TAR. Too manufactured and fake. A second time would only make it worse.

But I agree that the TAR 6 lock Roadblock would be good, as well as the TAR 7 meat Roadblock and TAR5's Lagen wall climb.

Hm...as for TAR 9, how about the crickets Fast Forward? Or perhaps the epic final challenge involving the flags. For TAR 10 we could revisit the Great Wall climb, the Detour or Roadblock from Leg 2 (both excellent tasks), or the Lug It or Lob It Detour. For All-Stars, it could be fun to bring back the Eat It Up or Roll It Out Detour. :lol:
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2013, 01:38:12 PM »
Actually the detour was between the Bodybuilding Task that all teams chose to do and the Tintin task they did the next leg.

I don't think so. It would seem to unbalanced if that was it.

This IS correct. That is why they alll had to go out EARLY the next AM and do TinTin. Product placement!
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2013, 03:55:27 PM »
The meat and the mails , both on Argentina.
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2013, 04:11:33 PM »
TAR 17 leg 1 coracle task is one of those tasks that had potential but the teams were a little too far apart on that leg.

It'll never happen but I would be happy if they brought this task back :-[

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2013, 04:18:40 PM »
We kinda did have a switch back to the lock task.. i thought it was really similar to the tree of love task in russia in S21 but future switch backs i would love to see S12 finale  memory task.. its one of the most plausible tasks and can be used for many seasons to come..

I would also love to see some unaired tasks

S1 Leg 1 roadblock
S1 Vatican City Fast Forward.
S10 Leg 7

Also this could be an awesome switchback but put it as a finale memory task
S10 Leg 9 Make Music Detour: Imagine the Final 3 Rapping about eveywhere theyve been. Tests Their memory, creativity, and possibly physically (making a dance to go with it) Maybe combine it with some props that appeared on the race and a few decoys

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2013, 11:04:34 PM »
I say...
TAR7 Leg 3 roadblock (eat four pounds of a traditional Argentinian feast)
TAR12 memory task  :hearts:
TAR16 Leg 5 detour (pigeon & morse code) + u-turn
TAR17 Leg 1 roadblock (watermelons) :hearts:
TAR20 Leg 3 detour (harp & watermelons) and roadblock (bottle dance)
TAR20 Leg 9 roadblock (Bollywood dancing)
TAR22 Leg 1 2nd roadblock (sandcastles) :hearts:
TAR22 Leg 7 detour (brains & brawn)

I'm pretty sure about the watermelon roadblock.
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2013, 11:06:45 PM »
I say...
TAR7 Leg 3 roadblock (eat four pounds of a traditional Argentinian feast)
TAR12 memory task  :hearts:
TAR16 Leg 5 detour (pigeon & morse code) + u-turn
TAR17 Leg 1 roadblock (watermelons) :hearts:
TAR20 Leg 3 detour (harp & watermelons) and roadblock (bottle dance)
TAR20 Leg 9 roadblock (Bollywood dancing)
TAR22 Leg 1 2nd roadblock (sandcastles) :hearts:
TAR22 Leg 7 detour (brains & brawn)

I'm pretty sure about the watermelon roadblock.
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2013, 12:15:20 AM »
TAR 22
Sandcastle Roadblock (always good drama to see fears in teams face on something they can't control)

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2013, 10:54:14 PM »
I'd also like to see a whole leg with switchbacks from different seasons.

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2013, 12:08:10 AM »
If this is just a wishlist thread then I can boot it over there. :neener:

If you want to have some REAL discussion of what would make a good switchback, then go for it! Some of y'all have some good ones, excluding ANYTHING that makes people :barf
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2013, 12:10:12 AM »
Actually the detour was between the Bodybuilding Task that all teams chose to do and the Tintin task they did the next leg.

I don't think so. It would seem to unbalanced if that was it.

This IS correct. That is why they alll had to go out EARLY the next AM and do TinTin. Product placement!

It IS puzzling though why they thought bodybuilding would be easier. :P
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2013, 12:15:36 AM »
Red Bean Roadblock from TAR8
Festival of Colors Roadblock from TAR13

I know one member who would definitely not want to see the first roadblock coming back.

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2013, 11:22:56 AM »
-Switchbacks I like to see happen-
Season 7 (Meat-eating roadblock in Argentina)
Season 8 (Coffee bean roadblock in Costa Rica)
Season 9 (Cricket/Grasshopper eating fastforward in Thailand)
Season 11 (Knight armor roadblock in Poland)
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2013, 12:57:00 PM »
Red Bean Roadblock from TAR8
Festival of Colors Roadblock from TAR13

I know one member who would definitely not want to see the first roadblock coming back.
i mean she loved it so much she made it her rff user name lol

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2013, 10:22:39 AM »
Season 2 leg 7 in hong kong .. they should have a switchback for the detour choice in hong kong which is wishing tree or herbal tea
the wishing tree should have a switchback ... only oswald and danny used the choice.. so... a tar season should go to hong kong and have a leg there.. then in the next leg visit the wishing tree, make a wish ( as a task ) and then fly to the next destination
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2013, 09:59:21 PM »
The tea cups roadblock in TAR 18
The TAR 17 roadblock in HK (fake food)

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2013, 08:38:47 AM »
TAR 6's padlock in xi'an was a perfect challenge just before the final pitstop of amazing race 6. they should clearly do it again
TAR 10's tomato challenge. but this time they should make it as a roadblock so all teams have to do it
TAR 13's paint party in india. very good road block where kelly or christy struggled.
TAR 17's cicrus detour in russia was epic. the detours were both equally challenging.
TAR 18's country measuring roadblock. it was very cool, maybe they'll do it in a different small country

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« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2013, 08:43:26 AM »
TAR 18's country measuring roadblock. it was very cool, maybe they'll do it in a different small country

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« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2013, 09:02:49 AM »
TAR 18's country measuring roadblock. it was very cool, maybe they'll do it in a different small country

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2013, 05:50:27 PM »
TAR 18's country measuring roadblock. it was very cool, maybe they'll do it in a different small country

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« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2013, 06:01:13 PM »
TAR 18's country measuring roadblock. it was very cool, maybe they'll do it in a different small country

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« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2013, 05:19:34 PM »
TAR 18's country measuring roadblock. it was very cool, maybe they'll do it in a different small country

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I don't think Andorra is that small to be honest :P

Nauru would work. San Marino as well.
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« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2013, 07:22:08 PM »
Yes, but honestly Nauru has NOTHING else apart from bird poo. Not kidding.
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« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2013, 08:59:34 PM »
How 'bout Singapore?

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« Reply #40 on: June 29, 2013, 10:20:01 PM »
Been watching Season 9 again and I wouldn't say no to the Fast Forward in Thailand with the fried cricket/grasshopper eating to returning as a switchback.
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« Reply #42 on: June 30, 2013, 04:38:07 AM »
Monaco maybe?

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« Reply #43 on: June 30, 2013, 07:49:26 AM »
^ or vatican city

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« Reply #44 on: June 30, 2013, 12:26:09 PM »
^ or vatican city
Too small. :lol: You can just walk around it and less than 1 hour you've traveled around the country. :lol:
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« Reply #45 on: June 30, 2013, 12:32:23 PM »
Yes, but honestly Nauru has NOTHING else apart from bird poo. Not kidding.

loll and Phospate (and off shoot of bird poo)

Only one hotel there so I doubt production will ever do a leg there.
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« Reply #46 on: June 30, 2013, 02:17:52 PM »
i said it once ill say it again

this could be an awesome switchback but put it as a finale memory task
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« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2013, 08:45:50 AM »
Sand task from Bora Bora in S22 should be a great switchback. I like the Seychelles's detour task in S16, S18 cheese task in Switzerland, something like Liechenstein counting in S18. There are a few of challenge

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« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2013, 08:50:15 AM »
But what's the likeliness that they'll ever go to Bora Bora again? And Seychelles too :P
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #49 on: July 04, 2013, 05:14:27 AM »
But what's the likeliness that they'll ever go to Bora Bora again? And Seychelles too :P

You'll never know. ;)

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #50 on: July 04, 2013, 05:15:40 AM »
Sand task from Bora Bora in S22 should be a great switchback. I like the Seychelles's detour task in S16, S18 cheese task in Switzerland, something like Liechenstein counting in S18. There are a few of challenge

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #51 on: July 04, 2013, 06:25:51 PM »
Sand task from Bora Bora in S22 should be a great switchback. I like the Seychelles's detour task in S16, S18 cheese task in Switzerland, something like Liechenstein counting in S18. There are a few of challenge

Sandcastle Roadblock!!! <3  :hearts:

The sandcastle roadblock is based on luck. Bates got it right away and finished 2nd. I guess he just arrived there in a few minutes.

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #52 on: July 05, 2013, 08:13:01 AM »
Sand task from Bora Bora in S22 should be a great switchback. I like the Seychelles's detour task in S16, S18 cheese task in Switzerland, something like Liechenstein counting in S18. There are a few of challenge

Sandcastle Roadblock!!! <3  :hearts:

The sandcastle roadblock is based on luck. Bates got it right away and finished 2nd. I guess he just arrived there in a few minutes.

Exactly. I wanna see a NEL on that during the F6 or F5 or F4.

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #53 on: December 14, 2013, 04:13:39 AM »
TAR23's over, and if I were to choose which tasks would fit in for a future switchback, they'd be:
rb1A
rb1B
dt2
rb2 (unmemorable)
dt3 (I love this one. :cmas9 )
rb3
dt4
rb4
dt5 (I love this too, esp. with the w-turn. :cmas16 )
rb5 (the randomness :cmas23 )
ff6
dt6
rb6 (If memorable, then we might see it again. :cmas10 )
dt7
rb7
dt8 (unmemorable)
sb8
rb8 (I like this, but probably unmemorable.)
dt9
rb9 (The Anklung! My favorite task (to watch) for the season. :cmas23 :xmas110 It will probably be a switchback after 15-20 years/seasons.)
rb10 (not memorable enough)
dt10
dt11
sb11
rb11 (The robot building rb! My 2nd favorite for the season. :cmas23 :xmas110)
rb12
memory

Offline toanglobal

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #54 on: December 14, 2013, 04:47:07 AM »
find a surfboard also a good switchback!
« Last Edit: December 14, 2013, 04:51:14 AM by toanglobal »

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #55 on: December 14, 2013, 06:35:20 AM »
Actually the detour was between the Bodybuilding Task that all teams chose to do and the Tintin task they did the next leg.

I don't think so. It would seem to unbalanced if that was it.

This IS correct. That is why they alll had to go out EARLY the next AM and do TinTin. Product placement!

It IS puzzling though why they thought bodybuilding would be easier. :P

Wait?!?! So the other side of that detour was the Tintin mural?

Offline Karpov617

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #56 on: December 14, 2013, 06:56:09 AM »
My wishlist, comments, and possible improvements! Far into the series's run, I actually like that each season has one or two Switchbacks as a nod from the earlier and earliest seasons.

S03:
Vietnam - Detour: Basket Boats/Basket Bikes [The bare bones of the tasks is already great, maybe a farther route?]
S05:
Russia - Roadblock: Caviar eating [As an improvement, maybe more caviar?]
Philippines - Detour (one side): Plow [Probably make it as a Route Info task since the Fowl detour is unknown]
S06:
Hungary - Roadblock: Spicy soup eating [Make it spicier!]
China - Roadblock: Lock and key [The task already have an amazing mechanic]
S07:
Argentina - Roadblock: Meat feast [Already a great endurance task. Maybe add veggies?]
S08:
Costa Rica - Roadblock: Red coffee bean search [Maybe they could make it just one big pile of coffee beans instead of separate ones]
S10:
Vietnam - Detour: Over/Under [This detour is all in the wind. The harder it is, the better this task would be.]
S11:
Argentina - Roadblock: Mail search [If it's not a returning seasons team, maybe letters from family and friends? Search through a larger mailbag, of course.]
S12:
Burkina Faso - Roadblock: Camel milking [I'd be more surprised if they could visit this country again.]
S13:
India - Roadblock: Festival of Colors [Change the way they have to search for a clue and make it more confusing for the teams.]
S14:
Russia - Roadblock: Run in underwear in the cold [Maybe as an added difficulty, they don't let the Roadblock performer wear clothes for the rest of the leg.]
S15:
The Netherlands - Detour: Farmer's Game/Farmer's Dance [Again, all in the wind. And cold. :)]
Czech Republic - Roadblock: Kafka telephones [This task already had a gradiose feel to it. Make the racers search for a full phrase instead of just 'FRANZ'.]
Las Vegas - Poker chip counting [One of the amazing shuffling tasks in the finale]
S17:
United Kingdom - Roadblock: Watermelon catapult [The looming danger of a watermelon face plant, how would teams react? :)]
Russia - Detour: Classical Music/Classic Cinema [An almost perfect detour, the judge just made it so wrong.]
China - Roadblock: Hong Kong fake food search [Another memorable needle-in-a-haystack task]
S18:
China - Roadblock: Dinosaur puzzle [The most amazing task of the season in my opinion, and the most shuffling occurred here too, I think.]

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #57 on: December 14, 2013, 07:23:24 PM »
S17:
United Kingdom - Roadblock: Watermelon catapult [The looming danger of a watermelon face plant, how would teams react? :)]

We'll most likely see this in the future! :xmas110 It's as infamous as the 1st few switchbacks. :cmas16


 

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