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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
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #54 on: December 14, 2013, 04:47:07 AM »
find a surfboard also a good switchback!
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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?
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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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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #58 on: February 17, 2014, 01:32:10 PM »
Hello everyone.

What tasks from past TAR seasons do you think would make the best switchbacks for future seasons? If possible, try to think of tasks that would be exciting to see again, even though you already know how to get past the task.

Here are examples of what I mean from TAR 23:

The choir task in leg 6 would make a good switch back, as it was innately difficult; while the robot task in leg 11 would not, as we already know the solution, and anyone repeating it would know about the mistake Leo & Jamal made.

Feel free to discus.

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #60 on: February 17, 2014, 01:53:06 PM »
I wouldn't mind seeing the Dinosaur RB from Season 18 Leg 5 again.  This was a pretty hard task and it really made a few teams struggle.

Or the Chinese Zodiac RB from Leg 4 - The one where they had to search for the 12 wooden charms with the animals of the Chinese Zodiac, and then place them in mythological order.  I think that was what the order was based on anyway?  ???

Here are examples of what I mean from TAR 23:

The choir task in leg 6 would make a good switch back, as it was innately difficult; while the robot task in leg 11 would not, as we already know the solution, and anyone repeating it would know about the mistake Leo & Jamal made.

Feel free to discus.

^^^ This could work if they used a different robot design, although I guess it wouldn't really be seen as a switchback then?  :lol:
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #61 on: February 21, 2014, 04:13:16 PM »
I wouldn't mind seeing the Dinosaur RB from Season 18 Leg 5 again.  This was a pretty hard task and it really made a few teams struggle.

Or the Chinese Zodiac RB from Leg 4 - The one where they had to search for the 12 wooden charms with the animals of the Chinese Zodiac, and then place them in mythological order.  I think that was what the order was based on anyway?  ???

Here are examples of what I mean from TAR 23:

The choir task in leg 6 would make a good switch back, as it was innately difficult; while the robot task in leg 11 would not, as we already know the solution, and anyone repeating it would know about the mistake Leo & Jamal made.

Feel free to discus.

^^^ This could work if they used a different robot design, although I guess it wouldn't really be seen as a switchback then?  :lol:

The robot was interesting, but I would love to see the dinosaur come back, tough one. I'd like to see them beef up the Chinese Zodiac one and make another step out of it.
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #62 on: February 21, 2014, 06:58:45 PM »
What about TAR 17's watermelon task?
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #63 on: February 21, 2014, 11:45:26 PM »
What about TAR 17's watermelon task?
The watermelon is a must.

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #64 on: February 22, 2014, 12:59:22 AM »
What about TAR 17's watermelon task?
The watermelon is a must.

It's not a compelling task at all tbh, the main thing that made the task good were Brooke and Claire. It would possibly bring more rating though b/c the original became a viral video.
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #65 on: February 26, 2014, 08:27:23 AM »
There's suppose to be a thread with the same title "Future Switchbacks."

But anyway, I'll repeat my favorites:
TAR17's Watermelon rb
TAR22's Sandcastle rb

Peach, can you merge this to the old one?

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #66 on: May 01, 2014, 11:28:12 PM »
TAR5
Plow Field, Philippines (reimagined as a Road Block)

And, can I include a Switchsideways to a non-TARUS season?
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #67 on: May 02, 2014, 07:31:53 AM »
Jig or Pig for the nth time ftw <3
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #68 on: May 03, 2014, 02:56:50 AM »
Jig & Pig 5ever!!!  :funny: :funny: :funny:

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #69 on: May 04, 2014, 06:50:14 PM »
Tar 10: Kiev, Ukraine Make Music Detour Reimagined as a finale task

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #70 on: May 05, 2014, 09:58:24 AM »
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #71 on: May 19, 2014, 08:56:43 AM »
A US season just ended, and here it comes:
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not a spec nor a wish

Leg 1 roadblock
Leg 2 roadblock
Leg 2 detour
Leg 3 roadblock
Leg 3 detour
Leg 4 roadblock
Leg 4 detour
Leg 5 detour
Leg 5 roadblock
Leg 6 roadblock
Leg 6 detour
Leg 7 detour
Leg 7 roadblock
Leg 8 detour
Leg 8 roadblock
Leg 9 hotel ARI
Leg 9 roadblock
Leg 10 roadblock
Leg 10 detour
Leg 11 football ARI
Leg 11 roadblock
Leg 11 detour
Leg 12 roadblock1
Leg 12 roadblock2

Sadly, the tasks this season aren't as interesting as those in the past seasons. :(

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #72 on: May 21, 2014, 01:28:19 PM »
I think this All-Stars season could have done a Switchback (or at least a rehash since they didn't go to Argentina) of that Roadblock from the first All-Stars where they had to find and read out loud a letter from a team in their first season (lol...Susan & Patrick basically insulting Rob & Amber).

But I suppose with so many Season 22 teams and three-peaters, it wouldn't work as well.

As for future Switchbacks...I'd say digging for scarabs in Egypt from Season 5, if it's ever safe enough to go back to that country a second time. The one that Marshall & Lance never finished.

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #73 on: June 22, 2014, 06:17:32 AM »
Anyway, repeating my favorites again,

1. Watermelon task, TAR 17
2. Hungarian soup task, TAR 6
3. Fake vs real food task, TAR 17
4. Jig or Pig TARA, TARPh, TARAus
5. Swimming to Pit Stop, TAR 6
6. Sandcastle task, TAR 22
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #74 on: June 22, 2014, 08:51:44 AM »
Fake vs Real Food in Hongkong <3

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