Leg 7 (Austria --> United Arab Emirates) Analysis
Abu Dhabi really brought out the best and worst of teams and it totaled to an interesting and challenging Leg. Having to go inside the Sheikh Zayed Mosque being was a great idea on the route designers' behalf. How people have to be gracious and polite and women required to dress in black covers when entering the holy site brought out some really unique cultural education. The yacht ferry wasn't exactly the best type of transportation, but I guess teams could stay well-groomed and clean on the way.
*pretending not to be jealous* The Pit Stop played a pun on race car terms, but I wish teams had to struggle to arrive on it like in the past. I'm pretty sure everyone is getting the sense of the annoying word, "budget", now.DETOUR: Dates or Traps
I like how both Detour choices this time compensate for mistakes unlike the previous one in Austria. While the dates are on the intermediate level to arrange, a good eye is needed to spot the correct color of fruit to display. The fishing trap "weaving" is hands down time-consuming, but teams with dexterity could finish rather quickly. Just be careful for any inaccuracies. However, I feel these tasks were kind of boring even for the teams at that time, especially sewing a fishing net. Travis and Nicole didn't really seem too thrilled to do that task.DETOUR SCORE: 8/10ROADBLOCK: Rappel and Formula One Cars
The Roadblock this time was really awesome and I would have loved to ride in one of those race cars. Having to spot and memorize a full name and exact lap time is hard, but having only about one and a half second to remember what the board showed, yikes!ROADBLOCK SCORE: 9/10OTHER RANDOM SCORES:TEAM DRAMA SCORE:
8/10SOUNDTRACK USE SCORE:
7/10 (Surprisingly)MARIE-BEING-A-BIG-BIT¢H SCORE:
11/10PIT STOP SCORE: