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Offline Boring Dude

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Future Switchbacks
« 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 #2 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 #3 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 #4 on: February 21, 2014, 06:58:45 PM »
What about TAR 17's watermelon task?
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #5 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 #6 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 #7 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

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #8 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 #9 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 #10 on: May 03, 2014, 02:56:50 AM »
Jig & Pig 5ever!!!  :funny: :funny: :funny:

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #11 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 #12 on: May 05, 2014, 09:58:24 AM »
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #13 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 #14 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 #15 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 #16 on: June 22, 2014, 08:51:44 AM »
Fake vs Real Food in Hongkong <3

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2014, 12:12:11 PM »
My Ox is Broken, Linda and Karen's doomsday Roadblock (Philippines epic <3)

The fake food roadblock, pretty epic too~
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2014, 11:24:15 PM »
TAR25 is done, so... :cmas23

Leg 1:
Compass and digging roadblock

Leg 3:
Sheep ARI

Leg 7:
Kart racing roadblock

Leg 8:
Maltese sport detour

Leg 9:
China cups detour

Leg 11:
Sidecar race detour
Coconut products delivery roadblock

Note that not all are switchback worthy, but these are tasks that I would be glad to see again. :xmas49

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2014, 12:06:13 AM »
Leg 8:
Maltese sport detour

Do this and change it to be a Roadblock, with the only flag is the one on the end of the pole, and probably this task will be the task with the most amount of teams quitting Roadblock. :cmas32:
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2014, 12:51:58 AM »
I don't want legendary challenge like Watermelon or Ox is broken is switched back. Because those are too memorable and the switch back will be underwhelming. Like season 25 Ox is broken, it's kind of boring.
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2014, 01:03:09 AM »
I don't want legendary challenge like Watermelon or Ox is broken is switched back. Because those are too memorable and the switch back will be underwhelming. Like season 25 Ox is broken, it's kind of boring.

Pretty much the only reason why the watermelon RB was memorable was because of the accident that happened. If it didn't happen, it would probably have been an unmemorable task.
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2014, 01:20:52 AM »
Leg 8:
Maltese sport detour

Do this and change it to be a Roadblock, with the only flag is the one on the end of the pole, and probably this task will be the task with the most amount of teams quitting Roadblock. :cmas32:
Me too. Obviously a great switchback for future season.
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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2014, 02:21:01 AM »
Leg 8:
Maltese sport detour

Do this and change it to be a Roadblock, with the only flag is the one on the end of the pole, and probably this task will be the task with the most amount of teams quitting Roadblock. :cmas32:
Me too. Obviously a great switchback for future season.

 :cmas9 That'll be exciting!  :cmas32: It can also be a fast forward, but since a roadblock is like a requirement, I think it can be better. :cmas23

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Re: Future Switchbacks
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2014, 02:22:08 AM »
I don't want legendary challenge like Watermelon or Ox is broken is switched back. Because those are too memorable and the switch back will be underwhelming. Like season 25 Ox is broken, it's kind of boring.

Pretty much the only reason why the watermelon RB was memorable was because of the accident that happened. If it didn't happen, it would probably have been an unmemorable task.

The Watermelon has to happen though. They'll have to use that accident as flashback, then reuse it as a (possibly boring, but still memorable) task.


 

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