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Title: Questions
Post by: puddin on November 30, 2009, 06:05:17 PM
Any questions will go here please and one of our astute members will try their best to help you.

This topic is to minimize the chatter in spoiler topics, not for speculation please.

Speculation on locations or contestants will go here please. (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,21199.0.html)

thanks!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on November 30, 2009, 06:16:03 PM
Why do have llittle information about the second leg of the race? Is this normal? Thank you for your time.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: north09 on November 30, 2009, 06:22:06 PM
Why do have llittle information about the second leg of the race? Is this normal? Thank you for your time.

We do our best to track down everything we can about this race, but all of the information that we get is usually presented to this board by a local or someone that has an understanding of what is going on and wants to share what they've witnessed. It's normal for legs to remain unspoiled.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on November 30, 2009, 06:24:59 PM
This is a working site. Unfortunately CBS doesn't hand out many spoilers, so we have to work for them.

We are extraordinarily fortunate to have as much as we do so far. From here on out, it will take a lot of research and a lot of luck in the form of sightings.

Some seasons (TAR15) we have been able to follow the racers almost day by day, some seasons legs take us weeks of hard work to find.

SO given that second leg may just be starting, yes this is very normal, and in fact pretty great!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on November 30, 2009, 06:26:11 PM
Thank you for answering my question! This site does a great job.I just wondered if the second leg is one of the tougher ones to pin point.

My other question is:

Besides the Us what are other locations that the Tar teams are spotted the most? Europe ? Asia? Thank you.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on November 30, 2009, 06:28:12 PM
You might want to read through lets say TAR15 spoilers (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.0.html) to see how the spoilers come together. Its a lot of hard work and digging but RFF has the best Amazing Race spoilers on the internet and the true detectives and loyal members are always working behind the scenes. I know of no other site that works harder than we do  :jam:

And thanks for returning realwomenlovereality  :waves:
Title: TAR16 World Tracking Device
Post by: :jerry: on November 30, 2009, 06:44:15 PM
Hey fellow RFFers :)

I was wondering if we could start a map with labels including active users in the forum, whereabouts in the world. That could improve the efficiency of our spotting and tracking, will that be OK?

If you would like to be on the map: Please PM me your location and please say that it's for the map because I have a race and I don't want to get mixed up with tasks :)

I will make a map after I have enough submissions.

I was also thinking of putting spottings on the maps with the locations of you guys so you guys might have an idea of where they, are and where they could be possibly going next :)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: fijibeachbum on November 30, 2009, 06:46:02 PM
I've watched TAR every season. Never spoiled until last one and that was purely by accident. I became hooked. However, I am confused about some of the terms you use. What is a switchback? Thanks for being patient with a newbie!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: chill_sd on November 30, 2009, 06:51:58 PM
I've watched TAR every season. Never spoiled until last one and that was purely by accident. I became hooked. However, I am confused about some of the terms you use. What is a switchback? Thanks for being patient with a newbie!

The switchback was introduced just this season (15).  It's not really a new race element, but a name for a re-visited Roadblock.  They did the haybale roadblock in Sweden this season, at the same farm as they used in a previous season.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: fijibeachbum on November 30, 2009, 07:22:36 PM
Ah, got it! Thanks so much!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 16 Sightings/Info: Tweets Go here please!
Post by: YY on November 30, 2009, 08:50:34 PM
Hamsterwatch is reporting that TAR is having the first couple of eliminated teams run dummy legs to throw us off of who really got eliminated in the first couple legs. Is this par for the course for them to do that?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on November 30, 2009, 08:57:52 PM
Hamsterwatch is reporting that TAR is having the first couple of eliminated teams run dummy legs to throw us off of who really got eliminated in the first couple legs. Is this par for the course for them to do that?
   hahaha ........NO
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on November 30, 2009, 09:06:59 PM
I was just coming to say....


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/misc/HAHAHANO.jpg)



We need this as a smilie puddin!  :funny: It comes in pretty handy!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on November 30, 2009, 09:09:29 PM
GMTA peach :hfive:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: YY on November 30, 2009, 09:10:34 PM
Hamsterwatch is reporting that TAR is having the first couple of eliminated teams run dummy legs to throw us off of who really got eliminated in the first couple legs. Is this par for the course for them to do that?
   hahaha ........NO

so you don't think they're doing that? To be honest, and this isn't being egotistical about J/J, but I could almost imagine them doing that either way, to throw all the excited BB fans off and keep us speculating.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on November 30, 2009, 09:16:48 PM
Lets say there are 11 contestants, the first 5 teams eliminated go to sequester and the last 3 eliminated are sent on decoy runs to throw us off while the real final 3 race to the finish.

example, the Globies and Pinky & the Brains decoying through Vegas
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_DSC00749.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/DSC00749.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_DSC00754.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/DSC00754.jpg)

The poker girls running decoys in Tallinn
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_216051t41h6577.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/216051t41h6577.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_216044t41hf8a1.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/216044t41hf8a1.jpg)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Slowhatch on November 30, 2009, 09:22:51 PM
What Puddin said. If most of the early-out teams follow production for decoy runs, then the Elimination Station videos become...a big bag of nothing.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on November 30, 2009, 09:32:22 PM
Yeah and then theres those elimination station videos (http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&rlz=1T4DKUS_enUS306US306&resnum=0&q=youtube+elimination+station+amazing+race&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=Jo4US57FDNC0lAel6fHBBQ&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBAQqwQwAA#hl=en&rlz=1T4DKUS_enUS306US306&resnum=0&q=youtube+elimination+station+amazing+race&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=Jo4US57FDNC0lAel6fHBBQ&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&ved=0CBAQqwQwAA&qvid=youtube+elimination+station+amazing+race&vid=6862578852578669707)  :-[ :tup:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on November 30, 2009, 10:48:03 PM
Can someone tell me what the purple thumbs up are? Thank you.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on November 30, 2009, 10:49:02 PM
heee...where are they? I don't have one....
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on November 30, 2009, 10:50:46 PM
heee...where are they? I don't have one....


 :lol:They are in two thread for tar 16.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: chill_sd on December 01, 2009, 10:48:56 AM
Can someone tell me what the purple thumbs up are? Thank you.

The "Thumb Up" is one of the icon options available for new threads.  I guess you'd have to ask the thread starter why they chose that icon.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 01, 2009, 11:24:47 AM
Oh that. I think it is a server generated automatic tool for how much traffic or something...not impt.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: ob-la-di-ob-la-da on December 01, 2009, 04:03:58 PM


remember this is leg one.... so there's going to be major bunching early in this leg due to the mandatory "first leg mandatory rest period".  At most they will be separated by 15-30 minutes after the rest.  Also, given there's only one major task in this leg, it's going to come down to a major slip up or footrace to the pitstop, IMHO.   ;D

Just wondering what the "mandatory rest period" is in the first leg?  And does history show that there's only one major task in the first leg? (sorry - new to RFF! and thanks for your help!)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 01, 2009, 04:08:00 PM
mandatory rest period=pitstop, length can vary.

One task?  Usually, not always. Somebody else prob knows the breakdowns.

:welcome:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Brooke_TAR13 on December 01, 2009, 04:19:26 PM
On our season, the first leg took two days. We rested in between at the army base... we slept in those mosquito nets!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Cocoa on December 01, 2009, 04:38:37 PM
:waves: Hi Brooke! :jumpy:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Ryan83 on December 01, 2009, 04:42:20 PM
Soooo Brooke got a favor to ask. Can you use your conections with then the crew and find out where they are and who has been eliminated? Worth a shot ha.  ;D
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 01, 2009, 04:43:55 PM
And I am SURE the newbie is just joking...right Ryan??
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on December 01, 2009, 04:45:17 PM
Why are you all messing up our twitter topic with chatter? It took me hours to move things around yesterday  :groan:
If your posts are missing they have probably been deleted or moved to speculation << :angel:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Ryan83 on December 01, 2009, 04:50:41 PM
And I am SURE the newbie is just joking...right Ryan??

Yes, I was. I wounldt put anybody in that postion. Just tounge and cheek. Thats why I made sure to put the smile face at the end. Sry if I crossed a line. I am sry brooke, and rff
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 01, 2009, 04:51:24 PM
puddin:

I feel your pain.

Take 2 of these:

:martini:  :martini:

and some of this:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 01, 2009, 04:52:25 PM
And I am SURE the newbie is just joking...right Ryan??

Yes, I was. I wounldt put anybody in that postion. Just tounge and cheek. Thats why I made sure to put the smile face at the end. Sry if I crossed a line. I am sry brooke, and rff

its okay. :hugs:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Brooke_TAR13 on December 01, 2009, 05:59:32 PM
Soooo Brooke got a favor to ask. Can you use your conections with then the crew and find out where they are and who has been eliminated? Worth a shot ha.  ;D

Haha no... I don't think anyone can get in touch with them except for CBS!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on December 02, 2009, 12:42:26 AM
Hi Brooke!  :waves: HUGE fan!!!

Back on topic: Do you guys think there will be two legs in Chile to kick off TAR16?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on December 02, 2009, 01:23:24 AM
Hi Brooke!  :waves: HUGE fan!!!

Back on topic: Do you guys think there will be two legs in Chile to kick off TAR16?
I do racer
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: misterblah on December 02, 2009, 10:39:50 AM
A question. Has there ever been a amazing race season in the past where 2 nel's are back to back? If no, could it be possible that tar 16 will be the first race to do that?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 02, 2009, 10:40:49 AM
Why would you think that?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: misterblah on December 02, 2009, 10:47:28 AM
I dunno, just thought about it.....
Why would you think that?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: misterblah on December 02, 2009, 10:48:10 AM
Why would you think that?
Is there something wrong.....just wondering.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: michael on December 02, 2009, 10:56:20 AM
A question. Has there ever been a amazing race season in the past where 2 nel's are back to back? If no, could it be possible that tar 16 will be the first race to do that?

Yes there has, I'm pretty sure there were two NEL's back to back in TAR11.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Zack. on December 02, 2009, 11:22:59 AM
A question. Has there ever been a amazing race season in the past where 2 nel's are back to back? If no, could it be possible that tar 16 will be the first race to do that?

TAR 3 had two NELs in legs 8 and 9. (sparing JVJ, then Flo/Zach, before eliminating JVJ in fifth)
TAR 5 had two NELs in legs 8 and 9. (sparing Kami/Karli, then Brandon/Nicole, before eliminating Kami/Karli in fifth)
TAR 11 had two NELs in legs 10 and 11 (sparing Eric/Danielle, then Ozzy/Danny, before eliminating then in fourth), though I think this may not have been planned this way.

And Family Edition had an NEL followed by a TBC in legs 9 and 10a (sparing the Weavers, then the Godlewskis before eliminating them in fourth), though I don't see this happening again.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: apskip on December 02, 2009, 11:24:17 AM
I have finished this a few minutes after Zachattack308, but what I have written does add some information.

Michael is correct. We guess that there was not supposed to be back-to-back NELs but when Uchenna/Joyce fell way behind as a result of their Frankfurt incident delaying their arrival in Kuala Lumpur, the next episode in Hong Kong became NEL and the one after in Macau was probably already scheduled to be NEL.

However, that was not the only instance of back-to-back NELs. In AR3, ep. 8 in Grindelwald finished at Chalet Arnika with a close footrace. John Vito and Jill were non-eliminated, then in Ep. 9 at the boat on Lake Geneva at Montreux Zach and Flo were non-eliminated.

Another instance was is AR5 where Kami and Karli were non-eliminated in ep. 8 at a Bedouin camp near Dubai. In ep. 9 Brandon and Nichol refused head-shaving and arrived last to the Calcutta Victoria Memorial but were saved by non-elimination.

Zachattack308, your information about AR8 is not correct. Ep. 10a was the beginning of a TBC, not a NEL. The legs where there was no elimination were 5, 7 and 9. No back-to-back for AR8.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 02, 2009, 11:28:23 AM
Why would you think that?
Is there something wrong.....just wondering.

No, I am just focused on spoilers, so wondered if you had seen anything to make you think that could be an actual possibility already. :hugs:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Slowhatch on December 02, 2009, 12:05:34 PM
 :waves: How about a Discussion thread just for stats?

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,21338.msg498982.html#new
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: apskip on December 02, 2009, 01:08:55 PM
It's nice that such a thread exists, but there are many instances when the discussion belongs with the seed the generated it.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: michael on December 02, 2009, 01:25:22 PM
It's nice that such a thread exists, but there are many instances when the discussion belongs with the seed the generated it.

wtf does that mean?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on December 02, 2009, 05:45:21 PM
 :-[ Newbie Here...

What is a NEL???
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: chill_sd on December 02, 2009, 05:49:32 PM
:-[ Newbie Here...

What is a NEL???

It's a Non-Elimination Leg.  In recent seasons, the last team to arrive at a NEL pitstop must perform a speed bump during the next leg.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on December 02, 2009, 05:54:21 PM
 :colors :-[ :-[
OMG..LMBO..Now what's a speedbump.....?

I have watched TAR but not recently, so plz excuse the dumb questions...I knew what a NEL was, just didn't recognize the abbreviation....TYSM

Title: Re: Questions
Post by: north09 on December 02, 2009, 06:00:02 PM
:colors :-[ :-[
OMG..LMBO..Now what's a speedbump.....?

I have watched TAR but not recently, so plz excuse the dumb questions...I knew what a NEL was, just didn't recognize the abbreviation....TYSM



When someone comes in last on an NEL, they are spared from elimination but must encounter a speedbump on the next leg, which is a task only they must do as a result of comming in last.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on December 02, 2009, 06:03:36 PM
 :kuss:
Thx muches....
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: chill_sd on December 02, 2009, 06:24:08 PM
:colors :-[ :-[
OMG..LMBO..Now what's a speedbump.....?

I have watched TAR but not recently, so plz excuse the dumb questions...I knew what a NEL was, just didn't recognize the abbreviation....TYSM



The speed bump is just an extra task that the team must perform as a penalty for being the last team to arrive on the previous leg.

If you watched earlier seasons, you know that they used to take away a team's belongings and cash as the NEL penalty.  But having Americans beg for cash overseas wasn't a very good image, so they developed other penalties for the NEL teams.

In the most recent episode, Ericka and Brian had to go to that bar and mix an Absinthe drink and drink it as their speed bump.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on December 02, 2009, 06:56:16 PM
 :jumpy:
Glad they did away with the begging! Thx for the update....
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: apskip on December 03, 2009, 08:50:32 AM
It would be nice if they had done away with the begging, but no such luck. Teams can still beg, but not in U.S. airports and not where a country prohibits it. Many teams beg on airplanes and in foreign airports (almost all the ones used in each Amazing Race) in order to build up a strategic financial reserve that can be used for encouraging taxi drivers to go above the speed limit, for hiring taxis to follow when self-driving, for extra snacks or whatever. The fact that there is no requirement to do so after finishing last in an NEL makes the need for begging a little less but does not by any means eliminate it.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: kittygoesmeow on December 03, 2009, 09:05:28 AM
I've had a question for quite a while actually, so I guess now is as good a time as ever to ask it :)

When the teams are driving themselves, are they set to any rules, like staying under a certain speed limit? I thought I remembered quite a while ago that one team was given a penalty for something like that.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 03, 2009, 10:12:26 AM
Supposedly yes, but there is some room here as we see with teams getting speeding tickets. I think if they are REALLY meant to follow the speed limit, they gey that in the extra info. But sometimes it is their choice. The cameramen are authorized to make them slow down if at any point they fele unsafe, however.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: jmb510 on December 03, 2009, 11:14:11 AM
I have a question about the rest period between legs.  I was always under the assumption that they rest time was always 12 hours, but I've now learned that it can be up to 36 hours.  Are teams able to go out and explore the area on their own or must they stay at the pit stop for the duration of the rest? 
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 03, 2009, 11:37:28 AM
Strict sequester. They are not uncommonly on room lockdowns.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Coutzy on December 03, 2009, 12:05:24 PM
I've had a question for quite a while actually, so I guess now is as good a time as ever to ask it :)

When the teams are driving themselves, are they set to any rules, like staying under a certain speed limit? I thought I remembered quite a while ago that one team was given a penalty for something like that.

The way they seem to do it (to me, anyway) is that they can speed, but they get a penalty if they get busted for it.

However, in certain situations, (Like in All-stars, and I suspect Season 7) they enforce strict speed limits for safety reasons.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Caelestor on December 03, 2009, 01:03:10 PM
I have a question about the rest period between legs.  I was always under the assumption that they rest time was always 12 hours, but I've now learned that it can be up to 36 hours.  Are teams able to go out and explore the area on their own or must they stay at the pit stop for the duration of the rest? 

I will add that teams are not mingling with each other anymore.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: 2old4tech on December 03, 2009, 01:11:07 PM
^ But I remember Margie and Luke talking about having lunch or dinner with other teams and discussing using a possible upcoming U-turn.  Maybe Luke could chime in here.

And don't forget Terrence getting mad at Sarah for too much mingling
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 03, 2009, 01:30:08 PM
In TAR 14 teams began to be strictly sequestered from each other at Pitstops about halfway through the race...their "rations" were also cut waaaay back. Season 13 also saw some of this a little later.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Red_Head_RacerTAR21 on December 03, 2009, 01:56:32 PM
Question: I read in another thread that the Miss Teen Cali was 20.  I though you had to be 21 to apply.  Has that rule changed?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 03, 2009, 02:14:30 PM
As always, it is at the producers' discretion. She will turn 21 while the race is airing.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: apskip on December 04, 2009, 08:06:37 AM
And it's Miss Teen South Carolina, not California, Catilin Upton.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: kimj on December 05, 2009, 04:28:32 PM
when do you think we will hear anything? dying to find something uot at least where they are at.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Caelestor on December 05, 2009, 05:13:29 PM
when do you think we will hear anything? dying to find something uot at least where they are at.

Two weeks before the season starts is usually when the press releases start flooding.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on December 08, 2009, 08:03:19 PM
Is the radio chat tonight about season 16?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on December 08, 2009, 08:15:50 PM
Is the radio chat tonight about season 16?
rffradio? Rob is doing the interviews with the final 3, not sure if hes going to talk about 16? He's pretty excited about the spoilers this season so far so he might?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Caelestor on December 08, 2009, 08:31:58 PM
Is the radio chat tonight about season 16?
rffradio? Rob is doing the interviews with the final 3, not sure if hes going to talk about 16? He's pretty excited about the spoilers this season so far so he might?

85000 posts  :jam:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on December 08, 2009, 09:07:48 PM
Is the radio chat tonight about season 16?
rffradio? Rob is doing the interviews with the final 3, not sure if hes going to talk about 16? He's pretty excited about the spoilers this season so far so he might?

Sounds good! Thanks
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on December 09, 2009, 12:06:42 AM
Does CBS give out a Map with the routes the teams went on before the season starts? When did they start doing this? I thought it was better if it was left a mystery until the season began?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on December 09, 2009, 12:07:48 AM
Does CBS give out a Map with the routes the teams went on before the season starts? When did they start doing this? I thought it was better if it was left a mystery until the season began? And a lot more fun for sites like this one to figure it out.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Caelestor on December 09, 2009, 12:13:07 AM
They began doing this in TAR 13. I believe the intended effect was to attract more viewers by saying HEY WE WENT TO THIS FAMOUS CITY.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 09, 2009, 01:00:29 AM
Does CBS give out a Map with the routes the teams went on before the season starts? When did they start doing this? I thought it was better if it was left a mystery until the season began?


Heee....they just wanted to join the spoiling fun. But...Neobie's MAPS are way prettier!!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on December 09, 2009, 05:37:20 AM
Does CBS give out a Map with the routes the teams went on before the season starts? When did they start doing this? I thought it was better if it was left a mystery until the season began?


Heee....they just wanted to join the spoiling fun. But...Neobie's MAPS are way prettier!!
And way more interesting! "Everywhere Like Such As", I mean seriously!!! :groan:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: LVloverNaNa on December 10, 2009, 12:28:31 AM
Is there "any" clue if J&J are still in TAR16? 

Also, when does the airing of TAR16 begin?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 10, 2009, 12:31:37 AM
Your guess is as good as ours at this point. We haven't heard anything, but I'm sure the TAR Detectives are on the case.

The airing will most likely start after the Winter Olympics so expect March 4, 2010 as the premiere date.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on December 10, 2009, 12:33:37 AM
Is there "any" clue if J&J are still in TAR16?  

Also, when does the airing of TAR16 begin?

Based solely on how well teams from other shows or "mini-celebrity" teams have done on the race in the past, I would be surprised if they weren't still in it right now. I wouldn't worry too much. :tup:

But we don't have any evidence to prove anything other than that they were in the first leg.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on December 10, 2009, 12:36:57 AM
1. Do teams get to mingle at the pit stop, and are teams aware of their opponent's position?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on December 10, 2009, 12:42:18 AM
1. Do teams get to mingle at the pit stop, and are teams aware of their opponent's position?

I believe that in most of the previous seasons, teams were allowed to mingle at every Pit Stop, and thus would have obviously become aware of each other's position. But in TAR 14 and 15, about half-way through the race, teams were separated at the Pit Stops and sometimes couldn't even see each other. That's why in the TAR 15 finale, the first two teams didn't know that it would be Brian & Ericka showing up at the airport.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 10, 2009, 12:53:19 AM
We do know that sequestering of the teams is happening earlier and earlier in each season. They are being kept apart, especially as the teams get down to about five or so.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DrRox on December 10, 2009, 05:14:01 AM
Why would M/C even see B/E at the pitstop anyway. We have estimated they arrived about 6 hours apart. M/C were probably sleeping when B/E arrived and B/E were probably sleeping when M/C left.

I am NOT saying that WRP doesnt do some kind of physical separating of teams in the last two seasons, that may be so. You can also explain it in other ways too.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: apskip on December 10, 2009, 07:59:42 AM
Your guess is as good as ours at this point. We haven't heard anything, but I'm sure the TAR Detectives are on the case.

The airing will most likely start after the Winter Olympics so expect March 4, 2010 as the premiere date.

TARAsia Fan, I don't expect AR16 will be on Thursdays, so I suspect that you inadvertently dropped a digit. Perhaps you meant Sunday March 14 or perhaps March 7, but surely not Thursday March 4.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 10, 2009, 08:26:11 AM
Ap,

Look at your calendar again. You're most likely looking at February.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: TARandJJFan on December 10, 2009, 08:38:00 AM
I'm not so sure the Olympics will push the air date back. The spring version of TAR usually premiers the second weekend in Feb. That's Valentine's day this year. I think that's the same weekend that the Olympics starts, and it only lasts 2 weeks. But, TAR is only 1 hour. I could see CBS keeping the premier the same & putting it up against an hour of the Olympics, since they are on 2 different networks.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: ZBC Company on December 10, 2009, 09:06:36 AM
the winter  omplicya suck so wheter watch the amazing race
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: walkingpneumonia on December 10, 2009, 09:25:41 AM
Ap,

Look at your calendar again. You're most likely looking at February.
Ummm, on my calendar (and apparently ap's calendar) March 4th, 2010 is a Thursday... :badhorse:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Coutzy on December 10, 2009, 09:31:23 AM
I'm not so sure the Olympics will push the air date back. The spring version of TAR usually premiers the second weekend in Feb. That's Valentine's day this year. I think that's the same weekend that the Olympics starts, and it only lasts 2 weeks. But, TAR is only 1 hour. I could see CBS keeping the premier the same & putting it up against an hour of the Olympics, since they are on 2 different networks.

If they start the same weekend they may not want to put it up against the opening ceremonies. Doing so would almost certainly result in bad ratings.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Mister RC on December 10, 2009, 09:38:11 AM
It'll be interesting to see what happens.  It's a tough call.  Common sense would say to have it air right after the Superbowl (a la Survivor Australia and All-Stars).  Actually, that's more wishful thinking than common sense, but I'd think it would make sense.  If football has proven to help TAR since 10 (save for 11 and 14), imagine what the Superbowl would do!  Sadly, it's not going to happen.  As mentioned, the season would be long enough to start in February and then end in May.  Also, with the upcoming Survivor Season, if anything, that's closer to the front of the line of post-SB programs to air right after the Superbowl.

Given that, common sense would be to air it later.  To avoid all the conflicts, I think March 14 would be the best bet.  It's tough, and only because it's on a Sunday.  That's in terms of when best to premiere it.  Really, from a tarfly's POV, whatever it takes to avoid having the show end on May 9 is the way to go.  That would suck (especially if it doesn't premiere on February 7).

That being said, I don't think 2/14 is automatic.  True it would mirror last year's schedule, but things change (like the survivor finale moving up a week this fall).  While the Olympics and TAR are on two different networks, that results in TV conflicts & who would want to kick off a season opposite the opening weekend of the winter Olympics?  That, and the fact that a couple may feel that their love and time for one another is worth more than any episode of TAR.

I think 2/21 or 2/28 is more likely, but it also depends on the course of the race.  3/14 would be a little late, especially with the ACMs likely to preempt TAR completely before finale time.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 10, 2009, 09:53:07 AM
Ap,

Look at your calendar again. You're most likely looking at February.
Ummm, on my calendar (and apparently ap's calendar) March 4th, 2010 is a Thursday... :badhorse:
I was looking at April. Sorry. :lol:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 10, 2009, 09:54:49 AM
Usually the networks will not schedule original programming against the Winter Olympics because they're a killer. The only program that does well against it is American Idol. With the Olympics in Vancouver and being live in the US, it will kill anything against it.

I'm going to venture a guess that CBS will delay the premiere until March.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Mister RC on December 10, 2009, 10:42:21 AM
With a March Start, here are the dates to get a 12-episode season in.

March 07
March 14
March 21
March 28
April 04
April 11
April 18
April 25
May 02
May 09
May 16

That's 11 weeks for 12 episodes.  I didn't put 5/23 there because it's the last weekend Survivor's finale could be before Memorial Day weekend.  Now, we're going to have to knock off two more weeks from the above schedule (3/7 for the Academy Awards and another week for the ACMs).  To best avoid all the conflicts, there will have to be a lot of 2-hour episodes if they're going to keep the show on Sunday.  The last time they had multiple 2-hr shows (three) was during the TAR7 & TARFE runs, prior to the move to the weekend.

This might result in having our first 2-hour finale in four years.  Unfortunately, Cold Case moved back to 9 PM.  So unless they keep 10 pm Sundays as a rerun slot to bump Cold Case up to that 10 pm slot whenever necessary, it could get complicated.

Again, this year is a tough call, since it's the first year since the move that the winter games are a factor.  I think I should let it play out; I feel like the BCS committee trying to figure out all the matchups for this years NCAAF postseason!  However, as TARAsia Fan mentioned, although by mistake, March 4 could work if it airs after Survivor.  Then, you can have an episode on that Sunday, opposite the Oscars.  That way, no need for TPTB to crunch in the season, and TAR would have its second episode run on 3/7 instead of a premiere.  They wouldn't do that b/c thinking of all the alternatives and taking risks isn't on their to-do list.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: chill_sd on December 10, 2009, 11:10:48 AM
March 14 is selection Sunday for March Madness, with games scheduled on 3/21 and 3/28.

Don't know if this would affect TAR, but it seems like it would.  It always affects Survivor, too.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 10, 2009, 11:19:06 AM
Just runovers which actually help TAR.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Ryan83 on December 10, 2009, 11:21:11 AM
March 14 is selection Sunday for March Madness, with games scheduled on 3/21 and 3/28.

Don't know if this would affect TAR, but it seems like it would.  It always affects Survivor, too.

IMHO... with all that is in the way of this season. TPTB knew this before hand. Which is why we see a Jeff and Jordan and Miss SC. BC they need to draw ppl in and those ppl do that. Also IMHO I think we will see a few "You are not eliminated but markd for it" when is comes to JnJ and Miss SC. Just like TAR-AllStars. When Eric and Dani were 24 hours behind and they had the intercetion so that them and the Guidos could catch the leaders. If they didnt put it there then no way in hell is the rest of the season worth watching with 2 teams so far behind bc of the airport problems that season.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: north09 on December 10, 2009, 11:34:25 AM
March 14 is selection Sunday for March Madness, with games scheduled on 3/21 and 3/28.

Don't know if this would affect TAR, but it seems like it would.  It always affects Survivor, too.

IMHO... with all that is in the way of this season. TPTB knew this before hand. Which is why we see a Jeff and Jordan and Miss SC. BC they need to draw ppl in and those ppl do that. Also IMHO I think we will see a few "You are not eliminated but markd for it" when is comes to JnJ and Miss SC. Just like TAR-AllStars. When Eric and Dani were 24 hours behind and they had the intercetion so that them and the Guidos could catch the leaders. If they didnt put it there then no way in hell is the rest of the season worth watching with 2 teams so far behind bc of the airport problems that season.

To clear things up, NEL's are predetermined. The producers don't interfere with the race by picking who they want to save from elimination.  ;)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Ryan83 on December 10, 2009, 11:38:28 AM
Just like the intersection was predetermined... ;) :jam:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: TARandJJFan on December 10, 2009, 12:08:40 PM
March 14 is selection Sunday for March Madness, with games scheduled on 3/21 and 3/28.

Don't know if this would affect TAR, but it seems like it would.  It always affects Survivor, too.

March Madness will most definitely pre-empt at least 2 weeks of TAR. As far as the Olympics goes I saw someone post above about the opening ceremonies. They are always on Friday night.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on December 10, 2009, 01:05:42 PM
I started a new topic for TAR16 start date, please take the discussion here..

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,21383.new.html#new
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on December 10, 2009, 03:09:14 PM
What are some publications that have reported on The Amazing Race in Germany or Africa in past seasons? Even if it is in another language I would like to scoop it out. TIA
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Ryan83 on December 10, 2009, 03:20:09 PM
just search words with with goggle. There is a show options button and click other lang. and select the one you want, and it will tran. other lang into enligsh
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Ryan83 on December 12, 2009, 02:57:15 PM
they have already started to make the tracks and lay down the music. Dont remeber the twitter name. But a few days ago a guy posted that he was in the studio 24.7 starting season 16 music. So TPTB are already jumping on that aspect of it
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 12, 2009, 03:19:31 PM
That's Lee Sanders, TAR music genius extraordinaire!!

Editing is ongoing, it starts as the first footage rolls in.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Ryan83 on December 12, 2009, 03:27:01 PM
That's Lee Sanders, TAR music genius extraordinaire!!

Editing is ongoing, it starts as the first footage rolls in.

Ya that was his name. He posted right after TAR15 finale saying well back to work on TAR16 ha
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on December 14, 2009, 01:03:51 PM
I have a question: What is EXIF data for a picture? Is it the time/date it was taken? How do you obtain it?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Slowhatch on December 14, 2009, 07:52:08 PM
Time/date is often a part of it. EXIF (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exif)-Exchangeable Image File--are the little bits of data created by the camera and attached to the image file that describes the when and how of a picture (and sometimes--for advanced gear--where). Some picture/picture sites will let anyone examine the exif data. Take this photo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27957294@N02/4179829662/), for example; click on the bottom-right "more properties" to call up the exif info. Even if the photog doesn't want to share, there are applets (google online exif viewer to find something you like) that can bring out the data.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 16 Sightings/Info: Tweets Go here please!
Post by: YY on December 14, 2009, 11:25:01 PM
One thing I don't get about all these texts is people saying "I think this is someone on The Amazing Race...", why don't they just ask "Hey, are you on a race of some sort?" and even offer to help, lol. Or take a picture?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 16 Sightings/Info: Tweets Go here please!
Post by: Hooky on December 14, 2009, 11:27:20 PM
One thing I don't get about all these texts is people saying "I think this is someone on The Amazing Race...", why don't they just ask "Hey, are you on a race of some sort?" and even offer to help, lol. Or take a picture?

Usually the production tries to keep people who haven't signed the contract away from the racers, especially if those people are trying to take pictures of teams. That's part of the reason why it's so difficult to get pictures of teams.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: diRkdARyL on December 15, 2009, 04:28:13 AM
question:
is the khaki team this season, a M/F team??
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 15, 2009, 07:25:10 AM
Hi Dirk! :waves:

This would be the best place to look...but not sure we have any team firmly identified as "khaki", unless you mean the camo guys?

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,21187.0.html
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: diRkdARyL on December 15, 2009, 07:56:20 AM
thanks ^_^
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on December 15, 2009, 11:15:05 AM
Time/date is often a part of it. EXIF (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exif)-Exchangeable Image File--are the little bits of data created by the camera and attached to the image file that describes the when and how of a picture (and sometimes--for advanced gear--where). Some picture/picture sites will let anyone examine the exif data. Take this photo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27957294@N02/4179829662/), for example; click on the bottom-right "more properties" to call up the exif info. Even if the photog doesn't want to share, there are applets (google online exif viewer to find something you like) that can bring out the data.

Thanks, Slowhatch! :cmas26
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: kimj on December 15, 2009, 02:08:26 PM
is it true that tar16 is in singapore? i saw on amazing race twitter that they wre it was on forumssgclub.com/ singapore'amazingrace
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on December 15, 2009, 03:37:12 PM
is it true that tar16 is in singapore? i saw on amazing race twitter that they wre it was on forumssgclub.com/ singapore'amazingrace
Joab is on it.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: kimj on December 15, 2009, 03:40:04 PM
thanks appresh
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on December 15, 2009, 09:03:53 PM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

It's about time they made a stop in SIngapore. They did transit in Singapore in season 14 (I think). If SIngapore is an official pit stop, there's going to be something in the newspapers or 8 Days maybe. What if the clue holders are the YOG mascots....


Can anyone check a newspaper in Singapore on this?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 15, 2009, 09:37:39 PM
I don't believe it is Singapore, Diane... the evidence is far too weak, IMO.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on December 15, 2009, 10:59:10 PM
Quick question for me:

This is the first time I've been avidly following all the spoilers and I was wondering, around what time period do you excellent detectives expect this race to end filming. I'm not very sure of the length of previous races.

Thank you! :xmas49
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on December 15, 2009, 11:03:26 PM
Quick question for me:

This is the first time I've been avidly following all the spoilers and I was wondering, around what time period do you excellent detectives expect this race to end filming. I'm not very sure of the length of previous races.

Thank you! :xmas49
Next few days.  :xmas49
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 15, 2009, 11:04:46 PM
It will probably end this weekend. Lately the races have been about 21 days.


puddin beat me to it. :lol: What she said.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: redwings8831 on December 15, 2009, 11:06:07 PM
It will probably end this weekend. Lately the races have been about 21 days.

Or maybe it will go for another week or so and turn into a 27-28 day race like the old seasons.  :yess:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on December 15, 2009, 11:06:45 PM
It will probably end this weekend. Lately the races have been about 21 days.


puddin beat me to it. :lol: What she said.

Too short, I know. :cmas4
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on December 15, 2009, 11:07:12 PM
It will probably end this weekend. Lately the races have been about 21 days.

Or maybe it will go for another week or so and turn into a 27-28 day race like the old seasons.  :yess:

I hope!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 15, 2009, 11:09:01 PM


Or maybe it will go for another week or so and turn into a 27-28 day race like the old seasons.  :yess:

Dream on.  :colors But sigh...I miss the good ole days. :cmaslol
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on December 15, 2009, 11:12:48 PM


Or maybe it will go for another week or so and turn into a 27-28 day race like the old seasons.  :yess:

Dream on.  :colors But sigh...I miss the good ole days. :cmaslol

AKA pre-Season 12.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on December 16, 2009, 11:10:39 AM
 :flirt: Question...Is it safe to have them go into NZ now after the swine flu scares???
This could R/O NZ at least...
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 16, 2009, 11:40:43 AM
Swine flu is everywhere...
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on December 16, 2009, 05:55:24 PM
:flirt: Question...Is it safe to have them go into NZ now after the swine flu scares???
This could R/O NZ at least...

The swine flu really isn't a big enough health hazard now (or ever was) to prevent them from going to NZ.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Snooky on December 16, 2009, 06:02:56 PM
:flirt: Question...Is it safe to have them go into NZ now after the swine flu scares???
This could R/O NZ at least...

The swine flu really isn't a big enough health hazard now (or ever was) to prevent them from going to NZ.
They should make the teams get the vaccine, after all, it is much safer!


  :cmas4
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on December 16, 2009, 11:54:33 PM
Maybe they did get the vaccine..Thx all for answering! :cmas16
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on December 17, 2009, 01:19:45 AM
Thanks for answering my question! :cmas26

So after Singapore, there might be one leg before a return to USA. Could Australia be possible? I know we have direct flights from Sydney to LA, so maybe? What do you guys reckon? :cmas5

If you think it's likely, I'll keep my eyes wide open...
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Caelestor on December 17, 2009, 01:28:06 AM
Thanks for answering my question! :cmas26

So after Singapore, there might be one leg before a return to USA. Could Australia be possible? I know we have direct flights from Sydney to LA, so maybe? What do you guys reckon? :cmas5

If you think it's likely, I'll keep my eyes wide open...

TAR likes to do a double leg in the penultimate country nowadays.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on December 17, 2009, 01:29:10 AM
Just one curious question....

We know that there is a 4-hour penalty for quitting a roadblock, and it applies immediately, is it the same for the detour as well? (which explains why the poker goddess were eliminated at the field and not on the mat if the answer is yes)

PS: Singapore is way to small for a double leg.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: apskip on December 17, 2009, 08:06:03 AM
Thanks for answering my question! :cmas26

So after Singapore, there might be one leg before a return to USA. Could Australia be possible? I know we have direct flights from Sydney to LA, so maybe? What do you guys reckon? :cmas5

If you think it's likely, I'll keep my eyes wide open...
racer, yes Australia is a definite possiblity, but it does not have to be Sydney. I think Perth, Darwin, Cairns and Brisbane have a better chance and Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart are unlikely.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Coutzy on December 17, 2009, 08:37:55 AM
I've got eyes in Melbourne airport today and tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Mister RC on December 17, 2009, 09:16:48 AM
Quote
Just one curious question....

We know that there is a 4-hour penalty for quitting a roadblock, and it applies immediately, is it the same for the detour as well? (which explains why the poker goddess were eliminated at the field and not on the mat if the answer is yes)

PS: Singapore is way to small for a double leg.

It's only happened twice, the detour penalty thing, but I think the situation depends on the task on hand.  Like in TAR6, the teams had to bail due to final transportation leaving at the top of the hour.  Hayden/Aaron took a gamble and left, hoping that Adam/Rebecca would be unsuccessful.  With that, H/A would narrowly beat A/R, the 4-hr penalties would offset, and by default, H/A would have been in the F3.  Instead, A/R were successful & caught the final ride to the pitstop.  H/A were assessed the 4 hr penalty and then were eliminated immediately, right after Phil informed them of the penalty, and even before he checked in A/R.

I guess due to transportation or the lack of it, it's now the norm to wait until the next team arrives, and then start the penalty at the site.  That way, if a team was like 8 hours behind, a 4-hr penalty at the pitstop would be irrelevant.  Rob needed a plan in his TAR7 season, by making two other teams quit (which helped them too, since two other teams were behind Ray/Deana & Meredith/Gretchen).

With Maria & Tiffany, it didn't really matter, as everyone else checked in, and Phil would arrive to hear their inability to continue.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: apskip on December 17, 2009, 09:35:46 AM
Quote
Just one curious question....

We know that there is a 4-hour penalty for quitting a roadblock, and it applies immediately, is it the same for the detour as well? (which explains why the poker goddess were eliminated at the field and not on the mat if the answer is yes)

PS: Singapore is way to small for a double leg.

It's only happened twice, the detour penalty thing, but I think the situation depends on the task on hand.  Like in TAR6, the teams had to bail due to final transportation leaving at the top of the hour.  Hayden/Aaron took a gamble and left, hoping that Adam/Rebecca would be unsuccessful.  With that, H/A would narrowly beat A/R, the 4-hr penalties would offset, and by default, H/A would have been in the F3.  Instead, A/R were successful & caught the final ride to the pitstop.  H/A were assessed the 4 hr penalty and then were eliminated immediately, right after Phil informed them of the penalty, and even before he checked in A/R.

I guess due to transportation or the lack of it, it's now the norm to wait until the next team arrives, and then start the penalty at the site.  That way, if a team was like 8 hours behind, a 4-hr penalty at the pitstop would be irrelevant.  Rob needed a plan in his TAR7 season, by making two other teams quit (which helped them too, since two other teams were behind Ray/Deana & Meredith/Gretchen).

With Maria & Tiffany, it didn't really matter, as everyone else checked in, and Phil would arrive to hear their inability to continue.

revengefullycreative,
Your AR6 story sounds good, but the Mt. Hua Lock task was a ROADBLOCK and not a DETOUR. That is why the females were selected to do it.

The rule on DETOURS is a 24 hour penalty for non-completion. Since teams can switch DETOURS, what does non-completion mean? It means inability to finish a normal DETOUR or, if a U-turn is applied, inability to finish both DETOURS.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 17, 2009, 09:42:00 AM
Thanks for answering my question! :cmas26

So after Singapore, there might be one leg before a return to USA. Could Australia be possible? I know we have direct flights from Sydney to LA, so maybe? What do you guys reckon? :cmas5

If you think it's likely, I'll keep my eyes wide open...

IMO, IF Australia was used it would far more likely have come BEFORE Singapore, not after.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Coutzy on December 17, 2009, 09:51:38 AM
Thanks for answering my question! :cmas26

So after Singapore, there might be one leg before a return to USA. Could Australia be possible? I know we have direct flights from Sydney to LA, so maybe? What do you guys reckon? :cmas5

If you think it's likely, I'll keep my eyes wide open...

IMO, IF Australia was used it would far more likely have come BEFORE Singapore, not after.

Shh! Don't say such things!

*Clings on to hope*
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on December 17, 2009, 10:03:49 AM
if given Singapore(Leg 9) is the second last leg of the race and after that heading back to the states(Leg 10), could it be another surprise twist this season, 12 teams, 10 legs, 9 straight eliminations
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 17, 2009, 10:52:41 AM
If you want to speculate, please go to speculation, Thanks!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: ltvols on December 17, 2009, 12:13:54 PM
question.....could the decoy teams have been sent to sentosa with the other teams racing elsewhere in singapore (marina, flyer, raffles, bugis?)  Or, do the decoy teams "race" the same route?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 17, 2009, 02:27:11 PM
Decoys can go anywhere production thinks they are needed. They have run with the racers, some from TAR 13 had to run after the finale was already filmed in Portland, and they have even run in different "faux" finale cities. Anything is possible..
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on December 17, 2009, 05:09:45 PM
I'll still keep my eyes open. They might have a connection through here. :cmas5
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 17, 2009, 06:09:35 PM
Where's here? And I posted an airport thread for just this. :lol:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on December 17, 2009, 07:06:04 PM
Where's here? And I posted an airport thread for just this. :lol:
Sydney, Australia. Hope I see something... :cmas13
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 17, 2009, 07:48:40 PM
I just hope y'all didn't MISS anything. :lol:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on December 17, 2009, 08:54:28 PM
I just hope y'all didn't MISS anything. :lol:
That's WAAAAY more likely! :cmaslol :groan:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on December 17, 2009, 09:41:24 PM
I just hope y'all didn't MISS anything. :lol:
:cmaslol  :cmas10
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: TARandJJFan on December 18, 2009, 02:29:12 PM
I have 2 production related questions.

The first being how long is it usually after a team checks in last at a pitstop and is eliminated that they put them on a plane & send them to elimination station if they are one of the first 6 or 7 teams eliminated?

Second, does CBS or TAR ever put teams that are couples on a gag order in regards to their relationship? I thought I saw somewhere where someone said that occasionally they do if that team's relationship is a big factor in the show.

Thanks in advance for the help!  :xmas49
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sunny on December 18, 2009, 04:28:44 PM

Do the eliminated teams get sequestered somewhere until the race is over? Would that location be in Mexico?Has it been in different locations for different races?      Yes, I saw the picture of Jeff and Jordan in mexico around December 9th. Why would they be in Mexico? What typically happens to the eliminated teams? Is the race really almost over? Thank you
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: River on December 18, 2009, 04:31:04 PM

Do the eliminated teams get sequestered somewhere until the race is over? Would that location be in Mexico?Has it been in different locations for different races?      Yes, I saw the picture of Jeff and Jordan in mexico around December 9th. Why would they be in Mexico? What typically happens to the eliminated teams? Is the race really almost over? Thank you
Yes, speculation says that Elimination Station IS in Mexico. Teams get sequestered normally if they are 7th place or are eliminated before.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: chill_sd on December 18, 2009, 04:36:56 PM
The location of Elimination Station varies according to the route of the race.  With the first few eliminations taking place in South America it makes sense to have it in Mexico.  Previous Mexican locations have included Acapulco.  Last season it was in VietNam and S14 was in Thailand.

They even continue to film some of the eliminated teams activities and reactions.  Videos are located here (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race/video/?vs=Elimination%20Station) for a few seasons.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: nmbeach on December 18, 2009, 10:03:59 PM
I didn't expect Jeff & Jordan to make it very far in the race, but I'm not buying the picture of them in Mexico.  Since they were recognized at the airport at the beginning of the race, I don't think they would let them out in public to watch a parade before the race is over.  Something's just not right about that photo?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: redwings8831 on December 18, 2009, 10:08:56 PM
I didn't expect Jeff & Jordan to make it very far in the race, but I'm not buying the picture of them in Mexico.  Since they were recognized at the airport at the beginning of the race, I don't think they would let them out in public to watch a parade before the race is over.  Something's just not right about that photo?

It actually makes perfect sense. Once teams are eliminated and are sent to the sequester location, they are allowed to participate in activities around the area that are part of culture, etc. That's what they are doing. There is extensive talk about this in some of the other threads.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Mandoli on December 18, 2009, 10:09:06 PM
Okay: When teams are at the ES, they go out on group outings. They bring in locals for activities. (Like the yoga in the most recent season.)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 19, 2009, 03:27:16 AM

Yes, speculation says that Elimination Station IS in Mexico. Teams get sequestered normally if they are 7th place or are eliminated before.

Make that 5th place or before, not 7th. Sometimes has included 6th, but def not more.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Ryan83 on December 19, 2009, 03:33:40 AM
thats what I always thought 5 sometimes 6

11th place,10th place, 9th place, 8th place and 7th place go to ES...
then 6th place, 5th place and 4th place are decoys
then other 3 battle it out for 1 million dollars  :cmas26
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 19, 2009, 03:41:08 AM
Sometimes 6th place out has gone to ES. Last # to ES may vary in 12 team seasons. But basically that is absolutely correct.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Caelestor on December 19, 2009, 03:43:19 AM
thats what I always thought 5 sometimes 6

11th place,10th place, 9th place, 8th place and 7th place go to ES...
then 6th place, 5th place and 4th place are decoys
then other 3 battle it out for 1 million dollars  :cmas26

An important factor is where the teams are eliminated geographically.
For instance, TAR 12 ES was in Portugal to absorb the Europe elims (aside from Azaria + Hendekea).
TAR 13's was in Mexico, and the last team to arrive was from Cambodia.
TAR 14's was in Phuket, and the last team to arrive was from just nearby, Mel and Mike.
TAR 15's was in Vietnam, and teams eliminated in Dubai were sent there.

Thus, if TAR 16's was in Mexico, we can assume that by the time the race reaches Oceania/Asia, there should be only 6 teams remaining. The others have been sent to the villa from SA, Europe, and/or Africa.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: River on December 19, 2009, 08:58:27 AM
 
Sometimes 6th place out has gone to ES. Last # to ES may vary in 12 team seasons. But basically that is absolutely correct.
Yes, I just meant in general from all the seasons, that 7th place and before DOES go to sequester.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: apskip on December 19, 2009, 09:07:35 AM
thats what I always thought 5 sometimes 6

11th place,10th place, 9th place, 8th place and 7th place go to ES...
then 6th place, 5th place and 4th place are decoys
then other 3 battle it out for 1 million dollars  :cmas26

The most important factor in determining how many teams go to ES is how many rooms the designated accomodation has. Acapulco's Casa Legouia clearly has 5.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DavidJunior on December 19, 2009, 03:54:58 PM
I post this question here because I want to keep the destination/sightings thread open for just that:

but, does the photo of the eliminated teams arriving in SF prove that the Bay Area is the location of the finale?

or do they go to another flight from there?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on December 19, 2009, 05:09:29 PM
I post this question here because I want to keep the destination/sightings thread open for just that:

but, does the photo of the eliminated teams arriving in SF prove that the Bay Area is the location of the finale?

or do they go to another flight from there?
:cmas19
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DavidJunior on December 19, 2009, 05:12:10 PM
I post this question here because I want to keep the destination/sightings thread open for just that:

but, does the photo of the eliminated teams arriving in SF prove that the Bay Area is the location of the finale?

or do they go to another flight from there?
:cmas19

i'll take that as a, "i'm not gonna tell you so you spoil the finale, but you're probably right..."
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: redwings8831 on December 19, 2009, 05:15:34 PM
I post this question here because I want to keep the destination/sightings thread open for just that:

but, does the photo of the eliminated teams arriving in SF prove that the Bay Area is the location of the finale?

or do they go to another flight from there?
:cmas19

i'll take that as a, "i'm not gonna tell you so you spoil the finale, but you're probably right..."

Here. Posted in the Contestants thread.

It isn't even that entirely.

It is that RFF loves the race first and foremost. And even though we are a spoiler board, we feel a great responsibility to ensure that the finale occurs unmolested. As a spoiler board, we sometimes DO have info that we feel should NOT be shared ahead of time. The Portland finale site was an example of this. We knew the exact MAT location ahead of time and chose NOT to reveal that info until AFTER the finale had safely been filmed, so that the race could finish in safety, and out of respect to the show.

And yes, RFF has known all week that San Fran was the Finale City, but chose, just as we did in Portland, to not reveal that info before the finale had safely been filmed.

But now, thanks to production's own carelessness, the cat is out of the bag.

I just hope that SF doesn't turn into the zoo Portland did.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on December 20, 2009, 01:52:04 AM
I read on the contestant thread that the African American "pink" girls are one of the teams sent to ES. Is this true, or do you think that, like it was mentioned, the girl sighted at the airport was indeed a member of the AA M/F team.

I just want this clarified, because I was going to cheer for the "pink" team.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on December 20, 2009, 02:26:31 AM
I read on the contestant thread that the African American "pink" girls are one of the teams sent to ES. Is this true, or do you think that, like it was mentioned, the girl sighted at the airport was indeed a member of the AA M/F team.

I just want this clarified, because I was going to cheer for the "pink" team.
:cmas13
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on December 20, 2009, 06:30:49 AM
I read on the contestant thread that the African American "pink" girls are one of the teams sent to ES. Is this true, or do you think that, like it was mentioned, the girl sighted at the airport was indeed a member of the AA M/F team.

I just want this clarified, because I was going to cheer for the "pink" team.
:cmas13
Does  :cmas13 mean that you think it is them?

Oh well, let's go find another team to cheer on... :cmas28
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Mister RC on December 20, 2009, 09:56:32 AM
Quote
Sometimes 6th place out has gone to ES. Last # to ES may vary in 12 team seasons. But basically that is absolutely correct.

And then there are the classic days, where even the 5th place finishers headed to Sequesterville.  That probably won't ever happen again!


I didn't expect Jeff & Jordan to make it very far in the race, but I'm not buying the picture of them in Mexico.  Since they were recognized at the airport at the beginning of the race, I don't think they would let them out in public to watch a parade before the race is over.  Something's just not right about that photo?

It actually makes perfect sense. Once teams are eliminated and are sent to the sequester location, they are allowed to participate in activities around the area that are part of culture, etc. That's what they are doing. There is extensive talk about this in some of the other threads.

Yeah, I agree.  This is the proper way of doing things, regardless of that photograph.  Despite the proof there, it is someone right to believe that they survived the entire race.  That (also) being to assume nothing until it's made official.  It could be seen as wishful thinking.  Fair enough; otherwise, someone might choose to skip because they came to the agreement that J & J are out.

What's unfortunate is that J & J are pretty big stars.  Not as epic as Rob & Amber, but big enough that I wished that TPTB had decided to do something different, with the likelihood that the BB fans would stop at nothing to learn the status of J & J (and then tweet about it before the show even finished taping).  OTOH, had J & J finished 6th or higher, it wouldn't have been that big of a deal (esp now, with fewer things spoiled) as they would have likely been decoys that only would've best been disclosed right here.  What a shame, because if any effort was made to keep things undisclosed, someone did a great job.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on December 20, 2009, 03:52:11 PM
Do the 3 decoy teams have to do the feats with the 3 remaining teams to make it look real? :cmas5
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on December 20, 2009, 03:53:20 PM
Do the 3 decoy teams have to do the feats with the 3 remaining teams to make it look real? :cmas5

They can. Answered in other thread by puddin.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on December 20, 2009, 04:44:10 PM
They can do final tasks as well, for instance Season 13 one of the decoy teams was extremely disappointed that they did not get a chance to do the Bridge of Gods challenge because of timing. Thats just one instance off the top of my head and yes they run decoys as well to throw off the spoilers/sightings. Sometimes they even use the sequestered teams.

I think I'm repeating myself ..  :cmaslol  its somewhere up thread.


heres a very good example of season 14 teams

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_7P7odoI3XXA/SU_98__n5YI/AAAAAAAABUg/MLzL1RPWrzo/s1600-h/DSCF0164.JPG
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Caelestor on December 20, 2009, 04:58:44 PM
Is there more than one leg in Shanghai? Or is TAR actually not having a double leg in the penultimate country?

Are we sure there are 5 teams racing in Singapore?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: catzoid on December 22, 2009, 09:46:35 AM
Are the decoys given any incentive to act like they're racing seriously? "Winning team from among the three of you will get $1000" or something like that? I'm just wondering, because otherwise it seems too easy to tell the decoys from the Final Three.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on December 22, 2009, 12:38:00 PM
Is there more than one leg in Shanghai? Or is TAR actually not having a double leg in the penultimate country?

Are we sure there are 5 teams racing in Singapore?

They didn't do a double-leg in the penultimate country last season. But who knows what they'll do with that this time? I would speculate that there wouldn't be a double-leg in the 2 penultimate legs, but who knows?

And as for Shanghai, where is the info indicating that Shanghai was visited? ???
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: :jerry: on December 31, 2009, 04:45:28 PM
Will Shanghai be visited because of the 2010 Expo(bringing teams to the Expo location)?

Could there be a stop in Vancouver because of the olympics? (Shanghai-->Vancouver-->San Fran)

(or will Season 17 visit here AFTER the olympics like Season 14 Beijing?)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Plaidmoon on January 01, 2010, 01:10:53 AM
Will Shanghai be visited because of the 2010 Expo(bringing teams to the Expo location)?

Could there be a stop in Vancouver because of the olympics? (Shanghai-->Vancouver-->San Fran)

(or will Season 17 visit here AFTER the olympics like Season 14 Beijing?)

I get the feeling that the powers that be at TAR try to avoid anything on legs that might indicate just when the race was run. Sort of trying to keep it timeless and not having the viewers react "Wow, they filmed that 4 months ago!" So, no, I doubt if they will visit the Shanghai 2010 Expo. I had no idea that Shanghai was having an 2010 Expo. I see it doesn't open until May. The only way I see them going there is if the Chinese government paid to have them come to Shanghai and do something at the unopened fair grounds.

As for Vancouver, we already know they went from Shanghai to San Francisco this season, so no side trip to Vancouver. I think Vancouver is quite likely sometime in the next 2 or 3 seasons. They like to go to past Olympic venues.

Plaidmoon
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DavidJunior on January 01, 2010, 01:36:21 AM
Will Shanghai be visited because of the 2010 Expo(bringing teams to the Expo location)?

Could there be a stop in Vancouver because of the olympics? (Shanghai-->Vancouver-->San Fran)

(or will Season 17 visit here AFTER the olympics like Season 14 Beijing?)

I get the feeling that the powers that be at TAR try to avoid anything on legs that might indicate just when the race was run. Sort of trying to keep it timeless and not having the viewers react "Wow, they filmed that 4 months ago!" So, no, I doubt if they will visit the Shanghai 2010 Expo. I had no idea that Shanghai was having an 2010 Expo. I see it doesn't open until May. The only way I see them going there is if the Chinese government paid to have them come to Shanghai and do something at the unopened fair grounds.

As for Vancouver, we already know they went from Shanghai to San Francisco this season, so no side trip to Vancouver. I think Vancouver is quite likely sometime in the next 2 or 3 seasons. They like to go to past Olympic venues.


They haven't gone to Torino yet :P
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DavidJunior on January 01, 2010, 01:49:25 AM
Is there any chance that this is a 13 leg race?

Let's ASSUME the Paraguay info is indeed correct:

That gives enough time between the Bariloche spoiler (memory is hazy on exact date 2nd or 3rd?) and the Paraguay sighting on the 5th?

There was no activity until teams were spotted on a flight from Dubai arriving in Kuala Lumpur on the 14th.  Teams were then spotted running around Penang, Malaysia on the 16th.  There is room for one leg in that gap.

Teams were seen in Singapore and then Shanghai after Malaysia.  And then San Francisco

That gives a potential 10 legs confirmed:
Valparaiso, Chile
Puerto Varas, Chile
Bariloche, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina??
Paraguay
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia??
Penang, Malaysia
Singapore
Shanghai, China
San Francisco, USA

now, the gap between the Paraguay leg (ending either on the 6th/7th), and the possible first Malaysia leg (on the 14th) leaves room for about 3 legs (and we now know for sure that at least one leg was spent in both Europe and Africa, thanks to Macaroons)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: apskip on January 01, 2010, 08:47:37 AM
David Junior,

It looks to me like you have 2 transit points on your list, Buenos Aires and Kuala Lumpur. Although there is no hard information either way, I do not believe that legs were run in either place. They were just an airport connecting point according to my thinking about this. You have 8 sound legs. Based on the known timing, there could be 11 or 12 legs, most likely 11. That means there are 3 legs not accounted for yet either before Paraguay or between Paraguay and Penang.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DavidJunior on January 01, 2010, 05:57:29 PM
David Junior,

It looks to me like you have 2 transit points on your list, Buenos Aires and Kuala Lumpur. Although there is no hard information either way, I do not believe that legs were run in either place. They were just an airport connecting point according to my thinking about this. You have 8 sound legs. Based on the known timing, there could be 11 or 12 legs, most likely 11. That means there are 3 legs not accounted for yet either before Paraguay or between Paraguay and Penang.

for both the Buenos Aires and Kuala Lumpur speculation I was looking more at the gaps between sightings:
Bariloche (2nd/3rd of December) to Ascuncion (5th/6th).  You can totally fit another leg in there with ease (BA was just the most likely)
then there is a gap between the UAE to KL flight (14th) and teams being sighted in Penang (16th).  Just saying that there is room in both places, which leaves plenty of room for 13 legs
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on January 01, 2010, 06:55:10 PM
A quick question here.

I was wondering who you guys thought were the Final Three. From what I read, I take it as Caitlin/Brent, the cowboys, and the short-haired women (sorry, I can't remember the names). Is this it, or do you guys think something else is possible? :duno:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on January 01, 2010, 07:56:30 PM
A quick question here.

I was wondering who you guys thought were the Final Three. From what I read, I take it as Caitlin/Brent, the cowboys, and the short-haired women (sorry, I can't remember the names). Is this it, or do you guys think something else is possible? :duno:
Throw the "frat" brothers in the mix.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on January 02, 2010, 05:19:24 PM
A quick question here.

I was wondering who you guys thought were the Final Three. From what I read, I take it as Caitlin/Brent, the cowboys, and the short-haired women (sorry, I can't remember the names). Is this it, or do you guys think something else is possible? :duno:
Throw the "frat" brothers in the mix.
Thanks! :hugs: Is the father/daughter a possibility, or do we know they are out?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on January 02, 2010, 11:45:44 PM
The best place to look for new updates is the first post of the Timeline and each spoiler thread, racer.

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,21194.msg480198.html#msg480198

Hope this helps!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: WalterC on January 03, 2010, 12:06:50 PM
With the race going to Singapore, I wonder if there will be a little crossover between the US and Asian version of TAR.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: RichInSydney on January 04, 2010, 04:04:49 PM
Just wondering what everyone thinks about the missing 2 or 3 legs that we have still to solve in the middle of this race? Based on previous spoilers that were missed in past races, where do you think they have gone?

My thoughts would be 2 or 3 legs in Africa. In past races, have you gotten mainly spoilers from that continent?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: River on January 04, 2010, 05:21:17 PM
Just wondering what everyone thinks about the missing 2 or 3 legs that we have still to solve in the middle of this race? Based on previous spoilers that were missed in past races, where do you think they have gone?

My thoughts would be 2 or 3 legs in Africa. In past races, have you gotten mainly spoilers from that continent?
My guess is that the missing legs are in Africa, as Macaroons said, teams are going to 5 continents this season, and they are probably not in Oceania. This is probably correct.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on January 04, 2010, 05:31:37 PM
The best place to look for new updates is the first post of the Timeline and each spoiler thread, racer.

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,21194.msg480198.html#msg480198

Hope this helps!
Thanks! I always forget about the Page #1 summaries! :groan:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: River on January 04, 2010, 05:33:27 PM
The best place to look for new updates is the first post of the Timeline and each spoiler thread, racer.

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,21194.msg480198.html#msg480198

Hope this helps!
Thanks! I always forget about the Page #1 summaries! :groan:
Also, The Amazing Race 16 Destinations/Locations has been updated with pics on the first page.
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,21253.0.html
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: puddin on January 04, 2010, 05:39:34 PM
The best place to look for new updates is the first post of the Timeline and each spoiler thread, racer.

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,21194.msg480198.html#msg480198

Hope this helps!
Thanks! I always forget about the Page #1 summaries! :groan:
Also, The Amazing Race 16 Destinations/Locations has been updated with pics on the first page.
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,21253.0.html

Thats me working on it Dawne, I keep getting sidetracked and have like 20 pages open trying to remember what I was doing last and looking for links and whatnot :lol:
Everything is so scattered that I'm thinking that I'm going to start over again from scratch :colors
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: RichInSydney on January 04, 2010, 06:26:06 PM
My guess is that the missing legs are in Africa, as Macaroons said, teams are going to 5 continents this season, and they are probably not in Oceania.

I must be missing something. How do we know they are going to 5 continents? Is that 5 continents where they have a leg? If so we have so far:

1. South America
2. Asia
3. North America

We can safely say no Australia/Oceania as the spoiled route so far doesn't allow it plus Im sure there would have been spoilers. Therefore if 5 continents is official, then they must go to Africa and Europe or Antarctica?

Europe doesn't make sense at the moment since you can get easy direct flights from the main European hubs to Kuala Lumpur, but we have spoilers that they connected through Dubai? Plus you would have expected more European spoilers by now.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on January 04, 2010, 08:57:38 PM
My guess is that the missing legs are in Africa, as Macaroons said, teams are going to 5 continents this season, and they are probably not in Oceania.

I must be missing something. How do we know they are going to 5 continents? Is that 5 continents where they have a leg?

You'll have to ask Macaroons what the confirmation is. Everyone here is just assuming he is right.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: apskip on January 04, 2010, 10:02:26 PM
My guess is that the missing legs are in Africa, as Macaroons said, teams are going to 5 continents this season, and they are probably not in Oceania.

I must be missing something. How do we know they are going to 5 continents? Is that 5 continents where they have a leg? If so we have so far:

1. South America
2. Asia
3. North America

We can safely say no Australia/Oceania as the spoiled route so far doesn't allow it plus Im sure there would have been spoilers. Therefore if 5 continents is official, then they must go to Africa and Europe or Antarctica?

Europe doesn't make sense at the moment since you can get easy direct flights from the main European hubs to Kuala Lumpur, but we have spoilers that they connected through Dubai? Plus you would have expected more European spoilers by now.

RichInsydney,
I think you have overlooked the possibility of one leg in Europe followed by two legs in Africa, exiting through Dubai as there are many flights from African capital or large cities to Dubai.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: RichInSydney on January 04, 2010, 10:10:08 PM
I think you have overlooked the possibility of one leg in Europe followed by two legs in Africa, exiting through Dubai as there are many flights from African capital or large cities to Dubai.
Very true, however my original question was based on previous races, how many spoilers were missed in the past and where did they end up being from? Eg, i would assume a lot of African spoilers were missed due to the romote paces and lack of local knowledge of TAR.

But if they did go to Europe for a leg (e.g. Germany) you would have expected some more soild spoilers. How many European spoilers have been missed in the past?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on January 04, 2010, 10:28:31 PM

Very true, however my original question was based on previous races, how many spoilers were missed in the past and where did they end up being from? Eg, i would assume a lot of African spoilers were missed due to the romote paces and lack of local knowledge of TAR.



Pray for missionaries :lol:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on January 24, 2010, 05:14:19 PM
Well I was on some other site (can't remember where :whoop: ) and it had written something along the lines of "Detectives at RFF confirmed the Final Three" and they mentioned Brent & Caite, Jet & Cord and Carol & Brandy.

I know that we have speculated that to be the Final Three, but has it actually been confirmed? I'm just a little confused. :tantrum
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on January 24, 2010, 05:32:46 PM
The first post of the Timeline thread has all the info you need, and is updated as things change.

The first post of EACH of the spoiler threads (contestants, locations, timeline) has an ongoing summary.

This is the best place for anyone with a spoiler question to start.

Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on January 25, 2010, 12:57:14 AM
The first post of the Timeline thread has all the info you need, and is updated as things change.

The first post of EACH of the spoiler threads (contestants, locations, timeline) has an ongoing summary.

This is the best place for anyone with a spoiler question to start.


Thanks, I ALWAYS forget to check those out, and as a result, I usuall post unnecessary questions, sorry! :(
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on January 25, 2010, 02:00:04 AM
No worries, I'll see if we can get them labelled with (summary on page 1), that might help too.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on January 25, 2010, 04:58:28 PM
No worries, I'll see if we can get them labelled with (summary on page 1), that might help too.
That would be a huge help for the memory-challenged like myself, lol!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on January 25, 2010, 05:19:05 PM
Oh, I just remembered to ask:

In previous seasons, how long before the first episode did they release the Route Map?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on January 25, 2010, 10:49:09 PM
As soon as WE had all the locations, :lol:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on January 26, 2010, 01:07:34 AM
Oh, I just remembered to ask:

In previous seasons, how long before the first episode did they release the Route Map?

If my memory serves correctly, it was at the same time as the cast release. We may not get a map this season (which is fine; we know enough already).
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DavidJunior on January 26, 2010, 03:16:24 AM
also, i think it only started in Season 13, so it is relatively new

but if we don't get it in this coming week, don't be expecting one
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: misterblah on January 26, 2010, 03:07:48 PM
Does anyone notice that Caite is too young to be on tar 16?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Caelestor on January 26, 2010, 03:29:55 PM
Does anyone notice that Caite is too young to be on tar 16?

Exclusive celebrity privilage, of course.  B:)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Glamazon Racer on January 26, 2010, 04:23:06 PM
As soon as WE had all the locations, :lol:
:lol3:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: apskip on January 26, 2010, 04:47:04 PM
Does anyone notice that Caite is too young to be on tar 16?
Yes we did about a month ago when RFF first figured out who the AR16 teams are. I will point out that Caite was 4 months shy of her 21st birthday when AR16 began. However, when we get to the 7th telecast episode of AR16 (assuming one episode per week), she will be legal.
As Caelestor pointed out, the producers can break the rules for whoever they choose to but are unlikely to do it unless that individual is a celebrity. Caitlin Upton has been a genuine celebrity ever since she flubbed the Miss Teen USA question. I think there is a good chance she has already redeemed herself by getting her team into prime position, but she and Brent may in fact win AR16.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on January 26, 2010, 06:10:06 PM
Does anyone notice that Caite is too young to be on tar 16?
Yes we did about a month ago when RFF first figured out who the AR16 teams are. I will point out that Caite was 4 months shy of her 21st birthday when AR16 began. However, when we get to the 7th telecast episode of AR16 (assuming one episode per week), she will be legal.
As Caelestor pointed out, the producers can break the rules for whoever they choose to but are unlikely to do it unless that individual is a celebrity. Caitlin Upton has been a genuine celebrity ever since she flubbed the Miss Teen USA question. I think there is a good chance she has already redeemed herself by getting her team into prime position, but she and Brent may in fact win AR16.


 :tup: I Agree! Good post!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on January 26, 2010, 07:02:32 PM
The prizes the teams win aren't actually delivered to the teams until after the final episode airs, so it may be that the age limit is only legally significant as to the date a contestant receives a prize, and not the age of filming.

While we know that season's 3 Andrew barely made filming prior to his 21st birthday, and several recent teams have featured teams that waited years to apply due to the fact that one of them hadn't turned 21 (Dallas, Luke, Dan (last season's) and the male Jordan this season (in addition to Caite), it's starting to look as if CBS is taking a changed viewed on the age requirement. My guess is that the date is actually tied to the date teams actually receive the prize, but I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens in fiture seasons.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on January 26, 2010, 10:43:58 PM
Basically the Producers have full discretion on this, my guess is they recruited/wanted her and made an exception.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on January 27, 2010, 12:08:43 AM
Basically the Producers have full discretion on this, my guess is they recruited/wanted her and made an exception.

Celebrity exceptions. *grumble grumble*
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DavidJunior on January 27, 2010, 12:49:19 AM
why can't i be one of those exceptions?!  :tantrum
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Plaidmoon on January 27, 2010, 07:31:36 AM
why can't i be one of those exceptions?!  :tantrum

Better start working on being a Youtube sensation now.  :lol3:

Plaidmoon
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: nathandg0924 on January 27, 2010, 07:38:21 AM
why can't i be one of those exceptions?!  :tantrum

Better start working on being a Youtube sensation now.  :lol3:

Plaidmoon


Not all get to have that privilege!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on January 28, 2010, 01:24:47 PM
:ot:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Mister RC on January 28, 2010, 03:47:00 PM
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I think there is a good chance she has already redeemed herself by getting her team into prime position, but she and Brent may in fact win AR16.

Unless they backdoored their way into every following leg (save for the ones that they could afford to come in last in).  But if they win it, regardless, it's going to be very difficult, if not impossible for someone to break the record of youngest winner ever.

Anyway, as mentioned, it will be interesting to see the casting moving forward.  I think something similar also happened on Survivor.  In S15, they casted someone that wasn't even 20 years old.  Maybe they did decrease the age limit to 18 or something.  Either way, it's not a big deal.  I think Caite will be great TV, and as mentioned, she could be a completely different person and actually be a threat toward the rest of the field. 

On a related note, it's pretty funny how they don't want to do another all-star season, but then efforts are made to get someone known.

The big question I would have is what would happen if something completely random comes up and it's a 21+ thing?  I'd imagine that it wouldn't be an issue, but you never know.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on February 10, 2010, 06:37:01 AM
The prizes the teams win aren't actually delivered to the teams until after the final episode airs, so it may be that the age limit is only legally significant as to the date a contestant receives a prize, and not the age of filming.

While we know that season's 3 Andrew barely made filming prior to his 21st birthday, and several recent teams have featured teams that waited years to apply due to the fact that one of them hadn't turned 21 (Dallas, Luke, Dan (last season's) and the male Jordan this season (in addition to Caite), it's starting to look as if CBS is taking a changed viewed on the age requirement. My guess is that the date is actually tied to the date teams actually receive the prize, but I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens in fiture seasons.

I would like to add that Luke and his mom and other family members applied for Season 8, but for some reason, they were cut. (Deafracer can confirm this)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: RichInSydney on February 10, 2010, 10:08:33 PM
I know this has been mentioned before but this forum is so all over the place that you can't track whats going on...

My question is... Is this season in HD? If not, is it in 16:9 screen ratio? Or still in 4:3?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on February 10, 2010, 10:17:34 PM
No...and no idea. :lol:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Dånooky on February 13, 2010, 11:50:51 AM
I heard that Elim. Station was recorded on HD. Is it true?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on February 13, 2010, 04:28:42 PM
We will have to wait until Sunday night and find out when CBS updates the official site.  I haven't seen any media releases about Elimination Station from CBS.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 14, 2010, 02:44:11 PM
Elimination Station has been shot in HD the last two seasons.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Caelestor on February 14, 2010, 04:32:20 PM
Elimination Station has been shot in HD the last two seasons.

CBS should consider shooting the ACTUAL PROGRAM in HD then...
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on February 14, 2010, 04:34:17 PM
Elimination Station has been shot in HD the last two seasons.

CBS should consider shooting the ACTUAL PROGRAM in HD then...

The equipment the cameramen would have to carry and manage would be too burdensome for HD shooting to be possible at this point in time (according to BVM). They're avoiding HD not because they want to, but because it is physically impossible to carry out with the pace of the race.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on February 14, 2010, 04:44:32 PM
Not exactly...our camera guys could do it...it is the contract ones they pick up around the world that are the problem.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on February 14, 2010, 04:50:53 PM
Not exactly...our camera guys could do it...it is the contract ones they pick up around the world that are the problem.

That makes sense.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on February 14, 2010, 05:28:04 PM
I agree that it's the local crews that man locations and not the teams that travel with Phil and the Racers that are the barrier. (The fact that Survivor's crews are using HD cameras makes the point.)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on February 14, 2010, 08:11:24 PM
Why hasn't "The Amazing Race" followed the industry trend and moved into high definition?

"I think it should be in hi-def," Keoghan agrees. "The complication, or one of the challenges that we have is that we do utilize a lot of foreign crews when we're traveling. It's very difficult to just turn up in Siberia and say, 'Oh, let's call the local guy with the HD camera and he can come down and supplement our shooting.' It's a little bit more complicated than, say, facilitating an HD shoot on 'Survivor,' where you can fly all of the equipment into one spot and you've got all your technical support there, you've got a guy who can sit down every night and look after the equipment. We're moving at breakneck speed, 28 days, flying hundreds-of-thousands of miles, or at least anywhere from 75,000 miles in a given race, so we just don't have the same luxury of being an 'Idol' or 'Survivor,' where everything is brought to one place, it's 69 degrees, where the air-conditioning is perfect. We're out sweating in Botswana or anywhere else and that's been a huge part of the challenge. But, I absolutely agree with you. I'd love to see the show in HD. I don't think there's a show on TV that lends itself more to HD."

http://www.hitfix.com/articles/2009-3-28-phil-keoghan-discussing-biking-across-america/
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on February 18, 2010, 10:23:18 PM
Random question I've wondered for a long time now. I think I know what it means (by its usage in sentences), but I've never been sure.

So the question is: What does TPTB stand for? ???
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on February 18, 2010, 10:27:59 PM
The Powers That Be...
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on February 18, 2010, 10:29:29 PM
The Powers That Be...

Are you serious?! And all this time I thought it was the another name for the TAR production team (like WRP or something like that)! :lol:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on February 18, 2010, 11:42:16 PM
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Are you serious?! And all this time I thought it was the another name for the TAR production team (like WRP or something like that)!

Just keep in mind that it's used in context. It might mean Bert, Elise and Company, or CBS, or even the RFF admin.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on February 19, 2010, 12:38:57 AM
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Are you serious?! And all this time I thought it was the another name for the TAR production team (like WRP or something like that)!

Just keep in mind that it's used in context. It might mean Bert, Elise and Company, or CBS, or even the RFF admin.

Yes, of course. I know what context it's been used in. It was the context that gave me my original definition, which obviously wasn't correct (or at least, not entirely). :lol:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on February 19, 2010, 12:43:27 AM
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Are you serious?! And all this time I thought it was the another name for the TAR production team (like WRP or something like that)!

Just keep in mind that it's used in context. It might mean Bert, Elise and Company, or CBS, or even the RFF admin.

Yes, of course. I know what context it's been used in. It was the context that gave me my original definition, which obviously wasn't correct (or at least, not entirely). :lol:

If it makes you feel better I had the same question as you . So now we know sorta.....
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: kimj on February 19, 2010, 11:44:57 AM
i have a question. who is it flying into the water on the screenshots is it caite & brent or is it jeff & jordan some are saying that's them jumping into the water they say it's caite & brent swiming but not jumping can you answer this for me?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: JGR on February 19, 2010, 12:22:45 PM
I'm pretty sure it's Caite and Brent swimming in the water.  Her cheekbones are pretty distinctive, and it looks like her.  The jumping picture is a little more difficult.  IMO it could be either couple.

i have a question. who is it flying into the water on the screenshots is it caite & brent or is it jeff & jordan some are saying that's them jumping into the water they say it's caite & brent swiming but not jumping can you answer this for me?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on February 19, 2010, 12:42:32 PM
i have a question. who is it flying into the water on the screenshots is it caite & brent or is it jeff & jordan some are saying that's them jumping into the water they say it's caite & brent swiming but not jumping can you answer this for me?


Brent and Catie are the ones swimming and it looks like Jeff and Jordan from the back to me. Jeff has more muscle and Jordan's butt looks like the girl with the blonde hair sticking out of the helment. IMO
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: kimj on February 21, 2010, 10:39:18 PM
who's eliminated next week?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on February 21, 2010, 10:47:09 PM
We expect it will be one of these three teams:

Jeff & Jordan
Monique & Shawne
Joe & Heidi

All this info can be found in the first post of the Timeline thread, thanks to woden!!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on February 22, 2010, 12:07:23 AM
Could next week be a non-elimination leg?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Caelestor on February 22, 2010, 12:47:07 AM
Could next week be a non-elimination leg?

No, it's expensive to fly people to Europe.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Pedaler on February 24, 2010, 11:58:28 AM
Hello everyone.  I'm trying to stay spolier free this year but have a question for the detectives. 

The article at this link http://www.pbrnow.com/release/?id=6133 (http://www.pbrnow.com/release/?id=6133)  states that the teams will

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come face-to-face with one of the world’s most infamous villains.

Who's the infamous villian?

TIA

Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on February 24, 2010, 12:07:39 PM
Pedaler!! :hearts:

Just how spoiler free do you want to be? This refers to the end city tasks... might reveal that location if I say. But yes, we know, if you really want to know?!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Pedaler on February 24, 2010, 12:46:05 PM
Hello, GeorgiaPeach.  Hope all is well. 

I don't mind location spoilers.  It's not like the old days when you had to analyze the previews to determine the next pit stop. It seems like nowadays the TPTB disclose the locations ahead of time in the media.

I only would like to know who the villain is; not the roadblock, detour, or task associated with the villain.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on February 24, 2010, 12:54:48 PM
:vader:

Darth, that is. :lol:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: kimj on February 25, 2010, 11:17:53 PM
i thought that it says one team rushes into the er. does that mean they are taken? because taken and they rush into seems different to me.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: slpdx on February 28, 2010, 10:03:16 PM
For the acronym challenged, what is a TBC?  Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on February 28, 2010, 10:04:08 PM
To be continued....
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: slpdx on February 28, 2010, 10:09:23 PM
 :lol:  Okay, thanks, that answers my question in the Ep 4 thread too.  :groan:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Pedaler on March 01, 2010, 09:11:16 AM
One of the insider videos show Jordan having problems with her vehicle.  The cowboys are also in the clip looking at a map with their Gnome in hand. 

Does anyone know where that happened?  I think I see a sign that says Parking.  Parking for what task?

Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Slowhatch on March 01, 2010, 09:30:43 AM
Wow, good point! The hill seems to match the street leading away from the civic square in Bariloche. (photo source (http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/13099356.jpg)) ???
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Neobie on March 01, 2010, 09:56:38 AM
This was a problem I had while searching for "El Boliche Viejo" on Google; it unhelpfully comes up with a map that shows the steakhouse in the middle of Bariloche, while the real restaurant is 19km east of town. We know from Jebber that the Old Joint was indeed their first location in Argentina, but are Dan/Jordan just misled, or was there a task after the Roadblock?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: chill_sd on March 01, 2010, 10:00:29 AM
One of the insider videos show Jordan having problems with her vehicle.  The cowboys are also in the clip looking at a map with their Gnome in hand. 

Does anyone know where that happened?  I think I see a sign that says Parking.  Parking for what task?



I think that was parking for the detour.  Jet and Cord have their polo shirts on, and I think Jeff and Jordan are just arriving.  On one side of the road you can see a sign with two arrows, pointing to the detour choices.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: butterfly38 on March 01, 2010, 11:13:27 AM
I want to go back and watch an episode that had an intersection.  Does anybody know what season and episode that would be so I can look on YouTube?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Caelestor on March 01, 2010, 11:21:11 AM
I want to go back and watch an episode that had an intersection.  Does anybody know what season and episode that would be so I can look on YouTube?  Thanks!

TAR 10 and TAR 11, both episodes 8.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: gator27 on March 01, 2010, 11:26:57 AM
Retracted.


Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Pedaler on March 01, 2010, 11:27:39 AM
One of the insider videos show Jordan having problems with her vehicle.  The cowboys are also in the clip looking at a map with their Gnome in hand. 

Does anyone know where that happened?  I think I see a sign that says Parking.  Parking for what task?



I think that was parking for the detour.  Jet and Cord have their polo shirts on, and I think Jeff and Jordan are just arriving.  On one side of the road you can see a sign with two arrows, pointing to the detour choices.

Thanks, chill_sd.  That makes sense to me.  It was kind of cool to see them driving on the dirt roads in the clip when we didn't see anything like that on the show.

Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on March 03, 2010, 04:54:40 PM
Can anyone who has been in the TAR race answer this.......If you are eliminated and then become a decoy team, do you get paid extra to do that?

Cuz to me that is alot of  extra work when you could just be lying in PuertoVellarta getting a tan and drinking Margaritas! :keeta:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Plaidmoon on March 03, 2010, 08:21:37 PM
Can anyone who has been in the TAR race answer this.......If you are eliminated and then become a decoy team, do you get paid extra to do that?

Cuz to me that is alot of  extra work when you could just be lying in PuertoVellarta getting a tan and drinking Margaritas! :keeta:

I haven't been in a TAR race (I wish!), but I figure that doing work as a decoy team is probably written into the contract you sign when you get chosen for TAR. I suspect they do get some token payment, but as they aren't going to be on TV, TAR doesn't have to give them the Screen Actor's Guild union scale wages (I think).

As for sitting in Puerto Vallarta working on your tan, by the time you get to the final 6 teams, you have maybe a week before the final leg. Take a day of rest after elimination, spend a day flying to Mexico and leave the day before the final leg for San Francisco and you get maybe 3 or 4 days in Puerto Vallarta. I'm not sure it's worth the trouble, especially since you spend part of each day doing stuff for the elimination station videos. It's also an added expense for the production company to fly them to Mexico and book extra accommodations as well as opposed to having them tag along with the crew. However, they probably do get paid something for the Elimination Station videos, if they get union scale wages for that. A few hundred bucks or so.

Who knows? They may even be free to explore Singapore and Shanghai after they run the decoy legs. That's more interesting to me that being in Puerto Vallarta.

Plaidmoon
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 03, 2010, 08:25:30 PM
I don't think there is any payment involved....each racing team does get something, but I have never heard of any decoy bonuses, :lol:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on March 03, 2010, 08:30:28 PM
TY..I was thinking it may be part of the contract, cuz then all the paperwork is taken care of no matter when you are eliminated legal-wise!
Hugs,
Diane :kuss:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on March 05, 2010, 03:42:26 PM
Another Question...
If there is a TBC and they go to another country for this, does that mean that no one is eliminated in Episode 4 in Germany(NEL), but may be eliminated in France, still leg 4(then how is it an NEL?

OMG..Get me a Zanax! The suspense is killing me to whether it is JJ or J/H.....Arggghhhh
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Zack. on March 05, 2010, 05:15:06 PM
Yes - it's a virtual NEL in that no one is eliminated.

It's easier to think of it in terms of episodes rather than legs. If there's a TBC in Hamburg, then leg 4 takes place over two episodes. The first is a virtual NEL since no one is eliminated and there's no pit stop, while the second episode is simply the continuation of that. There would be only one Pit Stop (in France) if that were the case.

FWIW, I think it's about time for an NEL outright.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 05, 2010, 05:39:09 PM
Haven't some of our recent NEL's been in the two leg/one countries?? There is no firm data for a TBC, we haven't had one in awhile. But a NEL between the two French legs? Hmmm.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: chill_sd on March 05, 2010, 05:57:32 PM
I agree, Peach, I think the first leg in France will be NEL.  Then the final ES team will be eliminated at the end of leg 6.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on March 05, 2010, 05:58:29 PM
Haven't some of our recent NEL's been in the two leg/one countries?? There is no firm data for a TBC, we haven't had one in awhile. But a NEL between the two French legs? Hmmm.

OK, wow..TY...I think...LMBO...So instead of JEJO or J/H going in Germany....one of them go in France AFTER the end of that episode(still being Leg 4 is what you are saying?)

I think i need a drink...(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c181/DianeGraycee/AssortedSmilies4/irish2.gif)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on March 05, 2010, 06:02:26 PM
Haven't some of our recent NEL's been in the two leg/one countries?? There is no firm data for a TBC, we haven't had one in awhile. But a NEL between the two French legs? Hmmm.

So, in English...what are you saying? An elimination after Episode 4(Germany), a NEL in Episode 5(France) and a elimination in Episode 6(whereever?)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 05, 2010, 06:04:35 PM
No, Germany is leg 4 . There will either be an elim....or not. :funny:

Legs 5 and 6 are in France. I was just wondering if the end if leg 5 would be a good place for a NEL. I am lousy about remembering how stuff has played out before, so will wait for someone to tell us both. :lol: I totally do NOT know anything, anything re NEL's is total spec on my part.

And you do have the cutest smilies!!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on March 05, 2010, 06:28:08 PM
No, Germany is leg 4 . There will either be an elim....or not. :funny:

Legs 5 and 6 are in France. I was just wondering if the end if leg 5 would be a good place for a NEL. I am lousy about remembering how stuff has played out before, so will wait for someone to tell us both. :lol: I totally do NOT know anything, anything re NEL's is total spec on my part.

And you do have the cutest smilies!!

OK...I am confused again, so i will wait for further updates on this.....I am beginning to think like the cowboys after to much boot-drinking beer(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c181/DianeGraycee/Amazing%20Race%20Games%20Stuff/10_7_6-drunk.gif)

BTW..feel free to take any of the smilies and use them here...Just right-click, go to properties and copy the url link and post here...Hugs
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on March 05, 2010, 07:43:56 PM
In 12-leg seasons, non-eliminations seem to be common on Leg 5. Seasons 5, 7, 10, 11, and 14 had non-elims on Leg 5. So I'd say that is a good place to predict a non-elim. Plus it would be the first of two Pit Stops in one country, which makes it seem all the more likely that this would be the case.

Legs 4 and 6 are, historically, rarely non-elimination legs. Leg 4 was one in TAR6, but not since then. And Leg 6 was only a non-elim in seasons 1, 2, and 13. Thus I think that given this fact and the information we know about the route, I'd predict these won't be non-elimination legs.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on March 05, 2010, 11:34:33 PM
When trying to look at the patterns for NELs, it's not only the number of legs, but the total number of teams that season which are factors.  Some of the above posts are mixing 11 team and 12 team seasons, as well as the total number of legs and episodes (to account for uber-legs. You need to know both to see how many total NELs there are in a particular season.
This season is unusual for having 12 legs and 11 teams, because that generates an extra NEL than other recent seasons. On paper there would need to be 3 NELs (11 teams minus final three is 8 eliminations and final leg) I still wonder in the back of my mind if there's an uberleg in there somewhere which would reduce things to 2 NELs. OTOH, the intersection is there this week, and someone said that thens to be an NEL leg. (I honestly haven't checked if that is true.)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Caelestor on March 06, 2010, 12:01:50 AM
Elimination station should also be taken into account.

The 5 teams at ES need to be eliminated at places that can easily deliver them to Mexico (i.e. before Seychelles).

If I were the TPTB, I would have a TBC in France: daytime in Lille, back to Paris at night. Probably not the case though.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on March 06, 2010, 12:10:46 AM
When trying to look at the patterns for NELs, it's not only the number of legs, but the total number of teams that season which are factors.  Some of the above posts are mixing 11 team and 12 team seasons, as well as the total number of legs and episodes (to account for uber-legs. You need to know both to see how many total NELs there are in a particular season.
This season is unusual for having 12 legs and 11 teams, because that generates an extra NEL than other recent seasons. On paper there would need to be 3 NELs (11 teams minus final three is 8 eliminations and final leg) I still wonder in the back of my mind if there's an uberleg in there somewhere which would reduce things to 2 NELs. OTOH, the intersection is there this week, and someone said that thens to be an NEL leg. (I honestly haven't checked if that is true.)


Plz tell me what is an uber-leg and OTOH?  :duno:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on March 06, 2010, 12:25:53 AM
uber leg refers to the double-jointed to-be-continued legs. Different people like to call that concept in different ways. I like "uber" (from the German adjective form that means (giant-, large-, super- great- depending on context) because it's short and easy to remember.

OTOH = On The Other Hand.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on March 06, 2010, 10:11:20 AM
uber leg refers to the double-jointed to-be-continued legs. Different people like to call that concept in different ways. I like "uber" (from the German adjective form that means (giant-, large-, super- great- depending on context) because it's short and easy to remember.

OTOH = On The Other Hand.

Awww thx for the explanation..I really apreesh! :flirt:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Cocoa on March 06, 2010, 08:33:00 PM
I want to ask a question.

During TAR 16 Episode 3 in Argentina, I heard Phil's doing a special something for the Chilean Earthquake (like the one in Sri Lanka and New Orleans). But I really can't find it. Is there really any or am I just dreaming?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: kimj on March 06, 2010, 08:35:48 PM
he done it at the beginning before tar started.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 06, 2010, 08:44:14 PM
I haven't seen it anywhere, it was in the frist commercial, so it prob won't show on the international versions.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Cocoa on March 06, 2010, 08:46:08 PM
I haven't seen it anywhere, it was in the frist commercial, so it prob won't show on the international versions.

owkay. I hope someone can find it.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: chill_sd on March 06, 2010, 08:49:21 PM
I want to ask a question.

During TAR 16 Episode 3 in Argentina, I heard Phil's doing a special something for the Chilean Earthquake (like the one in Sri Lanka and New Orleans). But I really can't find it. Is there really any or am I just dreaming?

It was`done as a "CBS Cares" message, but it's not on the CBS Cares website or YouTube, that I could find.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on March 08, 2010, 04:49:21 PM
 :-[ Can someone remind me what exactly takes place during a Blind UTurn....I vaguely remember someone did it to Rob & amber to slow them down from 1st all the time or am i not remembering correctly?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Caelestor on March 08, 2010, 05:11:09 PM
Blind U-turns are the same as the normal variant, except the team does not have to put up a Courtesy of photo. The idea is to promote people using the U-turn.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: chill_sd on March 08, 2010, 05:11:13 PM
A U-Turn forces that team to go back and do the other Detour option, after they have completed one of the options.

For instance, if a team had been U-Turned in the last episode after completing the Soccer challenge, they would have had to go do the Sauerkraut challenge as well, before continuing.  (Often times, the challenges are closer together when the U-Turn shows up.)

The Blind U-Turn was introduced in Season 14, and just means that the team that forces another team to U-Turn does not reveal themselves.  In a regular U-Turn, the team that gets there earlier, places their own picture at the top, and the picture of the team they are U-Turning at the bottom, so the U-Turned team knows who did it to them.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on March 08, 2010, 05:23:12 PM
Ahhh....great explantation...TY all so much! Puts a target on your back if it's not blind...Better work!LOL
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on March 20, 2010, 02:48:38 AM
i am confused by one user in the wikipedia, i don't know is a he or a she, ok, this is the question, did the teams travel by train or plane to singapore from penang, this user said that is by train, i am confused?? could someone here give me an answer. thanks
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on March 20, 2010, 04:14:30 AM
:-[ Can someone remind me what exactly takes place during a Blind UTurn....I vaguely remember someone did it to Rob & amber to slow them down from 1st all the time or am i not remembering correctly?

I don't think it is to Rob & Amber as the u-turn came on after Season 12

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i am confused by one user in the wikipedia, i don't know is a he or a she, ok, this is the question, did the teams travel by train or plane to singapore from penang, this user said that is by train, i am confused?? could someone here give me an answer. thanks

There are trains from Penang - KL - Singapore perhaps this could also go into time line thread georgiapeach? But Evan, note Wiki isn't reliable...

http://www.seat61.com/Malaysia.htm#Train%20times%C2%A0
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on March 20, 2010, 04:50:42 AM
i know, the thing is i am confused by the travelling route, TAR 3 sees teams travel from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by train, and this season also same route of travel, also i am helping to edit the wikipedia page, that's why i am trying to make the page as accurate as possible.
:-[ Can someone remind me what exactly takes place during a Blind UTurn....I vaguely remember someone did it to Rob & amber to slow them down from 1st all the time or am i not remembering correctly?

I don't think it is to Rob & Amber as the u-turn came on after Season 12

i am confused by one user in the wikipedia, i don't know is a he or a she, ok, this is the question, did the teams travel by train or plane to singapore from penang, this user said that is by train, i am confused?? could someone here give me an answer. thanks

There are trains from Penang - KL - Singapore perhaps this could also go into time line thread georgiapeach? But Evan, note Wiki isn't reliable...

http://www.seat61.com/Malaysia.htm#Train%20times%C2%A0
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: apskip on March 20, 2010, 07:05:53 AM
:-[ Can someone remind me what exactly takes place during a Blind UTurn....I vaguely remember someone did it to Rob & amber to slow them down from 1st all the time or am i not remembering correctly?Here is what happened

Here is what happened to Rob and Amber in AR11:
Ecuador leg - in first place from departure from Pim's restaurant
Calama leg - bunched on flight from Santiago to Calama, then took first by completing the front-loader DETOUR quickly
Puerto Montt leg - they were ahead on the drive from Metri to Petrohue area and possibly before that
Patagonia leg - they did poorly on the Magellan sign DETOUR, had to switch DETOURS to navigate, were on the second charter from Puntas Arenas to Ushaia and were tied for next-to-last with Uchenna/Joyce on the boat trip to Isla Redonda before elimination

Here is what happened to them on AR7(Dawne - thanks for the reminder below allowing me to fix this):
Lima Peru leg - they appeared to catch the next bus available to Ancon and stayed in front
Arequipa/Santiago leg - Rob's skill in stacking books in DETOUR Schlep earns them the lead
Mendoza leg - Rob's decision to not do the Meat-Eating ROADBLOCK put them 3 hours behind
Gauchos/Buenos Aires leg - Rob and Amber barely made the 930pm plane with lead group; in Tigre they are lucky on the "Shipwreck  DETOUR (I think they did that over Island) and retook first place
South Africa leg - they fought Ray/Deana for reaching the cooling tower DETOUR first, lost and finished in 5th place
Botswana leg - spear-throwing ROADBLOCK and Land Rover performance puts them 2nd of 4 teams finishing close together
Botswana 2 leg - in a close Land Rover drive to the Khwai River Lodge they finished 1 minute ahead of Ron/Kelly
Lucknow/Jodhpur leg - finished with Ron/Kelly 2 minutes behind Uchenna/Joyce winning with FAST FORWARD by head shaving
Istanbul - Rob's taunt resulted in Mereigh?Gretchen (thanks for Dr. Rox for the correction) and Uchenna/Joyce finding an earlier flight arrival and pushing Rob/Amber to 3rd place
London - they build a substantial lead by Yielding Ron/Kelly and good performance at the double-decker bus parking task
Jamaica - Ron/Amber and Ron/Kelly finish in dead heat
Puerto Rico/Miami/ft. Lauderdale - probably the most famous finishing episode in AR history, Rob/Amber cannot find a Cuban cigar store in Spanish in Little Havana, Miami

I had stated previously and Evan Weinstein above that the U-turn was instituted in season 12, so Rob/Amber not participating after season 11 makes it impossible for them to have been U-turned by anyone. However, Yields were in effect. In AR5, Rob/Amber Yielded Ron/Kelly but no team used it on them in legs 3 and 8 when it went unused. In AR11, Dustin/Kandice and Danny/Oswald used the yields on Eric/Danielle, but nobody got the opportunity to do so on Rob/Amber. Since they were seldom out of first place in the first 3 legs, that would have been quite difficult to impossible.

I think your memory is deceiving you, as the only penalty that Rob/Amber ever received was for the Mendoza meat eating ROADBLOCK caused Rob to elect the 4 hour penalty for non-completion with the knowledge that if even one other team did, they practically could not be eliminated or if as it turned Debbie/Bianca finished one hour later they were safe.

Title: Re: Questions
Post by: River on March 20, 2010, 07:31:04 AM
Just a reminder that Rob & Amber were in TAR 7..
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DrRox on March 20, 2010, 08:43:26 AM
Great summary, apskip!!


Here is what happened to them on AR7(Dawne - thanks for the reminder below allowing me to fix this):

Istanbul - Rob's taunt resulted in Ron/Kelly and Uchenna/Joyce finding an earlier flight arrival and pushing Rob/Amber to 3rd place


Guess my memory is fading. I thougth Rob's taunt got Uchenna/Joyce and Meredith/Gretchen the early flight and resulted in a NEL for Ron/Kelly? Rob/Amber still came in 3rd though.




Puerto Rico/Miami/ft. Lauderdale - probably the most famous finishing episode in AR history, Rob/Amber cannot find a Cuban cigar store in Spanish in Little Havana, Miami

Just a little more in depth. Rob/Amber were first out of the Miami airport and got the first taxi. The driver was Haitian and French speaking. He was not at all familiar with Little Havana. Uchenny/Joyce were 2nd to the taxis and got a Cuban driver that was very familiar with Little Havana and drove them right to the cigar store. I remember when I was watching the episode and going UH OH when Rob/Amber got that clue to go to Little Havana.


I have always wondered about the time differential between U/J and R/A at the finish line.........anyone know the answer? Editing made it seem that it was very close..........but we know how that goes.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Caelestor on March 20, 2010, 10:18:38 AM
i know, the thing is i am confused by the travelling route, TAR 3 sees teams travel from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by train, and this season also same route of travel, also i am helping to edit the wikipedia page, that's why i am trying to make the page as accurate as possible.
:-[ Can someone remind me what exactly takes place during a Blind UTurn....I vaguely remember someone did it to Rob & amber to slow them down from 1st all the time or am i not remembering correctly?

I don't think it is to Rob & Amber as the u-turn came on after Season 12

i am confused by one user in the wikipedia, i don't know is a he or a she, ok, this is the question, did the teams travel by train or plane to singapore from penang, this user said that is by train, i am confused?? could someone here give me an answer. thanks

There are trains from Penang - KL - Singapore perhaps this could also go into time line thread georgiapeach? But Evan, note Wiki isn't reliable...

http://www.seat61.com/Malaysia.htm#Train%20times%C2%A0


Based on the emphasis of self-driving (4 out of 6 episodes!) and especially navigation this season , I am 95% expecting a train ride. This also gives Phil a day to film in Singapore, while still giving teams only about a 12-hour pitstop.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 20, 2010, 01:33:35 PM
Evan, the correct answer is that we don't know yet (unless I am forgetting something??), so nothing should be assumed at this point. We see Phil in what we believe to be Penang airport, but whether racers fly or take the train is not known at this point. I would love the train myself though.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: apskip on March 20, 2010, 04:31:14 PM
Dr. Rox,
Thanks for the correction on Meredith/Gretchen (who finished # 2 on that leg as a result) flying with Uchenna/Joyce.

I member that the answer to your question about how far behind Uchenna/Joyce did Rob/Amber was about 25 minutes, from non-official sources  like interviews with Uchenna/Joyce since the official ones will not tell you.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on March 21, 2010, 12:31:08 AM
ic, thanks for clearing my doubts
Evan, the correct answer is that we don't know yet (unless I am forgetting something??), so nothing should be assumed at this point. We see Phil in what we believe to be Penang airport, but whether racers fly or take the train is not known at this point. I would love the train myself though.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on March 30, 2010, 01:31:45 AM
Hi Peach,

I tried to send you a pm and it said your inbox was full. Just wanted to let you know. :)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 30, 2010, 01:36:29 AM
It always is...wait a few minutes and I'll part with one or two, :lol:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on April 02, 2010, 03:45:49 PM
If Steve/Allie and Carol/Brandy were spotted racing in Singapore does that mean Sunday's episode will be a TBC?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on April 02, 2010, 04:23:20 PM
No...we believe it means one of them is a decoy.

We have a Pitstop with a greeter, so no TBC.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on April 02, 2010, 04:29:48 PM
No...we believe it means one of them is a decoy.

We have a Pitstop with a greeter, so no TBC.

Thanks Peach for clearing this up. I didn't want to ask in the other thread.  :kuss:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on April 04, 2010, 08:28:53 PM
How many U-Turns can be in one season? Cuz with the Title of next week's episode"Dumb did Us In"....It sounds like something C/B would say about B/C and do you think they U-Turned them?? :lol3:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on April 04, 2010, 08:30:56 PM
How many U-Turns can be in one season? Cuz with the Title of next week's episode"Dumb did Us In"....It sounds like something C/B would say about B/C and do you think they U-Turned them?? :lol3:

They are speculating about this in next weeks episode thread. :)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on April 05, 2010, 01:20:27 AM
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How many U-Turns can be in one season?

To answer the question that was asked -- it seems as if two is the maximum, although we're not usually told beforehand how many U-Turns there can be (as teams may decide not to use one, and the editors have been known not to hint at an unused U-Turn.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Zack. on April 05, 2010, 08:02:34 AM
Perhaps a question better suited after Shanghai 2, but perhaps the peachy wizard would know: has the FF officially been put to pasture?

(if there's an FF in Singapore, question retracted; if there's an FF in Shanghai,  :knuckles:)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on April 05, 2010, 10:20:54 AM
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How many U-Turns can be in one season?

To answer the question that was asked -- it seems as if two is the maximum, although we're not usually told beforehand how many U-Turns there can be (as teams may decide not to use one, and the editors have been known not to hint at an unused U-Turn.

TYVM for answering..
OK another question...On running decoys..Since we now know S/A are decoys and so will everyone else be from now on...Is this to stop YOU from knowing?(the Spoilers)??
Cuz it is gonna look silly on my TV seeing S/A running next week and we now know they were out last week!

There is no way as a decoy that I would climb out on that Ferris Wheel!LMBO
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Coutzy on April 05, 2010, 10:27:15 AM
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How many U-Turns can be in one season?

To answer the question that was asked -- it seems as if two is the maximum, although we're not usually told beforehand how many U-Turns there can be (as teams may decide not to use one, and the editors have been known not to hint at an unused U-Turn.

TYVM for answering..
OK another question...On running decoys..Since we now know S/A are decoys and so will everyone else be from now on...Is this to stop YOU from knowing?(the Spoilers)??
Cuz it is gonna look silly on my TV seeing S/A running next week and we now know they were out last week!

There is no way as a decoy that I would climb out on that Ferris Wheel!LMBO

From what I understand, the decoys do not appear on TV (At least, not intentionally, Kelly and Christy anyone???) And yes, the decoys are supposed to be so we don't figure it out... but Puddin and Peach always find a way (Not to mention all the other brilliant detectives.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: chill_sd on April 05, 2010, 11:14:16 AM
A couple examples from last season:

Maria and Tiffany were filmed by a local crew in Estonia.  When this appeared on the internet, it was obvious that they were running as decoys.  This footage never aired on the show.

The Globetrotters and Gary & Matt were spotted in Las Vegas.  Even though they appeared to be racing (in what would have been the final 3) the detectives here noticed luggage tags on the Globetrotter's backpacks, indicating that they were probably decoys.  Again, none of this made it to air.

So the answer is yes, the run to throw off the spoilers.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DianeC on April 05, 2010, 12:03:53 PM
A couple examples from last season:

Maria and Tiffany were filmed by a local crew in Estonia.  When this appeared on the internet, it was obvious that they were running as decoys.  This footage never aired on the show.

The Globetrotters and Gary & Matt were spotted in Las Vegas.  Even though they appeared to be racing (in what would have been the final 3) the detectives here noticed luggage tags on the Globetrotter's backpacks, indicating that they were probably decoys.  Again, none of this made it to air.

So the answer is yes, the run to throw off the spoilers.

Thx, you all..So now , I know these smart Detective spoilers know who wins...At least someone does...If I guess, will you tell me? Haaaaaaa
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Slowhatch on April 05, 2010, 07:06:53 PM
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Maria and Tiffany were filmed by a local crew in Estonia.
I wonder if the local media are ever in on the scam or if people like Liina Luhats are duped.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Mister RC on April 06, 2010, 07:35:59 AM
Yeah, there's no way I'm doing that Ferris wheel thing when I have nothing to play for. Are there any penalties for skipping tasks as decoys?  LOL 

Though I probably would do anything depending on the mood/how I was Philiminated.

Back to the questions:

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Perhaps a question better suited after Shanghai 2, but perhaps the peachy wizard would know: has the FF officially been put to pasture?

I'm not Peach but since the SB, the FF more or less has been continued.  Now, with 3 NEL, it seems less likely that we're getting more than one in a given race.  As that to the fact that several of them have been passed over completely (where it won't air on TV), we'll go through a season without one.

Chances are that there was one (and I'll do my best to find out next month, if not sooner; or if Peach/someone confirms), but it's likely a similar case to what happened in TAR14.  If there's one this season, this Sunday (or on 4/25) would be the latest we could see one.

So, if the FF has been retired, that would suck.  On the other hand, that's not to say it won't return in a future season (similar to the return of the uberlegs and the Intersection).
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: wonderfalls1 on April 06, 2010, 08:01:08 AM
Just a thought. Have anyone of the "experts" here tried to take part in the Amazing Race before?

If not, I wonder if the producers would ever allow the veterans here to take part.

I am guessing that they know who you all are.....  :lol:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on April 06, 2010, 09:46:18 AM
but perhaps the peachy wizard would know: has the FF officially been put to pasture?



I see NO reason to believe that the FF has been retired.  :waves:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Dånooky on April 06, 2010, 12:23:18 PM
but perhaps the peachy wizard would know: has the FF officially been put to pasture?



I see NO reason to believe that the FF has been retired.  :waves:
how about a hiatus?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Hooky on April 06, 2010, 12:46:16 PM
but perhaps the peachy wizard would know: has the FF officially been put to pasture?


I see NO reason to believe that the FF has been retired.  :waves:

Ok, good. I don't want it gone. :lol:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on April 06, 2010, 01:00:02 PM
but perhaps the peachy wizard would know: has the FF officially been put to pasture?






I see NO reason to believe that the FF has been retired.  :waves:
how about a hiatus?


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/misc/hahahanogif.gif)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Coutzy on April 06, 2010, 01:32:37 PM
but perhaps the peachy wizard would know: has the FF officially been put to pasture?






I see NO reason to believe that the FF has been retired.  :waves:
how about a hiatus?


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/misc/hahahanogif.gif)

That really should get put in to the emoticons so we can all enjoy it.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on April 06, 2010, 01:52:23 PM
Just copy this post, and use my code, I don't mind if you only use it here! I love that. :lol:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DeafRacer on April 06, 2010, 02:09:16 PM
Yeah, there's no way I'm doing that Ferris wheel thing when I have nothing to play for. Are there any penalties for skipping tasks as decoys?  LOL 

Though I probably would do anything depending on the mood/how I was Philiminated.

Back to the questions:

Quote
Perhaps a question better suited after Shanghai 2, but perhaps the peachy wizard would know: has the FF officially been put to pasture?

I'm not Peach but since the SB, the FF more or less has been continued.  Now, with 3 NEL, it seems less likely that we're getting more than one in a given race.  As that to the fact that several of them have been passed over completely (where it won't air on TV), we'll go through a season without one.

Chances are that there was one (and I'll do my best to find out next month, if not sooner; or if Peach/someone confirms), but it's likely a similar case to what happened in TAR14.  If there's one this season, this Sunday (or on 4/25) would be the latest we could see one.

So, if the FF has been retired, that would suck.  On the other hand, that's not to say it won't return in a future season (similar to the return of the uberlegs and the Intersection).

Fast Forward on my season was pretty stretchy - it was a task where a team were required to spend all of their money to buy toys for children's orphanage. A team would have been screwed since there would be no $$ for cab ride from children's orphanage to the pit stop. That's why nobody went for it. No way a team could survive next leg with only $50 dollars to start off with. Oh well.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: kwando1313 on April 07, 2010, 10:23:00 PM
Luke, quick question:

If you use the Blind U-turn, are you allowed to use the regular U-turn?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: DeafRacer on April 07, 2010, 10:44:24 PM
Luke, quick question:

If you use the Blind U-turn, are you allowed to use the regular U-turn?

Thanks!

Yup! We were allowed to use the regular U-Turn. We hoped that we would be the first team to use U-Turn twice on two different teams and effectively eliminated two teams. That would be awesome to make a history like that. I tried to convince Tammy & Victor to let us U-Turn Kisha & Jen but they were worried that we wouldn't be able to beat Kisha & Jen to U-Turn first then we would have been U-Turned by K&J.

Dang it!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Coutzy on April 08, 2010, 12:39:52 AM
Luke, quick question:

If you use the Blind U-turn, are you allowed to use the regular U-turn?

Thanks!

Yup! We were allowed to use the regular U-Turn. We hoped that we would be the first team to use U-Turn twice on two different teams and effectively eliminated two teams. That would be awesome to make a history like that. I tried to convince Tammy & Victor to let us U-Turn Kisha & Jen but they were worried that we wouldn't be able to beat Kisha & Jen to U-Turn first then we would have been U-Turned by K&J.

Dang it!

If my memory serves correctly, they were right to be worried. Didn't KF arrive at the U-Turn 2nd, only after Tammy & Victor.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: everbloom on April 08, 2010, 03:09:57 AM
Luke, quick question:

If you use the Blind U-turn, are you allowed to use the regular U-turn?

Thanks!

Yup! We were allowed to use the regular U-Turn. We hoped that we would be the first team to use U-Turn twice on two different teams and effectively eliminated two teams. That would be awesome to make a history like that. I tried to convince Tammy & Victor to let us U-Turn Kisha & Jen but they were worried that we wouldn't be able to beat Kisha & Jen to U-Turn first then we would have been U-Turned by K&J.

Dang it!

If my memory serves correctly, they were right to be worried. Didn't KF arrive at the U-Turn 2nd, only after Tammy & Victor.

I thought Luke and Margie arrived 2nd, then K/J. Jaime and Cara took one heck of a long time finding that place.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: David on April 08, 2010, 07:58:01 AM
A pair of questions to Luke.

From a racer's view, how many of you expected the TBC to get back to the race? And, did any of you expect the lack of Fast Forwards (1, unaired), or did you expect an Intersection or something like that? Were you willing to have an Intersection half through the race??

Thanks!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on April 23, 2010, 07:12:23 AM
Question: Why in Season 1 did they slap Momily with the 24-hour penalty, and allow the bit...sorry beauty queens of Season 16 to track back and do the detour?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: jerseydude on April 23, 2010, 08:21:51 AM
Question: Why in Season 1 did they slap Momily with the 24-hour penalty, and allow the bit...sorry beauty queens of Season 16 to track back and do the detour?

I think that it was because the Models forgot the detour while Momily and Poker Players (from TAR 15) couldn't do the detour.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Coutzy on April 23, 2010, 08:59:38 AM
Question: Why in Season 1 did they slap Momily with the 24-hour penalty, and allow the bit...sorry beauty queens of Season 16 to track back and do the detour?

I think that it was because the Models forgot the detour while Momily and Poker Players (from TAR 15) couldn't do the detour.

Nancy and Emily had the ability to do the detour (which was either find a private car, or take a bus to the next destination) but they made the conscious decision not to complete it.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: NoLongerLurking on April 30, 2010, 10:01:30 PM
I have read that a CBS press release shows a stamp task for episode 11, but can't seem to find the release.  Does anyone know where I should look?  Thanks!

Nevermind, I found it.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on May 06, 2010, 06:19:03 AM
What happen if you get a penalty in the final leg?? I know it hasn't happened before, but just curious....
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Zack. on May 06, 2010, 08:15:55 AM
What happen if you get a penalty in the final leg?? I know it hasn't happened before, but just curious....

This is ALL SPEC, but I guess it would get enacted at the Finish Line (though I suspect Phil/TPTB would rather turn them away to correct their mistake). If there's a change in winner, it would definitely get shown, but otherwise I think they would apply the penalty time off camera.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Mister RC on May 06, 2010, 08:38:31 AM
I'm also thinking that it's due to the fact that it would be a major disappointment if someone had to sit out a penalty in a finale, and then lose that way.  If there's anything that would force a timed penalty or a penalty that would have a team get to the end point only to be directed back to the task, it would probably be enforced at that final point and not at the mat.  If I'm Phil/TPTB, I would want to make sure that prior to the ride to the Finish Line, that a team is "eligible" to hit the mat (penalty-free).
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Zack. on May 08, 2010, 10:57:13 AM
I'm also thinking that it's due to the fact that it would be a major disappointment if someone had to sit out a penalty in a finale, and then lose that way.  If there's anything that would force a timed penalty or a penalty that would have a team get to the end point only to be directed back to the task, it would probably be enforced at that final point and not at the mat.  If I'm Phil/TPTB, I would want to make sure that prior to the ride to the Finish Line, that a team is "eligible" to hit the mat (penalty-free).

Uchenna/Joyce did get initially turned away because they hadn't paid their final taxi driver; the begging that was shown at the Bonnet House was a result of this.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on May 09, 2010, 02:11:21 AM
Can a speed bump team use a fast-forward to skip the speed bump and stay in the race?
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Coutzy on May 09, 2010, 03:43:00 AM
Can a speed bump team use a fast-forward to skip the speed bump and stay in the race?

It's never come up. They can't in my races though, fwiw.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Lutpay on May 09, 2010, 04:01:39 AM
Can a speed bump team use a fast-forward to skip the speed bump and stay in the race?

likely will never happen Fast Forward after non-Elimination leg!   :snicker:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on May 10, 2010, 07:57:42 PM
Were can I find Mike and Louie's RFF podcast exit interview? Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on May 10, 2010, 08:04:24 PM
Were can I find Mike and Louie's RFF podcast exit interview? Thanks. :)

I can't double check right now...but I THINK this is it??

http://www.rffradio.com/archives/374?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+realityradio+%28Reality+TV+Podcast+-+Big+Brother+Podcast+-+Amazing+Race+Podcast+-+RFF+Radio%29
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Sailing on May 10, 2010, 08:53:16 PM
Thank you Peach!  :hearts:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: apskip on May 20, 2010, 08:08:06 AM
Can a speed bump team use a fast-forward to skip the speed bump and stay in the race?
To design consecutive legs to allow the possibility of that is something that World Race Productions logically would not do. Since there is only one Fast Forward per season these days, it is quite easy to make sure they do not follow any NELs.
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Cocoa on May 20, 2010, 08:45:10 AM
I have a silly but curious question (which I wish TAR Racers answer personally)...

When do teams have the chance to take a bath? :lol: I mean, I see teams wearing the same type of clothes from a start of the leg up to the end of it. At Pitstops only?

I am just curious, because sometimes, looking good (and smelling good too) can contribute to a team's victory.

Sorry if this was an offense to a team, but I wasn't referring to any teams. :lol:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Plaidmoon on May 20, 2010, 10:54:39 AM
I have a silly but curious question (which I wish TAR Racers answer personally)...

When do teams have the chance to take a bath? :lol: I mean, I see teams wearing the same type of clothes from a start of the leg up to the end of it. At Pitstops only?

I am just curious, because sometimes, looking good (and smelling good too) can contribute to a team's victory.

Sorry if this was an offense to a team, but I wasn't referring to any teams. :lol:

I have no inside knowledge other than what I read here, but I believe that at most pit stops teams stay in a local hotel or hostel of some kind. I'm confident that they have the opportunity to shower or bathe during the down time. There are probably instances (camped out in the middle of nowhere in tents) where shower facilities are unavailable, but those cases are rare.

I'm sure they get chances to have their clothing laundered too.

George
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Cocoa on June 18, 2010, 06:16:03 AM
I have a silly but curious question (which I wish TAR Racers answer personally)...

When do teams have the chance to take a bath? :lol: I mean, I see teams wearing the same type of clothes from a start of the leg up to the end of it. At Pitstops only?

I am just curious, because sometimes, looking good (and smelling good too) can contribute to a team's victory.

Sorry if this was an offense to a team, but I wasn't referring to any teams. :lol:

I'm real curious and am waiting for a past racer to answer this.. :lol3:

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Title: Re: Questions
Post by: Zack. on June 18, 2010, 10:31:43 AM
Zack is not an amazing racer, but I assume they take advantage of Pit Stops, airport restrooms during layovers, and hotel stays during HoO bunching.  :tup:

Laundry service, though, is a more interesting question - you might smell wonderful, but your clothes could still have your funk.  :snicker:
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: David on June 22, 2010, 09:50:32 AM
I always wondered the same thing!!
Title: Re: Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on July 11, 2010, 07:45:19 PM
1. What was the other end of the detour in the AR14 finale?
2. Where's puddin nowadays?