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Title: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Kamineko on February 18, 2013, 08:40:20 AM
Hey guys, after watched the first episode, have you noticed something that may be featured as the memory challenge in the finale? It seems that I couldn't notice one. Share your thoughts here! :D
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Alenaveda on February 18, 2013, 08:43:07 AM
I would probably have to re-watch the episode again; but doesn't seem to be.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Tarfan37 on February 18, 2013, 09:22:38 AM
i still think the different clue boxes could be one... or switch back to s12 memory were they have different items from each leg of the race
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: MrDeerShank on February 18, 2013, 09:30:03 AM
I think it's too early to discuss the final memory challenge (if indeed there is one) until we get more clues with the next couple of episodes - we shall have to see! I would love to see a final memory challenge involving the new clue boxes but they've been used a lot more in recent seasons so it's not something to lean on
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Declive on February 18, 2013, 01:01:27 PM
We're going to check it every leg! But the sand castles seem like something , to me. Dunno why or what.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Dom on February 18, 2013, 04:25:47 PM
I'd love to see a 'Numbers' challenge, where the contestants are given say 20 numbers, and have to match them up with a task for each leg.

For example, Leg 1's would be trying to remember how many sandcastles they have to search through.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Reilly Queens on February 18, 2013, 04:30:49 PM
Weird transport? I mean I'm not sure if they would even do a memory task after TAR21's greeter fiasco. But..

01) Polynesian Outrigger to Pit Stop
02) Promos have shown stilts

Just a guess!
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Alenaveda on February 18, 2013, 04:46:23 PM
I guess we'll have to wait till next sunday to see if strange patterns are repeated.  Remember that last season memory task was too easy to discover. And we didn't even be sure untill we saw the hello/goodbye of the greeter in Indonesia also written on screen.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Kamineko on February 18, 2013, 06:55:52 PM
Weird transport? I mean I'm not sure if they would even do a memory task after TAR21's greeter fiasco. But..

01) Polynesian Outrigger to Pit Stop
02) Promos have shown stilts

Just a guess!
That's a possibility, because in leg 4 we know that there will be a task related to
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surfboard
. But, isn't that a little bit like the memory challenge in TAR12, but with a specific kind of item? ;)
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Leafsfan on February 18, 2013, 07:45:26 PM
Maybe a surfing/ski memory task.

Legs 1/2/4 are accounted for.

Germany/Switzerland can have a snowboard task?

Botswana  can have a sand surfing like Namibia?

Scotland had the water surfing task.

New Zealand is the only one missing.

Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Zack. on February 18, 2013, 08:05:48 PM
I'm pretty sure they travel down a river in NZ somehow, either by jetboat or kayak.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: MrDeerShank on February 18, 2013, 08:26:24 PM
Jetboating in NZ but what about Belfast?
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Mattjimf on February 19, 2013, 09:16:10 AM
Could be a donkey  :lol3:
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: kiki on February 19, 2013, 12:15:31 PM
I'm pretty sure they travel down a river in NZ somehow, either by jetboat or kayak.

Isn't it new zealand were they are doing something like mud sliding?
There could be a pattern of weird or extreme sports. Like skydiving, sea diving, mud sliding, surfing etc
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: georgiapeach on February 19, 2013, 12:16:49 PM
I'm pretty sure they travel down a river in NZ somehow, either by jetboat or kayak.

Based on?
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Zack. on February 19, 2013, 12:38:12 PM
I'm pretty sure they travel down a river in NZ somehow, either by jetboat or kayak.

Based on?

This. (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,28045.msg816654.html#msg816654)  :)
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: georgiapeach on February 19, 2013, 12:43:55 PM
I'm pretty sure they travel down a river in NZ somehow, either by jetboat or kayak.

Based on?

This. (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,28045.msg816654.html#msg816654)  :)

And there is an Intro cap as well!
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Bwils927 on February 20, 2013, 11:27:43 PM
maybe musical instruments seen throughout the episodes. they kept showing that guy with the guitar.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: MrDeerShank on February 21, 2013, 11:53:32 AM
maybe musical instruments seen throughout the episodes. they kept showing that guy with the guitar.

You might be right.

In the intro we see the Swiss instrument (not sure what its called).
Scotland we see the bagpipes
We do see dances from both Vietnam and Indonesia in the intro so musical instruments might accompany them.

The rest??

I think the Swiss instrument is a long horn :)
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Reilly Queens on February 24, 2013, 07:32:51 PM
@PhilKeoghan: Make note of the #TahitianPriest … for a future episode #AmazingRace @NoOppWasted
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: supah on February 24, 2013, 07:45:50 PM
@PhilKeoghan: Make note of the #TahitianPriest … for a future episode #AmazingRace @NoOppWasted

hmmm
we had a blessing at Papee'te airport in the first leg.. dunno if there's a connection
i thought traditional music played at the challenges would be a memory challenge! oh well we'll find out sooner or later  ;)
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Declive on February 24, 2013, 08:02:29 PM
Maybe in the end we have a memory challenge with both blessings involved , where the
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switchback
would be the first roadblock , and the other one would be the memory one , like last season.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: georgiapeach on February 24, 2013, 08:07:00 PM
Maybe in the end we have a memory challenge with both blessings involved , where the
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switchback
would be the first roadblock , and the other one would be the memory one , like last season.

This IS a spoiler board, spoiler tags are not necessary! :tup:
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Bwils927 on February 24, 2013, 08:24:01 PM
continuing with my musical instrument theory there were drums at the roadblock
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Magnus on February 24, 2013, 08:27:58 PM
They always have music at the tasks :duno:
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Kamineko on February 25, 2013, 09:45:59 AM
After we watched the second episode, somehow they really highlighted the dance and music at the Roadblock. But I really wonder what did Phil mean at his Twitter post. :)

@PhilKeoghan: Make note of the #TahitianPriest … for a future episode #AmazingRace @NoOppWasted
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on February 25, 2013, 06:45:58 PM
Phil is DEFINITELY relating to the final episode for memory. There may be a connection between the leaf priest and the airport welcome-er as the item GIVEN to the teams. I wouldn't be surprised if they gave teams a Sprint smartphone to FaceTime their loved ones on a long drive similar to season 12 in Tuscany.

1) Faa'a Int'l Airport / Pacific lei
2) Hilton wedding chapel / Leaf blessing

There may be a Maori tattoo Fast Forward in rural South Island (since those designs are PERMANENT) with Maori warriors with the tattoos as clue givers. :duno:
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Cocoa on February 25, 2013, 07:10:01 PM
Hmmmm there was a weird focus on the lei giving on Leg 1. I think that is indeed part of the memory challenge.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Alenaveda on February 25, 2013, 07:28:35 PM
Hmmmm there was a weird focus on the lei giving on Leg 1. I think that is indeed part of the memory challenge.

Yeap.

About the Blessing. Looks like the priest is using leaves of the Cordyline terminalis (Hawaiian Green Ti Plant) for the ceremony.

If this is right, the Ti Plant is used by locals to ward off evil spirits in the whole Polynesia.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/TAR22/Blessing2_zps1f54ae30.png)
Tahiti

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/TAR22/Blessing1_zpsefda9bcb.png)
Bora Bora
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on February 25, 2013, 07:43:27 PM
If this is definitely the final memory task, New Zealand may possibly feature Maori greetings with a plausible Maori tattoo design Fast Forward.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Kamineko on February 25, 2013, 08:34:03 PM
I don't know about this, but where did you get the info that there will be a Fast Forward in New Zealand? :)

Also, somehow I doubt that the tattoo will be featured in the memory challenge, because I believe that the production will feature something that ALL of the teams encountered/experienced. If they featured a Fast Forward task in the memory challenge, isn't that only the team who did the Fast Forward challenge who will remember the task? And wouldn't it be a disadvantage to another teams who didn't complete the Fast Forward?
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on February 25, 2013, 10:38:53 PM
I don't know about this, but where did you get the info that there will be a Fast Forward in New Zealand? :)

Also, somehow I doubt that the tattoo will be featured in the memory challenge, because I believe that the production will feature something that ALL of the teams encountered/experienced. If they featured a Fast Forward task in the memory challenge, isn't that only the team who did the Fast Forward challenge who will remember the task? And wouldn't it be a disadvantage to another teams who didn't complete the Fast Forward?

I have a really itching feeling there will be a Fast Forward in leg 3. :lol: The preview editing seemed a bit peculiar that they are missing something.

Teams may not all be able to encounter a Fast Forward, but they may all have been "clued" and greeted with an offering by a Maori warrior with the tattoo designs while searching for him.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on March 03, 2013, 08:22:11 PM
Was there some type of greeting in the third leg?
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Reilly Queens on March 03, 2013, 08:23:22 PM
no greet, just a dog at the pit stop.

transport has lots from jet boats to RTVs to vintage cars!
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Jobby on March 03, 2013, 08:26:34 PM
Maybe this is one of those season without a FINAL MEMORY CHALLENGE. *coughs TAR 18* coughscoughs
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Theo on March 03, 2013, 08:27:00 PM
I think the kamboja flower (lol, I don't know how to say it in English) that is seen during the preview for the next episode is part of the memory challenge! One of the country singers wear it on her ear.

Maybe teams must remember things local people have given to them?
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 03, 2013, 08:35:43 PM
Was there some type of greeting in the third leg?
THE EGGS! :hearts:

I think we might have a lock on the final task. Think about what teams were GIVEN during each leg.

1) Pacific islander lei / Faa'a Int'l Airport
2) Leaf blessing / Hilton Bora Bora chapel
3) Eggs / Shemozzle RB
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: tarflyonthewall on March 03, 2013, 10:31:48 PM
Damn. I was hoping it'd be as simple and non-obtrusive as "Put all the Road Blocks and Detours in the correct order". I'm amazed that hasn't happened yet, actually.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 04, 2013, 04:54:54 PM
Damn. I was hoping it'd be as simple and non-obtrusive as "Put all the Road Blocks and Detours in the correct order". I'm amazed that hasn't happened yet, actually.

I think the Detour, RB, and Pit Stop memorization in Portland in season 13 is one of those ordering task... tasks.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: supah on March 04, 2013, 10:12:08 PM
why would phil tell us that there would be some sort of memory task a long time before the final leg? here's my theory - the memory challenge he is referring to is the surfboard rb in bali! it makes so much more sense.. what i dont know is what they were supposed to memorise..
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Declive on March 05, 2013, 03:34:55 AM
Yeah i think the memory challenge is the RB in Bali now. Something really close to the one in the TAR14 finale.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: georgiapeach on March 05, 2013, 11:19:48 AM
why would phil tell us that there would be some sort of memory task a long time before the final leg? here's my theory - the memory challenge he is referring to is the surfboard rb in bali! it makes so much more sense.. what i dont know is what they were supposed to memorise..

LInk to that Phil quote please? All I know is that he says pay attention to the priest giving the blessing in Bora-Bora. No "there will be a memory challenge" quote...

Am wondering about head coverings again. :duno:
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Declive on March 05, 2013, 12:26:41 PM
I think we can hear Caroline or Jennifer saying "i don't know...my memory is not good" .
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 05, 2013, 09:13:46 PM
why would phil tell us that there would be some sort of memory task a long time before the final leg? here's my theory - the memory challenge he is referring to is the surfboard rb in bali! it makes so much more sense.. what i dont know is what they were supposed to memorise..
Hmm... you may be on the right track, supah. Season 10 with the rap Detour in Ukraine was also memory in past and lyrics. However, since season 14 already has done a surfboard memory task, it seems a little questionable.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Alenaveda on March 05, 2013, 09:32:49 PM
Well, while Caroline is performing the RB, you can hear Jennifer saying something like "I have a better memory; maybe I've should done it"  ??? .
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 05, 2013, 09:36:16 PM
Well, while Caroline is performing the RB, you can hear Jennifer saying something like "I have a better memory; maybe I've should done it"  ??? .
It might be a surfboard game of concentration of matching two surfboards with each other.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: georgiapeach on March 05, 2013, 10:12:38 PM
We KNOW from the on ground crew (NOT Phil) that the surf board task did seem to involve some sort of matching/remembering.

But I still am looking for what you all think  Phil said re a memory task please?
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: supah on March 05, 2013, 10:36:29 PM
We KNOW from the on ground crew (NOT Phil) that the surf board task did seem to involve some sort of matching/remembering.

But I still am looking for what you all think  Phil said re a memory task please?

HIS TWEET!!!!!!!!!!!! I recall it said 'take notice of the Tahitian priest for a future challenge'
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: georgiapeach on March 05, 2013, 11:18:28 PM
Okay, I saw that, thanks! The way y'all were talking I thought there was something else! :lol:
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Kamineko on March 13, 2013, 12:20:07 PM
Somehow now I have a feeling that there will be no memory challenge in the finale. It had been done in Leg 4. :(
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: georgiapeach on March 13, 2013, 12:22:09 PM
Won't be that priest anyway! :lol:
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Declive on March 13, 2013, 05:00:36 PM
I hope there is a cool mental challenge at the end...
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 13, 2013, 10:28:46 PM
I hope there will be a logic grid task where they have grid out a giant puzzleboard with Y-column being the leg number and the X-column being the figure they all have encountered.

Sort of like: link removed
 
Better yet, maybe we will see a quiz asking questions like: "What was the name of the Pit Stop in leg 4?"
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: ianthebalance on March 13, 2013, 11:17:22 PM
Perhaps they have to remember names of certain animals/objects at pit stops, like "Tim the dog".
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 14, 2013, 07:03:06 PM
Perhaps they have to remember names of certain animals/objects at pit stops, like "Tim the dog".

Not very likely as the names of other greeters haven't been revealed. And season 17 has already done a greeters memory task.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Jobby on March 15, 2013, 12:47:42 AM
Guys, when they retrieved the clue from the monkeys who opened the coconut... Chuck and Wynona said it looks like a WHISTLE and then the *snake* (sneaky) hissing music came out.

I think the finale will be a similar to TAR 12 memory challenge? Things that they have encountered on the race?

Hmmm.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Tarfan37 on March 15, 2013, 01:23:42 AM
Guys, when they retrieved the clue from the monkeys who opened the coconut... Chuck and Wynona said it looks like a WHISTLE and then the *snake* (sneaky) hissing music came out.

I think the finale will be a similar to TAR 12 memory challenge? Things that they have encountered on the race?

Hmmm.

i hope best final memory of all time
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Jobby on March 15, 2013, 09:51:07 AM
Here's another one. When Caroline and Jennifer sang in their taxi, before that their cab driver gave them a flower, which seems to be the flower on the garland they received on the first leg.. and as they receive the flower, an ominous sound was mixed in. :res:
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Kamineko on March 15, 2013, 09:53:31 AM
Here's another one. When Caroline and Jennifer sang in their taxi, before that their cab driver gave them a flower, which seems to be the flower on the garland they received on the first leg.. and as they receive the flower, an ominous sound was mixed in. :res:
Hmm.. Is there any proof that all other teams also received it? :)
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Jobby on March 16, 2013, 12:42:44 AM
There isn't, or rather you can also see it that the ominous sound is their favourite sound mixing too this season. :lol3:
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Nyoman_SB1 on March 16, 2013, 09:53:33 AM
it could be the animals. teams must remember animal that appear in every country. French Polynesian= Oyster, New Zealand= Dog, Indonesia= Monkey, Vietnam= Chicken, Botswana= Scorpions. what do you guys think?   :lol3:
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Chateau d If on March 16, 2013, 11:21:08 AM

This season sure does have a lot of abundant wildlife!
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 17, 2013, 05:32:04 PM
it could be the animals. teams must remember animal that appear in every country. French Polynesian= Oyster, New Zealand= Dog, Indonesia= Monkey, Vietnam= Chicken, Botswana= Scorpions. what do you guys think?   :lol3:
Already done with the animal totem pole in season 3's finale.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 17, 2013, 05:40:52 PM

This season sure does have a lot of abundant wildlife!
Since we aren't really seeing wildlife (only city and culture life) in Vietnam this season, Bringing this back up, there may be a locomotive final task with the va'a (leg 1), jet ski (leg 2), ATV (leg 3), surfboard (leg 4). It was kind of peculiar that teams had to bring the surfboard to the Pit Stop as the task is a Roadblock and not a misc. task like the season 10 amulet/pendant, season 12 chicken, and the ever-so-famous Travelocity gnome.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: georgiapeach on March 17, 2013, 10:25:20 PM
it could be the animals. teams must remember animal that appear in every country. French Polynesian= Oyster, New Zealand= Dog, Indonesia= Monkey, Vietnam= Chicken, Botswana= Scorpions. what do you guys think?   :lol3:

LOVE IT!!
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Declive on March 17, 2013, 10:34:44 PM
GREAT THOUGHT!!!  :hearts:
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: kiki on March 18, 2013, 02:02:59 AM
it could be the animals. teams must remember animal that appear in every country. French Polynesian= Oyster, New Zealand= Dog, Indonesia= Monkey, Vietnam= Chicken, Botswana= Scorpions. what do you guys think?   :lol3:

But there was no animal in the first Polynesian leg, was it?
Unless you can count the dog peeing on the sandcastles.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: paradoxinee on March 18, 2013, 02:50:37 AM
it could be the animals. teams must remember animal that appear in every country. French Polynesian= Oyster, New Zealand= Dog, Indonesia= Monkey, Vietnam= Chicken, Botswana= Scorpions. what do you guys think?   :lol3:

No way. Chicken is only in one of Detour in Vietnam leg. How can Pam/Winnie, Country Girls, Hockey Brother or Derby Moms know about that?
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Declive on March 18, 2013, 07:19:38 AM
Yeah that also applies for the oyster.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Declive on March 18, 2013, 07:20:54 AM
We should have a TAR12 memory style and have a COCONUT to confuse them whatever should be Leg 2 or 4  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 26, 2013, 05:24:38 PM
 blahblah
Could be a donkey  :lol3:
Isn't in wonderful we always have an awesome TAR predictor? :hearts:

Anyways, I'm starting to figure out it might be an animal memory task similar to the one in season 3. If so, we know the final destination is: Washington D.C. So can anyone check if there was a closure at the Smithsonian National Zoo during the final filming day? That's most likely the place where an animal MT may take place this season. Of course, the wordplay riddles can be connected to that zoo and it's one of the oldest in the US. Don't know why they wouldn't visit it. ;) .
 
 
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Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: tarflyonthewall on March 26, 2013, 07:23:21 PM
it could be the animals. teams must remember animal that appear in every country. French Polynesian= Oyster, New Zealand= Dog, Indonesia= Monkey, Vietnam= Chicken, Botswana= Scorpions. what do you guys think?   :lol3:

No way. Chicken is only in one of Detour in Vietnam leg. How can Pam/Winnie, Country Girls, Hockey Brother or Derby Moms know about that?

Because it would have been mentioned in the clue (or the additional information). Given the chicken served literally no other purpose, it had to have been there for the memory task. We know they like putting pointers for the memory task in the clues - the flags from TAR9 and the country outlines from TAR19 - but what if they're hidden in plain sight this time? Plus we've had Detours and Fast Forwards turn up in the memory tasks before - heck, in TAR3's animal totem pole task, FOUR of the five animals were from Detours (the donkey from Leg 1, the horse from Leg 6, the goat from Leg 9, the manatee from Leg 10), with only the dolphin from Leg 2's Road Block sitting out.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: georgiapeach on March 26, 2013, 07:49:56 PM
I think animals could be a possibility. But our on the ground team saw NO evidence of the zoo being used.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Jobby on March 28, 2013, 08:44:16 AM
Or there could be just no memory challenge like TAR 16 (the one where they place eliminated teams in order is not counted and is LAME), TAR 18, TAR 20... see the pattern? :tantrum :(
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: georgiapeach on March 28, 2013, 08:49:36 AM
Seasons without a memory challenge always feel...incomplete to me.

Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Jobby on March 28, 2013, 09:54:20 AM
Seasons without a memory challenge always feel...incomplete to me.

Word. WORD. WORD. WORD. WORD. WORD.

The only season without some sort of a challenge and still feels complete for me is TAR 1 and TAR 7.

TAR 15, TAR 16, TAR 18, TAR 20 feels so incomplete and unmemorable, honestly.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 28, 2013, 10:33:28 AM
Seasons without a memory challenge always feel...incomplete to me.

Word. WORD. WORD. WORD. WORD. WORD.

The only season without some sort of a challenge and still feels complete for me is TAR 1 and TAR 7.

TAR 15, TAR 16, TAR 18, TAR 20 feels so incomplete and unmemorable, honestly.
TAR16 technically had a memory task... the elimination order with non-eliminations with the psychedelic posters.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: BuuYaa on March 29, 2013, 11:05:48 AM
Seasons without a memory challenge always feel...incomplete to me.



Not that I don't like a memory challenge, but sometimes, instead of a memory task, it just became a "possibility" task. They just tried every single possibility of the answers until they got it right.

Back in TAR12, well Rachel did figure out that an animal in the clue referred to human, so I gave her credit for that. but for the rest she,Christina,and Nick just tried putting and changing every single possibility.

Or in TAR21, when Josh literally said that the flag Roadblock instantly became a math task for him where he tried and eliminated every single possibility. Let alone Lexi and James, I think they were just doing the same. If I were doing this, there's no way I would have known which country had which greetings/goodbyes. I would just do what Josh did.

So at the end of the day, it basically came down to luck, not to who had the best memory. What mattered is, did the possibility you attempt was right or not.

I really like TAR 14's though.Probably because the challenge was almost pure MEMORY TASK. You actually HAVE TO memorize/remember what you encountered. Sure you could attempt all the possibilities for the ten Surfboards but there were too many surfboards and there's an order they had for those ten Surfboards. If there were 100 surfboards there, there would have been 100x99x98...91 = GOD KNOWS HOW MANY! possibilities. Attempt that and the producers would just tell you to take a 4 hour penalty. Even if you already had like 9 corrects, you would still attempt those other 91. Got 9 corrects probably took 2-3 hours and to attempt the rest probably took ...just take 4 hour penalty if it was me.

Unlike TAR 21, all of the Goodbyes/Greetings would be used. So once you get a possibility right, it automatically eliminates some wrong possibilities that you might possibly attempt before you got that right one. For example, if you already got 8 correct greetings/goodbyes, 2 incorrect, what do you think we need to do next? Do we have to remember hardly again what did they say in Bangladesh and Indonesia? No! We just switch the last two, and you're out of there. What if the producers put like 50 different goodbyes and 50 different greetings in the Roadblock, now THAT would be my Epic Memory Task. You already got 8 corrects, there were still 42 in there. The possibility of attempts would be 42x41 = 1722, only 1 out of 1722 is a correct attempt, instead of just switching the last two with 1 move. So, to get all right as fast as possible is to actually MEMORIZE or REMEMBER how people greeted and goodbye-ed you in Bangladesh and Indonesia.
Well maybe 50 is insane, try 25 maybe.

TAR 17's would have been better if they were all neck and neck, TAR 19's too.

TAR 18 and TAR 20 final challenge were not that pleasant for me

But TAR 15's was pretty good actually. When they had to count those chips in Vegas for a million dollars.
Not that I am being cocky here but I know math and that was absolutely hard. With 2 heads counting the money, if it were me I prefer to count the chips alone and let my partner sit out (make it a Roadblock)

I hope TAR 22 had an "actual" Memory Task in the final leg if it is a memory task that involved memorizing/remembering, even looking at notes like in TAR 17
Or a VERY challenging Task like in TAR 15



Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: ianthebalance on March 29, 2013, 05:26:29 PM
In my opinion, I dont think a final leg requires a memory task. Just some type of mental task. Though for me Season 20 finale is the exception, since that roadblock was just too epic.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: redskevin88 on March 29, 2013, 08:28:47 PM
In my opinion, I dont think a final leg requires a memory task. Just some type of mental task. Though for me Season 20 finale is the exception, since that roadblock was just too epic.

TAR 20's finale was only epic because of Brenchel and the race between Dave & Rachel and Art & JJ's bad karma.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Dånooky on March 31, 2013, 01:58:27 AM
I have the feeling this finale will be heavily physical and thrill-based like the previous even-numbered seasons.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: georgiapeach on March 31, 2013, 03:15:34 AM
I have the feeling this finale will be heavily physical and thrill-based like the previous even-numbered seasons.

One physical challenge anyway....
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Jobby on March 31, 2013, 12:34:21 PM
Seasons without a memory challenge always feel...incomplete to me.

Word. WORD. WORD. WORD. WORD. WORD.

The only season without some sort of a challenge and still feels complete for me is TAR 1 and TAR 7.

TAR 15, TAR 16, TAR 18, TAR 20 feels so incomplete and unmemorable, honestly.
TAR16 technically had a memory task... the elimination order with non-eliminations with the psychedelic posters.

You didn't read my previous post obviously. :p
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: jiajia12 on March 31, 2013, 12:36:44 PM
I always felt Christina was robbed given how hard that final task was compare to other seasons.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 31, 2013, 07:38:05 PM
Can someone give me a list of places where finale sightings were caught in D.C.? Would really appreciate it as this may give me a slight hint to what (if any) memory or strange final task it might be.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Alenaveda on March 31, 2013, 07:41:54 PM
Can someone give me a list of places where finale sightings were caught in D.C.? Would really appreciate it as this may give me a slight hint to what (if any) memory or strange final task it might be.

Same task, same loaction=switchback.

This could be different...
It doesn't have to be in exact same location. The Fast Forward Switchback in TAR20 is in different city, although in the same country (India). ;)

Is there any possibility that there'll be more than one Switchback? :ascared :ascared

That's the thought that I have as well. It would surprise viewers for there to be two such switchbacks in the same season. And IIRC, didn't we have photographic evidence of the final leg switchback?

Yes, in the sightings thread.  Check Reply #254, Reply #257 and Reply #261.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 31, 2013, 08:02:12 PM
Can someone give me a list of places where finale sightings were caught in D.C.? Would really appreciate it as this may give me a slight hint to what (if any) memory or strange final task it might be.

Same task, same loaction=switchback.

This could be different...
It doesn't have to be in exact same location. The Fast Forward Switchback in TAR20 is in different city, although in the same country (India). ;)

Is there any possibility that there'll be more than one Switchback? :ascared :ascared

That's the thought that I have as well. It would surprise viewers for there to be two such switchbacks in the same season. And IIRC, didn't we have photographic evidence of the final leg switchback?

Yes, in the sightings thread.  Check Reply #254, Reply #257 and Reply #261.

So nothing else at the moment?
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 31, 2013, 08:20:02 PM
Well, it's not an animal memorization task. :lol3:
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: georgiapeach on April 02, 2013, 07:09:29 AM
Can someone give me a list of places where finale sightings were caught in D.C.? Would really appreciate it as this may give me a slight hint to what (if any) memory or strange final task it might be.

Read the LIVE sightings and the TimeLine. :res:
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: TARFansurvivor on April 03, 2013, 12:11:14 PM
Could they have some kind of postcard challenge, like the one in TAR11 where Romber got eliminated????
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Kamineko on April 03, 2013, 12:17:58 PM
Could they have some kind of postcard challenge, like the one in TAR11 where Romber got eliminated????
What made you think of that? There's no connection between these teams with past season's teams (I think). ???
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: TARFansurvivor on April 03, 2013, 12:29:00 PM
Could they have some kind of postcard challenge, like the one in TAR11 where Romber got eliminated????
What made you think of that? There's no connection between these teams with past season's teams (I think). ???

I though about a task, not a connection between teams.

We know they go to the Old Post Office Pavilion, there they could have a task, where they should find the route. They have went around the World, among many other routes. And the Route is on a Postcard!!!!

Hope it make sense for u now!!!!
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Kamineko on April 03, 2013, 12:32:13 PM
Could they have some kind of postcard challenge, like the one in TAR11 where Romber got eliminated????
What made you think of that? There's no connection between these teams with past season's teams (I think). ???

I though about a task, not a connection between teams.

We know they go to the Old Post Office Pavilion, there they could have a task, where they should find the route. They have went around the World, among many other routes. And the Route is on a Postcard!!!!

Hope it make sense for u now!!!!
Well, from the spoilers I read in DC sightings, there's no info about teams were visiting post office... ;)
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: TARFansurvivor on April 03, 2013, 12:35:12 PM
Could they have some kind of postcard challenge, like the one in TAR11 where Romber got eliminated????
What made you think of that? There's no connection between these teams with past season's teams (I think). ???

I though about a task, not a connection between teams.

We know they go to the Old Post Office Pavilion, there they could have a task, where they should find the route. They have went around the World, among many other routes. And the Route is on a Postcard!!!!

Hope it make sense for u now!!!!
Well, from the spoilers I read in DC sightings, there's no info about teams were visiting post office... ;)

Yes they go to The Old Post Office Pavilion!!!!
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Alenaveda on April 03, 2013, 01:48:45 PM
Could they have some kind of postcard challenge, like the one in TAR11 where Romber got eliminated????
What made you think of that? There's no connection between these teams with past season's teams (I think). ???

I though about a task, not a connection between teams.

We know they go to the Old Post Office Pavilion, there they could have a task, where they should find the route. They have went around the World, among many other routes. And the Route is on a Postcard!!!!

Hope it make sense for u now!!!!
Well, from the spoilers I read in DC sightings, there's no info about teams were visiting post office... ;)

Yes they go to The Old Post Office Pavilion!!!!


stroche -- I was on the ground in DC today too, but didn't get nearly as much (good) information as you got.  I can fill in the blanks on the Old Post Office, though.

Got a tip that there was a road closure over by the Smithsonian Museum of American History, so headed there.  Turned out that the racers went to the nearby Old Post Office.  I got there about 10 minutes after they left, no production in sight.  There, they had to get their clue in a souvenir shop after having their picture taken with a cardboard Obama.  The shop keeper told me that three teams came for clues, all within about 5-10 minutes of each other.  All of them asked for directions to the Tidal Basin.  I was told that blondes in pink were there.  Unfortunately, I had to give up the chase at that point and return to life. :tantrum  So

As an aside, the Old Post Office seemed an odd choice.  Inside there's nothing but a food court and a few small, tacky shops.  There's a gubbmint agency on the top floors, so you can't get in without a full security check (x ray machine for jackets and packages, metal detector to enter).  Maybe CBS got that waived.

Got a couple of pics, but they're either too blurry or too far away to be of use.  I'll post 'em anyway once I get them off my camera.

Sorry I couldn't get more, but it was fun to run along, and I don't expect TAR to come back to DC anytime soon.  Thanks for launching me on this quest, Peach!
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: TARFansurvivor on April 03, 2013, 04:59:05 PM
Could they have some kind of postcard challenge, like the one in TAR11 where Romber got eliminated????
What made you think of that? There's no connection between these teams with past season's teams (I think). ???

I though about a task, not a connection between teams.

We know they go to the Old Post Office Pavilion, there they could have a task, where they should find the route. They have went around the World, among many other routes. And the Route is on a Postcard!!!!

Hope it make sense for u now!!!!
Well, from the spoilers I read in DC sightings, there's no info about teams were visiting post office... ;)

Yes they go to The Old Post Office Pavilion!!!!


stroche -- I was on the ground in DC today too, but didn't get nearly as much (good) information as you got.  I can fill in the blanks on the Old Post Office, though.

Got a tip that there was a road closure over by the Smithsonian Museum of American History, so headed there.  Turned out that the racers went to the nearby Old Post Office.  I got there about 10 minutes after they left, no production in sight.  There, they had to get their clue in a souvenir shop after having their picture taken with a cardboard Obama.  The shop keeper told me that three teams came for clues, all within about 5-10 minutes of each other.  All of them asked for directions to the Tidal Basin.  I was told that blondes in pink were there.  Unfortunately, I had to give up the chase at that point and return to life. :tantrum  So

As an aside, the Old Post Office seemed an odd choice.  Inside there's nothing but a food court and a few small, tacky shops.  There's a gubbmint agency on the top floors, so you can't get in without a full security check (x ray machine for jackets and packages, metal detector to enter).  Maybe CBS got that waived.

Got a couple of pics, but they're either too blurry or too far away to be of use.  I'll post 'em anyway once I get them off my camera.

Sorry I couldn't get more, but it was fun to run along, and I don't expect TAR to come back to DC anytime soon.  Thanks for launching me on this quest, Peach!
Thanks very much for that info, it is not in the timeline. Cool task involving a great person!!!!
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: tarflyonthewall on April 04, 2013, 11:42:19 PM
Well, it's not an animal memorization task. :lol3:

Could still be - the hockey brothers at least got the clue for the goat Road Block at the same time as the Fast Forward, and the animal Detour could be used as a "we tried to tell you" hint like the gold-weighing was for TAR 15's poker chips.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: ovalorange on April 08, 2013, 01:33:01 AM
Oh I really hope we have a memory challenge this season, it's been such a good season it'd feel wrong not to have one.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: guacamole300 on April 08, 2013, 07:14:07 AM
Seasons without a memory challenge always feel...incomplete to me.



Unlike TAR 21, all of the Goodbyes/Greetings would be used. So once you get a possibility right, it automatically eliminates some wrong possibilities that you might possibly attempt before you got that right one. For example, if you already got 8 correct greetings/goodbyes, 2 incorrect, what do you think we need to do next? Do we have to remember hardly again what did they say in Bangladesh and Indonesia? No! We just switch the last two, and you're out of there. What if the producers put like 50 different goodbyes and 50 different greetings in the Roadblock, now THAT would be my Epic Memory Task. You already got 8 corrects, there were still 42 in there. The possibility of attempts would be 42x41 = 1722, only 1 out of 1722 is a correct attempt, instead of just switching the last two with 1 move. So, to get all right as fast as possible is to actually MEMORIZE or REMEMBER how people greeted and goodbye-ed you in Bangladesh and Indonesia.
Well maybe 50 is insane, try 25 maybe.



I think i remember somebody said in a interview that there were in fact some extra ones.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Jobby on April 08, 2013, 08:37:58 AM
We can always have a Switchback of TAR 12 Roadblock. <3 Best memory challenge ever.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Jimmer on April 08, 2013, 08:45:56 AM
Because WRP would totally put 3 switchbacks in one race. ;) But yes, that was the best memory challenge EVER!
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: TARFansurvivor on April 09, 2013, 11:23:55 AM
Because WRP would totally put 3 switchbacks in one race. ;) But yes, that was the best memory challenge EVER!

Switchbacks in Switzerland and D.C. where is number 3????
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: georgiapeach on April 09, 2013, 06:29:24 PM
 :colealert:
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: jostor on April 10, 2013, 08:05:43 AM
I like a memory challenge as much as anyone else, I do however think that in a bit too many seasons the memory challenge was the sole deciding reason behind who won. The final leg in TAR 15 is one of my favourite final legs because it had a lot of different challenges and was challenging with a memory challenge.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Jimmer on April 10, 2013, 06:10:01 PM
But TAR15 didn't have a memory challenge IIRC?
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Declive on April 10, 2013, 07:12:24 PM
I think he means "without".
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on April 10, 2013, 07:36:50 PM
Thinking like Washington D.C., this city is known as the international city of America where cultures boil together more than New York City, Los Angeles, or Houston. It may be another flag or country ordering task like in season 9.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: RachelLeVega on April 10, 2013, 07:40:29 PM
But TAR15 didn't have a memory challenge IIRC?
No, Las Vegas only showcased their Strip hotels (M. Bay Hotel & Casino Australian rappel, Cirque du Soleil bungee stunt, count poker chips to $1M), a wedding chapel (finding Elvis impersonator), and a millionaire's home & penthouse suite (related to Finish Line location).
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: jostor on April 12, 2013, 09:04:44 AM
Yeah, I meant without.

It had a lot challenges, both metal and physical, some riddle-type clues and no equalizer except the plane ride in the beginning, which is what made it good in my opinion.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: tarflyonthewall on April 23, 2013, 11:25:51 PM
So, definitely not the animals then - none in the Berlin leg. Not the miscellaneous Route Info tasks either - none in the second Botswana leg to make room for the Fast Forward and Speed Bump, and two in both Switzerland and Berlin. Not things teams received - even if you count "the clue for the Fast Forward", there were none in Hanoi. Alternate clueboxes seems to be the only viable choice.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Jobby on April 24, 2013, 07:46:41 AM
But TAR15 didn't have a memory challenge IIRC?
No, Las Vegas only showcased their Strip hotels (M. Bay Hotel & Casino Australian rappel, Cirque du Soleil bungee stunt, count poker chips to $1M), a wedding chapel (finding Elvis impersonator), and a millionaire's home & penthouse suite (related to Finish Line location).

It was crazy cause at different points of the race, all the Final 3 teams completed at least one task in first place. LOL. And Meghan and Cheyne reached the counting task last. Who would have thought?? :ascared
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Jobby on April 24, 2013, 07:47:27 AM
They did not seem to particularly highlight any signs of memory challenge as well. :(
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: David on April 24, 2013, 08:22:12 AM
People handing clues? We had 2 clue givers in Bora Bora, I can also remember the ones in the Bamboo Dance, recently we have had the one with the dogs in Switzerland, the coin giver in the Roadblock in Germany or IDK, lots of people have given clues, that could have something to do?
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: MrDeerShank on April 24, 2013, 04:41:27 PM
People handing clues? We had 2 clue givers in Bora Bora, I can also remember the ones in the Bamboo Dance, recently we have had the one with the dogs in Switzerland, the coin giver in the Roadblock in Germany or IDK, lots of people have given clues, that could have something to do?

We also had the really random woman in Switz with the red hat, so I would lean towards people as well having something to do with it
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: georgiapeach on April 24, 2013, 08:09:55 PM
Yeah, but based on outfits etc, wouldn't be that hard to figure. Plus any racers with any smarts keep a log of this...
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Tarfan37 on April 25, 2013, 09:34:07 AM
Yeah, but based on outfits etc, wouldn't be that hard to figure. Plus any racers with any smarts keep a log of this...
all though it seems as if they arent allowed to use notes for any memory tasks now a days
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: georgiapeach on April 25, 2013, 09:43:13 AM
Notes? I am suggesting that smart teams log this info and then STUDY it.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Tarfan37 on April 25, 2013, 09:48:32 AM
notes/logs same thing.. and o yea a smart team would study it.. i was saying the S19, and 21 finale no logs were to be used
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Declive on April 25, 2013, 06:21:40 PM
Just posting here to make an interesting #1400 post.

I think our memory challenge could really be the people invoved in tasks. , as somebody here said.

LEG 1 : Bora Bora singer.
LEG 2 : Singers in the Stilts roadblock.
LEG 3 : Small Dog (Shemozzle race)
LEG 4 : Priest/Monkeys
LEG 5 : Vietnam dancers.
LEG 6 : Bushman
LEG 7 : Goats
LEG 8 : Big Dog
LEG 9 : Coin Giver.

What do y'all think?
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: tarflyonthewall on April 26, 2013, 12:34:13 AM
No people in the second Botswana leg though - the first clue was at a standard cluebox, and from there the hockey players took the Fast Forward.
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Zack. on April 26, 2013, 01:29:25 AM
Methods of transport?  :lol3:

Canoe, stilts, racing car, surfboard, B-52, safari vehicle, makoro, sled, model train, Ford Escape, (something in Northern Ireland).

The only things that would present a hazard would be the B-52, which is retroactively in poor taste, and the makoro although the RB clue for that was pretty descriptive ('Who wants to go up a creek?' or something similar).
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: Jobby on April 27, 2013, 03:40:39 AM
I think at this point it could be a TAR 12 / TAR 14 RB and teams just have to match one item/thing they have seen on each leg of the race...
Title: Re: Any Signs for Memory Challenge in the Finale?
Post by: MrDeerShank on April 27, 2013, 04:26:35 AM
I'm still retaining the fact that the woman with the red hat in the Switz leg was very random...