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Title: Future Switchbacks
Post by: SamualDude on May 16, 2013, 01:46:24 AM
So Season 22 featured 2 different switchbacks and it has become evident Switchbacks will continue to appear in future seasons but the question is what tasks would you like to see return as Switchbacks? For me I have three tasks I'd like to see return as Switchbacks firstly being the memorable meat-eating roadblock in Argentina, Secondly the memory challenge in Alaska and finally the memory challenge in Portland. What switchbacks would you like to see?
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Air on May 16, 2013, 01:59:27 AM
TAR3 count the money/run the numbers

TAR4 Roadblock where Jaree was the first woman ever to do it in India.

TAR5 caviar <33333

TAR6 key roadblock China <333333333

TAR9 plate smashing FF <3333333
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Daniel on May 16, 2013, 02:01:44 AM
- Season 6's Hungarian spicy soup
- Season 5's caviars
- Season 3's money detour
- The 'Plow' (MY OX IS BROKEN!) detour task
- All Stars' sausage detour task
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: G.B. on May 17, 2013, 01:09:16 AM
TAR15 Farmer's Game/Farmer's Dance

TAR5 Caviar

TAR5 Lagen Wall Climb

TAR6 Spicy Soup

TAR6 Viking Rowing Boat (As an Intersection)

TAR6 Lock Challenge (As long as it's on a Non-elimination leg)

TAR7 Double-Decker Bus

TAR10 Flaming Arrow
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 17, 2013, 01:44:59 AM
I would love to see the Unused/Unaired Detour choice from TAR 19 Belgium.

It remains one of my biggest TAR questions ever.....
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Jimmer on May 17, 2013, 08:37:45 AM
Actually the detour was between the Bodybuilding Task that all teams chose to do and the Tintin task they did the next leg.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 17, 2013, 08:39:41 AM
Actually the detour was between the Bodybuilding Task that all teams chose to do and the Tintin task they did the next leg.

I don't think so. It would seem to unbalanced if that was it.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Air on May 17, 2013, 08:40:32 AM
Yeah... and especially if the TinTin task was in the daytime, that would be extroadinarily easy. :P
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Jimmer on May 17, 2013, 08:41:36 AM
Well I thought I was told that by someone at RFF. Maybe I was mistaken. ???
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Cocoa on May 17, 2013, 08:44:48 AM
no more please, I want to see switchbacks rare. Or else WRP might just create a new race clue called 'Switchback' that will appear every leg -_-

but please for future future use:
- TAR5 philippines plow
- TAR6 xian key
- TAR 7 argentina meat
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 17, 2013, 10:35:42 AM
SWITCHBACK:

TAR Chocolate Roadblock. :D
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Kamineko on May 17, 2013, 10:41:09 AM
I haven't watched all seasons of TAR, but based on what I've watched, I hope these return as Switchbacks:
- TAR 15's Eat the Wasabi Roadblock in Japan
- TAR 16's In the Trenches or Under Fire Detour in France
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 17, 2013, 10:42:18 AM
I haven't watched all seasons of TAR, but based on what I've watched, I hope these return as Switchbacks:
- TAR 15's Eat the Wasabi Roadblock in Japan
- TAR 16's In the Trenches or Under Fire Detour in France

I can tell you love that Detour because you used it in TAR:CK. :lol:

But yeah, I agree. We need another Japanese Game Show Roadblock. :)
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Jimmer on May 17, 2013, 10:45:06 AM
Red Bean Roadblock from TAR8
Festival of Colors Roadblock from TAR13
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Daniel on May 17, 2013, 10:51:46 AM
SWITCHBACK:

TAR Chocolate Roadblock. :D
Is it the one in S5 where they search for the white ones? That was disgusting :lol:
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Kamineko on May 17, 2013, 10:59:56 AM
I haven't watched all seasons of TAR, but based on what I've watched, I hope these return as Switchbacks:
- TAR 15's Eat the Wasabi Roadblock in Japan
- TAR 16's In the Trenches or Under Fire Detour in France

I can tell you love that Detour because you used it in TAR:CK. :lol:

But yeah, I agree. We need another Japanese Game Show Roadblock. :)
Because I love tasks that can make teams struggle really much that may give an unpredictable result. *if you know what I mean :lol:
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Hooky on May 17, 2013, 01:03:06 PM
TAR15 Farmer's Game/Farmer's Dance

Please, no. Not memorable at all, at least for me.

I haven't watched all seasons of TAR, but based on what I've watched, I hope these return as Switchbacks:
- TAR 15's Eat the Wasabi Roadblock in Japan
- TAR 16's In the Trenches or Under Fire Detour in France

I would say no to this one as well. Memorable but not classic TAR. Too manufactured and fake. A second time would only make it worse.

But I agree that the TAR 6 lock Roadblock would be good, as well as the TAR 7 meat Roadblock and TAR5's Lagen wall climb.

Hm...as for TAR 9, how about the crickets Fast Forward? Or perhaps the epic final challenge involving the flags. For TAR 10 we could revisit the Great Wall climb, the Detour or Roadblock from Leg 2 (both excellent tasks), or the Lug It or Lob It Detour. For All-Stars, it could be fun to bring back the Eat It Up or Roll It Out Detour. :lol:
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: georgiapeach on May 17, 2013, 01:38:12 PM
Actually the detour was between the Bodybuilding Task that all teams chose to do and the Tintin task they did the next leg.

I don't think so. It would seem to unbalanced if that was it.

This IS correct. That is why they alll had to go out EARLY the next AM and do TinTin. Product placement!
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Declive on May 17, 2013, 03:55:27 PM
The meat and the mails , both on Argentina.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 17, 2013, 04:11:33 PM
TAR 17 leg 1 coracle task is one of those tasks that had potential but the teams were a little too far apart on that leg.

It'll never happen but I would be happy if they brought this task back :-[
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Tarfan37 on May 17, 2013, 04:18:40 PM
We kinda did have a switch back to the lock task.. i thought it was really similar to the tree of love task in russia in S21 but future switch backs i would love to see S12 finale  memory task.. its one of the most plausible tasks and can be used for many seasons to come..

I would also love to see some unaired tasks

S1 Leg 1 roadblock
S1 Vatican City Fast Forward.
S10 Leg 7

Also this could be an awesome switchback but put it as a finale memory task
S10 Leg 9 Make Music Detour: Imagine the Final 3 Rapping about eveywhere theyve been. Tests Their memory, creativity, and possibly physically (making a dance to go with it) Maybe combine it with some props that appeared on the race and a few decoys
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on May 20, 2013, 11:04:34 PM
I say...
TAR7 Leg 3 roadblock (eat four pounds of a traditional Argentinian feast)
TAR12 memory task  :hearts:
TAR16 Leg 5 detour (pigeon & morse code) + u-turn
TAR17 Leg 1 roadblock (watermelons) :hearts:
TAR20 Leg 3 detour (harp & watermelons) and roadblock (bottle dance)
TAR20 Leg 9 roadblock (Bollywood dancing)
TAR22 Leg 1 2nd roadblock (sandcastles) :hearts:
TAR22 Leg 7 detour (brains & brawn)

I'm pretty sure about the watermelon roadblock.
btw, is this a speculation thread or a wishlist?
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: WinTar on May 20, 2013, 11:06:45 PM
I say...
TAR7 Leg 3 roadblock (eat four pounds of a traditional Argentinian feast)
TAR12 memory task  :hearts:
TAR16 Leg 5 detour (pigeon & morse code) + u-turn
TAR17 Leg 1 roadblock (watermelons) :hearts:
TAR20 Leg 3 detour (harp & watermelons) and roadblock (bottle dance)
TAR20 Leg 9 roadblock (Bollywood dancing)
TAR22 Leg 1 2nd roadblock (sandcastles) :hearts:
TAR22 Leg 7 detour (brains & brawn)

I'm pretty sure about the watermelon roadblock.
btw, is this a speculation thread or a wishlist?
It's a wishlist thread.

BTW,  :hello2: and welcome to RFF!
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Jobby on May 21, 2013, 12:15:20 AM
TAR 22
Sandcastle Roadblock (always good drama to see fears in teams face on something they can't control)

TAR 21
Mad professor Timezone Roadblock :lol3:
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on May 23, 2013, 10:54:14 PM
I'd also like to see a whole leg with switchbacks from different seasons.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: georgiapeach on May 24, 2013, 12:08:10 AM
If this is just a wishlist thread then I can boot it over there. :neener:

If you want to have some REAL discussion of what would make a good switchback, then go for it! Some of y'all have some good ones, excluding ANYTHING that makes people :barf
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 24, 2013, 12:10:12 AM
Actually the detour was between the Bodybuilding Task that all teams chose to do and the Tintin task they did the next leg.

I don't think so. It would seem to unbalanced if that was it.

This IS correct. That is why they alll had to go out EARLY the next AM and do TinTin. Product placement!

It IS puzzling though why they thought bodybuilding would be easier. :P
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: redskevin88 on May 24, 2013, 12:15:36 AM
Red Bean Roadblock from TAR8
Festival of Colors Roadblock from TAR13

I know one member who would definitely not want to see the first roadblock coming back.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: mjriches2005 on June 09, 2013, 11:22:56 AM
-Switchbacks I like to see happen-
Season 7 (Meat-eating roadblock in Argentina)
Season 8 (Coffee bean roadblock in Costa Rica)
Season 9 (Cricket/Grasshopper eating fastforward in Thailand)
Season 11 (Knight armor roadblock in Poland)
Season 15 (Kafka phone roadblock in Czech Republic)
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Tarfan37 on June 09, 2013, 12:57:00 PM
Red Bean Roadblock from TAR8
Festival of Colors Roadblock from TAR13

I know one member who would definitely not want to see the first roadblock coming back.
i mean she loved it so much she made it her rff user name lol
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Loken on June 21, 2013, 10:22:39 AM
Season 2 leg 7 in hong kong .. they should have a switchback for the detour choice in hong kong which is wishing tree or herbal tea
the wishing tree should have a switchback ... only oswald and danny used the choice.. so... a tar season should go to hong kong and have a leg there.. then in the next leg visit the wishing tree, make a wish ( as a task ) and then fly to the next destination
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on June 21, 2013, 09:59:21 PM
The tea cups roadblock in TAR 18
The TAR 17 roadblock in HK (fake food)
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: aryanisetiawan on June 28, 2013, 08:38:47 AM
TAR 6's padlock in xi'an was a perfect challenge just before the final pitstop of amazing race 6. they should clearly do it again
TAR 10's tomato challenge. but this time they should make it as a roadblock so all teams have to do it
TAR 13's paint party in india. very good road block where kelly or christy struggled.
TAR 17's cicrus detour in russia was epic. the detours were both equally challenging.
TAR 18's country measuring roadblock. it was very cool, maybe they'll do it in a different small country
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Air on June 28, 2013, 08:43:26 AM
TAR 18's country measuring roadblock. it was very cool, maybe they'll do it in a different small country

COUGHANDORRACOUGH

Welcome to RFF <3
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Theo on June 28, 2013, 09:02:49 AM
TAR 18's country measuring roadblock. it was very cool, maybe they'll do it in a different small country

COUGHANDORRACOUGH

Welcome to RFF <3

OMG YES!!! That challenge is one of my favorites ever!
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Best Loser on June 28, 2013, 05:50:27 PM
TAR 18's country measuring roadblock. it was very cool, maybe they'll do it in a different small country

COUGHANDORRACOUGH

Welcome to RFF <3

Just do anything in Andorra!!!  :gaah:


I'd like to see the Plow task return and maybe taxi driving in Japan. I think tasks from the early seasons are less likely to come back due to how quick many of them were and how focused on the trip TAR was. Now the focus of the show seems to be on the tasks more than the places.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 28, 2013, 06:01:13 PM
TAR 18's country measuring roadblock. it was very cool, maybe they'll do it in a different small country

COUGHANDORRACOUGH

Welcome to RFF <3

I don't think Andorra is that small to be honest :P
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Leafsfan on June 29, 2013, 05:19:34 PM
TAR 18's country measuring roadblock. it was very cool, maybe they'll do it in a different small country

COUGHANDORRACOUGH

Welcome to RFF <3

I don't think Andorra is that small to be honest :P

Nauru would work. San Marino as well.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Air on June 29, 2013, 07:22:08 PM
Yes, but honestly Nauru has NOTHING else apart from bird poo. Not kidding.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on June 29, 2013, 08:59:34 PM
How 'bout Singapore?
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: SamualDude on June 29, 2013, 10:20:01 PM
Been watching Season 9 again and I wouldn't say no to the Fast Forward in Thailand with the fried cricket/grasshopper eating to returning as a switchback.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: redskevin88 on June 30, 2013, 02:02:43 AM
How 'bout Singapore?

Too big.  :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on June 30, 2013, 04:38:07 AM
Monaco maybe?
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Loken on June 30, 2013, 07:49:26 AM
^ or vatican city

They should have the driving a stunt vehicle fastforward in hong kong! tar 11
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Kamineko on June 30, 2013, 12:26:09 PM
^ or vatican city
Too small. :lol: You can just walk around it and less than 1 hour you've traveled around the country. :lol:
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Leafsfan on June 30, 2013, 12:32:23 PM
Yes, but honestly Nauru has NOTHING else apart from bird poo. Not kidding.

loll and Phospate (and off shoot of bird poo)

Only one hotel there so I doubt production will ever do a leg there.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Tarfan37 on June 30, 2013, 02:17:52 PM
i said it once ill say it again

this could be an awesome switchback but put it as a finale memory task
S10 Leg 9 Make Music Detour: Imagine the Final 3 Rapping about eveywhere theyve been. Tests Their memory, creativity, and possibly physically (making a dance to go with it) Maybe combine it with some props that appeared on the race and a few decoys
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Andre on July 03, 2013, 08:45:50 AM
Sand task from Bora Bora in S22 should be a great switchback. I like the Seychelles's detour task in S16, S18 cheese task in Switzerland, something like Liechenstein counting in S18. There are a few of challenge
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Air on July 03, 2013, 08:50:15 AM
But what's the likeliness that they'll ever go to Bora Bora again? And Seychelles too :P
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on July 04, 2013, 05:14:27 AM
But what's the likeliness that they'll ever go to Bora Bora again? And Seychelles too :P

You'll never know. ;)
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on July 04, 2013, 05:15:40 AM
Sand task from Bora Bora in S22 should be a great switchback. I like the Seychelles's detour task in S16, S18 cheese task in Switzerland, something like Liechenstein counting in S18. There are a few of challenge

Sandcastle Roadblock!!! <3  :hearts:
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Andre on July 04, 2013, 06:25:51 PM
Sand task from Bora Bora in S22 should be a great switchback. I like the Seychelles's detour task in S16, S18 cheese task in Switzerland, something like Liechenstein counting in S18. There are a few of challenge

Sandcastle Roadblock!!! <3  :hearts:

The sandcastle roadblock is based on luck. Bates got it right away and finished 2nd. I guess he just arrived there in a few minutes.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on July 05, 2013, 08:13:01 AM
Sand task from Bora Bora in S22 should be a great switchback. I like the Seychelles's detour task in S16, S18 cheese task in Switzerland, something like Liechenstein counting in S18. There are a few of challenge

Sandcastle Roadblock!!! <3  :hearts:

The sandcastle roadblock is based on luck. Bates got it right away and finished 2nd. I guess he just arrived there in a few minutes.

Exactly. I wanna see a NEL on that during the F6 or F5 or F4.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on December 14, 2013, 04:13:39 AM
TAR23's over, and if I were to choose which tasks would fit in for a future switchback, they'd be:
rb1A
rb1B
dt2
rb2 (unmemorable)
dt3 (I love this one. :cmas9 )
rb3
dt4
rb4
dt5 (I love this too, esp. with the w-turn. :cmas16 )
rb5 (the randomness :cmas23 )
ff6
dt6
rb6 (If memorable, then we might see it again. :cmas10 )
dt7
rb7
dt8 (unmemorable)
sb8
rb8 (I like this, but probably unmemorable.)
dt9
rb9 (The Anklung! My favorite task (to watch) for the season. :cmas23 :xmas110 It will probably be a switchback after 15-20 years/seasons.)
rb10 (not memorable enough)
dt10
dt11
sb11
rb11 (The robot building rb! My 2nd favorite for the season. :cmas23 :xmas110)
rb12
memory
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: toanglobal on December 14, 2013, 04:47:07 AM
find a surfboard also a good switchback!
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Karpov617 on December 14, 2013, 06:35:20 AM
Actually the detour was between the Bodybuilding Task that all teams chose to do and the Tintin task they did the next leg.

I don't think so. It would seem to unbalanced if that was it.

This IS correct. That is why they alll had to go out EARLY the next AM and do TinTin. Product placement!

It IS puzzling though why they thought bodybuilding would be easier. :P

Wait?!?! So the other side of that detour was the Tintin mural?
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Karpov617 on December 14, 2013, 06:56:09 AM
My wishlist, comments, and possible improvements! Far into the series's run, I actually like that each season has one or two Switchbacks as a nod from the earlier and earliest seasons.

S03:
Vietnam - Detour: Basket Boats/Basket Bikes [The bare bones of the tasks is already great, maybe a farther route?]
S05:
Russia - Roadblock: Caviar eating [As an improvement, maybe more caviar?]
Philippines - Detour (one side): Plow [Probably make it as a Route Info task since the Fowl detour is unknown]
S06:
Hungary - Roadblock: Spicy soup eating [Make it spicier!]
China - Roadblock: Lock and key [The task already have an amazing mechanic]
S07:
Argentina - Roadblock: Meat feast [Already a great endurance task. Maybe add veggies?]
S08:
Costa Rica - Roadblock: Red coffee bean search [Maybe they could make it just one big pile of coffee beans instead of separate ones]
S10:
Vietnam - Detour: Over/Under [This detour is all in the wind. The harder it is, the better this task would be.]
S11:
Argentina - Roadblock: Mail search [If it's not a returning seasons team, maybe letters from family and friends? Search through a larger mailbag, of course.]
S12:
Burkina Faso - Roadblock: Camel milking [I'd be more surprised if they could visit this country again.]
S13:
India - Roadblock: Festival of Colors [Change the way they have to search for a clue and make it more confusing for the teams.]
S14:
Russia - Roadblock: Run in underwear in the cold [Maybe as an added difficulty, they don't let the Roadblock performer wear clothes for the rest of the leg.]
S15:
The Netherlands - Detour: Farmer's Game/Farmer's Dance [Again, all in the wind. And cold. :)]
Czech Republic - Roadblock: Kafka telephones [This task already had a gradiose feel to it. Make the racers search for a full phrase instead of just 'FRANZ'.]
Las Vegas - Poker chip counting [One of the amazing shuffling tasks in the finale]
S17:
United Kingdom - Roadblock: Watermelon catapult [The looming danger of a watermelon face plant, how would teams react? :)]
Russia - Detour: Classical Music/Classic Cinema [An almost perfect detour, the judge just made it so wrong.]
China - Roadblock: Hong Kong fake food search [Another memorable needle-in-a-haystack task]
S18:
China - Roadblock: Dinosaur puzzle [The most amazing task of the season in my opinion, and the most shuffling occurred here too, I think.]
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on December 14, 2013, 07:23:24 PM
S17:
United Kingdom - Roadblock: Watermelon catapult [The looming danger of a watermelon face plant, how would teams react? :)]

We'll most likely see this in the future! :xmas110 It's as infamous as the 1st few switchbacks. :cmas16
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Boring Dude on February 17, 2014, 01:32:10 PM
Hello everyone.

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

Here are examples of what I mean from TAR 23:

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

Feel free to discus.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Leafsfan on February 17, 2014, 01:48:57 PM
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,28839.0.html
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: NMC on February 17, 2014, 01:53:06 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing the Dinosaur RB from Season 18 Leg 5 again.  This was a pretty hard task and it really made a few teams struggle.

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

Here are examples of what I mean from TAR 23:

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

Feel free to discus.

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

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

Here are examples of what I mean from TAR 23:

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

Feel free to discus.

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

The robot was interesting, but I would love to see the dinosaur come back, tough one. I'd like to see them beef up the Chinese Zodiac one and make another step out of it.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Lemontail on February 21, 2014, 06:58:45 PM
What about TAR 17's watermelon task?
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: theamazingracer21 on February 21, 2014, 11:45:26 PM
What about TAR 17's watermelon task?
The watermelon is a must.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: gamerfan09 on February 22, 2014, 12:59:22 AM
What about TAR 17's watermelon task?
The watermelon is a must.

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

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

Peach, can you merge this to the old one?
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: dryedmangoez on May 01, 2014, 11:28:12 PM
TAR5
Plow Field, Philippines (reimagined as a Road Block)

And, can I include a Switchsideways to a non-TARUS season?
Jig or Pig (TARA, TARAu, TARPh) :funny:
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Air on May 02, 2014, 07:31:53 AM
Jig or Pig for the nth time ftw <3
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on May 03, 2014, 02:56:50 AM
Jig & Pig 5ever!!!  :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Tarfan37 on May 04, 2014, 06:50:14 PM
Tar 10: Kiev, Ukraine Make Music Detour Reimagined as a finale task
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Jobby on May 05, 2014, 09:58:24 AM
LYN AND KARLYN <3
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on May 19, 2014, 08:56:43 AM
A US season just ended, and here it comes:
wish
spec
wish + spec
not a spec nor a wish

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

Sadly, the tasks this season aren't as interesting as those in the past seasons. :(
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Maanca on May 21, 2014, 01:28:19 PM
I think this All-Stars season could have done a Switchback (or at least a rehash since they didn't go to Argentina) of that Roadblock from the first All-Stars where they had to find and read out loud a letter from a team in their first season (lol...Susan & Patrick basically insulting Rob & Amber).

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

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

Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Lemontail on June 22, 2014, 06:17:32 AM
Anyway, repeating my favorites again,

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

(remembering Brooke, Jill, and Nat cheering on the stage  :funny:)
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Jobby on June 22, 2014, 12:12:11 PM
My Ox is Broken, Linda and Karen's doomsday Roadblock (Philippines epic <3)

The fake food roadblock, pretty epic too~
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on December 19, 2014, 11:24:15 PM
TAR25 is done, so... :cmas23

Leg 1:
Compass and digging roadblock

Leg 3:
Sheep ARI

Leg 7:
Kart racing roadblock

Leg 8:
Maltese sport detour

Leg 9:
China cups detour

Leg 11:
Sidecar race detour
Coconut products delivery roadblock

Note that not all are switchback worthy, but these are tasks that I would be glad to see again. :xmas49
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Kamineko on December 20, 2014, 12:06:13 AM
Leg 8:
Maltese sport detour

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

Pretty much the only reason why the watermelon RB was memorable was because of the accident that happened. If it didn't happen, it would probably have been an unmemorable task.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: naejae91 on December 20, 2014, 01:20:52 AM
Leg 8:
Maltese sport detour

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

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

 :cmas9 That'll be exciting!  :cmas32: It can also be a fast forward, but since a roadblock is like a requirement, I think it can be better. :cmas23
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on December 20, 2014, 02:22:08 AM
I don't want legendary challenge like Watermelon or Ox is broken is switched back. Because those are too memorable and the switch back will be underwhelming. Like season 25 Ox is broken, it's kind of boring.

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

The Watermelon has to happen though. They'll have to use that accident as flashback, then reuse it as a (possibly boring, but still memorable) task.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: paradoxinee on December 20, 2014, 02:26:17 AM
I want to have the singing task like Austria leg in Season 23, again. It's difficult enough and also entertaining. Tim's performance will be one of my most favorite moment in TAR forever.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Hysha on December 20, 2014, 09:41:04 AM
Hmm...

TAR7 Glacier camp (Iceland)
TAR10 Tomatina festival DT (Spain)
TAR15 Wasabi roulette RB (Japan) - I'm always thinking in a Mexican version, with super spicy food.
TAR20 Bollywood dance RB (India)
TAR20 Rapel the tower (Hawaii)
TAR22 Sandcastles RB (French Polynesia)
TAR22 Climbing for the Travelocity gnome RB (Switzerland)
TAR25 Flag DT (Malta)

Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Gingerbeasts on December 20, 2014, 10:00:14 PM
TAR 18 Dinosaur Puzzle (Kunming)
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on December 22, 2014, 02:43:59 AM
Hmm...

TAR7 Glacier camp (Iceland)
TAR10 Tomatina festival DT (Spain)
TAR15 Wasabi roulette RB (Japan) - I'm always thinking in a Mexican version, with super spicy food.
TAR20 Bollywood dance RB (India)
TAR20 Rapel the tower (Hawaii)
TAR22 Sandcastles RB (French Polynesia)
TAR22 Climbing for the Travelocity gnome RB (Switzerland)
TAR25 Flag DT (Malta)

 :cmaslol That's a great idea!
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Declive on December 22, 2014, 07:43:36 AM
The dinossaur building of TAR18 definitly could be one of these.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: TARloveit on December 22, 2014, 08:50:07 AM
The dinossaur building of TAR18 definitly could be one of these.
A F/F team might fall victim to Jaime's "I cannot physically do this." situation
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Gingerbeasts on December 22, 2014, 10:49:00 AM
The dinossaur building of TAR18 definitly could be one of these.
A F/F team might fall victim to Jaime's "I cannot physically do this." situation

I want Country Singers to be back just to see them whine  :cmas9 :cmas9
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: TARloveit on December 22, 2014, 10:58:56 AM
The dinossaur building of TAR18 definitly could be one of these.
A F/F team might fall victim to Jaime's "I cannot physically do this." situation

I want Country Singers to be back just to see them whine  :cmas9 :cmas9
:cmaslol :cmaslol :cmaslol

They'd waste a spot for another possible AS just to whine?
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on December 22, 2014, 11:41:21 PM
The TAR18 dinosaur task is very physical. :cmaslol It'd be fun to see it again, but there's NO WAY I want to see some weak FF team begging for the EP  to skip that task.  :cmas11 #TAR24
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Jobby on December 23, 2014, 05:17:35 AM
I hope they do a Finale Memory Challenge like this again.

Spot the places they have been to, but at the same time, test their short term memory and allow no notes to be taken, and finding their clues in a huge area of items (in this season; containers)...

BUT, I would really like them to have a small task like TAR 12 which they have to complete after they are done.. other wise it gets really predictable and straight to the point who wins after finishing the memory challenge first.
Title: Tasks that deserve to be featured as Switchbacks
Post by: Genius on January 15, 2015, 08:54:44 AM


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Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Genius on January 15, 2015, 10:45:08 AM
TAR1 Searching for marked location from Eiffel Tower [OK, maybe I am just thinking of the part of Karyn yelling "LENNY!!!!"]  :funny:
TAR6 IKEA Counting Detour
TAR7 Mendoza Meat-eating roadblock
TAR12 Camel-milking detour in Boulkiemdé, Burkina Faso [but the country probably isn't that safe now]
TAR12 Final Roadblock [can be in any location]
TAR21 Hello/Goodbye Roadblock [perhaps they can use words such as "How are you" or "Thank you"]
TAR25 Singapore's China Cups detour [can be in any location]
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Declive on January 21, 2015, 11:35:08 PM
TAR12, 21 and 25's final challenges were memorable.

14 - almost memorable.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: naejae91 on January 22, 2015, 03:10:17 AM
TAR 25 memory final roadblock challenge need to be reused over and over. The challenge is tested everything on physical (running to find the right container), long term memory (remember the city in order) and short term memory (remember all the numbers in order without using any single note).
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Lemontail on January 23, 2015, 10:49:04 PM
Please snake eating task from TAR 23! Anywhere but non-third world country. With many teams (11 teams to 6 teams) remaining!
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Keepcopz on July 02, 2015, 11:43:08 AM
Potato's detour in Peru from 26 would be nice to see again!  :)
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on July 03, 2015, 06:01:03 AM
Forgot about this thread due to the lack of switchbacks. :groan:

My picks for TAR26:

Leg 1 Syncing Steps detour (as an ARI?)
Leg 2 Share detour (as a speedbump? :lol: )

Leg 3 Tree detour (as a roadblock?)
Leg 5 Stein & Stack detour :hrt:

Leg 6 Win By a Nose detour
Leg 7 Track & Pack detour :hrt:
Leg 8 Work & Play detour :hrt:
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: elthemagnifico on July 03, 2015, 08:48:10 PM
TAR 24 mixing cocktail will be amazing....

also ladyboy task in S26 is great to watch over again...
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on April 29, 2016, 01:30:29 AM
TAR27:

Leg 3 Horse or Carriage Detour
Leg 7 Ship or Skip Detour
Leg 9 Cans or Candy Detour
Leg 11 Roadblock in Macau

Some of the tasks this season are nice, but compared to other seasons, this one feels like average or below average. I would prioritize some of my previous switchback wishes over this.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: gamerfan09 on April 29, 2016, 03:24:50 AM
Nothing from TAR27 deserves mention of any switchback. What an atrocious season.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Marionete on May 08, 2016, 05:16:00 AM
It would be interesting to have a switchback-themed season with all (or at least most) of the tasks being repeated from past seasons.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 08, 2016, 05:42:58 AM
I really don't like Switchbacks because everytime we've had one, it has failed catastrophically (best done was TAR27 and even that was stretching it).

I do like though, some fun nice little touches to earlier seasons locations (the TAR3 Switzerland Fountain on 28 <3 Mika on the water slide lol <3), but nothing overboard like repeating tasks.

You know what they say, repetition of things you already know is pointless and lazy.

That said, we need another #WatermelonGate-esque task to go viral. Really.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on May 08, 2016, 11:12:18 AM
It'd be interesting to see a switchback in an all-star season wherein a returnee team who performed the task before was eliminated by it.

For example:
Tiffany & Krista and the Leg 11 Roadblock in Macau
Cameron & Darius and the Leg 3 "Adrianna" Roadblock :funny:
Zach & Rachel and the Leg 9 Salt Roadblock
Tim & TeJay and the Leg 8 Pole Detour in Malta (as a roadblock? :grins: )

I'd expect teams to do better if they encounter a switchback task they had troubles with before, unless they're a Mika-esque racer. :ascared
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: tennis33 on May 08, 2016, 11:18:46 AM
I would love to see the Malta pole as a roadblock if they go back. (Please do)
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on May 13, 2016, 11:07:29 PM
TAR28:
Colombia 2 Roadblock
Geneva Detour
Armenia Detour
Georgia Detour
Georgia Roadblock
UAE Racing with Camels Detour (as a Fast Forward)
China Roadblock (as a Final Task)
China Electric Unicycles Detour (as a Roadblock)

My main wishes are still:
TAR22's Sandcastle Roadblock
TAR17's Watermelon Roadblock
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: RachelLeVega on May 14, 2016, 08:08:34 AM
My list of desired "Switchbacks"- Okay, these are more along the lines of flashbacks like Mika's waterslide tantrum, but I would love to see how a newer group of teams would handle some situations from a few years to a decade or more ago.

I nominate:
Season 1: A return to the Sahara Desert (Paul & Amie were hopelessly lost in the middle ofnowheree with only a grain of luck to help them find the Pit Stop oasis and not a mirage)
Season 2: The fatigue-curing tea concoction (Dragged a caring Mary & a nauseous Peach down to tears and exhaustion in Hong Kong)
Season 5: Eating a giant bowl of caviar (The fish eggs sent Nicole into "restaurant clinic" and proved to be Charla's incredible feat)
Season 6: Consuming spicy Hungarian fishermen's soup (Degraded Jonathan to eating his own vile and made more than 10 million Americans turn their head away from the TV)
Season 11: "C U, wouldn't want to B U" mail (Mirna caught the infamous lead against the destined-to-win Rob & Amber at this Roadblock and took them down "singlehandedly" without a Yield or sabotage)
Season 12: Respect the donkey (Carried Ari & Staella's lead down to the first elimination of the season)
Season 15:
• Farmers' Game and Farmers' Dance (As both Detour options required brawn in the circumstance, Maria & Tiffany were left in shambles after going back-and-forth only to find out they failed miserably)
• FRANZ (Flight Time was put on hold and dropped in this telecommunication Roadblock that confused him out of the final three)
Season 17: "They Don't Call It 'The Amazing Race' for Nothin'" (Claire was almost sent to the ER in this catastrophic catapult malfunction)
Season 20: The Bollywood dancer disaster (Bopper spent an incredibly dedicated amount of time just to master a dance that even a sacrificial Fast Forward couldn't save them in the following leg)
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on May 16, 2016, 03:17:30 AM
A task similar to TAR11's letter-searching task should return for a future all-star season. :conf:
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: georgiapeach on May 16, 2016, 10:00:12 AM
Expecting we should get a GOOD one for 29!
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Marionete on May 16, 2016, 01:40:10 PM
You're making me pumped, peach :lol:
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: TARUSAFan on May 16, 2016, 07:04:20 PM
Peach, you're giving me excitement for next season.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Declive on May 16, 2016, 08:22:33 PM
The "Lena & Kristy" Roadblock must come back for a third time.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on May 16, 2016, 09:51:16 PM
So something is being planned; hopefully it happens. :conf:
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: TheBayAreaGuy on June 12, 2016, 04:10:04 PM
There should of course be more switchbacks about the early seasons but that's unlikely to happen. Production doesn't care about honoring its early seasons since it pretends the show started in 2009, 2001.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Pi/ on June 12, 2016, 04:15:01 PM
There should of course be more switchbacks about the early seasons but that's unlikely to happen. Production doesn't care about honoring its early seasons since it pretends the show started in 2009, 2001.
5 of the 6 Switchbacks have been from pre-2009 seasons, including the last two :lol:
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: TheBayAreaGuy on June 12, 2016, 04:35:18 PM
There should of course be more switchbacks about the early seasons but that's unlikely to happen. Production doesn't care about honoring its early seasons since it pretends the show started in 2009, 2001.
5 of the 6 Switchbacks have been from pre-2009 seasons, including the last two :lol:

They made a couple of token references...not a big deal. And the last switchback reference this past season to the infamous S15 Dubai waterfall.
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: gamerfan09 on October 10, 2016, 08:41:03 AM
We need this task again.

https://www.youtube.com/v/zRI8SuUJvOg
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: georgiapeach on October 25, 2016, 02:14:16 PM
It is amazing that no one broke anything. The not SAFE comment was totally accurate. Scary!
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 25, 2016, 03:30:25 PM
TWO big Switchbacks:

TAR 22'S SANDCASTLE ROADBLOCK
TAR5'S LEG 12 DETOUR! (MY OX IS BROKEN!)

Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 26, 2016, 04:07:25 AM
TWO big Switchbacks:

TAR 22'S SANDCASTLE ROADBLOCK
TAR5'S LEG 12 DETOUR! (MY OX IS BROKEN!)

I'm pretty sure one of the has been done already *cough*S25*cough*
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: cbacbacba1 on November 16, 2016, 04:27:29 AM
Tasks deserved to be brought back

1) S6 Xian Key Roadblock
2) S11 Teammates' relationship task
3) S12 Final Roadblock
4) S3 Swiss Count the Money / Run the number detour
5) S5 Carvier Roadblock
6) S6 Hungary spicy soup roadblock
7) S9 Australian Prison Maze roadblock (or task similar in nature)
8) S11 Letter searching roadblock
9) S14 Chinese Waiter / Beijing Opera detour
10) S17 Hong Kong fake food roadblock
11) S18 dinosaur roadblock
12) S20 Bollywood dancing roadblock
13) S22 Sandcastle roadblock
14) S25 Flag detour in Malta (change it into a roadblock)
15) S28 Windows of the world roadblock (make it as final challenge of a season)

Unfortunately we are not likely to get the switchback if No more TAR in the future  :(
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: BourkieBoy on November 16, 2016, 03:13:40 PM
Edited: Off Topic
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Platrium on November 19, 2016, 04:56:37 AM
Technically not a switchback, but it's still a recycled task.

I'd really love to see TARA5's Leg 6 detour in Vigan once again.  :hearts: Making longganisa (Vigan sausages) while riding a kalesa (Philippine chariot) and singing Tatlong Bibe (local nursery song) in Ilokano (Philippine dialect) was really fun to watch while also challenging the teams. :hrt:
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: BourkieBoy on November 19, 2016, 05:09:16 AM
I would like to see TAR Asia 1's Roadblock in Indoesnia, when they had to dig for the surfboard in the sand.
It was just  :funny: to watch the teams do it!
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: theamazingracer21 on November 19, 2016, 11:34:30 PM
I would like to see TAR Asia 1's Roadblock in Indoesnia, when they had to dig for the surfboard in the sand.
It was just  :funny: to watch the teams do it!
YES THIS x1000
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: Wadsy591 on June 11, 2017, 03:20:48 AM
I would love to see future 'switchbacks' from:

TAR 5 - Caviar in St. Peters burg (Roadblock)
TAR 6 - Key Locks in X'ian (Roadblock)
TAR 7 - Meat Block in Argentina (Roadblock)
Title: Re: Future Switchbacks
Post by: nrh2110 on July 28, 2017, 04:30:13 PM
TAR 5: Chocolate Roadblock, Caviar Roadblock
TAR 6: Xi'an Locks
TAR 7: Meat in Argentina
TAR 9: Oman sand oven roadblock, Insect Eating Fast Forward, Denver flag roadblock
TAR 11: Letters in Argentina (to be used in a future All-Stars)
TAR 12: Tattoo Fast Forward, Alaska Roadblock
TAR 13: Kazakhstan Fast Forward
TAR 14: Running in Siberia Roadblock, Surfboard Roadblock
TAR 15: Wasabi Challenge
TAR 17: Watermelon, Potato Planting in Russia, Hong Kong eating challenge
TAR 18: Tea Challenge
TAR 19: Bodybuilding Challenge
TAR 20: Bollywood Dancing
TAR 21: Synchronized Swimming
TAR 22: Sand Castles
TAR 25: Malta pole detour
TAR 27: Macao Roadblock