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I had trouble figuring out what some of the items were myself Good pickup elthemagnifico!
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I think it's a bit of an issue when the teams literally could not figure out what the drawing is supposed to depict. That kinda defeats the point of it being a memory task right?

They should have just made it the symbol a phone, which could have easily lead to confusion between using it for the teleboutique in Tangier or the Prague RB. As far as I can tell, the only thing representing Tangier anyway was the fish.
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Gonna talk about final task here... While i really hyped for the final task, and claimed that it was one of the best final task of all time in TAR history, there was a flaw about this task (beside peach's point "properly assemble plane' thing)

You have recognized all stickers that representing 12 legs, and one of them is a magnifying glass (Prague). And the magnifying glass was representing A roadblock in Prague when the supervisor checked their answers with it.

The problem is, not all of the final task doers did the RB, and the one was Henry. I could have sworn that thing Henry changed the piece that cost his chance of be a winner was that magnifying glass, since he  didnt the RB back then, so it would have confused him even more than other racers.

Also Jen on r/TheAmazingRace admitted that magnifying glass was really made them confused since not it wasnt part for the RB at all (i mean yeah it was used as decotation for checking their rb answer tho), but also came from another task in Belgium (Diamond task) which was a detour(altho it was solved by reading the detour task)

My point is they could have gone with all stickers that not only representing each legs, but also be visible with other member teams, especially non participating RB member teams. I mean, Henry and Evan could have discussed it before Henry started to assemble the plane's part, but idk if it was allowed, but crews should have prevented from a final task doer being an disadvantaged, since it was a literally final task, and it would be unfair.

That, however, is my only complaint on final task, and i still happy that they made that final task. Confindently, the best final task ive watched since 12 and 21.

What a great find! yes I totally agree with you, no wonder everyone spent more than an hour for that task..
Yes, this is really unfair to the racer who did not do that specific roadblock, there is no way Henry would have known what a magnifying glass mean. Wonder if the result would be different if Evan did that task.

I think in Season 12 when they had this logic game, the items involved were all known to both racers, so this time there is really some flaws in the task planning. They could have used beer to switch for that which is an easy choice.
One might argue that TK & Rachel did not choose the Bike detour in Amsterdam.
However, they should at least have known it from the detour clue description, unlike Henry with the magnifying glass

Yes, agree with that, at least it's a detour and when you read the clue you know at least what it could involve.
Same as the very first memory challenge in Season 3, when Zach did not do the Singapore mermaid detour but he could guess it may involve that animal on the totem.

But for the case of Henry, I think it is not likely he could guess it may be related to Prague, and it seems more difficult as there must be more than 12 pictures. For Bahrain they have the balance and the bird, so that means you also need to eliminate repeated pictures in one leg.
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Gonna talk about final task here... While i really hyped for the final task, and claimed that it was one of the best final task of all time in TAR history, there was a flaw about this task (beside peach's point "properly assemble plane' thing)

You have recognized all stickers that representing 12 legs, and one of them is a magnifying glass (Prague). And the magnifying glass was representing A roadblock in Prague when the supervisor checked their answers with it.

The problem is, not all of the final task doers did the RB, and the one was Henry. I could have sworn that thing Henry changed the piece that cost his chance of be a winner was that magnifying glass, since he  didnt the RB back then, so it would have confused him even more than other racers.

Also Jen on r/TheAmazingRace admitted that magnifying glass was really made them confused since not it wasnt part for the RB at all (i mean yeah it was used as decotation for checking their rb answer tho), but also came from another task in Belgium (Diamond task) which was a detour(altho it was solved by reading the detour task)

My point is they could have gone with all stickers that not only representing each legs, but also be visible with other member teams, especially non participating RB member teams. I mean, Henry and Evan could have discussed it before Henry started to assemble the plane's part, but idk if it was allowed, but crews should have prevented from a final task doer being an disadvantaged, since it was a literally final task, and it would be unfair.

That, however, is my only complaint on final task, and i still happy that they made that final task. Confindently, the best final task ive watched since 12 and 21.

What a great find! yes I totally agree with you, no wonder everyone spent more than an hour for that task..
Yes, this is really unfair to the racer who did not do that specific roadblock, there is no way Henry would have known what a magnifying glass mean. Wonder if the result would be different if Evan did that task.

I think in Season 12 when they had this logic game, the items involved were all known to both racers, so this time there is really some flaws in the task planning. They could have used beer to switch for that which is an easy choice.
One might argue that TK & Rachel did not choose the Bike detour in Amsterdam.
However, they should at least have known it from the detour clue description, unlike Henry with the magnifying glass
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Gonna talk about final task here... While i really hyped for the final task, and claimed that it was one of the best final task of all time in TAR history, there was a flaw about this task (beside peach's point "properly assemble plane' thing)

You have recognized all stickers that representing 12 legs, and one of them is a magnifying glass (Prague). And the magnifying glass was representing A roadblock in Prague when the supervisor checked their answers with it.

The problem is, not all of the final task doers did the RB, and the one was Henry. I could have sworn that thing Henry changed the piece that cost his chance of be a winner was that magnifying glass, since he  didnt the RB back then, so it would have confused him even more than other racers.

Also Jen on r/TheAmazingRace admitted that magnifying glass was really made them confused since not it wasnt part for the RB at all (i mean yeah it was used as decotation for checking their rb answer tho), but also came from another task in Belgium (Diamond task) which was a detour(altho it was solved by reading the detour task)

My point is they could have gone with all stickers that not only representing each legs, but also be visible with other member teams, especially non participating RB member teams. I mean, Henry and Evan could have discussed it before Henry started to assemble the plane's part, but idk if it was allowed, but crews should have prevented from a final task doer being an disadvantaged, since it was a literally final task, and it would be unfair.

That, however, is my only complaint on final task, and i still happy that they made that final task. Confindently, the best final task ive watched since 12 and 21.

What a great find! yes I totally agree with you, no wonder everyone spent more than an hour for that task..
Yes, this is really unfair to the racer who did not do that specific roadblock, there is no way Henry would have known what a magnifying glass mean. Wonder if the result would be different if Evan did that task.

I think in Season 12 when they had this logic game, the items involved were all known to both racers, so this time there is really some flaws in the task planning. They could have used beer to switch for that which is an easy choice.
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Finally caught the last 2 episodes, and got to say quite disappointed about the result.

The Hong Kong leg is generally great. Growing up in Hong Kong I always enjoy when TAR came to my city, and I always think the Peak should be visited as it is so beautiful, glad that they finally did it this time. If they also did a tram ride up the Peak that would be great! Detour is very good as well as it creates some challenge on either side, roadblock just meh and it doesn't represent any Hong Kong culture (what Phil said was not true and I have never seen any people here smashing electronics to release stress...). Last task at LKF is just awesome, and it is a genius plan to do it in a crowded place without letting them get people help easily, would be the best if they are not allowed to do trial and error without getting all 3 correct signs.

San Francisco leg is ok as a finale, not too many tasks involved and physical challenge seems a bit unfavourable to female racer here. The last task sounds good but too little information given, they should at least let us know what are the 12 patterns they need. Most importantly I am disappointed with the result, I am fine with anyone in F5 winning except BB, Cody is alright to me but Jessica is just hypocritical the whole time and got lucky with that final challenge. She has been the dead weight to Cody in both Bahrain and Hong Kong legs.

I would say the disappointment mostly comes from the misdirection from the producers, who always try to suggest Kristy/Jen likely winning. I thought they must win and Henry/Evan as dark horse, but never thought the final result is like now.

Hope a new TAR season coming soon to erase this bad memory...
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STATS OF CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER

Keshia, HOH, Chuck & James nominated, Shannon wins veto, not used, Chuck evicted 7-1
Ross, HOH, Keshia & Omarosa nominated, Marissa wins veto, not used, Keshia evicted 7-0
Ariadna, HOH, James & Shannon nominated, James wins veto, used on self, Mark up, Shannon evicted 5-1
Omarosa, HOH, Brandi & Ross nominated, Ross wins veto, used on self, Metta up, Metta evicted 5-0
Mark, HOH, Ariadna & Brandi nominated, Ariadna wins veto, used on self, Marissa up, Brandi evicted 3-1
Omarosa, HOH, Marissa & Ross nominated, Ross wins veto, used on self, James up, James evicted 2-1
Ross, HOH, to be continued...
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The finale is great
All the tasks are hard enough to allow shuffling of placement throughout the leg
Actually I would say this season is overally good. At least unlike recent season, there are much less linear legs. The tasks are always not easy for team lagging behind to catch up

However, i have to say i dun really like the winner of this season.
While watching the interview, Jessica just kept saying that she defeated team Yale in written test but i would like to point out that she had a head start over Henry (although i dunno the exact length of the head start). I am pretty sure Henry spent less time than Jessica to finish this final task. I agree that they defeated Team Yale in the race, but in terms of the final memory task, I have conservation about her saying she defected Henry

Also, Cody accused Henry of copying Jessicaís work but where is the evidence? I am very annyed by his accusation without any evidence

I just feel they are so arrogant that i dislike...
Cody and Jessica irritated me a lot with their reactions in the past episode and the exit interview
1) They claimed Henry copied Jessica's work with no evidence
2) their reaction towards Yale's congratulation at the finish line
3) They literally said they were unhappy with Yale getting into final 3 directly next to Yale at the Hong Kong mat
4) Cody mentioning of not enjoyed travelling around the world constantly throught out the race, as well as in their exit interviews

I mean, you can dislike Yale. But your way of aliening them just show you are not good people either
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Gonna talk about final task here... While i really hyped for the final task, and claimed that it was one of the best final task of all time in TAR history, there was a flaw about this task (beside peach's point "properly assemble plane' thing)

You have recognized all stickers that representing 12 legs, and one of them is a magnifying glass (Prague). And the magnifying glass was representing A roadblock in Prague when the supervisor checked their answers with it.

The problem is, not all of the final task doers did the RB, and the one was Henry. I could have sworn that thing Henry changed the piece that cost his chance of be a winner was that magnifying glass, since he  didnt the RB back then, so it would have confused him even more than other racers.

Also Jen on r/TheAmazingRace admitted that magnifying glass was really made them confused since not it wasnt part for the RB at all (i mean yeah it was used as decotation for checking their rb answer tho), but also came from another task in Belgium (Diamond task) which was a detour(altho it was solved by reading the detour task)

My point is they could have gone with all stickers that not only representing each legs, but also be visible with other member teams, especially non participating RB member teams. I mean, Henry and Evan could have discussed it before Henry started to assemble the plane's part, but idk if it was allowed, but crews should have prevented from a final task doer being an disadvantaged, since it was a literally final task, and it would be unfair.

That, however, is my only complaint on final task, and i still happy that they made that final task. Confindently, the best final task ive watched since 12 and 21.
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The Amazing Race 30 / Re: TAR 30 Maps
« Last post by boggart on Yesterday at 12:38:29 AM »
Finale
I think we had just about everything except the Aberdeen Detour.
Restaurant
I can't place the crab boat; maybe someone recognizes the buildings in the background.

Hello!!! I am from HK! Letís see if I can help with anything.

From the photo, it is really not possible for me to locate the crab boat but I have a strong feeling that it should be somewhere around Jumbo Kingdom, which is close to the cluebox at the waterfront and the Grub Grab detour
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