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Offline Lemontail

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Re: Worst TAR Leg
« Reply #100 on: June 12, 2017, 03:38:02 AM »
Leg 6 of TAR 29
worst ever leg to have a double u-turn

Even worse than TAR 28's leg 10

In an international sense, I'd say TARA5's penultimate leg.

That leg U-Turn design (before the Detour) doomed Treasuri & Louisa, anyway.
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Re: Worst TAR Leg
« Reply #101 on: March 25, 2018, 12:46:46 AM »
As much as I love the older seasons more than the new ones, there are some legs I don't like. I'll be talking about one of my personal least favorite legs for right now. One of my least favorite legs from the older seasons has to be TAR 5 Leg 7. (Luxor, Egypt--- Nairobi, Kenya---> Kilimanjaro, Tanzania) I do not like how this leg is designed. It does one of the most infuriating things ever. Going to Kenya and signing up for flights to Tanzania. Why would they go to Kenya just for an airport stop. I know this is a long time ago and can't do anything about right now. (If you want to know how long ago it was TAR 5 visited the UAE when the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa was starting to be built.) This is why I want Kenya to be visited again. Let's move on to the Detour now, I know the some of Detours back then were lopsided, but this one was boring. Seeing teams just carry stuff from one place to another feels like an India or hot-scorching heat thing, to make teams more exhausted. The only redeeming quality about this was Chip's reaction to his own people. The Roadblock is the only thing I liked about this leg. It was technically the first ever Switchback. If you don't know there was unaired Roadblock in TAR 1 Leg 1 where one member of the team had to cook an Ostrich Egg, then both of them had to eat it. This was made available on the TAR 1 DVD. This one was done much better where the team member had to cook and eat the egg by his/herself. The way they had to go to the Pit Stop was stupid. A first-come, first-serve to the Pit Stop is a big no-no from me. Teams had to use zip-lines to go to the Pit Stop. It makes it unfair for the teams. I don't know what the majority of RFF feels about this leg, but I personally find it horrible. I did like the all of TAR 5, just not this leg.


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Re: Worst TAR Leg
« Reply #102 on: March 25, 2018, 01:23:38 PM »
As much as I love the older seasons more than the new ones, there are some legs I don't like. I'll be talking about one of my personal least favorite legs for right now. One of my least favorite legs from the older seasons has to be TAR 5 Leg 7. (Luxor, Egypt--- Nairobi, Kenya---> Kilimanjaro, Tanzania) I do not like how this leg is designed. It does one of the most infuriating things ever. Going to Kenya and signing up for flights to Tanzania. Why would they go to Kenya just for an airport stop. I know this is a long time ago and can't do anything about right now. (If you want to know how long ago it was TAR 5 visited the UAE when the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa was starting to be built.) This is why I want Kenya to be visited again. Let's move on to the Detour now, I know the some of Detours back then were lopsided, but this one was boring. Seeing teams just carry stuff from one place to another feels like an India or hot-scorching heat thing, to make teams more exhausted. The only redeeming quality about this was Chip's reaction to his own people. The Roadblock is the only thing I liked about this leg. It was technically the first ever Switchback. If you don't know there was unaired Roadblock in TAR 1 Leg 1 where one member of the team had to cook an Ostrich Egg, then both of them had to eat it. This was made available on the TAR 1 DVD. This one was done much better where the team member had to cook and eat the egg by his/herself. The way they had to go to the Pit Stop was stupid. A first-come, first-serve to the Pit Stop is a big no-no from me. Teams had to use zip-lines to go to the Pit Stop. It makes it unfair for the teams. I don't know what the majority of RFF feels about this leg, but I personally find it horrible. I did like the all of TAR 5, just not this leg.
I do agree that the leg structure of the Tanzanian leg was weird considering, like you said, the zip-line (which season 16's Sentosa visit did more rationally by having the Pit Stop and the task separately navigated), the limits of air travel then (though I did love watching the airport drama that ensued often from it), and I was more than a bit biased for that leg as well due to other reasons (one look at my profile picture and you see why). I didn't think the Detour was boring. Teams had to use a cart to put the furniture on and some had trouble navigating the dirt paths. That alone can seemingly give the other option an easier time due to simply getting there and getting it done.
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Re: Worst TAR Leg
« Reply #103 on: March 25, 2018, 02:11:08 PM »
TAR 1: Ao Nang, Thailand (Leg 10)
TAR 2: Auckland, New Zealand (Leg 11)
TAR 3: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia & Singapore (Leg 10)
TAR 4: Cairns, Australia (Leg 12)
TAR 5: Rotorua, New Zealand (Leg 10)
TAR 6: Honolulu & Chicago, USA (Leg 13)
TAR 7: Buenos Aires, Argentina (Leg 4)
TAR 8: Charleston & Huntsville, USA (Leg 3)
TAR 9: Catania & Siracusa, Italy (Leg 5)
TAR 10: Antananarivo, Madagascar (Leg 8 )
TAR 11: Krakow, Poland (Leg 7)
TAR 12: Taiwan (Leg 10)
TAR 13: Fortaleza, Brazil (Leg 2)
TAR 14: Bavaria, Germany & Salzburg, Austria (Leg 2)
TAR 15: Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Leg 4)
TAR 16: Verdun, France (Leg 5)
TAR 17: Narvik, Norway (Leg 5)
TAR 18: Florida Keys, USA (Leg 12)
TAR 19: Phuket & Bangkok, Thailand (Leg 5)
TAR 20: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania (Leg 7)
TAR 21: Istanbul, Turkey (Leg 6)
TAR 22: Grindelwald, Switzerland (Leg 8 )
TAR 23: Al Ain, UAE (Leg 8 )
TAR 24: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (Leg 3)
TAR 25: Atlas Mountains, Morocco (Leg 6)
TAR 26: Nagano, Japan (Leg 2)
TAR 27: San Antonio de Areco, Argentina (Leg 3)
TAR 28: Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia (Leg 10)
TAR 29: Lake Como, Italy (Leg 6)
TAR 30: Prague, Czech Republic (Leg 6)

Absolute worst for me is TAR 4 Leg 12 (Cairns)
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Re: Worst TAR Leg
« Reply #104 on: July 23, 2018, 01:07:37 AM »
TAR 19 Leg 4.

That one annoys me so much!



I agree ^^ Probably still my least favourite leg of the entire show. You could tell the producers had something else in mind, or just nothing at all.
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Re: Worst TAR Leg
« Reply #105 on: July 23, 2018, 04:52:37 AM »
TAR 1: Les Baux de Provence, France (Leg 3)
TAR 2: Bangkok, Thailand (Leg 5)
TAR 3: Marrakech, Morocco (Leg 6)
TAR 4: Manukan Island, Malaysia (Leg 8 )
TAR 5: El Nido, Philippines (Leg 12)
TAR 6: Honolulu & Chicago, USA (Leg 12)
TAR 7: Khwai, Botswana (Leg 7)
TAR 8: Charleston & Huntsville, USA (Leg 3)
TAR 9: Catania & Siracusa, Italy (Leg 5)
TAR 10: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam (Leg 4)
TAR 11: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (Leg 2)
TAR 12: Girdwood, Alaska (Leg 11)
TAR 13: Fortaleza, Brazil (Leg 2)
TAR 14: Bangkok, Thailand (Leg 8 )
TAR 15: Prague, Czech Republic (Leg 10)
TAR 16: Verdun, France (Leg 5)
TAR 17: Hong Kong, China (Leg 10)
TAR 18: Varanasi, India (Leg 7)
TAR 19: Phuket, Thailand (Leg 4) - Worst leg of the entire show
TAR 20: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania (Leg 7)
TAR 21: Surabaya, Indonesia (Leg 2)
TAR 22: Belfast, Northern Ireland (Leg 11)
TAR 23: Iquique, Chile (Leg 1)
TAR 24: Guangzhou, China (Leg 1)
TAR 25: Marrakesh, Morocco (Leg 6)
TAR 26: Phuket, Thailand (Leg 3)
TAR 27: Buenos Aires, Argentina (Leg 2)
TAR 28: Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia (Leg 10)
TAR 29: Lake Como, Italy (Leg 6)
TAR 30: Prague, Czech Republic (Leg 6)
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Re: Worst TAR Leg
« Reply #106 on: July 23, 2018, 05:08:20 AM »
The two Australian legs on TAR4, were just plain disgusting!
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Re: Worst TAR Leg
« Reply #107 on: July 24, 2018, 02:26:21 AM »
Why is that? I didn't mind the twelfth leg but the Brisbane episode was quite underwhelming for me personally.
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Re: Worst TAR Leg
« Reply #108 on: July 24, 2018, 10:12:01 AM »
Most of TAR4, honestly, with the exception of the South Korean leg. No wonder the show nearly got cancelled.

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Re: Worst TAR Leg
« Reply #109 on: July 24, 2018, 10:31:05 AM »
I wasn't too keen on Harare in TAR30. The leg was literally 2 tasks (and the Detour choices weren't the most interesting things, either) relying on a U-Turn to pad the episode.


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Re: Worst TAR Leg
« Reply #110 on: July 24, 2018, 10:32:52 AM »
The two legs in season 30 that had a head to head.
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Re: Worst TAR Leg
« Reply #111 on: July 24, 2018, 09:05:57 PM »
The Cairns leg in season 4 gets a lot of flack, but I honestly enjoyed it a lot. Far better than everything prior since The Netherlands, excluding Borneo leg 9 which was a thrill ride. The tasks in the twelfth leg were fun.
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Re: Worst TAR Leg
« Reply #112 on: July 25, 2018, 01:10:33 AM »
Why is that? I didn't mind the twelfth leg but the Brisbane episode was quite underwhelming for me personally.

They go to the Sunshine Coast, when they REALLY should of gone to the Gold Coast (which far closer to Brisbane!)

The Gold Coast is SO MUCH BETTER than Sunshine Coast and is the BEST CITY IN AUSTRALIA (yes, even better than Melbourne!)

And the Cairns leg... DO NOT GET ME STARTED!  :furious: :cheer:
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Re: Worst TAR Leg
« Reply #113 on: July 25, 2018, 10:39:22 AM »


The Gold Coast is SO MUCH BETTER than Sunshine Coast and is the BEST CITY IN AUSTRALIA (yes, even better than Melbourne)
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Re: Worst TAR Leg
« Reply #114 on: August 07, 2018, 09:44:20 AM »
You folks have much better memories than me. Trying to remember individual tasks from every episode over the years isn't easy.

Recently, I'll say TAR30 Leg 6. I really loathe having the U-turn before the actual detour. Then combine that with the fact that it was a "blind" detour (don't know the task beforehand), and it was just completely unfair. Trevor and Chris were eliminated by no fault of their own, despite running a good leg. I'm pretty sure a team was eliminated in s29 like this as well, but I haven't rewatched that season.

I'll agree with the sentiment of the Switzerland leg in season 22, which I watched somewhat recently. Too many train equalizers, and the switchback wasn't too exciting the second time.

But for me, I'll remember 2 of the worst legs always being the finales of season 10 and 11. The final city segments of those seasons are just so, so terrible. They don't even get to NYC in season 10 until there's like 5 minutes left in the episode. And the less said about that final task in season 11, the better. I was glad when it went to the one city finale format starting season 12.

The one city finale format has had some clunkers as well, in particular seasons 16, 23, and 28. But part of that is just that the finales get quite boring when one team is really far in front.

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Re: Worst TAR Leg
« Reply #115 on: August 07, 2018, 11:17:43 AM »
I'd have to nominate S28 L4 as one- mainly because it was so good up until train equalizers basically ruined it all.

There were some fun, inventive, challenging tasks throughout the leg- and I found myself foolishly grinning throughout, but to have all of that almost not matter at all for any of the placements, and really it coming down to a footrace to the pit stop (and for 8 out of the 9 teams it did)- it just really sours the whole leg for me.

It had potential to be one of the best legs of the franchise- and that's why I'd classify it as one of the worst.