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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1975 on: June 22, 2017, 01:51:27 AM »
Which race course (Excluding TAR Canada and Family Edition) spent the most legs in English-speaking countries? Something tells me it's TAR2
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1976 on: June 22, 2017, 07:16:55 AM »
Also, biking seems to appear occasionally along the race. Therefore, is it a requirement for every racer to learn how to ride a bike before joining the race?

Gonna ask this again. It got flooded by my question on conjoined twins. :lol:


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1977 on: June 22, 2017, 12:15:47 PM »
Also, biking seems to appear occasionally along the race. Therefore, is it a requirement for every racer to learn how to ride a bike before joining the race?

Gonna ask this again. It got flooded by my question on conjoined twins. :lol:

I think it's one of those things that are...intuitive to know? Not to mention in every possible task with biking either a) it's a Detour and you can switch and/or b) you can *walk* the bike.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1978 on: June 22, 2017, 12:26:36 PM »
Which race course (Excluding TAR Canada and Family Edition) spent the most legs in English-speaking countries? Something tells me it's TAR2

Going off of official languages it's probably TAR2 (South Africa, Namibia, Hong Kong, Australia x2, New Zealand x2, US x2).

Thinking about it TAR22 comes close - New Zealand, Botswana x2, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the US account for 6/12 legs and in French Polynesia they mostly raced in or near resorts where English is understood so...8/12?

This makes me wonder about the opposite question - what season was the "hardest" from a language perspective? There were some that only had the US as an English speaking country (21 and 29 come to mind) but I think those might have been tempered with "easy" languages (Spanish, French).

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1979 on: June 22, 2017, 12:49:56 PM »
Which race course (Excluding TAR Canada and Family Edition) spent the most legs in English-speaking countries? Something tells me it's TAR2

Going off of official languages it's probably TAR2 (South Africa, Namibia, Hong Kong, Australia x2, New Zealand x2, US x2).

Thinking about it TAR22 comes close - New Zealand, Botswana x2, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the US account for 6/12 legs and in French Polynesia they mostly raced in or near resorts where English is understood so...8/12?

This makes me wonder about the opposite question - what season was the "hardest" from a language perspective? There were some that only had the US as an English speaking country (21 and 29 come to mind) but I think those might have been tempered with "easy" languages (Spanish, French).

TAR 14 had Russia, China, and India - it seemed like there were a lot of language challenges.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1980 on: June 22, 2017, 02:57:47 PM »
^ I agree, those are not only countries where English is not an official language, but the language barrier is huge in that it's pretty hard to find an average person who speaks English. I mean, like a random pedestrian to ask for information or something like a taxi driver.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1981 on: June 22, 2017, 07:59:19 PM »
TAR14 is likely the one wit teams having the most language barrier

Who can forget Jamie and Cara's Beijing fiasco  :funny:
I think teams had language difficulty in Siberia and Thailand as well

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1982 on: June 22, 2017, 09:23:32 PM »
Is there a penalty for missing a U-Turn and checks in the Pit Stop despite being U-Turned? Or disregarding the U-Turn just to continue the race without doing the other Detour after being U-Turned?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1983 on: June 22, 2017, 09:25:50 PM »
Is it just me, or are there no detours whenever there is a switchback that is an ARI? ???

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1984 on: June 22, 2017, 09:41:59 PM »
Is there a penalty for missing a U-Turn and checks in the Pit Stop despite being U-Turned? Or disregarding the U-Turn just to continue the race without doing the other Detour after being U-Turned?

Yes, that situation happened in Canada 3. One woman needed medical attention after the Roadblock, and her injury prevented being able to finish either Detour. They got U-Turned but had given up.


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« Reply #1985 on: June 22, 2017, 09:51:02 PM »
Is there a penalty for missing a U-Turn and checks in the Pit Stop despite being U-Turned? Or disregarding the U-Turn just to continue the race without doing the other Detour after being U-Turned?

Yes, that situation happened in Canada 3. One woman needed medical attention after the Roadblock, and her injury prevented being able to finish either Detour. They got U-Turned but had given up.

Yeah, but what about intentionally or unintentionally doing so?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1986 on: June 23, 2017, 12:04:37 AM »
Is there a penalty for missing a U-Turn and checks in the Pit Stop despite being U-Turned? Or disregarding the U-Turn just to continue the race without doing the other Detour after being U-Turned?

Yes, that situation happened in Canada 3. One woman needed medical attention after the Roadblock, and her injury prevented being able to finish either Detour. They got U-Turned but had given up.

Yeah, but what about intentionally or unintentionally doing so?

That happened in TAR Latin America 4. They basically went "Pshaw, we're in last already" and received a penalty that was half the length of the "quit the Detour" penalty. It was a non-elimination leg, and the next flight bunched them all together...Yeah.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1987 on: June 23, 2017, 09:21:52 AM »
Would TAR be any different if TAR debuted in 1980s or 1990s?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1988 on: June 23, 2017, 11:17:14 AM »
Is there a penalty for missing a U-Turn and checks in the Pit Stop despite being U-Turned? Or disregarding the U-Turn just to continue the race without doing the other Detour after being U-Turned?
The standard penalty for TAR US is 4 hours for skipping a task.  In TAR7, three teams chose to skip the Roadblock (Eating 4 pounds of meat) in Argentina.

If a team inadvertently misses a task, they sometimes have the option of returning to the course and completing the leg properly.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1989 on: June 23, 2017, 10:05:09 PM »
Is it just me, or are there no detours whenever there is a switchback that is an ARI? ???

The broken ox task in 25 had a Detour attached as well.
You could ostensibly count the waterslide in 28 (it wasn't labeled as a switchback but teams were actively referencing Mika), and that leg had a Detour and RB.

That said I think that that only came up...once (cheese hill)? There's a lot more roadblocks that are used as roadblocks again (haybales, ditch vault, spy task, Corinth bungee).

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1990 on: June 23, 2017, 11:11:03 PM »
Would TAR be any different if TAR debuted in 1980s or 1990s?

I reckon so! The editing would be different and same with the countries visited.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1991 on: June 23, 2017, 11:24:42 PM »
Would TAR be any different if TAR debuted in 1980s or 1990s?

I reckon so! The editing would be different and same with the countries visited.

Interesting question. In the 80's, yes, there would be a few differences in Europe.
-Germany was East and West prior to the wall coming down in 1989
-Prior to 1991, Croatia and all its neighbouring countries were part of Yugoslavia
-Russia probably would never been an option, being the USSR also prior to 1991

Can't immediately think of examples in other parts of the world

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1992 on: June 23, 2017, 11:27:53 PM »
Would TAR be any different if TAR debuted in 1980s or 1990s?

I reckon so! The editing would be different and same with the countries visited.

Interesting question. In the 80's, yes, there would be a few differences in Europe.
-Germany was East and West prior to the wall coming down in 1989
-Prior to 1991, Croatia and all its neighbouring countries were part of Yugoslavia
-Russia probably would never been an option, being the USSR also prior to 1991

Can't immediately think of examples in other parts of the world

So how long carry-on cameras that TAR has been using since its debut has been around?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1993 on: June 24, 2017, 02:25:08 AM »
What was reason that TAR introduced Elimination Station from TAR 11-17? Did some drama happen in TAR 10 Elimination Station (owing to diversity of the cast) that the production felt that Elimination Station would be good?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1994 on: June 29, 2017, 05:55:56 AM »
WHY DOES EVERYONE HATE THE FAMILY EDITION!!!!! IT IS LITTERALLY THE EXACT SAME LAYOUT AS TAR CANADA!!!! JUST MORE PROOF CANADA IS BETTER :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1995 on: June 29, 2017, 06:04:00 AM »
Could a team use the Express Pass to skip/win the Fast Forward-clue?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1996 on: June 29, 2017, 06:06:27 AM »
^^no. Not a chance
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« Reply #1997 on: June 29, 2017, 06:20:48 AM »
Could a team use the Express Pass to skip/win the Fast Forward-clue?

Becca & Floyd had an Express Pass when they chose to do the Fast Forward. If you skip it with a Express Pass, you automatically get a 4-hour penalty, if I'm not wrong.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1998 on: June 29, 2017, 09:49:13 AM »
There's no 4-hour penalty but it's specifically prohibited in the rules according to Becca & Floyd.

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« Reply #1999 on: June 29, 2017, 09:53:39 AM »
There's no 4-hour penalty but it's specifically prohibited in the rules according to Becca & Floyd.

Perhaps if they had given the EP at FF, the FF task instructor would have rejected it.
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