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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2000 on: June 17, 2017, 07:30:37 PM »
Is there any TAR season where everyone except the first eliminated team have been checked in Top 3 at Pit Stop?
In the US version, none have, but 4, 5, and 22 are the only seasons (as far as I'm aware) where only one team hasn't been in the top 3.

4: Russell & Cindy never made it to the top 3, the rest (except Debra & Steve) did. In fact, Monica & Sheree are the only other team to not win a leg (but were 2nd on one leg). You can discredit this season however, as two other teams only had their appearance in the top 3 from the Fast Forward.

5: Bob & Joyce only made it to the top 4, the rest (apart from Dennis & Erika) made it to the top 3 at least once.

22: Idries & Jamil were never in the top 3, everyone above them did.

There might be international versions that has done this, but TAR 5 is the closest you can get in the US.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2001 on: June 17, 2017, 07:57:56 PM »
Internationally, Asia 1. Though it was actually everyone except the second team out - Leg 1 was a Non-Elimination.


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2002 on: June 17, 2017, 09:40:15 PM »
I've checked and it seems to be TAR (new) China 2 and TAR Vietnam 4 (2015).
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2003 on: June 18, 2017, 02:05:33 AM »
Is there any TAR season where everyone except the first eliminated team have been checked in Top 3 at Pit Stop?
I don't think there is one
But season 4 and season 5 came close by having two teams each failed to get any Top 3 placement throughout the season

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« Reply #2004 on: June 18, 2017, 02:26:45 AM »
I've checked and it seems to be TAR (new) China 2 and TAR Vietnam 4 (2015).
TAR Vietnam 4 began with 3 back to back NELs, and only two teams of them (Song Ngư & Trúc Như, Ly Ly & Joo Young) not checked-in at top 2 in any legs


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2005 on: June 18, 2017, 05:01:49 PM »
Is there any TAR season where everyone except the first eliminated team have been checked in Top 3 at Pit Stop?
I don't think there is one
But season 4 and season 5 came close by having two teams each failed to get any Top 3 placement throughout the season
This happened in Seasons 18 and 22 as well. 

18 was a unique case because 11th place finishers Amanda & Kris actually finished 2nd on the first leg--It was Mel & Mike and Jaime & Cara who failed to place in the top 3 at least once during the season.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2006 on: June 20, 2017, 04:21:11 PM »
Internationally, Asia 1. Though it was actually everyone except the second team out - Leg 1 was a Non-Elimination.
Asia 1, Asia was an air sponsor thus It equalized teams with each others by only one available flight in every legs except final one

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2007 on: June 22, 2017, 01:05:36 AM »
I read somewhere that Chip from Chip & Kim from TAR 5 once made a list of strongest individual TAR racers, which all 11 spots were men, with top female racer being a physical trainer. Their names please?
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« Reply #2008 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 #2009 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 #2010 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 #2011 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 #2012 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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« Reply #2013 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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« Reply #2014 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 #2015 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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« Reply #2016 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 #2017 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 #2018 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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« Reply #2019 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 #2020 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 #2021 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 #2022 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 #2023 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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« Reply #2024 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