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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #700 on: October 06, 2018, 06:46:34 PM »
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #701 on: October 08, 2018, 02:38:49 PM »
Don’t forget in TAR 6 in Hungary, teams used an Internet cafe for the first time to retrieve their next route marker. It was also the midpoint of the first ever uberleg/double length leg.
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #702 on: October 10, 2018, 08:59:58 PM »
Don’t forget in TAR 6 in Hungary, teams used an Internet cafe for the first time to retrieve their next route marker. It was also the midpoint of the first ever uberleg/double length leg.
Ooh yes, how could I forget. There were so many times after that season when teams went to internet cafes around the world to search up flight options on their own discretion. It kind of died out altogether a few years later though.
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #703 on: October 23, 2018, 08:12:17 AM »
My favourite team is Charla and Mirna,this is because I loved Mirna’s bossiness and how she snags great flights and tells the other teams off and telling the tickets agent not to sell them tickets. I also loved Charla for her competitive sprit

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #704 on: October 27, 2018, 11:00:30 AM »
My favourite team is Charla and Mirna,this is because I loved Mirna’s bossiness and how she snags great flights and tells the other teams off and telling the tickets agent not to sell them tickets. I also loved Charla for her competitive sprit
I have always cherished Mirna's skill of inveigling ticket agents. Her rigor, willingness to spend time with people from different countries (rather than just asking for directions), and knack for a laugh makes her my all-time favorite racer! Pair it with Charla's no-quit attitude toward any task and they are by far my most favorite team to grace television. No other team can meet their mark in this day and age. Closest it's gotten to surpassing them was Brook & Claire, and that was eight years ago.

It's sad how nowadays we barely see teams interact at or en route to the airport unless it's an important piece of CBS web "extra", because those were truthfully the host of intense make-or-break moments. Gone are the days air travel could still kick teams off a flight or refuse to sell tickets (Eric & Danielle and Colin & Christie hahaha), the heavenly standby list, alternative options, and being crafty to overdraft plane tickets.
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #705 on: October 27, 2018, 05:22:52 PM »
Charla & Mirna are one of my all-time hated teams.
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #706 on: October 27, 2018, 05:48:00 PM »
Charla & Mirna are one of my all-time hated teams.

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #707 on: October 27, 2018, 06:45:16 PM »
My favourite team is Charla and Mirna,this is because I loved Mirna’s bossiness and how she snags great flights and tells the other teams off and telling the tickets agent not to sell them tickets. I also loved Charla for her competitive sprit
I have always cherished Mirna's skill of inveigling ticket agents. Her rigor, willingness to spend time with people from different countries (rather than just asking for directions), and knack for a laugh makes her my all-time favorite racer! Pair it with Charla's no-quit attitude toward any task and they are by far my most favorite team to grace television. No other team can meet their mark in this day and age. Closest it's gotten to surpassing them was Brook & Claire, and that was eight years ago.

It's sad how nowadays we barely see teams interact at or en route to the airport unless it's an important piece of CBS web "extra", because those were truthfully the host of intense make-or-break moments. Gone are the days air travel could still kick teams off a flight or refuse to sell tickets (Eric & Danielle and Colin & Christie hahaha), the heavenly standby list, alternative options, and being crafty to overdraft plane tickets.
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #708 on: December 05, 2018, 03:29:58 PM »
I randomly watched a compilation of Kym & Alli's funny moments on YouTube and I miss them :(

I had to ask: do you guys think they would've gotten the Fast Forward even if Adam & Bethany didn't show up? It seemed nearly impossible.

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #709 on: December 05, 2018, 03:41:34 PM »
My favourite team is Charla and Mirna,this is because I loved Mirna’s bossiness and how she snags great flights and tells the other teams off and telling the tickets agent not to sell them tickets. I also loved Charla for her competitive sprit
Charla & Mirna were such a full, complete and well-rounded team. They were entertaining, but they were also good Racers. Sadly, I don't know that their skills would carry over well to modern TAR. TAR is very different in structure today than it was even for TAR11. And the things that Charla & Mirna excelled at (travel/airport maneuvering for example)  no longer exist on TAR.


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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #710 on: December 05, 2018, 05:14:18 PM »
I randomly watched a compilation of Kym & Alli's funny moments on YouTube and I miss them :(

They and #TeamExtreme would easily fit the "two all-female team quota" for a returnee season.

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #711 on: December 06, 2018, 01:08:36 AM »
It still fascinates me that the 2 relatively weak FF teams in TAR 23 made the top 6.

We need better FF teams.

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #712 on: December 06, 2018, 02:31:36 AM »
It still fascinates me that the 2 relatively weak FF teams in TAR 23 made the top 6.

We need better FF teams.

Right? Even against 5 M/M teams. Impressive on paper, but like you said, they were relatively weak...

Nobody really cared that Mona & Beth made the F3 in Season 22 because F/F teams were doing so well then. Seasons 21-25 really was a good era for F/F teams.

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #713 on: December 06, 2018, 02:59:44 AM »
It still fascinates me that the 2 relatively weak FF teams in TAR 23 made the top 6.

We need better FF teams.

Right? Even against 5 M/M teams. Impressive on paper, but like you said, they were relatively weak...

Nobody really cared that Mona & Beth made the F3 in Season 22 because F/F teams were doing so well then. Seasons 21-25 really was a good era for F/F teams.
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #714 on: Yesterday at 12:31:35 AM »
Well, I finally watched TAR Aus 2 for the first time, and now I'm gonna give my thoughts on what is considered the best International Race of all time.

Route: The Philippines was a great first location for the race, then the jump to 2 India legs was fantastic, we never see India this early in TARUS! From crowded India to the desert metropolis of Dubai was great. Turkey was a great location as well. My one complaint of the route was that Paris should have been a whole leg. Cuba was great to see, as someone who lives in the States, it was really great seeing a country I can't visit. Canada was a refresher too, and the US needs a Pit Stop in Vancouver. China penultimate legs are always great. Guilin and Brisbane final was great too.

Tasks: I'm glad this season lowered the amount of reused tasks from other versions. I'll list the tasks I really liked. The stair puzzle Roadblock from India 2, Memorizing the 8 symbols in Hagia Sophia, All Cuba tasks, Every Canadian task, and the final task.

Teams: I have to say I really didn't hate any teams this season. I'll spoiler tag the winners in case you haven't seen this season yet.

Winners:
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Shane & Andrew are very satisfying winners. I liked how they were down-to-earth people and wanted to go on this race to have fun. They didn't do so strongly in the first-half, but it was the second-half where they really shined. This is what I would call a team being an "Alpha Underdog" team. Shane & Andrew go in my Top 5 winners of all time

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #715 on: Yesterday at 12:32:50 AM »
Well, I finally watched TAR Aus 2 for the first time, and now I'm gonna give my thoughts on what is considered the best International Race of all time.

Route: The Philippines was a great first location for the race, then the jump to 2 India legs was fantastic, we never see India this early in TARUS! From crowded India to the desert metropolis of Dubai was great. Turkey was a great location as well. My one complaint of the route was that Paris should have been a whole leg. Cuba was great to see, as someone who lives in the States, it was really great seeing a country I can't visit. Canada was a refresher too, and the US needs a Pit Stop in Vancouver. China penultimate legs are always great. Guilin and Brisbane final was great too.

Tasks: I'm glad this season lowered the amount of reused tasks from other versions. I'll list the tasks I really liked. The stair puzzle Roadblock from India 2, Memorizing the 8 symbols in Hagia Sophia, All Cuba tasks, Every Canadian task, and the final task.

Teams: I have to say I really didn't hate any teams this season. I'll spoiler tag the winners in case you haven't seen this season yet.

Winners:
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Shane & Andrew are very satisfying winners. I liked how they were down-to-earth people and wanted to go on this race to have fun. They didn't do so strongly in the first-half, but it was the second-half where they really shined. This is what I would call a team being an "Alpha Underdog" team. Shane & Andrew go in my Top 5 winners of all time
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #716 on: Yesterday at 01:44:27 AM »
TARAu2 is the gold standard for all international TARs. And honestly, better than most, if not all TARUS seasons since then.