View Poll Results: The Blind U-Turn - good idea or bad idea?

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  • Yes - I love it! It'll keep them guessing.

    31 54.39%
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    Re: The Blind U-Turn: good or bad idea?

    I like it. I love TAR for the race, the locations and the interesting things you can learn about the world (I am still telling people how you go about building a mud hut), but I also really enjoy watching how people interact and how they deal with unusual and trying circumstances, including those that they might consider to be conniving or unfair.
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    Re: The Blind U-Turn: good or bad idea?

    I'm not a big fan of the U-Turn unless the tasks are not hugely time consuming. This week's tasks (especially the log stacking) were very time consuming tasks. I don't know if ANYONE could have completed both of those tasks and stayed in the game. Thsi week the U-Turn just seemed like a way to ensure that your biggest competitor got booted.

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    Re: The Blind U-Turn: good or bad idea?

    I'm not a fan of the u-turn at all, blind or not. My preference would be to do away with it altogether.

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    Re: The Blind U-Turn: good or bad idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmb;3381100;
    I'm not a big fan of the U-Turn unless the tasks are not hugely time consuming. This week's tasks (especially the log stacking) were very time consuming tasks. I don't know if ANYONE could have completed both of those tasks and stayed in the game. Thsi week the U-Turn just seemed like a way to ensure that your biggest competitor got booted.
    Just as an FYI, in the Elimination Station video following their booting, Kris and Amanda said that their post-U-turn attempt at stacking the wood took them about 20 minutes.

    That doesn't sound impossibly onerous to me.
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    Re: The Blind U-Turn: good or bad idea?

    I like it, but if there is a U-turn, the leg should be non-elimination. It's quite unfair to be U-turned and then not given the chance to redeem themselves in the next leg.

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    Re: The Blind U-Turn: good or bad idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by spector;3382959;
    I like it, but if there is a U-turn, the leg should be non-elimination. .

    I agree with this. I think it would make for interesting gameplay (and tv!) if the u-turned team stuck around and had to figure out who u-turned them. I was disappointed when they were eliminated.

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    Re: The Blind U-Turn: good or bad idea?

    I like it - the twists and turns are part of the game. I like the idea of seemingly 'good' teams being able to challenge that notion privately.

    I think that the aftermath this week, if there is any, will really decide it for me, though.
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    Re: The Blind U-Turn: good or bad idea?

    Since it's there, and especially since it's a blind one, as long as you and others can keep your mouth shut about who did it, it'd be a great opportunity.

    Unless it's used on a team that I really liked.
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    Re: The Blind U-Turn: good or bad idea?

    I don't have a problem with the regular U-turn, but I don't like the Blind U-turn.
    I think when teams were unable to do it anonomously it made them think twice about possible retaliation.
    This new way is cowardly, IMO.
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    Re: The Blind U-Turn: good or bad idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by holly71;3383460;
    I don't have a problem with the regular U-turn, but I don't like the Blind U-turn.
    I think when teams were unable to do it anonomously it made them think twice about possible retaliation.
    This new way is cowardly, IMO.
    Totally agree.
    Also, I always enjoyed that TAR was one contest where you had to totally rely on both your physical and mental prowess. Inclusion of the U turn just makes it another - who can I scre* over in order to win - cuthroat type of game. Just not the best spirit for a show like this. I''ve always viewed this show as one of the true sportmanship games.
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