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Old 07-23-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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American Ninja Warrior...spoiler

Only one of the 24 finalists made it through stage 2 then failed part way thru stage 3.

I wonder if Mount Madoriyama is going to be a permanent skyline landmark in Vegas? Or will they tear it down and rebuild.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:42 PM   #2
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Er... that's a huge spoiler in the title of your thread.

Thread titles can't contain spoilers, and if you're going to post spoilers inside a thread you need to either put an air date for the episode in the title, or the word "spoilers".
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:49 AM   #3
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agreed... thats crazy to put a spoiler in the title...
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:13 AM   #4
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Editing the title of your post doesn't change the title of the thread. You'll have to ask the mods to change it for you at this point, I think.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:37 AM   #5
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I have not watched last nights episode and just saw your thread title. Why would you spoil it like that?
There is an American Ninja warrior thread you could have posted in.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:42 AM   #6
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Geez, thanks a lot for the spoiler.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:33 AM   #7
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I'd like to know the timing involved. How much time between qualifying in the regionals and then the Vegas thing? How much time between stage one in the Vegas thing and then doing stage 2? I'm sure stage 3 and 4 immediately follow 2.

And, how long does it really take to go thru 100 contestants? (and filming) hours? days?
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:12 PM   #8
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I don't know for sure, but there's definitely a while between the regionals and Vegas; for one contestant last night they mentioned he'd bulked up since the regionals (or something like that).

I'll bet they do all the finals in one or maybe two days. They have all those people traveling to Vegas, they can't afford to have it last a week or whatever. For stage 1 they have a lot of people but the stage is timed, so they have SOME idea of how long it will take. It was 2m 10s, right (weird time!), so for 100 people that's a bit over 3.5 hours just raw running time (we can assume people who fall take the remainder of their time, on average, to get out of the pool). Then they have to reset the equipment like the rolling log, rope swing, etc. Then there's the showboating at the beginning and end (for those who make it)

If you assume an average of 5 minutes per run, that's just over 8 hours. If they start early, like 7am, and they don't need breaks (why would they?) they'd be done before 4pm.

For the second stage it's far fewer people and even less time (1:45 IIRC). Then for the final stages it's not timed, but they expect (and got) very very few.

I think they COULD have done it all in one day, without massive amounts of stress.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:43 PM   #9
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Sorry guy. I realized my mistake after the first reply and tried to edit the title using the advanced option. It seemed to work but I logged on earlier today and it still showed the OP with title. Don't know why.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:03 PM   #10
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Sorry guy. I realized my mistake after the first reply and tried to edit the title using the advanced option. It seemed to work but I logged on earlier today and it still showed the OP with title. Don't know why.
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Editing the title of your post doesn't change the title of the thread. You'll have to ask the mods to change it for you at this point, I think.
I think you can change the title of the thread for the first 5 minutes or something like that. That's what I've heard but I've never tried it myself. After that you have to ask the moderators.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:48 PM   #11
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Stupid freaking local NBC station. We had baseball or something, so ANW was on a common other channel.. But it aired ANW as a ONE hour show.. only the second hour.

I know there are a bunch of reruns on G4, and I'll hopefully catch one of those.. (The G4 reruns also show a 2 hour show with a HIGHER episode # than the finals???) The G4 guide data also shows the 'finals' as a 1 hour show too.. So I'll just record a bunch of 'em.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:32 AM   #12
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Stupid freaking local NBC station. We had baseball or something, so ANW was on a common other channel.. But it aired ANW as a ONE hour show.. only the second hour.
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No, they actually aired both hours, but the guide data was messed up -- the previous hour was listed as Fear Factor when it was actually the first hour of ANW.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:52 AM   #13
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I've only watched about the last 1.5 seasons (and even that just on NBC). Anyone with a lot of experience with Sasuke care to weigh in on this? I think the stage three course in Vegas was almost impossibly difficult. Here is the latest winner of Sasuke:


SASUKE (Ninja Warrior) 27 2011 Fall 秋 YUUJI URUSHIHARA TOTAL VICTORY!!!!!
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Is it me or does that course look a lot easier (though that guy just breezed through the cliff hanger in a way that no American has, I think).
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I think it's got harder each time someone defeated it.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:07 PM   #15
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Thanks for the spoiler.
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No, they actually aired both hours, but the guide data was messed up -- the previous hour was listed as Fear Factor when it was actually the first hour of ANW.
Sorry, that's what I meant.. I could tell the recording was of a show in progress.

I did wonder why Fear Factor was airing on KNTV AND KICU that same night, with the same episode.. (and my SP got the KNTV airing at 10.. I'm 99% sure I had seen that ep before, so deleted it after FFing through it)

oh but yeah, my comment about the G4 airings is still valid, unless it too has been fixed -- it shows the last of the finals as 1 hr.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:03 PM   #17
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Wow this year's stage 3 was SO much harder than last year's in Japan. Heck, this year's stage 2 looked harder than that! Crazy.

I'll bet they just didn't want to give out the money to anyone
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Wow this year's stage 3 was SO much harder than last year's in Japan. Heck, this year's stage 2 looked harder than that! Crazy.

I'll bet they just didn't want to give out the money to anyone
I'm not even sure if the Japanese version included a cash price.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:21 AM   #20
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By "they" I mean the American Ninja Warrior show, this year. That's why it was so difficult. I think they should give $100K or so to the "top finisher", if no one wins the whole thing.

Which brings up the question: what if there were more than one person who made it to the top? Do they split the money? Each get $500K? Best time wins it all?
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:40 AM   #21
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How about rolling over the $500K each year until someone wins? Or, if no one wins, pay out the $500K split among those who made it to stage 2? or split among the top 10 finishers with the top guy getting more and the 10th guy getting less.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:51 AM   #22
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Wanted to add that the course did look harder than in years past. But, many guys fell on the rolling thing in stage 2 and the ball thing in stage 1. Both of which just take some thought before attempting. I would propose that the Japanese contestants were better prepared for their attempts than the American Ninjas were.

Or, even though the builders attempted to duplicate the Japanese course there were subtle differences that made this one harder (by accident or by design).
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