American Ninja Warrior All Season Thread **spoilers**

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, May 23, 2015.

  1. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    That slam dunk (??) event seemed to be BY FAR one of the easiest new events they've added in a long time. Yes, some people fell on it, but it seems to me like it would be way easier than most of the similar "hold onto a bar and jump to another thing" events (e.g. bungee or between little hooks).

    Yes, I realize when I say "way easier", I couldn't do ANY of them.
     
  2. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    Eighth obstacle, wasn't it? I'm pretty sure it was right after the Salmon Ladder. I don't think we ever found out what the ninth obstacle was there.

    Wait a minute...just before Jesse Labreck's run, they said that McCartney was "in 11th place", but in the final standings, they showed him in 11th, even though Labreck obviously passed him...and they conveniently forgot to mention that "the top 12" don't include the Speed Pass winner, as they listed 13 that advanced to Vegas.
     
  3. MizzouJames

    MizzouJames Active Member

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    I could do with fewer stories, and more runs on the course!!
     
  4. NatasNJ

    NatasNJ Bone marrow lover!

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    They should air two versions. One with all the FLUFF that lasts 2 hours. Then the following night or something a recap episode that in 1hr shows a tightly editted version of the runs. No backgrounds just wall to wall runs.
     
  5. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Well-Known Member

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    and none of this "while you were away" stuff.
     
  6. gossamer88

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

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    I like that segment. I also watch delayed so I can FF the bios.
     
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  7. logic88

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    With streaming available, I don't see why they don't make an "nothing but all the runs (in order)" edit available.
     
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  8. MizzouJames

    MizzouJames Active Member

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    If they just showed all contestants' runs, there would be nothing for that segment to contain.
     
  9. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    So does ANW fly their stars from city to city or do they pay for the trip on their own dime?
     
  10. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    It's been confirmed that the first two episodes of the 4-eps Finals broadcast is Stage One. Half of the competitors will run this Monday (Aug 26), the other half next Monday (Sept 2). This is what we expected when they announced a four episode Finals run.
     
  11. TriBruin

    TriBruin Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    But isn't that what has been normal, even with a 3 week run? 2 Weeks of Stage 1, then Stage 2 & 3 the following week? I guess the fact that they need 2 weeks for stage 2, 3, & 4(?) mean that they have a lot of Ninjas move through. Plus, did I see a promo that hinted:
    At least one Ninja will conquer Stage 4 this year
     
  12. DouglasPHill

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    So what you're saying is some of the cities had extra hard obstacles but not in the finals. Not sure if I like that or not.
     
  13. justen_m

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    Wonder if we'll see an Angry Birds 2 type obstacle in Vegas? Even though no competitor made it through it so far, doesn't mean there aren't ninjas in Vegas who couldn't.
     
  14. MizzouJames

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    My guess is that any competitor that failed on that obstacle would now have a decent chance completing it.. having experience on an obstacle makes a huge difference.
     
  15. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    No clear answer, but the consensus seems to be ANW does not pay for *anything* like that. However, many of the better known ninjas have sponsors, do fundraising, and make appearances at local ninja gyms.

    Grant McCarthy is a flight attendant, and from what I've seen, never misses a single competition, in any city. Perks!
     
  16. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info.

    I was just curious about all of the ninjas onthe sidelines and also how they decided which ninja was going to appear in which city. For example, if they decided Kansas City had too few famous ninjas, do they assign some ninjas to that city and do they pay for that assignment?
     
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  17. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    I just had someone on a ninja board PM me, and say that the top ninjas have their travel expenses covered, including going to other cities.

    He didn't want this info posted on that board, hence the PM. He didn't say anything about TCF though. :p

    Not sure what to believe any more.
     
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  18. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Good night tonight. They made a tough change, from the Propeller to those Spinning Wheels.

    Heartbreak watching Warnky and Flex. Both had the skills to finish Stage One. Flex was >< close.
     
  19. That Don Guy

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    I wonder why they had the clock in red for the final 30 seconds (instead of just the last 10) for some of the competitors
     
  20. DouglasPHill

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    Watching the finals: At the event how is the order of participants determined? I know the order we see on TV is not necessarily the same
     

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