American Ninja Warrior All Season Thread **spoilers**

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  1. Philosofy

    Philosofy Super Duper Member

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    I think the producers thought that one obstacle would stop a lot of ninja's, since it was so difficult in the city finals. But they figured it out.
     
  2. DouglasPHill

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    And didn't like 5 of them use their free passes? That would have been 5 more gone.
     
  3. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Useless trivia...

    In years past, Stage One is filmed one night, and Stages 2/3/4 are filmed the very next night. This year, Stage Two had its own night, and Stage Three was filmed on a third (consecutive) night.
     
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  4. lambertman

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    So did they know stage 2 was going to be easier and plan an extra day for it, or were they forced to extend?
     
  5. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    I asked this specific question...

    "no comment. We all signed an NDA"
     
  6. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    While I totally understand and would expect an NDA for the time between the competition and when the show airs, extending that NDA in perpetuity really makes me wonder what the producers don't want to be known??
     
  7. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    It's like you read my message to this guy. While respecting his NDA, I also commented about how innocent my question was after all this time. No reply yet.
     
  8. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, part of the fun in watching is the failures. :)

    Seriously though, how much of an accomplishment would it be to finish stage 4 if you had 10 people do it that season? Hope they are able to adjust the difficulty level better next year.
     
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  9. That Don Guy

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    If they're anything like, say, American Idol producers, they want as little as possible known as to what actually goes on. If an NDA didn't last in perpetuity, things like, "They don't run the course in the order in which they appear on the show," or, "The city finals are recorded the night after the same city's qualifiers" (so that competitor didn't really have "six weeks to recover from that injury"), would be far more publicly known than they are now.
     
  10. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I am going to have to find out what it takes to be spectator the next time they come to Denver
     
  11. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Received a message... "Things didn't go as planned, so they had to improvise" was as far as Mr. NDA would speak on the subject.
     
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  12. Philosofy

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    Jessie Graff gets a chiropractic adjustment. It actually has some good insight into her personality.
     
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  13. Azlen

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    Last year 10 of 24 failed at the third obstacle, Deja Vu, and 11 of 14 failed at the fifth obstacle, Wingnut Alley. This year there wasn't an obstacle that more than 2 ninjas failed. The fifth obstacle is normally super tough but Grim Sweeper only had 1 ninja fail. I'm sure they wanted more than the two that made it through last year but they way over compensated.
     
  14. logic88

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    Yeah, 2 is too few but 21 is way too many. Something like 6 or 7 would be ideal, IMO.

    Was browsing through ANWNation and I see they noticed a spoiler from the Matt & Akbar interview on People.com.
     
  15. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    I think two things conspired this season on Stage Two: The first was the ninjas learning to handle Snap Back. The first time they saw it (OKC Finals), it defeated over half the ninjas who faced it. The producers probably thought it would have a similar effect; however by Vegas, they had learned how to handle it. And as you say, most of them made it past Snap Back.

    The other was time. Not only was Wingnut Alley a ninja killer, it ate up the clock. And being the next-to-last obstacle, the ninjas were racing to get thru it. So you had the combo of time pressure + obstacle pressure = huge failure percent. Grim Sweeper was so easy as to be a joke, especially for Stage Two. Once they figured out how to handle it (which only took a ninja or two), they basically raced thru it. Time was not a big issue for most ninjas (sorry Flip).
     
  16. DancnDude

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    The Grim Sweeper did look pretty easy for everyone. Instead of each level dropping down, they probably should have made it so one of the levels they needed to reach up. That's always harder.
     
  17. MikeekiM

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    Yeah... Stage 2 seemed simple for any reasonably trained ANW...

    And to replace Wingnut Alley with an obstacle that hasn't proven to be a challenge was a big risk... We all know that Wingnut Alley is an ANW killer... Even the most skilled have a difficult time because some of it relies on luck... The Grim Sweeper did not have that huge risk factor of flying through the air at great distances (which adds to the "luck" factor)...
     
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  18. That Don Guy

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    With the finale only a few hours away, I just wonder...if more than one person makes it up Mount Green Mountain - er, Mount Midoriyama - will Matt and Akbar refer to all of them as "American Ninja Warriors," or just the million dollar winner? It's supposed to be all of them, but the plugs for the finale made it sound like only the winner gets the title.
     
  19. NorthAlabama

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    when the winners were announced at the end, i noticed half would have been eliminated if they'd dropped the time from 3 minutes to 2:30.

    all caught up over the weekend with the finale eps thanks to vod (no commercials, thanks comcast!), can't wait for tonight!
     
  20. gossamer88

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    That was a great finish! Would have happy with either one winning. Was really surprised that Gil ran out of gas though.
     

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