We Should Have Brought Gloves and Butt Pads is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 17.
The order of departure from the home of Awusa Ntso are as follows:
Teams must fly to Kiruna, Sweden. Due to the limited number of flights out of Ghana, teams are given tickets to Kiruna via Frankfurt, Germany. However, they are not obligated to use them and may look for another itinerary. Upon arrival, teams must drive themselves to Jukkasjärvi and find the Icehotel, where they would find their next clue.
Using an engraved piece of ice, teams must translate the name of their destination, the Fjellborg's Lodge in Poikkijärvi, where they would find their next clue.
"Who's feeling kind of mushy?" The team member assigned to this Roadblock must choose a sled dog team and hitch them to a summer training sled. They must then take the dogs on a course and collect five different flags along the course, which they would trade for fur pelts at the end of the course. If they miss a flag, they would have to take a penalty lap around the camp for each missed flag before they could obtain the pelts. They must then bring back the pelts to camp to receive their next clue. The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
Teams must drive themselves to Vassijaure Railway Station in Riksgränsen, where they would find their next clue.
Choice A: Sleds
Teams must use TechSleds to race down a mountain course in less than 1 minute and 58 seconds to receive their next clue. If they fail to reach the end of the course before the allotted time, they would have to repeat the run. Brook & Claire, Gary & Mallory, Nat & Kat, and Nick & Vicki chose this task.
Choice B: Beds
Teams must build a traditional Sámi dwelling known as a goahti and furnish the inside with furs and a fire pit. If the goahti is built and furnished to a Sámi elder's liking, teams would receive their next clue. Chad & Stephanie, Connor & Jonathan, Jill & Thomas, Katie & Rachel, and Michael & Kevin chose this task. Jill & Thomas used their Express Pass to bypass the Beds Detour.
First Place • Eliminated • Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg • Season winner • Season 2nd place • Season 3rd place • ► Used the Fast Forward• ϵ Used the Express Pass• ⊂ User of the first Double U-Turn slot • ⊃ Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • ⋐ User of the second Double U-Turn slot • ⋑ Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
- This episode marks the first time the that Express Pass is used.
- With Connor & Jonathan's elimination, Michael & Kevin are the last all-male team remaining.
- The episode title is said by Kevin Wu.
- Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (10/18/2010): "The Amazing Race forgets to make its challenges actually challenging"
|The Amazing Race 17 Episodes|
"They Don't Call It The Amazing Race for Nothin!" · "A Kiss Saves the Day" · "In Phil We Trust" · "We Should Have Brought Gloves and Butt Pads" · "Tastes Like a Million Dollars" · "Run, Babushka, Run" · "I Want to Be in the Circus, That's Where I Belong" · "Ali Baba in a Suit" · "There's a Lot of Nuts and Bullets" · "I Hate Chinese Food" · "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" · "Hi. I'm Sorry. I'm in a Race"