Episode Two: Trash Talking

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Episode Summary

ROUND 1: THE SPEED ROUND - Flower Power

Details: Our two contestants each face a large Juniper tree covered with white and red flower buds. Armed with hedge trimmers, contestants must trim off just the red flowers, while leaving the white ones. The first one to finish wins…but they'll need to be careful. Every white flower they trim off will result in two seconds being added to their total time.

ROUND 2: THE FINESSE ROUND - Frozen in Time

Each contestant must use a chainsaw to retrieve a pineapple that is frozen inside of a huge block of ice. The contestant who can shave the most ice off of the block in two minutes without nicking or damaging the pineapple is declared the winner. The ice blocks will be weighed to be sure who shaved off the most ice.

THE BACKYARD GAUNTLET

Leg 1: Pop Goes the Trimmer!!
Contestants enter a contained area wrapped in chicken wire and filled with 100 balloons. They must chase down and pop all 100 balloons using ONLY the trimmer before they can move on to leg two. However, the trimmer may never go above their waist and the balloons will be weighted and/or tied down to ensure they remain at a safe height.

Leg 2: Piñatas Del Muerte!!
Contestants face a gauntlet of 4 animal pinatas, hanging in a row. Armed with the pole saw, they must race through them, slicing them up as confetti falls from them. However, contestants should be on the lookout for 3 golden coins that are hidden in the piñatas. They will have to retrieve the coins and place them in a piggy bank at the finish line to win the round.

Leg 3: Bramance
Contestants each race along a clothes line covered in boxers and bras. Armed with a leaf blower, they must blow the bras off the clothes line and leave the boxers on the clothes line. The first one to the finish wins. However, there will be penalty time added for boxers mistakenly blown off the line and bras left on the line.

Contestant Bios


NAME:
Christopher Minsal

AGE:
30

HOME TOWN:
Pearblossom, CA

PROFESSION:
Skydive videographer

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TOOL AND WHY?
I love the Chainsaw, because of the power and range of the tool

WHEN DO YOU FIRST REMEMBER USING POWER TOOLS?
When I was 5 years old with my dad

WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH A TOOL PRIZE PACK IF YOU WIN?
I would use them on my new house that I just bought with the love of my life.

WHAT DO YOU FEEL GIVES YOU THE EDGE IN THE COMPETITION?
I'm good at all that I love, and I love power tools and competing!

NAME:
Morgan John Hunt

AGE:
29

HOME TOWN:
Fresno, CA

PROFESSION:
Handyman

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TOOL AND WHY?
Gas powered hedge trimmer. Because when I use it on plants it cuts so smoothly and easily through everything I feel like I am wielding a Light Saber in Star Wars and doing some

WHEN DO YOU FIRST REMEMBER USING POWER TOOLS?
My father helping me use his chainsaw to cut up firewood in our backyard.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH A TOOL PRIZE PACK IF YOU WIN?
I want to build a stairway to Heaven for the angels walking the earth. Essentially a 3 step add on to my bed using 2"x4" bracing and 1"x8" planks with a 2' width for each step, and an 8" rise and run finished off with a ½" white shag covering and 1" foam padding.

WHAT DO YOU FEEL GIVES YOU THE EDGE IN THE COMPETITION?
  1. Psyche out my opponent singing bad ass inspirational 80's tunes like, "High Way To The Danger Zone", or "Push it to the Limit".
  2. Energy drink, Rockstar
  3. Eat some dirt and twig before we commence so I do not fear them. Fear causes hesitation. Hesitation causes your worst fear to come true.
  4. Talk shit in a "nice" way. Nothing too low brow just basic, and straight forward cutting the guys down like a deseased tree every chance I get. Also the psyche handshake is a classic.
  5. Find his weakness and exploit it.
  6. Use loud grunts and yell allot and make primitive "man noises" in order to intimidated.
  7. I don't have to win em all, I just have to beat him.
  8. Stretch before