There's a difference between making a challenge fair for all participants (balance should apply equally, when one team is all men and has overpowering strength) and stacking the deck (the plates). Let's hope they go with the former. I have to say I've been really impressed with the challenges this year. Many new ideas and they all seem interesting. I enjoyed both the underwater swim (with the food/opt out provision) and the swinging flag grab last night. Compelling tv.