Mitch's 2012 wood coaster poll

Thursday, March 7, 2013 2:57 PM

There must be some serious kick ass coasters out there then. Apparently I need to get out a little more often.

+0
Thursday, March 7, 2013 3:09 PM

I haven't ridden Skyrush yet, but every other US coaster in the top 10 on Mitch's poll, I'd definitely put above MF. I think it's in my overall top 20.

+0
Thursday, March 7, 2013 3:51 PM

For whatever the poll is worth, it's good to see Skyrush on there. It's definitely a sweet ride and worthy of a high ranking, despite all the discomfort complaints which personally I never experienced.

Last edited by Superstew, Thursday, March 7, 2013 7:07 PM
+0
Thursday, March 7, 2013 9:41 PM

I'm actually surprised that Tejas Gigante is below Bizarro. B is a great coaster but New Giant is the best coaster I've ridden.

+0
Thursday, March 7, 2013 10:37 PM

Man, I've gotta ride some more coasters. I've only been on two of these.

Last edited by bunky666, Thursday, March 7, 2013 10:38 PM
+0
Friday, March 8, 2013 10:29 AM

So only 4 or 5 decent wooden roller coasters have been built since the Taft-Hartley Act was passed?

I like Phoenix and all, but it's amazing to me that it continues to rank this highly with all the technological advancements in the last 66 years

+0
Friday, March 8, 2013 10:47 AM

bunky666 said:

Man, I've gotta ride some more coasters. I've only been on two of these.

I've only got 4 :(

+0
Friday, March 8, 2013 1:29 PM

billb7581 said:
So only 4 or 5 decent wooden roller coasters have been built since the Taft-Hartley Act was passed?

I like Phoenix and all, but it's amazing to me that it continues to rank this highly with all the technological advancements in the last 66 years

What do technological advancements have to do with how great a ride is? And besides, Phoenix is the only coaster in the top ten that's older than 13 years.

+0
Friday, March 8, 2013 1:52 PM

It just seems like some "greater" rides would have been built in that span.

I dont know, a lot of roller coasters have been built since 1947, it just seems odd to me that it still ranks this highly .

No Knoebels hater here, I love the place....

+0
Friday, March 8, 2013 2:33 PM

Phoenix ranks so highly for several reasons: First, it's located at Knoebels. Second, it's *impeccably* maintained. Third, in terms of layout, it doesn't try to do anything fancy (other than double-up/double-down)...what it does, it does perfectly. Fourth, it has the best trains outside of CI Cyclone. Fifth...Kozmo!

+1Loading
Friday, March 8, 2013 2:52 PM

Sixth airtime. All the advancements in the world but give me standing airtime and that's what I want any day.

+2Loading
Friday, March 8, 2013 4:43 PM

I really enjoyed the ride, and gave it a 5 on my track record, but I do suspect that a lot of people place it in such high regard because of their love for the park. Nothing wrong with that, but it seems rational.

+0
Friday, March 8, 2013 6:50 PM

ApolloAndy said:

Perhaps I can articulate the heart of the issue:

The math can tell you what margin of error you will have for a given sample space. This is not up for debate.

The math cannot tell you what margin of error is acceptable for your application. This is a judgment call.

Sorry to go back to this, but I lost track of this discussion as we went out of town right at this time.

But...

YES!

Like the others said, you managed to articulate the two levels of doing this quite nicely.

+1Loading

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2019, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...