Personal rollercoaster rating-scheme

Thursday, April 17, 2003 12:54 AM
Hi there!

I was just wondering if anyone of you has - and i'm sure many of you do - a personal rating-scheme for their ridden rollercoasters. And if you do have one, how does it look like?

Something like "Fun-factor: 0-7 / Intensity: 0-5 / Layout: 0-5 / Reride-factor: 0-2 / Any Bonus: 0-1 / makes a total of 0-20"

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Thursday, April 17, 2003 1:21 AM
I would let the Fun Factor be a bigger part of myy score, and about the bounus point I don't count against it if I didn't award the point like If I found a perfect coaster my score would be 20/19 or what ever would work on my system.

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Thursday, April 17, 2003 3:50 AM
Point System, well sort of. Before I "rank" my coasters I seperate wood and steel (they are too different I believe) and then give them a rating of 1-5 1 being Excellent! and 5 being Horrible. Excellent means I will re-ride that coaster until I die if at all possible and you can guess what horrible is. Then within the categorys I do my ranking (all excellents are above very good etc.)

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Thursday, April 17, 2003 3:56 AM
I find that some ride experiences are so different that they can't be compared. Most hypers/gigas get ranked into an ordered list, but I still have no idea where to put X or hypersonic. Wood has its own list as well, but for now, there are only four entries that were worth putting in (Viper GAm., Ghost Rider, Boulder Dash, Phoenix).

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Thursday, April 17, 2003 4:49 AM
Mine is simple:

Was that fun, and better than work? Please answer yes or no.

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Thursday, April 17, 2003 5:00 AM
I like it Jeff, too bad I don't know how work is...

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Thursday, April 17, 2003 6:21 AM
It's virtually impossible to be objective about ranking or rating coasters. There are multiple variables that must be taken into account, but virtually nobody does. For example, if I can ride Montu 10 times in a row without getting off because it's slow at BGT in February, how can I compare that to waiting 90 minutes for Alpengeist because the crew is stacking 3 trains? Obviously it will be more enjoyable for me to ride over and over, and that will affect my "ranking." Similarly, if it's pouring down rain the only time I ride Phantom's Revenge, but I have mulitple experiences on Magnum, how can I compare the two?

I just prefer to note whether or not I enjoyed the ride on that day at that time in those conditions. Going above and beyond that just seems silly.

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Thursday, April 17, 2003 6:30 AM
One of mine is how fast the line moves. I mean
S:ROS at SFNE is the best but I hate the wait times.
Nitro on the other hand........


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Thursday, April 17, 2003 12:07 PM
My rating system is pretty much on a 1-10 basis. Some coasters can get an 11 if they blow me away.

I basically rate for fun factor. The more fun a coaster is, the higher the rating. If it's rough and the roughness takes away from the fun, the score goes down. It's hard to explain. Whatever though. I just go to ride coasters!

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Thursday, April 17, 2003 12:40 PM
Jeff and I use the same system.

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Thursday, April 17, 2003 1:03 PM
I'm with Jeff, Mark, and Moosh on this one. I don't like to rate coasters. I just take a ride for what it is, not what it isn't. That doesn't mean that I still don't have my favorites.
*** This post was edited by AirTimeMan 4/17/2003 5:06:49 PM ***
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Thursday, April 17, 2003 5:48 PM
I prefer to rank coasters on a 1 (poor) to 10 (best) basis, and as a rule, only one coaster on my list can ever reach a perfect 10.0. The others rank behind the top coaster and are compared to that coaster, not necessarily in speed or intensity, but overall enjoyability.

As far as a "top ten", well, I do that ranking system as well, but I only rank ten coasters. Trying to compare coasters out of my top ten is very difficult to do. I generally like non top ten coasters but find it difficult to compare them against each other.

I think all things in life have to be ranked.

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Thursday, April 17, 2003 6:15 PM
My rating system: poor average good excelent.

CP & Dells Clash.

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Thursday, April 17, 2003 6:27 PM
I just ride it. If I like it, I ride it again. And again, and again...

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Thursday, April 17, 2003 8:19 PM
I have a slight extension of Jeff, Moosh, and Air Time Man's system: Coasters that blew me away, Caosters that I had an incredible amount of fun on, coasters I had a lot of fun on, and coasters I had fun on.

I suppose, theorectically, there could be a coaster I won't have any fun on... but I doubt it.

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Friday, April 18, 2003 11:34 AM
Once when i was bored I made up a spreadsheet rating all the rides I've been on. I factored in excitement, intensity, theming, pacing, design, presence, train design etc etc. Ofcourse each of these factors were weighted (for ex. Excitement would get a higher factor than lets say...theming) Nitro ended up at #1 with a rating of 8.96/10, with Superman close behind at 8.85. My top wood was Ghostrider at 8.58.
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Friday, April 18, 2003 11:48 AM
I have my track record in order from best to worst, and I use the "Griswold" scale to rate them. But it changes everytime I look at it (which is maybe once every 6 months) just because sometimes I feel FoF is the best ride on earth, and sometimes it's The Raven, and who knows why I think that.

But I agree with Mark W., half the rides on there I've ridden once. Some of them I can barely remember riding. Now how can I judge that against The Raven, which I rode nearly 25 times in a row? I can't really, but then again it doesn't matter, so who cares.

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Friday, April 18, 2003 12:18 PM
If I giggle a lot during the ride, it's a good one.

If I don't, then odds are it's not a good one.
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Friday, April 18, 2003 12:32 PM

chris said:
If I giggle a lot during the ride, it's a good one.

If I don't, then odds are it's not a good one.
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'The sickest thoughts I ever had make my day less of a drag.' - We Regazzi


Chris likes almost everything he rides then... ;-)

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Friday, April 18, 2003 12:42 PM
Giggle?!? olol ur a girl!!!!!12111one

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