Shivering Timbers takes top spot in popular wood coaster poll

Posted Monday, December 2, 2002 3:43 AM | Contributed by Darth Saambe

Mitch Hawker has posted the results of his wooden coaster poll. The poll uses an algorithm that intends to separate ride quality from rider quantity, so the sheer number of riders for a particular coaster doesn't weight the results. Shivering Timbers at Michigan's Adventure has again claimed the top spot, displacing Tonnerre de Zeus, which slid all the way to 10.

Read more from The Internet Roller Coaster Poll.

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Monday, December 2, 2002 8:31 AM

I kinda like Rideman's comment for Cyclops: "Its a great first half of a coaster". It's a really short ride, and that probably partially explains the double ride policy on it. (The other part would be they want to price it the same as a Go-Kart track)

I also agree with CPlaya - The DROP (note all capitals) while being the finest moment of ejector air (outside of Trebuchets in Eurpoean extreme sports clubs), is not the only course. The rides first drop is gut-wrenching and has some air, the second drop offers some nice out-of-your seat extended airtime, then there is the snappy turnaround into the speed hills, then comes THE DROP, follwed by a nice low altitude, fast station fly by. If only the ride were a bit longer.... I mean, like most CCI's it comes tearing into the brakes at full tilt. I mean, since Zeus wasn't built yet, they could have added a nice long Zeus-ian terrain out and back leg of bunny hops with nice floater air onto the end of Cyclops to create "The Perfect Ride"

BTW: I am surprised SOB ranked as highly as it did :)

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Monday, December 2, 2002 8:36 AM

Playa said: "Hey, I guess this makes me the first to whine about the results in this forum. If you must know, yes there's plenty of cheese on today's lunch already (ironically a four cheese and herb focaccia)."

Wwith FOUR cheeses and only one whine, I guess we still owe ya a few....;)

chris said: "I want a whole lotta the best stuff there is."....and THAT is why chris is CPG!

Congrats to Timbers (and Kara)...even if it WASN'T my personal fav, I appreciate the fact that these are opinions...

And as far as Villain, Jeff, I don't think it's that SFWoA *can't* take care of it, they seemed to do fine with BD....I think it's that they don't *care to care* for it....

bill, who has yet to get to BCK&C, but has it *on the short list*....and who WILL re-visit this thread, so be careful what you say about me...lol...;).

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Monday, December 2, 2002 9:00 AM
'Playa, I was merely commenting on the 'tiny plate'. I've not ridden Cyclops though my 'Info' is no longer kept up to date.
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Monday, December 2, 2002 9:16 AM

Hey, don't take the name of 'Clops in vain, buddy. You and your little minibike are no match for the Minivan of Justice...you'd catch a hood ornament right in the chin.

-'Playa

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Monday, December 2, 2002 9:23 AM
Yeah! Go Timbers!

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Monday, December 2, 2002 9:41 AM

Obviously my #21 ranking of Timbers had no affect on its performance in this year's poll. So much for the conspriracy theories....

Moosh

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Monday, December 2, 2002 9:42 AM

Just went down because of bandwidth...

-Jeff

http://americacoasters.com

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Monday, December 2, 2002 10:05 AM

Mitch's poll: Further proof Moosh has no taste! ;-

J/K there, Moosher. The poll results were very interesting. Count me among those who would like to see The Beast up higher. And I think Rolling Blunted is much much worse than PGA's Fizzly.

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Monday, December 2, 2002 10:13 AM

I wish we could ride number 22.

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Monday, December 2, 2002 10:16 AM

To bad Villain isn't maintained a well as Raven and Legend! The First year it opened it was great........now it's just its well……jus average and kind of bumpy. But I very happy my favorite woodie reins supreme!!!!

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Monday, December 2, 2002 10:24 AM
People these days ....how could Thunderhawk be rated only #71.

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Coaster count:32
top3 wood:Boulder Dash, Wildcat, Thunderhawk
top3 steel: Steel Force, Nitro, S:ROS@ SFNE

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Monday, December 2, 2002 10:42 AM
Honestly, I am a little taken aback at how low the PKI duo did this year. SOB deserves more credit than it gets. I mean come on, if you dont like rough coasters, dont ride woodies. And Beast has been drastically helped with offseason maintenance work. Just my thoughts. Anyway, I didnt see Racer for PKI on there at all. Anyone know how it did?

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Monday, December 2, 2002 10:56 AM
Bass joked:

"Mitch's poll: Further proof Moosh has no taste!"

How would you know? You've never tasted me, Bass!

Moosh - feels SOB gets as much credit as it deserves.

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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 12/2/2002. ***

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Monday, December 2, 2002 10:58 AM
SOB_TOM....you just didn't look down FAR enough.....#83? Yikes!

Edit: How come on MY ballot the kiddie coasters didn't just "fall to the bottom"....talk about *no taste*...;) *** This post was edited by rollergator on 12/2/2002. ***

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Monday, December 2, 2002 11:10 AM

'Playa, you're the one who made the analogy, if Cyclops should be mad at anyone it is the driver of the minivan of justice (lower case intentional). I have no desire to piss off what I hear is one of the baddest one-eyed-monster-woodies. Also, I'd have to be catching Big Dipper standup air on the mini-bike in order for my chin to be anywhere near the hood ornament.

Has the class all finished the Steel Poll.

Heh, heh, one-eyed-monster-woodie, steel pole.....

Shut up Beavis.

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Monday, December 2, 2002 11:25 AM

Don't make me open this sliding door. You wouldn't like that...

-CO

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Monday, December 2, 2002 11:42 AM

While the air on Cyclops is great. Phoenix and Screechin Eagle deliver that kind of air throughout their entire course.

Cyclops is good but I thought Zeus was the better of the too at the park. All cyclops had was the drop. The rest was very unimpressive.

All my nimber ones (I had 4) did quite well. Timbers, Phoenix, Cornball, and twister was not as high as it deserved to be.

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Monday, December 2, 2002 11:45 AM
'Playa, you gonna push one of your members out the door on me? Anyone but Moosh, the name sounds like the result. *** This post was edited by boblogone on 12/2/2002. ***
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Monday, December 2, 2002 12:19 PM

"Mooshed" is the result, Boblo ;)

Moosh - has "mooshed" many a men in my day...and a few women, too!

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Monday, December 2, 2002 12:35 PM

I've been Mooshed many a time in my travels with Mamoosh. He plans where he's going to sit on coasters very carefully, so that he comes flying into you when you least expect it. He's mental, I tell ya!

I did get my sweet revenge on Thunder Run, though. He picked the wrong seat for once (and he'd already been on it, and I hadn't!). I put my hands up and was having a good old time when that gnarly lateral on hill 3 threw me into him at warp speed. Did I say I was sorry? Hell no, I owed him!

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