Steel and Wood Coasters, rank together or apart?

Thursday, June 2, 2005 9:48 PM
Reading another thread I noticed that some people rank wooden and steel roller coasters together. I happen to put them on two seperate lists because I think the experiences are so unique I couldnt imagine trying to come up with a single list. Im just curious, who ranks/or if they did rank rank them together and who ranks/or would rank them apart and why?
Thursday, June 2, 2005 10:37 PM
I have an impossible time even trying to rank the different steel rides together. How do you compare an invert and a hyper?

I can rank my top 10, but after that everything falls into broad categories of "very good," "good," "fair," "poor," and "Mean Streak."

Thursday, June 2, 2005 10:39 PM
Same here, olsor. I do have mine ranked, all 123. Then I have the wood and steel in catagories, since I just split the rankings in two, and I've yet to ride a plastic coaster:).
Thursday, June 2, 2005 11:02 PM
Can you rank rides in Colorado in the same catagory as rides in florida? The air is clearly thinner in Colorado, leaving you with a completely different experience. I say you can rank steal and wood coasters against one another, but only if they are dueling.
Thursday, June 2, 2005 11:32 PM
I rank em separate just for comparison of the same types.

I still go through my list and the first steel that comes up is #15 being S:ROS at SFNE.

Chuck, who ranks worst to first and is very confused on his top ten, because my favorite of them is the one IM on at the moment.

Thursday, June 2, 2005 11:52 PM
Definately seperate. My Favorite Steel would be too far down on the list compared to wood, and it would look like I favor wood, which isn't necessarily true.
Friday, June 3, 2005 12:49 AM
I rank together, but I only rank my top 10. Any further would be WAY to much work.

#1 is MF and #2 is Beast. Sometimes I invert those Two depending on my mood that day.

Friday, June 3, 2005 1:04 AM
I have a hard enough time just ranking wood coasters against wood coasters, mixing wood and steel isn't worth my effort.

For the most part, I just use the general categories of "Excellent!", "Very Good", "Good", "Decent", "Poor", "Sucky", and "Just for the credit" over in my track record...

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Friday, June 3, 2005 9:06 AM
I can't rank coasters. My mood changes too often and I like variety anyway. Yeah, Wyandot's Sea Dragon isn't as exciting as Knoebels Phoenix but it isn't supposed to be so why compare them?

In fact, I couldn't even tell you my track record.

But that's not to say I don't have my preferences and the only steel rides that I can honestly say I like a lot are Phantom's Revenge and certain mice. Wood is where it's at, the rest are just "meh."

Friday, June 3, 2005 9:23 AM
I *can* mix the two lists and I suppose for my top ten at least, I do (The Legend, Lightning Racer, Raging Bull, SRoS (SFA/DL), Phantom's Revenge, Montu, Son Of Beast, Hercules, Mr. Freeze (SFoT/StL)). But like others have hinted at, this list is very fluid. I can only say that The Legend is my favorite coaster and nothing has really challenged that. Every other spot on the list, however, depends on my mood. Most days Raging Bull is my announced favorite steelie, but catch me on one of those other days and I might say PR or Freeze.

Similarly, rides like Texas Cyclone, Raven, Viper (SFGAm),Top Gun: The Jet Coaster, MF and Mille all hover in that "top-ish" range. So all of them are in my "favorites" group.

The funny thing about rankings though is that nobody really cares what the other people really think. Basically they want to see if you agree with them (so they can have a co-signer) or disagree withthem (which makes you an idiot) ;)

lata, jeremy

Sunday, June 5, 2005 12:00 AM
Waaayyy to hard to rank them together. They're too different. But hey if you can decide, knock yourself out.

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