Steel Coaster Poll Results

Sunday, March 9, 2008 4:44 PM
^Oh wow, and I thought that ballot{ 278Ballots so far = ,,,,,275} was bad with my earlier post. This just proves the validity of polls even this one. The problem with this poll is that people can lower rides like Superman easier than they can heighten them. I wonder if Mitch Hawke even accepted all the ballots. *** Edited 3/9/2008 8:44:51 PM UTC by GIGAFORCE01***
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Sunday, March 9, 2008 4:53 PM

GIGAFORCE01 said:
^Oh wow, and I thought that ballot{ 278Ballots so far = ,,,,,275} was bad with my earlier post. This just proves the validity of polls even this one.

It proves how it holds up even with the occasional attempt to sabotage.


The problem with this poll is that people can lower rides like Superman easier than they can heighten them.

Looks to me like the ballots in question had no effect whatsoever on the rankings.

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Sunday, March 9, 2008 5:07 PM
Enh. I could see 278 being actually legitamate. At least it could be argued. There's no question that 530 is intentional, especially with the jump to the 900's.
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Sunday, March 9, 2008 6:33 PM
All I have to say is that I would like to see more rides like the top 4. Arrow Suspendeds don't get enough credit, Eagle Fortress has been long overdue. Some of those Intamin coasters are amazing!
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Sunday, March 9, 2008 10:07 PM
I'm glad to see Goliath South at 7 tho I could see it around 5.
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Monday, March 10, 2008 12:01 AM
Everyone has a different opinion for what rides they like. In my opinion, I would never put the SFOG, SFOT, or SFStL mine trains in the 200's or 300's, but many people think of them like that. The polls say a boomerang is 331, but I really like them.

Well, in my opinion I would say that Revenge of the Mummy at 52 should be 200 something, and Titan at 64 should be 300. I also wonder how Steel Force at Dorney could be 86.

Everyone has different tastes of rides.

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Monday, March 10, 2008 10:04 AM
I really like Boomerangs as well. For some reason I think their placement at 331 is the result of "enthusiast snobbery"- after all, that's where everyone is taught they're supposed to be, right? I dunno, I guess mabe I'm just weird in that I would take a good Boomerang over a lot of other rides ranked higher on that list.
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Monday, March 10, 2008 10:12 AM
Alot of the B&M's and new Intamin's are much more like riding in a plane than in a coaster. That's what they are and they do a pretty darn good job at that! Same as El Toro.

Some rides are just really special to people. Whizzer, Mindbender, Tig'ger, (any Anton Shuttle loops) are all in my top 10. They are rare and for me, fun year after year... I can go back 10 years later and those rides are just as fun if not better.

Nitro, Raging Bull, Goliath (GA), Superman, Batman are all great rides. I like them - but I can get those experiences at alot of places. Some are different in design, but feel pretty much the same. And those obnoxious restraints... I'll take Magnum over any of them in an instant.

That's just my opinion - I do think they are good for the 'masses' as it were. But you see people and families going back to places like Indiana Beach, Knoebel's, Hershey, even Great America and Knott's - they are running to the classics. So I know I'm not alone.

When the novelty of Goliath wears off, I feel that Mindbender will be packed again (don't get me wrong - I like riding 15 times without moving while people wait in 1/2 hour lines - or longer- for the 'bigger' rides).

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Monday, March 10, 2008 12:21 PM

Rob Ascough said:
I really like Boomerangs as well. For some reason I think their placement at 331 is the result of "enthusiast snobbery"- after all, that's where everyone is taught they're supposed to be, right? I dunno, I guess mabe I'm just weird in that I would take a good Boomerang over a lot of other rides ranked higher on that list.
You're certainly weird.

They're crappy rides and snobbery doesn't have anything to do with it. :)

And what's the difference between a good Boomerang and a bad one?

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Monday, March 10, 2008 1:02 PM
^I like boomerangs! And I would call myself a coaster snob (but I am working on that to be honest...)

Some are better than others. Like any ride anywhere, if the bolts are tight, wheels are greased, etc. (ie: maintenance) they usually provide a less headache-inducing ride. I've been on a few that were totally nasty.

I would rather ride a boomerand or SLC than a Batman or Superman clone (I am not kidding).

It's all opinion... I mean, there was some kid overheard at HolidayWorld around '06 saying something to the effect of 'Voyage is good but has nothing on the Mean Streak' (again, I kid you not - maybe has something to do with the 'all things CP are superior' I dunno)

And just the fact that one boomerang out there is w/o shoulder bars - that seems to make me think the future is bright for boomerang experiences (as well as SLCs and ???...)

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Monday, March 10, 2008 1:20 PM
I'm all for allowing opinions. My opinion of them is very good though. :)

I actually have X ranked as my top coaster, which doesn't make me very popular.

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Monday, March 10, 2008 3:05 PM
I think Boomerangs and SLCs are great rides. SFKK's T2? Absolutely not. But I was pretty happy with CW's, EG's, and SFWOA/GL/MiAs. I'd welcome one at my home park--perhaps even (or especially) ahead of the more recent blandish CF B&Ms.

-'Playa

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Monday, March 10, 2008 4:12 PM
With a little loving care, the SLCs and Boomerangs can be really fun little rides; I like 'em too.

I also think the Big Blue Barcalounger is rated a little high at #4. But, no skin off my nose. This poll, like most others, is For Amusement Purposes Only.

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Monday, March 10, 2008 6:16 PM
^And the results are always rather amusing. ;)

Perhaps I'm the weirdest...WDW's Space Mountain is my number 2 steel (and I've ridden over 350 steel coasters for reference). SROS is number 1. I think Eagle's Fortress would easily grab one of the top three spots in my list.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008 9:27 AM
I'm with Brian and 'Playa- good Boomerangs and SLCs can be a lot of fun. They're certainly not the best rides in the world, but I don't think the good ones (which the poll clearly requests- not your least favorite) are close to being the coasters I would go out of my way to ignore.

^ I actually forgot to vote this year, but as I get around to more and more parks, I find myself appreciating rides like Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Gemini and sooperdooperlooper. I rank them ahead of Boomerangs and SLCs, and way ahead of some other rides that seem to be quite popular!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008 10:21 AM
^After this year's trip to SFFT, I can actually say the deterioration of theming on my once-favroite mine ride has once again put Big Thunder in a class by itself. Shame, too, because RRE was a fabulously-themed experience along with a VERY punchy mine-ride. The ride is still intense and fun, but the theming had fallen off SO much in a couple years' time....at least BTMRR is still (and always) VERY well-kept! :)

As far as Boomers and SLCs.....SLCs don't go backwards, so that's a big plus in my book. ;)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008 10:35 AM
So you don't like Invertigos? ;)
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008 10:51 AM
Space Mountain is certainly a great experience. I too have found an appreciation for similar rides as a rack up the credits.

I still can't imagine future appreciation for Boomer's or SLC's though.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008 11:14 AM
^^Rob, I like new experiences, period. Having experienced the DVs, they're fun, LOVE the intensity going forward. In reverse, I tend to bump my noggin a bit more than is comfortable, and that makes the overall ride suffer a bit. Cobra rolls forward are FAR from my favorite element, doing them backward is not QUITE waterboarding, but far too close for me to call "fun".

Still kind of annoyed I managed to miss Joker's Revenge/Jester...I don't know of any other full-circuit steel coasters that go backwards. I probably would have given it a "check" and a bad review....but it still would have been *unique*.

P.S. I still DO believe there are better and worse 'Rangs.....but even the best of 'em don't qualify as "re-rideable".

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008 2:57 PM
Rob and Playa agree on something? Looking out my window for 4 feet of snow. :)
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