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New wooden coaster poll

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by peep, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. peep

    peep Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Not another one.
    The spelling isn't perfect, but the method is decent. Wonder what the policy is on not having enough votes for something.
    Assume they went for wood because it's a lot less work.;)
     
  3. davidm

    davidm Well-Known Member

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    took a liitle while, but did this.

     
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    It's about damn time there's a new ballot in the style of Mitch Hawker! I truly became an enthusiast around the time the 2013 results came out, so I was just short of ever doing one. Just sent mine in!

    1, Voyage-Holiday World-USAIN
    2, Lightning Rod-Dollywood-USATN
    3, Goliath-SF Great America-USAIL
    4, Cornball Express-Indiana Beach-USAIN
    5, Beast-Kings Island-USAOH
    6, Legend-Holiday World-USAIN
    7, Thunderhead-Dollywood-USATN
    8, American Eagle (Red)-SF Great America-USAIL
    8, American Eagle (Blue)-SF Great America-USAIL
    9, Screamin Eagle-SF StLouis-USAMO
    10, American Thunder-SF StLouis-USAMO
    11, Viper-SF Great America-USAIL
    12, Giant Dipper-Belmont Park-USACA
    13, Apocalypse-SF Magic Mountain-USACA
    14, Timberhawk Ride of Prey-Wild Waves-USAWA
    15, Hoosier Hurricane-Indiana Beach-USAIN
    16, Boss-SF StLouis-USAMO
    17, Raven-Holiday World-USAIN
    18, Lost Coaster of Superstition Mtn-Indiana Beach-USAIN
    19, Thunder Run-Kentucky Kingdom-USAKY
    20, Blue Streak-Cedar Point-USAOH
    21, Racer (Blue)-Kings Island-USAOH
    22, Great American Scream Machine-SF Over Georgia-USAGA
    23, Cyclops-Mt Olympus-USAWI
    24, Woodstock Express-Kings Island-USAOH
    25, Little Dipper-SF Great America-USAIL
    26, Hades360-Mt Olympus-USAWI
    27, Pegasus-Mt Olympus-USAWI
    28, Georgia Cyclone-SF Over Georgia-USAGA
     
  5. Will

    Will Well-Known Member

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    I liked this poll, though it was complicated by my #1 being SBNO, meaning I had to sort from Wodan - Coaster Express.

    Made me realise how many utterly forgettable wooden coasters there are in Europe - Loup Garou, Falken, Anaconda, Robin Hood to name just a few.
     
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    'Of the voters who filled in their location, roughly 45% of them are outside the US.'

    Surely we can do better than that.
     
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  8. Imagineer Josh

    Imagineer Josh Active Member

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    Wow, interesting!

    Here's the Top 15...
    1. Wildfire - Kolmarden
    2. Lightning Rod - Dollywood
    3. T Express - Everland
    4. Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City
    5. Voyage - Holiday World
    6. Phoenix - Knoebels
    7. Cu Chulainn - Tayto Park
    8. Ravine Flyer II - Waldameer
    9. El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure
    10. Gold Striker - California's Great America
    11. Mystic Timbers - Kings Island
    12. Goliath - Six Flags Great America
    13. Balder - Liseberg
    14. Coaster - PNE Playland
    15. Troy - Toverland

    And the bottom 15...
    157. Sea Dragon - Columbus Zoo
    158. Ghoster Coaster - Canada's Wonderland
    159. Tyrolean Tubtwist - Joyland
    160. Little Dipper - Six Flags Great America
    161. Woodstock Express - Kings Dominion
    162. Woodstock Express - Carowinds
    163. Zach's Zoomer - Michigan's Adventure
    164. Woodstock Express - Kings Island
    165. Blue Flyer - Blackpool Pleasure Beach
    166. Hawnted House - Camden Park
    167. Devil's Den - Conneaut Lake Park
    168. Grizzly - California's Great America
    169. Bandit - Movie Park Germany
    170. Coaster Express - Parque Warner Madrid
    171. Anaconda - Walygator Parc

    Interesting results... some of them are surprising! Overall, I'm glad it came back. I'm already excited for the 2018 poll later this year!
     
  9. Will

    Will Well-Known Member

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    A little surprised to see Chu Chulainn so high up - I knew it wasn't bad, but had no idea it was that highly rated!

    Also - is Anaconda really that bad - I just remember it being a bit of a non-event.
     
  10. Jim in Canada

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    Greetings, all. I'm the guy who got the poll up and running. Firstly, THANK YOU to everyone who voted and helped make the inaugural year a success.
    The feedback on the results has been mostly positive (El Toro's ranking has some fanboys crying foul, as expected) and some of the parks have even taken notice. I've had some nice feedback from a couple of the smaller parks who are thrilled that they're getting some recognition.
    A couple months ago, Grant Barker came on board to help with the coding. His help was invaluable - I had working code to run the poll, but his help and additions really made sifting through the results a lot easier. He was also the one who funneled everything into a color-coded spreadsheet, so if you've been having fun playing with that, he's the one to thank.
    Going forward, we're hoping to do two main additions:
    1. Web-based drag/drop voting for those who hate working with text files (we'd still have the text ballots available) as well as spreadsheet-based voting. Both of those things were requested by people who voted this time around.
    2. (god help us) Doing a steel poll as well.
    When Mitch was doing his poll, someone named Jordan Hatch had done a drag/drop version that was very popular. I've looked through all my contacts and I don't seem to have his information. If someone knows how to contact him, please email me or send me a PM.
     
  11. Jim in Canada

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    I hear ya. Only 6 of my all-time top ten woodies ran in 2017.
     
  12. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Thanks for giving it a go @Jim in Canada! It will be great to see how this can develop over the years.
     
  13. Jim in Canada

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    Looking at your profile avatar and signature pic, I'm guessing you were pretty stoked with the results. Lightning Rod almost came in #1. It's also my personal #1, but I haven't been on Wildfire yet, so we'll see how it goes after the Scandi trip this year.
     
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    Im genuinely surprised as to how low Boulder Dash has been rated, especially considering it used to be my number 1. I suppose it really did ride like crap this last year and it's now started to get overhyped? Interesting..
    looks fun, I'll keep my eye out for the next poll.
     
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    I doubt he'd have a problem with me putting this publicly since the info could be found through google:
    https://twitter.com/1jh - he's on another forum I frequent :)
     
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    1. Lightning Rod-Intense&Fun
    2. T Express- A piece of Intamin airtime machine. Also the closest woodie in my home. REALLY long, and the highest woodie.
    3. Wildfire- Personally considered #2 is Wildfire or T Express. It's the highest woodie, and great inversion but SHORT
    4. El Toro- Really fast, and high amount of airtime. BUT SHORT
    5. Beast(KI)- REALLLLLY long, and fun, but bumpier than Intamins.
    6. Jupiter-Kijima Kogen- Long, fun but not as tall.
    7. Goliath- Just good

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    99. Hurler(Closed)
    100.White Cyclone(Closed by RMC)- really s**ks.
     
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    Heads-up, this is being run again this year;
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    I may have missed something, but I didn't partake last year and so I'm not on the mailing list - how is he sharing stuff to a 'wider audience'?

    Got loads of time on the train in the next month or two, so having an excuse to sit and sort my coasters out might be good. :p
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    We will keep the community in the loop when the ballots drop November 1. Anyone can also email Ello Coaster at editor@ellocoaster.com to join their listserv.

    Here's the email that was sent out yesterday:

     
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    There's a Facebook page and a (lesser-used) Twitter - plus awesome sites such as this one that discuss it and spread the word.
    I'm very cognizant about NOT spamming people, so I don't send out emails to anyone who hasn't specifically asked to be included on the mailing list - and even those people don't get anything from me other than ballots and updates when rankings are posted, etc.
     

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