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Your Top 10 in Years

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by Sandman, May 15, 2016.

  1. Imagineer Josh

    Imagineer Josh Member

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    I want to bring this topic back, I like the idea.

    1. Lightning Rod (2017)
    2. Maverick (2016)
    3. Goliath (SFGAm) (2014)
    4. Mystery Mine (2017)
    5. Thunderhead (2017)
    6. Millennium Force (2016)
    7. Magnum XL-200 (2016)
    8. Banshee (2016)
    9. Beast (2016)
    10. Goliath (SFOG) (2015)
     
  2. witchfinder

    witchfinder Active Member

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    Couple of golden oldies in my list, with virtually everything else from last year!

    1. Taron (2016)
    2. Nemesis (1994)
    3. Furius Baco (2016)
    4. Shambhala (2016)
    5. Black Mamba (2016)
    6. Saw: The Ride (2014)
    7. Wild Mouse (1983 - probably the first proper coaster I ever rode!)
    8. Swarm (2014)
    9. Rita (2016)
    10. The Smiler (2016)
     
  3. Edward M

    Edward M Well-Known Member

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    Updating time! Amazing how much my top has changed in just a year!

    1. Lightning Rod (2016)
    2. X2 (2017)
    3. Outlaw Run (2013)
    4. Voyage (2016)
    5. Fury 325 (2016)
    6. Kumba (2014)
    7. Shambhala (2014)
    8. Millennium Force (2012)
    9. El Toro (2012)
    10. Beast (2012)

    Looks like recent rides are dominating that top 5. Maybe I need to make my way back to the rest of the top 10!
     
  4. TMCoasters

    TMCoasters Active Member

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    1) Maverick (2016)
    2) Boulder Dash (2013)
    3) Skyrush (2016)
    4) Superman The Ride (2014)
    5) Wicked Cyclone (2015)
    6) El Toro (2015)
    7) Storm Runner (2016)
    8) Phoenix (2016)
    9) Nitro (2015)
    10) Millennium Force (2016)
     
  5. Sanchezmran

    Sanchezmran Well-Known Member

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    1. Skyrush (2015)
    2. Boulder Dash (2013)
    3. Beast (2016)
    4. Millennium Force (2012)
    5. Nemesis (2014)
    6. Maverick (2012)
    7. Mako (2017)
    8. Phoenix (2016)
    9. Top Thrill Dragster (2012)
    10. Storm Chaser (2016)
     
  6. Hixee

    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    This has highlighted to me how many of my top coasters came from two trips. The USA Lives and add-ons in 2010 and 2016. :D

    1. Lightning Rod (2016)
    2. Boulder Dash (2010)
    3. X2 (2013)
    4. Fury 325 (2016)
    5. Skyrush (2016)
    6. Outlaw Run (2013)
    7. El Toro (2010)
    8. Maverick (2010)
    9. Nemesis (2004)
    10. Voyage (2010)

    Although this has, once again, highlighted to me that I want to have a re-think of my Top 10...
     
  7. Will

    Will Well-Known Member

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    Katun (2009)
    Nemesis (2000)
    Helix (2016)
    Vampire (2015)
    Expedition Ge Force (2008)
    Colossos (2009)
    Dragon Khan (2008)
    Black Mamba (2008)
    Wodan (2014)
    Behemoth (2015)

    The Eurolives of 2008-9 made a lot of difference to my list, which hasn't changed a great deal since. I doubt it'll change this year, with the parks I have in mind - but we shall see.
     
  8. Sythe

    Sythe Active Member

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    1. Skyrush (2014)
    2. Diamondback (2016)
    3. Fury 325 (2016)
    4. Intimidator 305 (2014)
    5. New Texas Giant (2015)
    6. Iron Rattler (2015)
    7. El Toro (2015)
    8. Superman the Ride (2015)
    9. Maverick (2011)
    10. Millennium Force (2011)

    I've ridden coasters before then but for whatever reason none of them placed in my top 10.

    Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
     
  9. Hyde

    Hyde Matt SR Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    1. Ravine Flyer II (2009)
    2. Maverick (2007)
    3. X2 (2012)
    4. Skyrush (2012)
    5. Outlaw Run (2014)
    6. Fury 325 (2015)
    7. Storm Chaser (2016)
    8. MF (2004)
    9. TTD (2004)
    10. Iron Rattler (2014)
     
  10. Howie

    Howie Well-Known Member

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    Helix 2016
    Nemesis 1994
    X2 2010
    Wildfire 2016
    Kingda Ka 2014
    Revenge of the Mummy (Fl) 2007
    Dragon Khan 2006
    El Toro 2014
    Behemoth 2012
    Tatsu 2010
     
  11. Coaster Hipster

    Coaster Hipster Well-Known Member

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    1 - Expedition GeForce (2015)
    2 - Superman the Ride (2016)
    3 - El Toro (2016)
    4 - Goliath @ Walibi Holland (2005)
    5 - Wicked Cyclone (2016)
    6 - Alpina Blitz (2015)
    7 - Nitro @ SFGAdv (2016)
    8 - Kingda Ka (2016)
    9 - Superman: Ultimate Flight @ SFGAdv (2016)
    10 - The Monster @ Waligator (2015)

    Almost my entire top 10 comes from the previous 2 years, with Goliath WH being the odd exception. I really started to purposely travel around for creds in 2015 so that explains why. Before that I was more of a 'Youtube enthusiast' and RCT3 gamer then :)
     
  12. MestnyiGeroi

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    Out of all those lists, only seven instances of a favorite coaster being first ridden in the 1900s. Does that mean this a relatively young crowd, or does that mean that almost all the best coasters in the world are built recently? And if you think it's got to be the latter, does that not say we are truly living in a golden age of coasters?
     
  13. DelPiero

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    1 - Skyrush - 2013
    2 - El Toro - 2015
    3 - Taron - 2016
    4 - Helix - 2014
    5 - Wildfire - 2016
    6 - Wicked Cyclone - 2015
    7 - Boulder Dash - 2015
    8 - Phoenix - 2015
    9 - Expedition GeForce -2014
    10 - Nitro - 2015

    To this point - Mine all have dates from 2013 onwards, but some of these are well over 15 years old, especially the ones at the back end. While i'm not young by any stretch, I just got into the great game a few years back. Yes, my top 5 is made up of coasters built in the last 5 years, because of the technology and boundary pushing that the companies are being tasked with, so it's a mix of both youthfulness and a better recent product.
    Opening Years
    1 - Skyrush - 2012
    2 - El Toro - 2006
    3 - Taron - 2016
    4 - Helix - 2014
    5 - Wildfire - 2016
    6 - Wicked Cyclone - 2015
    7 - Boulder Dash - 2000
    8 - Phoenix - 1985
    9 - Expedition GeForce - 2001
    10 - Nitro - 2001
     
  14. Jordanovichy

    Jordanovichy Credit Whore 2016 Staff Member Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    1. Eejanaika 2015
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    4. Shambhala 2014
    5. Dinoconda 2016
    6. Montu 2014
    7. Steel Dragon 2000 2015
    8. Extreme Rusher 2016
    9. Dodonpa 2016
    10. Wildfire 2016

    Last year was pretty good ;)
     
  15. JJLehto

    JJLehto Well-Known Member

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    1. Wicked Cyclone (2015)
    2. MForce (2001 yeah that one held on for a while)
    3. I305 (2012)
    4. Skyrush (2012 opening day)
    5. El Toro (2006)
    6. Bizarro SFNE (2014)
    7. Phoenix (1999 or 2000)
    8. Boulder Dash (2013)
    9. Maverick (2010)
    10. Storm Runner (2004)
     
  16. JJLehto

    JJLehto Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmmm, that's tough especially since I'm only 28 and started riding coasters in 98/99 to begin with. However, I do think it's the latter. Because on this forum as well as TPR there are plenty of people in their 40s and 50s whose top lists tend to have lots of post 90s rides. I mean my parents would marvel at how the best they had was "Wow that has some loops", runaway mine trains, classic woodies when they were kids...then saw MForce, Storm Runner, TTD, even newer smoother more intense woodies. And I think just looking at coasters lots of innovations didn't seem to occur until the 90s, and it was post 2000 that things really took off. Look at older rides, they're fun, some are classics but I think it's clear they just dont really compare. Technology improves always with time, cars, appliances...coasters are the same
     
  17. MestnyiGeroi

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    Yeah, I think it is remarkable how much coasters built in the last 17 years dominate everyone's top lists. We are living in an amazing time for coasters -- it's more than technological evolution; it's an explosion, a renaissance-style flowering.
     
  18. Imagineer Josh

    Imagineer Josh Member

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    Update now that I've finished the 2017 season

    1. Voyage (2017)
    2. Lightning Rod (2017)
    3. Maverick (2016)
    4. X2 (2017)
    5. Twisted Colossus (2017)
    6. Storm Chaser (2017)
    7. Goliath (SFGAm) (2014)
    8. Magnum XL-200 (2016)
    9. Tatsu (2017)
    10. Millennium Force (2016)

    2017 was by far my biggest year. I'm looking forward to New Jersey, Branson, and Europe in 2018!
     
  19. Howie

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    Just curious, but why has your 2017 season ended so soon? It's only June dude.
     
  20. IG9887

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    1. Skyrush- 2012
    2. Iron Rattler- 2016
    3. Phoenix- 2015
    4. Storm Runner- 2013
    5. Superman (SFFT)- 2016
    6. Dominator- 2016
    7. Volcano- 2016
    8. Impulse- 2015
    9. Batman (SFFT)- 2016
    10. Flying Turns- 2015
    2016 was one heck of a year for me and this year should be too with 1 high quality park and 1-2 lower grades planned as it is. Should add some variety to my list...
     

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