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TPSou

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Haven't posted in here in a while, so here ya go:

1. SkyRush
2. Taron
3. Steel Vengeance
4. Formula Rossa
5. The Voyage
6. Helix
7. Oz Iris
8. Hyperion
9. Dinoconda
10. Maverick
Nice to see Formula Rossa so high against great coasters, hopefully we get out to it next year

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Heth

New Member
My top 10 isn't just about the tracks but the experience as a whole, inclusive of theming and also whether it holds a special place in my heart for other reasons.

1. Taron
2. Baron 1898
3. Joris en de Draak
4. Blue Fire
5. Revenge of the Mummy (USO)
6. Space Mountain (Disneyland Paris)
7. Stealth
8. Wodan
9. Wicker Man
10. Expedition Everest

Positions 6-10 are debatable. Disneyland Paris' and WDW's rides dominated my top 10 for ages, but I've not been back since I started visiting new parks in Europe. It is hard to compare how much i like a ride i ride 5 times in 2019 with one I last rode in 2012!

B&M used to be in my top 10 more, but as time goes on my tolerance for high forces goes down. Objectively Nemesis and Black Mamba would be in my top 10, but nowadays I can only ride them once a day, so dont really function as favourites for reriding anymore.
 

Snoo

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I had no idea I'd gain so many creds at IAAPA! 12 new creds at parks I hadn't visited in a LONG time as well as the show itself. THAT BEING SAID! We do have some movement:

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1 Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point
2 Lightning Rod - Dollywood
3 Boulder Dash - Lake Compounce
4 El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure
5 Goliath - Six Flags Great America
6 Voyage - Holiday World
7 Wildfire - Kolmarden
8 Fury 325 - Carowinds
9 Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City
10 Storm Chaser - Kentucky Kingdom


11 Mine Blower - Fun Spot Kissimmee
12 Copperhead Strike - Carowinds
13 Maverick - Cedar Point
14 Phoenix - Knoebels
15 Afterburn - Carowinds
16 Banshee - Kings Island
17 Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood
18 Boardwalk Bullet - Kemah Boardwalk
19 Wicked Cyclone - Six Flags New England
20 Top Thrill Dragster - Cedar Point
21 Lightning Run - Kentucky Kingdom
22 X2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain
23 Steel Curtain - Kennywood
24 Montu - Busch Gardens Tampa
25 Kumba - Busch Gardens Tampa

26 Behemoth - Canada's Wonderland
27 Tatsu - Six Flags Magic Mountain
28 Mystic Timbers - Kings Island
29 Millennium Force - Cedar Point
30 MaxxForce - Six Flags Great America

I forgot how good Montu and Kumba were and definitely deserved a spot. My top 14 remains unchanged. Past that had some rearranging. Outside of that, that was my last trip of 2019. 2020 here I come!
 

Smithy

Well-Known Member
And another rejig coming;

1. Balder
2. Helix
3. Taron
4. Shambhala
5. Wickerman
6. Nemesis
7. Blue Fire
8. Silver Star
9. Black Mamba
10. Dragon Khan
Since this post last year I think I've done PA again, Ferrari Land, Blackpool, Thorpe and Efteling. As such, there's been a slight re-jigging and one new addition.

1. Balder
2. Helix
3. Shambhala
4. Taron
5. Joris (Water)
6. Wickerman
7. Nemesis
8. Blue Fire
9. Silver Star
10. Black Mamba

Dragon Khan finally drops out having been my number 1 for ages before I started travelling a bit more. Icon is just outside, as is Swarm. Joris (Fire) also is a near miss but just wasn't running as well.
 

witchfinder

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Season well and truly over so here’s last year’s top ten:
1. Taron
2. Nemesis
3. Wicked Cyclone
4. Goliath (SFOG)
5. Furius Baco
6. Shambhala
7. Mako
8. Superman (SFNE)
9. Storm Chaser
10. Icon
And here’s this year’s, and there have been some changes!

1. Taron
2. Wicked Cyclone
3. Goliath (SFOG)
4. Shambhala
5. Nemesis
6. Hyperion
7. Mako
8. Superman (SFNE)
9. Storm Chaser
10. Icon

So the first major change is Furius Baco dropping out completely after me re-riding it a few weeks ago on rows other than the front. Still a fun coaster but not top ten worthy by any means due to the roughness.

The second is even more dramatic as I’ve decided to move Nemesis down my list. I’ve ridden it a lot this year and while I still love it, I have to admit that I’ve probably been rating it too highly due to nostalgia and after riding Shambhala 11 times earlier this month I have to concede that it is better than Nemesis. However, I also still believe that Wicked Cyclone and Goliath are better than ShammyB, so the only solution is to drop Nemmy down to fifth.

My only new entry this year is Hyperion, but there were a few other candidates such as Lech, Formula and Red Force which were all very enjoyable but didn’t quite make the cut.

Once again, since I have no woodies in my top ten at the moment, here's my current top ten woodies with a couple of new entries this year:

1. Thunderhead
2. Joris en de Draak - Fire
3. Wild Mouse (BPB)
4. Timber Terror
5. The Comet (Great Escape)
6. Troy
7. Tremors
8. Mine Blower
9. Joris en de Draak - Water
10. Wicker Man

I’m expecting to ride Wildfire, Helix, Balder, Untamed and Zadra in 2020 so there’s potential for my top ten to change significantly in 12 month’s time! :D
 

Snoo

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Season well and truly over so here’s last year’s top ten:


And here’s this year’s, and there have been some changes!

1. Taron
2. Wicked Cyclone
3. Goliath (SFOG)
4. Shambhala
5. Nemesis
6. Hyperion
7. Mako
8. Superman (SFNE)
9. Storm Chaser
10. Icon

So the first major change is Furius Baco dropping out completely after me re-riding it a few weeks ago on rows other than the front. Still a fun coaster but not top ten worthy by any means due to the roughness.

The second is even more dramatic as I’ve decided to move Nemesis down my list. I’ve ridden it a lot this year and while I still love it, I have to admit that I’ve probably been rating it too highly due to nostalgia and after riding Shambhala 11 times earlier this month I have to concede that it is better than Nemesis. However, I also still believe that Wicked Cyclone and Goliath are better than ShammyB, so the only solution is to drop Nemmy down to fifth.

My only new entry this year is Hyperion, but there were a few other candidates such as Lech, Formula and Red Force which were all very enjoyable but didn’t quite make the cut.

Once again, since I have no woodies in my top ten at the moment, here's my current top ten woodies with a couple of new entries this year:

1. Thunderhead
2. Joris en de Draak - Fire
3. Wild Mouse (BPB)
4. Timber Terror
5. The Comet (Great Escape)
6. Troy
7. Tremors
8. Mine Blower
9. Joris en de Draak - Water
10. Wicker Man

I’m expecting to ride Wildfire, Helix, Balder, Untamed and Zadra in 2020 so there’s potential for my top ten to change significantly in 12 month’s time! :D
You got yourself a combined list anywhere? Also.. THE COMET?

 

witchfinder

Member
You got yourself a combined list anywhere? Also.. THE COMET?
I had a combined Top 50(ish) on Coaster-Count but their favourites function is not available at the moment. As for The Comet, I liked it :) but it is probably more illustrative of the overall quality of the woodies I've ridden than anything else. Some of the rides lower on the list I have only ridden once or twice so it's hard to gauge how good or bad they are from that.
 

Snoo

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I had a combined Top 50(ish) on Coaster-Count but their favourites function is not available at the moment. As for The Comet, I liked it :) but it is probably more illustrative of the overall quality of the woodies I've ridden than anything else. Some of the rides lower on the list I have only ridden once or twice so it's hard to gauge how good or bad they are from that.
Alright got ya. And man get on some WOOD son! :)
 

Snoo

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Since it's the new year, here is my unedited top 30!

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1 Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point
2 Lightning Rod - Dollywood
3 Boulder Dash - Lake Compounce
4 El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure
5 Goliath - Six Flags Great America
6 Voyage - Holiday World
7 Wildfire - Kolmarden
8 Fury 325 - Carowinds
9 Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City
10 Storm Chaser - Kentucky Kingdom


11 Mine Blower - Fun Spot Kissimmee
12 Copperhead Strike - Carowinds
13 Maverick - Cedar Point
14 Phoenix - Knoebels
15 Afterburn - Carowinds
16 Banshee - Kings Island
17 Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood
18 Boardwalk Bullet - Kemah Boardwalk
19 Wicked Cyclone - Six Flags New England
20 Top Thrill Dragster - Cedar Point
21 Lightning Run - Kentucky Kingdom
22 X2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain
23 Steel Curtain - Kennywood
24 Montu - Busch Gardens Tampa
25 Kumba - Busch Gardens Tampa
26 Behemoth - Canada's Wonderland
27 Tatsu - Six Flags Magic Mountain
28 Mystic Timbers - Kings Island
29 Millennium Force - Cedar Point
30 MaxxForce - Six Flags Great America
 

Youngster Joey

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Since it's the new year, here is my unedited top 30!
not a bad idea


1: Steel Vengeance
2: Lightning Rod
3: Voyage
4: Storm Chaser
5: Outlaw Run
6: Goliath (SFGrAm)
7: Shambhala
8: Phoenix
9: Maverick
10: Twisted Timbers
11: Leap the Dips
12: El Toro
13: Space Mountain (WDW)
14: Thunderbird
15: Phantom's Revenge
16: Lightning Run
17: Matterhorn Bobsleds
18: Superman (SFNE)
19: Mystic Timbers
20: Leviathan
21: Fury 325
22: Wicked Cyclone
23: Banshee
24: Boulder Dash
25: Ravine Flyer II
26: Top Thrill Dragster
27: Bobsleds
28: Afterburn
29: Firechaser Express
30: Behemoth
 

Matt N

Well-Known Member
At the start of the new year, and after some moves following my previous post, my top 30 currently stands at:
(moved rides in italics)
  1. Mako (SeaWorld Orlando)
  2. Icon (Blackpool Pleasure Beach
  3. Montu (Busch Gardens Tampa)
  4. SheiKra (Busch Gardens Tampa)
  5. Mine Blower (Fun Spot Kissimmee)
  6. The Swarm (Thorpe Park)
  7. Nemesis (Alton Towers)
  8. Wicker Man (Alton Towers)
  9. Kraken (SeaWorld Orlando)
  10. Kumba (Busch Gardens Tampa)
  11. Nemesis Inferno (Thorpe Park)
  12. Megafobia (Oakwood)
  13. Stealth (Thorpe Park)
  14. Incredible Hulk (Universal's Islands of Adventure)
  15. Rock'n'Rollercoaster (Disney's Hollywood Studios)
  16. Galactica (Alton Towers)
  17. Revenge of the Mummy (Universal Studios Florida)
  18. Oblivion (Alton Towers)
  19. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit (Universal Studios Florida)
  20. Cheetah Hunt (Busch Gardens Tampa)
  21. Space Mountain Alpha (Disney's Magic Kingdom)
  22. Thirteen (Alton Towers)
  23. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts (Universal Studios Florida)
  24. Slinky Dog Dash (Disney's Hollywood Studios)
  25. Expedition Everest (Disney's Animal Kingdom)
  26. Avalanche (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)
  27. Runaway Mine Train (Alton Towers)
  28. Big One (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)
  29. Manta (SeaWorld Orlando)
  30. Cobra's Curse (Busch Gardens Tampa)
So, that's my start of 2020 top 30! I would go more in-depth with the top 10 and give ratings and so forth, but I haven't currently got a lot of time and the descriptions haven't really changed since last time!

Rather interestingly, none of the coasters I rode at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland yesterday made the top 30 for me. If you're interested, the coasters there are ranked as follows for me:
  1. Olympia Looping (#38 overall)
  2. Euro Coaster (#54 overall)
  3. Spinning Coaster (#63 overall)
  4. Ice Mountain (#66 overall)
  5. Wilde Maus XXL (#69 overall)
 
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Antinos

Slut for Spinners
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I like it!

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  1. Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point
  2. Lightning Rod - Dollywood
  3. Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City
  4. Goliath - Six Flags Great America
  5. Voyage - Holiday World
  6. Superman - The Ride/Bizarro - Six Flags New England
  7. Boulder Dash - Lake Compounce
  8. El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure
  9. Maverick - Cedar Point
  10. Fury 325 - Carowinds

  11. Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster - Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  12. Storm Chaser - Kentucky Kingdom
  13. X2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain
  14. Tatsu - Six Flags Magic Mountain
  15. Twisted Cyclone - Six Flags Over Georgia
  16. Roar-O-Saurus - Storyland
  17. Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood
  18. Banshee - Kings Island
  19. Joker - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
  20. Copperhead Strike - Carowinds

  21. Mine Blower - Fun Spot America Kissimmee
  22. Wicked Cyclone - Six Flags New England
  23. Ravine Flyer II - Waldameer
  24. Boardwalk Bullet - Kemah Boardwalk
  25. New Texas Giant - Six Flags Over Texas
  26. Twisted Colossus - Six Flags Magic Mountain
  27. Superman Krypton Coaster - Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  28. Mako - Sea World Orlando
  29. Thunderbird - Holiday World
  30. Skyrush - hersheypark

Get it!
 

Hyde

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Not much changed for 2019 - only saw 1 new roller coaster make it into my Top 25 (Steel Curtain at #20). Much of the season was spent visiting local parks vs. new parks; 2020 should help add some new flavors to the list!
RankCoasterPark
1Steel VengeanceCedar Point
2VoyageHoliday World
3Storm ChaserKentucky Kingdom
4MaverickCedar Point
5X2Six Flags Magic Mountain
6Outlaw RunSilver Dollar City
7SkyrushHersheypark
8Fury 325Carowinds
9Intimidator 305Kings Dominion
10Ravine Flyer IIWaldameer
11Millennium ForceCedar Point
12Top Thrill DragsterCedar Point
13Twisted TimbersKings Dominion
14Iron RattlerSix Flags Fiesta Texas
15New Texas GiantSix Flags Over Texas
16GoliathSix Flags Over Georgia
17Storm RunnerHersheypark
18TatsuSix Flags Magic Mountain
19AlpengeistBusch Gardens Williamsburg
20Steel CurtainKennywood
21BansheeKings Island
22Incredible HulkIslands of Adventure
23ThunderheadDollywood
24Mystic TimbersKings Island
25Apocalypse the RideSix Flags Magic Mountain
 

Antinos

Slut for Spinners
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Not much changed for 2019 - only saw 1 new roller coaster make it into my Top 25 (Steel Curtain at #20). Much of the season was spent visiting local parks vs. new parks; 2020 should help add some new flavors to the list!
Oh, so you ARE coming to all the US Lives next year! ;)
 

tomahawk

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1. Lightning Rod
2. Outlaw Run
3. Storm Chaser
4. X2
5. Wonder Woman
6. Maverick
7. Mako
8. Joker (SFDK)
9. Twisted Colossus
10. Voyage
11. Iron Rattler
12. New Texas Giant
14. Kraken
15. Lightning Run
16. Afterburner
17. Superman Krpyton
18. Tatsu
19. Top Thrill Dragster
20. Manta

I'm absolutely shocked about Sea World. Keep in mind, 15-20 are pretty interchangeable as I've never really kept past 10, but these rides were something else. Kraken was amazingly smooth and forceful for something of its age. Manta was just beautiful, and then Mako. Oh Mako. Back row, far left is amazing. Great airtime, solid flojector to ejector on several his, and just great. Surprise of this trip for sure.

Honorable mention to Expedition Everest. It's nothing great, but it's a ****ing blast. That said, I'm inching closer and closer to 200, with plans to make it Steel Vengeance next year. One last trip to SFOG planned this year for new creds, and hopefully I'll hit 300 next year too.
So apparently my last update was back in September of 2018...oops. Here was what it was...
1. Lightning Rod
2. Outlaw Run
3. Storm Chaser
4. X2
5. Wonder Woman
6. Maverick
7. Mako
8. Joker (SFDK)
9. Twisted Colossus
10. Voyage
11. Iron Rattler
12. New Texas Giant
14. Kraken
15. Lightning Run
16. Afterburner
17. Superman Krpyton
18. Tatsu
19. Top Thrill Dragster
20. Manta

And here is what it is now...

1. X2
2. Lightning Rod
3. Outlaw Run
4. Storm Chaser
5. Wonder Woman: Golden Lasso
6. Twisted Cyclone
7. Maverick
8. Joker (SFDK)
9. Twisted Colossus
10. Voyage
11. Tatsu
12. Mako
13. Iron Rattler
14. New Texas Giant
15. Lightning Run
16. Mystic Timbers
17. Tennessee Tornado
18. Afterburn
19. Shockwave
20. Kraken


So X2 is back on top. Little favoritism? Maybe. It ultimately came down to this. Rideability. X2 is now more reliable than Lightning Rod which should be a joke. Also, my waits have been non existent my past two visits there. The final aspect was I got to see my niece have the look of goon as we hit the brake run and immediately ask to ride again.

Other than that, Tatsu made a rise after riding it again after 7 years.

Will finally hit 200 this year, and may get much higher if a few trips pan out.

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TPC

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Bearing in mind, I am only up to 45 credits, here's my top 15 (like Matt I have done new coasters in bold and moved coasters in italics):
1ShambhalaPortAventura ParkSpainB&MHyperSteel
2Wicker ManAlton TowersUKGCIWoodWood
3StealthThorpe ParkUKIntaminAcceleratorSteel
4Oblivion: the Black HoleGardalandItalyB&MDiveSteel
5Saw: the RideThorpe ParkUKGerstlauerEurofighterSteel
6Th13teenAlton TowersUKIntaminFamily DropSteel
7OblivionAlton TowersUKB&MDiveSteel
8Nemesis InfernoThorpe ParkUKB&MInvertedSteel
9Furius BacoPortAventura ParkSpainIntaminWingSteel
10THE SWARMThorpe ParkUKB&MWingSteel
11NemesisAlton TowersUKB&MInvertedSteel
12Dragon's FuryChessington World of AdventuresUKMaurerSpinningSteel
13Stampida (Blue)PortAventura ParkSpainCCIWoodWood
14Munich LoopingTravellingTravellingSchwarzkopfSit-DownSteel
15RaptorGardalandItalyB&MWingSteel
 
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