Some interesting choices there, Bizarro looks nothing special really how it got to Number one I don't know, it has some cool effects but it looks no different to most other similar coasters. Same with Diamondback. When will something original win?
LOL! Ride it and you'd know :D It's just SO fast, and has SO much ejector air. Then it's got SO many twists and dives and high g's. It's everything a coaster nut looks for in a single, ride.
You know when you're enjoying a ride, then it ends and you want more? Bizzaro gives you that more, and it just keeps on giving. It's just a simple out and back with some twists at the end - but there isn't a single coaster in this country which gives anywhere near the airtime, and even the helix on Nemesis is a puppy next to the high g's on the ride.
It does deserve it :lol:
Eagles Fortress, Now that looks like serious fun and deserved of the top ten, I know I would adore that ride.
Very true, I think you do need fun, but the fun has to be delivered in an amazing way. EF seems to do that. The fact it needs a complete refurb each year because it's so powerful it rips itself apart probably helps.
The problem is, that fun rides are rides like Saw, Dragon's Fury, etc. They tend to be a laugh - but it's rare you get fun backed up by a "wow, that was an amazing experience". So yeah, I think that's why it's a bit bland.
I always find the steel poll to be much more out of touch though than the wooden poll. I don't know why, but it always confuses me much more than the rankings on the wooden poll.
To be honest, I still have no idea why Nemesis ranks in the top ten. It's a great coaster, I don't deny it, but in world terms it's behind the times now. I think it's because other coasters split opinions. Some people love Alpengeist, others think it's naff. So it gets a very split vote. Nemesis though has a lot of people (like me) who still rate it pretty highly. While I have Alpengeist above it, equally as many people will have Nemesis high, but maybe Talon or Katun higher again.
So Nemesis sits in that "good" spot on most people's polls. The rest are divided and therefore conquered :)