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Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:35 pm

The Wooden Coaster Poll has been launched. You can use an auto ballot system by clicking here.

Remember, this is THE most comprehensive and respected of all coaster polls conducted around the world every year, and it makes no odds how many you have been on.

Don't forget to include "your favourite steel" in the ballot, too.

My Ballot is as follows:

1. My Favourite Steel, Any Park Anywhere.
2. Troy, Toverland
3. Tonnerre de Zeus, Parc Astérix
4. Colossos, Heide-Park
5. Gwazi (Tiger), Busch Gardens Africa
6. Joris en de Draak (Fire), Efteling
7. Megafobia, Oakwood
8. Joris en de Draak (Water), Efteling
9. Robin Hood, Walibi World
10. Grand National, Pleasure Beach Blackpool
11. Wild Mouse, Pleasure Beach Blackpool
12. Loup Garou, Walibi Belgium
13. Rollercoaster (Nick Streak), Pleasure Beach Blackpool
14. The Bandit, Movie Park Germany
15. Tomahawk, PortAventura
16. Big Dipper, Pleasure Beach Blackpool
17. Stampida, PortAventura
18. Anaconda, Walygator Parc
19. Antelope, Gullivers World
20. Zipper Dipper (Blue Flyer), Pleasure Beach Blackpool

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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:40 pm

Providing there is enough interest, I will once again be running a TTF version of the poll to see how our views compare to those of the wider coaster community.  Just post your ballot in this thread for it to be included, preferably in the standard format required by the MH poll.

Here's mine:


My Favorite Steel  Anypark Anywhere    **,y,y,1
Tonnerre de Zeus    Parc Asterix        FR,y,n,2
Megafobia          Oakwood              UK,y,y,3
Colossos            Heide Park          DE,y,y,4
Grand National      Blackpool            UK,y,y,5
Wild Mouse          Blackpool            UK,y,y,6
Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK,y,y,7
Roller Coaster      Blackpool            UK,y,y,8
Antelope            Gulliver's World    UK,y,n,9
Zipper Dipper      Blackpool            UK,y,y,10
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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:50 pm

Just for you, Duckers!

RANK THE FOLLOWING RIDING SENSATIONS <-LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS
Abrupt Airtime_____________________________,y,y,3
Floating Airtime___________________________,y,y,4
Lateral Forces_____________________________,y,y,5
Out of Control Feeling/Directional Changes_,y,y,1
Positive G's/Loops_________________________,y,y,6
Sensation of Speed_________________________,y,y,2
COASTER NAME        PARK                LOC <--Please leave this
My Favorite Steel  Anypark Anywhere    **,y,y,1
Troy                Toverland            NL,y,y,2
Tonnerre de Zeus    Parc Asterix        FR,y,n,3
Colossos            Heide Park          DE,y,y,4
Gwazi-Tiger        Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL,y,n,5
Joris en de Draak V de Efteling          NL,y,y,6
Megafobia          Oakwood              UK,y,y,7
Joris en de Draak W de Efteling          NL,y,y,8
Robin Hood          Walibi World        NL,y,y,9
Grand National      Blackpool            UK,y,y,10
Wild Mouse          Blackpool            UK,y,y,11
Loup Garou          Walibi Belgium      BE,y,y,12
Roller Coaster      Blackpool            UK,y,y,13
The Bandit          Movie Park          DE,y,y,14
Tomahawk            Port Aventura        ES,y,n,15
Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK,y,y,16
Stampida            Port Aventura        ES,y,n,17
Anaconda            Walygator Parc      FR,y,n,18
Antelope            Gulliver's World    UK,y,n,19
Zipper Dipper      Blackpool            UK,y,y,20


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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:11 pm

RANK THE FOLLOWING RIDING SENSATIONS <-LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS
Abrupt Airtime_____________________________,y,y,1
Floating Airtime___________________________,y,y,2
Lateral Forces_____________________________,y,y,4
Out of Control Feeling/Directional Changes_,y,y,3
Positive G's/Loops_________________________,y,y,5
Sensation of Speed_________________________,y,y,6
COASTER NAME        PARK                LOC <--Please leave this
My Favorite Steel  Anypark Anywhere    **,y,n,1
Megafobia          Oakwood              UK,y,y,2
Grand National      Blackpool            UK,y,n,3
Roller Coaster      Great Yarmouth      UK,y,y,4
Wild Mouse          Blackpool            UK,y,n,5
Gwazi-Tiger        Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL,y,n,6
Gwazi-Lion          Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL,y,n,7
Roller Coaster      Blackpool            UK,y,n,8
Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK,y,n,9
Zipper Dipper      Blackpool            UK,y,n,10
 
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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:14 pm

Here's what I went for:

RANK THE FOLLOWING RIDING SENSATIONS <-LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS
Abrupt Airtime_____________________________,y,y,1
Floating Airtime___________________________,y,y,2
Lateral Forces_____________________________,y,y,6
Out of Control Feeling/Directional Changes_,y,y,5
Positive G's/Loops_________________________,y,y,4
Sensation of Speed_________________________,y,y,3
COASTER NAME        PARK                LOC <--Please leave this
My Favorite Steel  Anypark Anywhere    **,y,y,1
El Toro            SFGAd                NJ,y,y,2
Megafobia          Oakwood              UK,y,n,3
Gwazi-Tiger        Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL,y,n,4
Rebel Yell          Kings Dominion      VA,y,y,5
Hurler              Kings Dominion      VA,y,y,6
The Grizzly        Kings Dominion      VA,y,y,7
Rolling Thunder    SFGAd                NJ,y,y,8
Grand National      Blackpool            UK,y,n,9
Wild Mouse          Blackpool            UK,y,n,10
Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK,y,n,11
Ghoster Coaster    Kings Dominion      VA,y,y,12
Roller Coaster      Blackpool            UK,y,n,13
Zipper Dipper      Blackpool            UK,y,n,14

Top 2 were easy but after that I have to admit it is slight guesswork!

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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:28 pm

Given my limited ridecount of UK woodies, this is what I went for:

RANK THE FOLLOWING RIDING SENSATIONS <-LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS
Abrupt Airtime_____________________________,y,y,2
Floating Airtime___________________________,y,y,1
Lateral Forces_____________________________,y,y,6
Out of Control Feeling/Directional Changes_,y,y,3
Positive G's/Loops_________________________,y,y,4
Sensation of Speed_________________________,y,y,5
COASTER NAME        PARK                LOC <--Please leave this
My Favorite Steel  Anypark Anywhere    **,y,y,1
Grand National      Blackpool            UK,y,y,2
Megafobia          Oakwood              UK,y,y,3
Wild Mouse          Blackpool            UK,y,y,4
Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK,y,y,5
Antelope            Gulliver's World    UK,y,n,6
Roller Coaster      Blackpool            UK,y,y,7
Zipper Dipper      Blackpool            UK,y,y,8
 
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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:56 am

Was really quite tough this year.  Any of the top 3 (after fave steel) could easily have taken the top spot, I love them all for different reasons.

RANK THE FOLLOWING RIDING SENSATIONS <-LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS
Abrupt Airtime_____________________________,y,y,1
Floating Airtime___________________________,y,y,3
Lateral Forces_____________________________,y,y,6
Out of Control Feeling/Directional Changes_,y,y,2
Positive G's/Loops_________________________,y,y,5
Sensation of Speed_________________________,y,y,4
COASTER NAME        PARK                LOC <--Please leave this
My Favorite Steel  Anypark Anywhere    **,y,n,1
Tonnerre de Zeus    Parc Asterix        FR,y,n,2
Troy                Toverland            NL,y,y,3
Colossos            Heide Park          DE,y,y,4
Megafobia          Oakwood              UK,y,y,5
Joris en de Draak W de Efteling          NL,y,y,6
Grand National      Blackpool            UK,y,y,7
Joris en de Draak V de Efteling          NL,y,y,8
Wild Mouse          Blackpool            UK,y,y,9
Stampida            Port Aventura        ES,y,n,10
Robin Hood          Walibi World        NL,y,y,11
Loup Garou          Walibi Belgium      BE,y,y,12
Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK,y,y,13
The Bandit          Movie Park          DE,y,y,14
Roller Coaster      Blackpool            UK,y,y,15
Anaconda            Walygator Parc      FR,y,n,16
Zipper Dipper      Blackpool            UK,y,y,17
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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:12 pm

RANK THE FOLLOWING RIDING SENSATIONS <-LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS
Sensation of Speed_________________________,y,y,1
Out of Control Feeling/Directional Changes_,y,y,2
Floating Airtime___________________________,y,y,3
Abrupt Airtime_____________________________,y,y,4
Lateral Forces_____________________________,y,y,5
Positive G's/Loops_________________________,y,y,6
COASTER NAME        PARK                LOC <--Please leave this
My Favorite Steel   Anypark Anywhere     **,y,y,1
Troy                Toverland            NL,y,y,2
Colossos            Heide Park           DE,n,y,3
Joris en de Draak W de Efteling          NL,n,y,4
Joris en de Draak V de Efteling          NL,n,y,5
Tonnerre de Zeus    Parc Asterix         FR,y,n,6
Mean Streak         Cedar Point          OH,y,n,7
Megafobia           Oakwood              UK,y,n,8
Grand National      Blackpool            UK,y,y,9
Wild Mouse          Blackpool            UK,y,y,10
Robin Hood          Walibi World         NL,n,n,11
Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK,y,y,12
Loup Garou          Walibi Belgium       BE,n,n,13
Roller Coaster      Blackpool            UK,y,n,14
Gwazi-Tiger         Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL,y,y,15
Gwazi-Lion          Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL,y,y,16
Blue Streak         Cedar Point          OH,y,n,17
Rolling Thunder     SFGAd                NJ,y,n,18
Tomahawk            Port Aventura        ES,y,n,19
The Bandit          Movie Park           DE,n,y,20
Anaconda            Walygator Parc       FR,y,n,21
Zipper Dipper       Blackpool            UK,y,y,22
Cyclone             Astroland            NY,y,n,23
Stampida            Port Aventura        ES,y,n,24
 
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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:07 pm

Bayliss ranking Joris Water above Fire?

Are you feeling well, sir?

:P
 
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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:14 pm

Don't think I've been on any new woodies since last year's poll (new parks I've been to in the last year being EP and DMP) so I'm just going to resubmit the same ballot as last year. :)

Edit: changed my mind! I can't work out why I ranked Big Dipper so high, above GCI's Apocalypse and GhostRider! So I've shifted that down quite a way.

--Ballot created with WardleysTunnels.org Helper 2011 (wood)-- 
--IP Address: 82.18.43.131--
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LOCATION FOLLOWS THIS LINE (LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS)
~"United Kingdom"
NAME FOLLOWS THIS LINE (LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS IN Ballot)
~"Sam Gregory"
RANK THE FOLLOWING RIDING SENSATIONS <-LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS
Abrupt Airtime_____________________________,y,y,2
Floating Airtime___________________________,y,y,4
Lateral Forces_____________________________,y,y,6
Out of Control Feeling/Directional Changes_,y,y,3
Positive G's/Loops_________________________,y,y,5
Sensation of Speed_________________________,y,y,1
COASTER NAME        PARK                LOC <--Please leave this
My Favorite Steel  Anypark Anywhere    **,y,y,1
Megafobia          Oakwood              UK,y,n,2
Grand National      Blackpool            UK,y,y,3
Wild Mouse          Blackpool            UK,y,y,4
Joris en de Draak V de Efteling          NL,y,n,5
Joris en de Draak W de Efteling          NL,y,n,6
Apocalypse          S. F. Magic Mountain CA,y,n,7
GhostRider          Knott's Berry Farm  CA,y,n,8
Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK,y,y,9
Colossus            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA,y,n,10
Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA,y,n,11
Scenic Railway      Dreamland            UK,y,n,12
Roller Coaster      Blackpool            UK,y,y,13
Zipper Dipper      Blackpool            UK,y,y,14


Although Terminator has been renamed to Apocalypse, Roller Coaster and Zipper Dipper have failed to be renamed, please do it for next year Mitch! Also Jordan a suggestion for the ballot generator... why not have "Your Favourite Steel" automatically included on the right hand side? Everyone submitting a ballot will have been on a steel coaster, and it'd help people not forget to include it. :)
Last edited by Sam on Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
 
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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:43 am

AstroDan wrote:
Bayliss ranking Joris Water above Fire?

Are you feeling well, sir?

:P


Both rides have blurred into one for me.
 
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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:11 am

DanB wrote:
Both rides have blurred into one for me.


That always happens to me with 'double' coasters. I have no idea what side of Joris, Colossus, the Grand National, Steeplechase or Dueling Dragons I prefer. I pretty much just pick the side that is the best according to the internet and go with that one. :P
 
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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:44 am

LOCATION FOLLOWS THIS LINE (LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS)
~"United Kingdom"
NAME FOLLOWS THIS LINE (LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS IN Ballot)
~"Kieron Hadlington"
RANK THE FOLLOWING RIDING SENSATIONS <-LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS
Abrupt Airtime_____________________________,y,y,1
Floating Airtime___________________________,y,y,3
Lateral Forces_____________________________,y,y,4
Out of Control Feeling/Directional Changes_,y,y,5
Positive G's/Loops_________________________,y,y,6
Sensation of Speed_________________________,y,y,2
COASTER NAME        PARK                LOC <--Please leave this
My Favorite Steel  Anypark Anywhere    **,y,n,1
Megafobia          Oakwood              UK,y,y,2
Wild Mouse          Blackpool            UK,y,y,3
Gwazi-Tiger        Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL,y,y,4
Gwazi-Lion          Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL,y,y,5
Grand National      Blackpool            UK,y,y,6
Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK,y,y,7
Roller Coaster      Blackpool            UK,y,y,8
Zipper Dipper      Blackpool            UK,y,n,9
 
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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:19 am

Pfft, water is far better than fire :P
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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:23 am

Here is my poll, same as last year with the addition of Gwazi and Colossos.

LOCATION FOLLOWS THIS LINE (LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS)
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NAME FOLLOWS THIS LINE (LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS IN Ballot)
~"Dylan Jones"
RANK THE FOLLOWING RIDING SENSATIONS <-LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS
Abrupt Airtime_____________________________,y,y,1
Floating Airtime___________________________,y,y,4
Lateral Forces_____________________________,y,y,5
Out of Control Feeling/Directional Changes_,y,y,2
Positive G's/Loops_________________________,y,y,6
Sensation of Speed_________________________,y,y,3
COASTER NAME        PARK                LOC <--Please leave this
El Toro            SFGAd                NJ,y,n,1
My Favorite Steel  Anypark Anywhere    **,y,n,2
Colossos            Heide Park          DE,y,y,3
Megafobia          Oakwood              UK,y,n,4
Viper              SFGAm                IL,y,n,5
Mean Streak        Cedar Point          OH,y,n,6
Gwazi-Lion          Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL,y,y,7
Gwazi-Tiger        Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL,y,y,8
Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK,y,n,9
Grand National      Blackpool            UK,y,n,10
Wild Mouse          Blackpool            UK,y,n,11
Tomahawk            Port Aventura        ES,y,n,12
Rolling Thunder    SFGAd                NJ,y,n,13
Colossus            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA,y,n,14
Stampida            Port Aventura        ES,y,n,15
 
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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:56 am

You rate the Big Dipper over the Nash and the Mouse? Bit unusual!
 
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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:07 am

Sam wrote:
You rate the Big Dipper over the Nash and the Mouse? Bit unusual!


I find the Mouse quite unpleasant. Can't say I 'enjoy' riding it. Grand National imo is vastly overrated, I find it quite boring.
 
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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:12 pm

Thanks to everyone who has submitted so far - there's almost as many ballots as last year already.

As a result of several people having ridden a few new woodies this year, there will be more rides included in the final table this time round.  More ballots will be needed to ensure the results are as accurate as possible though, so post yours if you haven't already!
 
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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:24 pm

Well that puts my mocking of B to bed. I was sure Fire was the better of the two!

Maybe not, then!

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Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:01 pm

My ballot, apologies for the tragically low number of wooden coasters I have ridden -

COASTER NAME        PARK                LOC <--Please leave this
My Favorite Steel  Anypark Anywhere    **,y,n,1
Tonnerre de Zeus    Parc Asterix        FR,y,n,2
Joris en de Draak W de Efteling          NL,y,n,3
Joris en de Draak V de Efteling          NL,y,n,4
Megafobia          Oakwood              UK,y,n,5
Grand National      Blackpool            UK,y,n,6
Robin Hood          Walibi World        NL,y,n,7
Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK,y,n,8
Stampida            Port Aventura        ES,y,n,9
Roller Coaster      Blackpool            UK,y,n,10
Zipper Dipper      Blackpool            UK,y,n,11
Wild Mouse          Blackpool            UK,y,n,12

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