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Mitch Hawker polls 2013-14

Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:20 pm

Once again I've come out of retirement to promote the annual Mitch Hawker steel coaster poll, arguably the biggest and best enthusiast poll worldwide. Everyone can take part and it doesn't matter how many coasters you've been on.

The wood poll took place a few weeks ago, and the results can be found on Mitch's site (above), but there's still a couple of days left to vote in the steel poll which officially closes on the 31st (this may be extended). If you're new to the poll, the easiest way to participate is to use former TTF member Jordan's handy ballot helper. One quick word of advice for first time voters - pay attention to the list of "fav..." coasters, a full explanation of each of these is listed towards the bottom of the overly detailed instructions file. Do not rename these lines (or "favorite wood coaster"), as the vote counting system will just ignore anything it doesn't recognise. A few UK examples of rides not named on the ballot but still included indirectly are as follows:

Infusion = Fav Vekoma Susp Loop SLC
Revolution = Fav Arrow Shuttle
Velocity = Fav Vek Motorbike
Mumbo Jumbo = Fav El Loco
Rage = Fav Eurofighter 320+
Rattlesnake = Fav Wild Mouse

So do you think Nemesis is the king of coasters or does something else take your top spot? How good is the Smiler on a global scale? It's time to make your voice heard! If you're taking part, feel free to share your ballot here.
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Re: Mitch Hawker polls 2013-14

Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:27 pm

I have sent off a ballot for both but got no confirmation, so not sure if it's worked..

Anyway, The Smiler, as cool and unique it is, it is such a rough ride with a few notable bad jolts it lost any potential to become a worlds best ride, which nemesis has been known for since its opening and is still going strong!
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Re: Mitch Hawker polls 2013-14

Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:56 am

And the results are out! :D

2013 Mitch Hawker Steel Poll Top Twenty
1. Expedition GeForce - Holiday Park
2. New Texas Giant - Six Flags Over Tex
3. Intimidator 305 - Kings Dominion
4. Bizarro - SF New England
5. Skyrush - Hersheypark
6. Maverick - Cedar Point
7. Kawasemi - Tobu Zoo
8. Shambhala - Port Aventura
9. Nemesis - Alton Towers
10. Iron Rattler - Six Flags Fiesta
11. Katun - Mirabilandia
12. Piraten - Djurs Sommerland
13. Leviathan - Canadas Wonderland
14. Millennium Force - Cedar Point
15. Pyrenees - Parque EspaNa
16. Montu - Busch Gardens Tamp
17. Mega-Lite - Happy Valley Song
18. Goliath - Walibi Holland
19. Sky Scrapper - World Joyland
20. iSpeed - Mirabilandia

2013 Mitch Hawker Steel Poll Bottom Ten
355. Fav Vekoma Corkscrew - Any Park Anywhere
356. Pirates Hideaway - Casino Pier
357. Ninja - Six Flags St. Loui
358. Sequoia Adventure - Gardaland
359. Mirage Rosso - Zoosafari Fasanola
360. Roller Coaster - New York New York
361. Fav Zyklon Loop - Any Park Anywhere
362. Fav Chance Toboggan - Any Park Anywhere
363. Goudurix - Parc Asterix
364. Fav Zamperla Volare - Any Park Anywhere

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