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Mitch Hawker 2010 poll


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Top 15: (oops left out Bizarro)

 

1. Intimidator 305

2. Maverick

3. Millennium Force

4. Raptor

5. Nitro

6. Apollo's Chariot

7. Intimidator

8. Favorite Wooden Coaster (Lightning Racer)

9. Storm Runner

10. Afterburn (Carowinds)

11. Volcano

12. Griffon

13. Montu

14. Top Thrill Dragster

15. Incredible Hulk

 

Bottom 10:

 

1. Iron Dragon

2. Favorite Loop-Screw (Carolina Cyclone at Carowinds)

3. Favorite SLC (Kong at SFDK)

4. Backlot Stunt Coaster (Kings Dominion)

5. Avalanche (Kings Dominion)

6. Skull Mountain

7. Soak'd

8. Favorite Wild Mouse (Carowinds)

9. Shockwave (Kings Dominion)

10. Favorite Vekoma Suspended Family Coaster (Kings Island)

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2010 steel ballot completed and submitted!

 

And the winners are… (drum roll…)

 

1. Expedition GeForce (Holiday Park)

2. Diamondback (Kings Island)

3. Behemoth (Canada’s Wonderland)

4. Bizarro (Six Flags New England)

5. Nitro (Six Flags Great Adventure)

6. Steel Dragon 2000 (Nagashima Spaland)

[Favorite woodie - Balder]

7. Goliath (La Ronde)

8. Goliath (Walibi World)

9. Katun (Mirabilandia)

10. Mamba (Worlds Of Fun)

11. Intimidator 305 (Kings Dominion)

12. Piraten (Djurs Sommerland)

13. Phantom’s Revenge (Kennywood)

14. Steel Force (Dorney Park)

15. Apollo’s Chariot (Busch Gardens Williamsburg)

 

 

And the 2010 walk of shame…

 

269. Colossus (Thorpe Park)

270. Ninja (Six Flags St. Louis)

271. Pirate’s Hideaway (Casino Pier)

272. Space Mountain (Disneyland Paris)

273. Great American Scream Machine (Six Flags Great Adventure)

274. Gouderix (Parc Asterix)

275. Fav. Zyklon Loop (Orkanens Øje - Tivoli Friheden)

276. Fav. Zamperla Volare (Trombi - Särkänniemi)

277. Ninja (Six Flags Over Georgia)

278. Roller Soaker (Hersheypark)

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Today is the LAST DAY to submit your ballot!

 

Vote now at http://www.bestrollercoasterpoll.com

 

The actual Ballot is here: http://www.ushsho.com/steelballot2010.txt.

The Excel version is here: http://www.ushsho.com/steelballot2010.xls

 

The very nifty guide to help you out is here: www.ushsho.com/steel_instructions_2010.txt

 

And, as always, TPR's ever helpful, awesome, useful Idiot's Guide is here: http://themeparkreview.com/mitch.htm

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Sent off my Steel one.

 

 

1. Bizzaro (SFNE)

2. M. Force (CP)

3. Mindbender (SFoG)

4. Intimidator 305 (KD)

5. Dueling Dragons (IOA)

6. Ride of Steel (DL)

7. Kumba (BGT)

8. Phantom's Revenge (KW)

9. Shockwave (SFoT)

10. Behemoth (CW)

 

Manhattan Express is again dead last.

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^^While I didn't rate it as highly (in comparison) as others, Mindbender is a fantastic coaster. It's glass smooth, it was uncanny that such a forceful coaster can be so smooth. Plentiful g-forces, perfect inversions, airtime - I rode it over and over again when I was at SFOG. I like the setting of the coaster as well, in that wooded little corner near the back.

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^ Amazing. Erik still doesn't have it ranked high enough

 

 

Hee hee. Though it did climb a few places this year after my super July 4th ride-a-thon at night during the fireworks show last year. Seriously I think I rode it 10 times in a row.

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Just helped KT submit her second ever steel poll!

 

1 Rasender Roland Hansa-Park DE

2 Fav Flitzer Any Park Anywhere **

3 Fav Powered `Coaster' Any Park Anywhere **

4 Fav Tivoli Any Park Anywhere **

5 Whizzer Six Flags Great Am IL

6 Fav Wild Mouse Any Park Anywhere **

7 Favorite Wood Coaster Any Park Anywhere **

8 Matterhorn Bobsleds Disneyland CA

9 Fav Intamin Bobsled Any Park Anywhere **

Kristen's got some awesome taste! Matterhorn is still one of my favorites anywhere!

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^If you look though, she actually DIDN'T like the Matterhorn as it's second to last for her! She told me she didn't like it cause it was too bumpy. I kind of agree with her a bit! Although, it pains me to rank an Intamin ride last she REALLY didn't like the Intamin Bobsled!

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^^While I didn't rate it as highly (in comparison) as others, Mindbender is a fantastic coaster. It's glass smooth, it was uncanny that such a forceful coaster can be so smooth. Plentiful g-forces, perfect inversions, airtime - I rode it over and over again when I was at SFOG. I like the setting of the coaster as well, in that wooded little corner near the back.

 

Forceful... check!

Smooth... check!

Airtime... check!

Wooded setting... check!

 

I need to ride this thing.

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^Agreed. I really enjoyed Shock Wave at SFOT, so I'm looking forward to riding Mind Bender. These rides show that the old-fashioned loopers can be very "complete" and satisfying, even rivalling their modern counterparts.

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^ Mind Bender and Shock Wave are easily better than most looping coasters that have been built in the last 10 years. It's almost frightening how well those older Schwarzkopf rides really do hold up!

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^Monte has still got a kick to it, though I didn't think Greezed Lightning at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom was quite as forceful, albeit it used a different launch a weight drop as opposed to Monte's flywheel launch.

 

This is rapidly become the Schwarzkopf love thread, bring it on.

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^Okay then!

 

I really liked Monte as well; it may be simplistic but it has some very good airtime! I'm not the biggest fan of Revolution, though, but who is nowadays? However, I am somewhat fond of it, as it has a pleasing setting and layout.

 

What I haven't really liked so far are the non-loopers. As much as I sometimes love compact coasters, a couple Schwarzkopf ones are among the least entertaining coasters I've ridden.

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I only actually have 2 Schwarzkopfs in my top 10 - kinda surprising considering how much of a fanboy I am, but I have most of them in the top 20% or so. The only ones that has ever really let me down were Wizzer and Revolution. Mind you, Shockwave, WEM Mindbender, and Bullet (if its around anymore) are still on my to-do list.

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I also like how older Schwarzkopf loopers seem to feel much more out-of-control and much less predictable than newer loopers. I only got to ride Mindbender once or twice, but during ERT on Shockwave sometimes back to back rides in the same seat felt a little different. And the airtime was scary sometimes! It's definitely not like airtime on a B&M or Intamin Mega coaster or something like that. It seemed to kind of throw you everywhere. Fun, but scary.

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