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After not doing doing the poll last year, and having more coaster's under my belt this time around, I was excited to get them all sorted out. My list would probably be at about 10 if it wasn't for TPR trips! I ranked everything with a 1-10, then took those groups and gave them their own number.

 

Boulderdash is still awesome. I also got to ride Ravine Flyer II for the first time since the film shoot before the ride opened, and was blown away. Still so smooth and full of air. I surprisingly made it to Michigan's Adventure, and Shivering Timbers was unexpectedly excellent. After such a buildup for the Voyage over the years, I feel weird seeing it behind the others. But finally getting to ride it, I really just wasn't blown away. It was good. A long and unique ride with tons of air, but slightly too rough for me. And I tend to like rough.

 

Favorite Steel (X2)

1) Boulderdash - Lake Compounce

2) Ravine Flyer II - Waldameer

3) Prowler - Worlds of Fun

4) El Toro - SFGadv

5) Shivering Timbers - Michigan’s Adventure

6) The Voyage - Holiday World

7) Renegade - Valleyfair!

8) Phoenix - Knoebel’s

9) Thunderhead - Dollywood

10) Evel Knievel - SFStLouis

11) Rampage - Alabama Adventure

12) Hades - Mount Olympus

13) Viper - SFGam

14) Cyclone - SFNE

15) Cornball Express - Indiana Beach

16) Cyclops - Mount Olympus

17) Lightning Racer (Lightning) - Hershey Park

18) Lightning Racer (Thunder) - Hershey Park

19) Raven - Holiday World

20) Outlaw - Adventureland

21) Terminator Salvation - SFMM

22) Blue Streak - Cedar Point

23) Thunderhawk - Dorney Park

24) Avalanche - Timber Falls

25) Blue Streak - Conneaut Lake Park

26) Twister - Knoebel’s

27) Timberwolf - Worlds of Fun

28) Georgia Cyclone - SFOG

29) Cannonball - Lake Winnie

30) American Eagle - SFGam

31) Le Monstre - SF La Ronde

32) Predator - Darien Lake

33) Cyclone - Astroland

34) Thunderbolt - SFNE

35) Wolverine Wildcat - Michigan’s Adventure

36) Mighty Canadian Mine Buster - Canada’s Wonderland

37) GASM - SFOG

38) Thunder Road - Carowinds

39) Wildebeast - Canada’s Wonderland

40) Yankee Cannonball - Canobie Lake

41) Comet - Waldameer

42) Zeus - Mount Olympus

43) Pegasus - Mount Olympus

44) Ghoster Coaster - Canada’s Wonderland

45) Fairly Odd Coaster - Carowinds

46) Scooby Doo - Kings Dominion

47) Zach’s Zoomer - Michigan’s Adventure

48) The Boss - SFStLouis

49) Ghost Rider - Knott’s

50) Colossus - SFMM

51)The Legend - Holiday World

52) The Grizzly - Kings Dominion

53) Wildcat - Lake Compounce

54) Tornado - Adventureland

55) Wild One - SFA

56) Comet - Hershey Park

57) Rolling Thunder - SFGadv

58) Thunder Run - Kentucky Kingdom

59) Hell Cat - Clementon

60) Hurler - Carowinds

61) Dragon Coaster - Rye Playland

62) Wildcat - Hershey Park

63) Roar - SFA

64) Screamin’ Eagle - SFStLouis

65) High Roller - Valleyfair!

66) LoCoSuMo - Indiana Beach

67) Underground - Adventureland

68) Mean Streak - Cedar Point

69) Jack Rabbit - Seabreeze

70) Hurler - Kings Dominion

71) Twisted Twins (Stella) - Kentucky Kingdom

72) Rebel Yell - Kings Dominion

73) Hoosier Hurricane - Indiana Beach

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My complete set of wooden roller coasters as of 2010. I know I have the "clichéd" Voyage as my #1, but I feel its the best wooden roller coaster I have ridden to date. I enjoyed the sensation of speed, good air, and direction changes despite being a rough ride, I was only able to ride it about 4 times this summer. It was very intense and definitely impressed me on my first ride! The majority of my top 10 wooden coasters are GCIs, as I am also quite the GCI fanboy. I enjoy their good pacing, multiple changes in direction, and decent floater air. I'm sure that after this next year I'll have more to write home about and I'll add El Toro, Boulderdash, and more to top of my list.

 

1- The Voyage @ Holiday World

2- Renegade @ Valleyfair

**Favorite Steel Coaster goes here**

3- Prowler @ Worlds of Fun

4- Thunderhead @ Dollywood

5- Raven @ Holiday World

6- Terminator Salvation/Apocalypse @ SFMM

7- Cyclops @ Mt Olympus

8- Evel Knievel @ SFStL

9- Cornball Express @ Indiana Beach

10- Rampage @ Alabama Adventure

11- Roar @ SFDK

12- Viper @ SFGAm

13- GhostRider @ Knotts

14- Avalanche @ Timber Falls

15- Outlaw @ Adventureland

16- Giant Dipper @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

17- Hades @ Mt Olympus

18- Great American Scream Machine @ SFOG

19- Tornado @ Adventureland

20- The Boss @ SFStL

21- Cannonball @ Lake Winnie

22- Fairly Odd Coaster @ Carowinds

23- Giant Dipper @ Belmont Park

24- Lost Coaster of SM @ Indiana Beach

25- Gwazi Lion @ Busch Gardens Tampa

26- Gwazi Tiger @ Busch Gardens Tampa

27- Screamin' Eagle @ SFStL

28- American Eagle @ SFGAm

29- High Roller @ Valleyfair!

30- Thunder Road @ Carowinds

31- Hoosier Hurricane @ Indiana Beach

32- Underground @ Indiana Beach

33- The Legend @ Holiday World

34- Colossus @ SFMM

35- Zeus @ Mt Olympus

36- Georgia Cyclone @ SFOG

37- Blue Streak @ Cedar Point

38- Pegasus @ Mt Olympus

39- Twister II @ Elitch Gardens

40- Hurler @ Carowinds

41- Mean Streak @ Cedar Point

42- Grizzly @ Great America

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I found Voyage to be MUCH better on the Raven train than it's own original train. On it's own train the ride was BRUTAL, having me constantly readjust my spine, especially after the turnaround. However, on the Raven train it was like riding a totally different ride, although still nowhere near good enough to break into my top 5.

 

If people rode it last year and still claim that it "wasn't rough", then either they're hard or the only other woodies they've been on are at Kings Dominion!

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Here's mine. This year I rode for the first time one of my favorites (El Toro) and one of my least favorites (Coaster Express).

 

I tend to rate Hell Cat (Avalanche) in Wisconsin much higher than most. I had some fantastic front-seat rides on it back in 2006. I also rate Lightning Racers lower than most. The ride just didn't do that much for me. I rode Kingdom Coaster for the first time and found it to be a surprisingly fun/peppy ride although it still ranks fairly low.

 

(*edited to clean up list)

Top 15:

1. Phoenix, Knoebel's

2. El Toro, SFGAd

3. Avalanche, Timber Falls (Based on 2006 rides)

4. The Voyage, Holiday World (Based on May 2006 rides)

5. Raven, Holiday World

(My Favorite Steel [Millennium Force])

6.Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce

7.Cornball Express, Indiana Beach

8.Thunderhead, Dollywood

9. Hades, Mount Olympus (Based on 2006 rides)

10.Shivering Timbers, Michigan's Adventure

11.Wildcat, Hersheypark (Based on 1998 rides)

12.The Beast, Kings Island

13.The Boss, Six Flags St Louis (Based on 2000 rides)

14.Viper, SFGAm

15.The Legend, Holiday World

 

Bottom two:

Coaster-Express, Parque Warner Madrid

Son of Beast (SBNO), Kings Island

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Just sent in mine! Doesn't have many, but I'm glad to voice my opinion!

Here is what I sent in!

 

My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere **,y,y,1

Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk CA,y,y,2

Terminator Salvatio S. F. Magic Mountain CA,y,y,3

Roar SF Discovery Kingdom CA,y,y,4

Yankee Cannonball Canobie Lake Park NH,y,n,5

Colossus S.F. Magic Mountain CA,y,y,6

The Grizzly Great America CA,y,y,7

 

Giant Dipper is my favorite woodie for a few reasons! First it is a classic layout that is very enjoyable! Second it has lots of ejector airtime in the front! Third is that the tunnel at the beginning is one that few coasters can match. Fourth is that it has the perfect amount of roughness for me. Fifth is that it has a FANTASTIC view of the ocean and the rest of the Boardwalk. Termy is really close since I love the speed and out of control feeling, but not good enough to be better than Giant Dipper at Santa Cruz.

On the topic of roughness, I like a wooden coaster that is rough. I like one rough enough to bounce you around in your seat, but not enough to hurt you or give you a bad headache.

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Voted. No alarms no surprises from last year.

Top 5:

My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere **,y,n,1 (SROS (Bizarro))

The Voyage Holiday World IN,y,n,2

Balder Liseberg SE,y,y,3

Raven Holiday World IN,y,n,4

Rutschebanen Bakken DK,y,y,5

 

Bottom 5:

Rattler Fiesta Texas TX,y,n,95

Anaconda Walygator Parc FR,y,n,96

The Bandit Movie Park DE,y,n,97

The Grizzly Great America CA,y,n,98

Son of Beast (SBNO) Kings Island OH,y,n,99

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COASTER NAME PARK LOC <--Please leave this

My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere **,y,y,1

Thunderhead Dollywood TN,y,n,2

Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend KY,y,n,3

The Legend Holiday World IN,y,y,4

The Voyage Holiday World IN,y,y,5

Evel Knievel Six Flags St Louis MO,y,n,6

The Beast Kings Island OH,y,y,7

Raven Holiday World IN,y,y,8

Cornball Express Indiana Beach IN,y,y,9

Ravine Flyer II Waldameer PA,y,y,10

Hoosier Hurricane Indiana Beach IN,y,y,11

The Boss Six Flags St Louis MO,y,n,12

Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St Louis MO,y,n,13

Grt Am Scrm Mach SFoG GA,y,n,14

Thunderbolt Kennywood PA,y,y,15

Racer Kings Island OH,y,n,16

Cannonball Lake Winnepesaukah GA,y,n,17

Thunder Run Kentucky Kingdom KY,y,n,18

Racer Kennywood PA,y,y,19

Gwazi-Tiger Busch Gardens-Tampa FL,y,n,20

Jack Rabbit Kennywood PA,y,y,21

Blue Streak Cedar Point OH,y,y,22

Big Dipper Camden Park WV,y,y,23

Twisted Twins-L (S) Kentucky Kingdom KY,y,n,24

Twisted Twins-S (S) Kentucky Kingdom KY,y,n,25

Fairly Odd Coaster Kings Island OH,y,n,26

Comet Waldameer PA,y,y,27

Son of Beast (SBNO) Kings Island OH,y,n,28

Mean Streak Cedar Point OH,y,y,29

Georgia Cyclone SFoG GA,y,n,30

Lil' Dipper Camden Park WV,y,y,31

 

 

I love some GCI(with MF) and John Allen.

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My list is wildly different this year, not because I rode a bunch of new stuff, but because what I like in a wood coaster is undergoing some changes. Things that I used to find nearly mandatory for a "good" coaster are slipping and things that I didn't used to hold in high regard are becoming necessities for me to get back in line for another ride. Go figger.

 

Boardwalk Bullet dropped several places this year, not because of the reasons above, but because it has given much more consistent rides lately. Let me 'splain: in its early years, BB was famously temperamental. One day the ride would be slow, boring, and incredibly brutal. A few days later, it would be smoother, insanely intense, and easily a top-three ride. I based my ranking on those very, very good rides, since they stood out in my mind much more than the crappy rides did. This year (or rather 2010), a lot of the issues that caused the wild variances were addressed and it became much more reliable and found a "happy medium". You didn't get the "barely make it back to the brake run" rides, but you also didn't get the top-tier rides anymore, either. I still really like the ride, but I no longer go down there as often as I used to, because I know I'm not going to be blown away anymore by the ride.

 

I did the "top ten plus grouping" method.

 

Top Ten

1. Voyage

2. Fave Steel Coaster (Expedition GeForce)

3. Mega Zeph

4. Screechin Eagle

5. Shivering Timbers

6. Boulder Dash

7. Boardwalk Bullet

8. Phoenix

9. Raven

10. Grand National

 

Bottom group:

Son of Beast

Mean Streak

Grizzly (California)

Tx Giant

Rattler

Predator

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Since I got nothing else to do here at work while waiting to be laid off, I'd figured I do mine and post it. Well here it is:

 

~"Deleware, USA"

~"Coastinmiller"

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,6

Sensation of Speed_________________________,y,y,5

COASTER NAME PARK LOC <--Please leave this

My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere **,y,n,1

El Toro SFGAd NJ,y,n,2

Colossos Heide Park DE,y,n,3

Balder Liseberg SE,y,n,4

Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CT,y,n,5

Coaster Playland BC,y,y,6

Phoenix Knoebel's PA,y,n,7

The Voyage Holiday World IN,y,n,8

Troy Toverland NL,y,n,9

Thunderhead Dollywood TN,y,n,10

Tremors Silverwood ID,y,n,11

Ravine Flyer II Waldameer PA,y,n,12

Avalanche Timber Falls WI,y,n,13

Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Asterix FR,y,n,14

Hades Mount Olympus WI,y,n,15

Comet Great Escape NY,y,n,16

Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure MI,y,n,17

The Legend Holiday World IN,y,n,18

Lost Coaster of SM Indiana Beach IN,y,n,19

Ozark Wildcat(SBNO) Celebration City MO,y,n,20

Cornball Express Indiana Beach IN,y,n,21

Raven Holiday World IN,y,n,22

Megafobia Oakwood UK,y,n,23

Wild Mouse Blackpool UK,y,n,24

Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark PA,y,y,25

Lightning Racer - T Hersheypark PA,y,y,26

Roar SF Discovery Kingdom CA,y,y,27

Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk CA,y,y,28

Falken Farup Sommerland DK,y,n,29

Twister Knoebel's PA,y,n,30

Timber Terror Silverwood ID,y,n,31

Cyclone Astroland NY,y,n,32

The Boss Six Flags St Louis MO,y,n,33

Grand National Blackpool UK,y,n,34

Timberhawk Enchanted Village WA,y,y,35

GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CA,y,n,36

Hell Cat Clementon Lake NJ,y,n,37

Silver Comet Martin's Fantasy Is. NY,y,n,38

Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St Louis MO,y,n,39

Mammut Tripsdrill DE,y,n,40

Thunderbolt Kennywood PA,y,n,41

Wild One SF America MD,y,y,42

Coaster Thrill Ride Puyallup Fair WA,y,y,43

Thundercoaster Tusenfryd NO,y,n,44

Zipper Dipper Blackpool UK,y,n,45

Cyclops Mount Olympus WI,y,n,46

Big Dipper Blackpool UK,y,n,47

Georgia Cyclone SFoG GA,y,n,48

Roller Coaster Blackpool UK,y,n,49

Texas Giant SFoT TX,y,n,50

The Beast Kings Island OH,y,n,51

Rutschebanen Tivoli Gardens DK,y,n,52

Swamp Fox Family Kingdom SC,y,n,53

Loup Garou Walibi Belgium BE,y,n,54

Robin Hood Walibi World NL,y,n,55

Viper SFGAm IL,y,n,56

Colossus S.F. Magic Mountain CA,y,n,57

Gwazi-Tiger Busch Gardens-Tampa FL,y,n,58

Gwazi-Lion Busch Gardens-Tampa FL,y,n,59

Excalibur Funtown USA ME,y,n,60

Wildcat Hersheypark PA,y,n,61

Twisted Twins-L (S) Kentucky Kingdom KY,y,n,62

Twisted Twins-S (S) Kentucky Kingdom KY,y,n,63

Rutschebanen Bakken DK,y,n,64

American Eagle SFGAm IL,y,n,65

Giant Dipper Belmont Park CA,y,n,66

Hoosier Hurricane Indiana Beach IN,y,n,67

Judge Roy Scream SFoT TX,y,n,68

Skyliner Lakemont PA,y,n,69

Blue Streak Cedar Point OH,y,n,70

Great White Wild Wheels Pier NJ,y,n,71

Dragon Coaster Playland NY,y,n,72

Arkansas Twister Magic Springs AR,y,n,73

Jack Rabbit Kennywood PA,y,n,74

Mean Streak Cedar Point OH,y,n,75

Racer Kennywood PA,y,n,76

Yankee Cannonball Canobie Lake Park NH,y,n,77

Big Dipper Camden Park WV,y,n,78

Thunderbolt SF New England MA,y,n,79

The Grizzly Kings Dominion VA,y,y,80

Roar SF America MD,y,y,81

Zeus Mount Olympus WI,y,n,82

Thunderhawk Dorney Park PA,y,n,83

Son of Beast (SBNO) Kings Island OH,y,n,84

Thunder Road Carowinds NC,y,n,85

Rebel Yell Kings Dominion VA,y,y,86

Racer Kings Island OH,y,n,87

Rolling Thunder SFGAd NJ,y,n,88

Comet Hersheypark PA,y,y,89

Jack Rabbit Seabreeze NY,y,n,90

Tornado Stricker's Grove OH,y,n,91

Big Dipper (SBNO) Geauga Lake OH,y,n,92

Tomahawk Port Aventura ES,y,n,93

M.Can.Mine Buster Canada's Wonderland ON,y,n,94

Grt Am Scrm Mach SFoG GA,y,n,95

Wolverine Wildcat Michigan's Adventure MI,y,n,96

Le Monstre La Ronde QU,y,n,97

Tree Topper Upper Clements Park NS,y,n,98

Pegasus Mount Olympus WI,y,n,99

Cyclone SF New England MA,y,n,100

Comet Waldameer PA,y,n,101

Fairly Odd Coaster Carowinds NC,y,n,102

Fairly Odd Coaster Kings Island OH,y,n,103

Scooby Doo Kings Dominion VA,y,y,104

Ghoster Coaster Canada's Wonderland ON,y,n,105

Teddy Bear Stricker's Grove OH,y,n,106

Zach's Zoomer Michigan's Adventure MI,y,n,107

Rollo Coaster Idlewild PA,y,n,108

Leap the Dips Lakemont PA,y,n,109

Lil' Dipper Camden Park WV,y,n,110

The Grizzly Great America CA,y,n,111

Thunder Run Kentucky Kingdom KY,y,n,112

Hurler Carowinds NC,y,n,113

Hurler Kings Dominion VA,y,y,114

Cyclone (SBNO) Williams Grove PA,y,n,115

Stampida Port Aventura ES,y,n,116

Predator Darien Lake NY,y,n,117

Rattler Fiesta Texas TX,y,n,118

Wildcat Lake Compounce CT,y,n,119

Wilde Beast Canada's Wonderland ON,y,n,120

The Bandit Movie Park DE,y,n,121

Anaconda Walygator Parc FR,y,n,122

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Well I haven't ridden too many qooden coasters (less than I would have liked to), but of the ones I have:

 

Top Three:

1. My favorite steel anypark anywhere (Bizarro @SFNE)

2. El Toro (SFGADV)

3. Cyclone (SFNE)

3. Wild One (SFA)

 

Bottom Three:

30. ROAR (SFA)

31. The Grizzly (KD)

32. Hurler (KD)

 

 

Rode El Toro for the first time this year. That toook number two, no competition. I was torn between the rough as hell Cyclone, which provided some insane airtime, or the tame and not so Wild One.

 

For my bottom three Roar sucks. End of discussion. As for "The Grizzly" it freaking killed me to place it so far down, but it was pretty craptacular when I rode it this year. Finally, Hurler is last. I hope it catches fire this offseason.

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The wood coaster ballot always makes me feel like I've barely been on any coasters. This was a tough one to rank, in a lot of ways.

 

El Toro SFGAd NJ,y,y,1

My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere **,y,y,2 (i305)

Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CT,y,n,3

Ravine Flyer II Waldameer PA,y,n,4

Comet Great Escape NY,y,y,5

Roar SF Discovery Kingdom CA,y,y,6

Wild One SF America MD,y,n,7

Hurler Kings Dominion VA,y,y,7

Wildcat Hersheypark PA,y,y,8

Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark PA,y,y,9

Lightning Racer - T Hersheypark PA,y,y,9

Comet Hersheypark PA,y,y,10

The Grizzly Kings Dominion VA,y,y,11

Cyclone SF New England MA,y,y,12

Roar SF America MD,y,n,13

Blue Streak Cedar Point OH,y,n,14

Gwazi-Tiger Busch Gardens-Tampa FL,y,y,15

Gwazi-Lion Busch Gardens-Tampa FL,y,y,15

Thunderbolt SF New England MA,y,y,16

Wildcat Lake Compounce CT,y,n,17

Thunderhawk Dorney Park PA,y,y,18

Rebel Yell Kings Dominion VA,y,n,19

Mean Streak Cedar Point OH,y,n,20

The Grizzly Great America CA,y,y,21

Predator Darien Lake NY,y,n,22

Comet Waldameer PA,y,n,23

Le Monstre La Ronde QU,y,y,24

Rolling Thunder SFGAd NJ,y,n,25

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Boardwalk Bullet dropped several places this year, not because of the reasons above, but because it has given much more consistent rides lately. Let me 'splain: in its early years, BB was famously temperamental. One day the ride would be slow, boring, and incredibly brutal. A few days later, it would be smoother, insanely intense, and easily a top-three ride. I based my ranking on those very, very good rides, since they stood out in my mind much more than the crappy rides did. This year (or rather 2010), a lot of the issues that caused the wild variances were addressed and it became much more reliable and found a "happy medium". You didn't get the "barely make it back to the brake run" rides, but you also didn't get the top-tier rides anymore, either. I still really like the ride, but I no longer go down there as often as I used to, because I know I'm not going to be blown away anymore by the ride.

I rode BB in it's early years, and got one of those brutal, rough rides. I then rode it this year and it wasn't quite as intense, but it was pretty smooth. I think that the Bullet, in its current state, is probably the best fit for the park which draws more families than anyone else. Do you agree that even though it isn't as intense, Kemah is better off with Boardwalk Bullet running the way it does now?

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I only rode 5 wood coasters in 2010 (counting the Efteling one as 2 coasters), though four of them were new to me.

 

Joris was good for what it was. Robin Hood at Walibi World found new ways to torment my spine, it robs from the rider and gives to the chiropractor. Gwazi Lion was pretty rough and uninspiring though a little better at night, Tiger was down (or was that the other way around?).

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Boardwalk Bullet dropped several places this year, not because of the reasons above, but because it has given much more consistent rides lately. Let me 'splain: in its early years, BB was famously temperamental. One day the ride would be slow, boring, and incredibly brutal. A few days later, it would be smoother, insanely intense, and easily a top-three ride. I based my ranking on those very, very good rides, since they stood out in my mind much more than the crappy rides did. This year (or rather 2010), a lot of the issues that caused the wild variances were addressed and it became much more reliable and found a "happy medium". You didn't get the "barely make it back to the brake run" rides, but you also didn't get the top-tier rides anymore, either. I still really like the ride, but I no longer go down there as often as I used to, because I know I'm not going to be blown away anymore by the ride.

I rode BB in it's early years, and got one of those brutal, rough rides. I then rode it this year and it wasn't quite as intense, but it was pretty smooth. I think that the Bullet, in its current state, is probably the best fit for the park which draws more families than anyone else. Do you agree that even though it isn't as intense, Kemah is better off with Boardwalk Bullet running the way it does now?

 

Having ridden every Boardwalk Bullet version...I feel like I can chime in. For the park, it IS best for the park in it's current state. They finally, with the latest retracking, did something right as the ride is pretty consistent and STAYED smooth. They have "made" it smooth in the past, but it only stayed that way for a short amount of time. For example, when it re-pened for Winterfest in 2009 (End of Feb) it was absolutely FLYING into the brakes consistently, had ejector everywhere, and was smooth. When I went back in April that same year it was brutal again and no where near as intense (as it was much slower). Now they have removed all the kinks, and the three big ejector airtime spots (first drop, high-turnaround drop, kink hill under the first drop) are all gone. Because this it has slipped alot in my rankings. Those fresh, intense rides were easily top 5 quality and it sucks that the ride has had to been neutered so much now, but at least give them credit for making it rerideable! I'll be going back in March and am expecting it to ride very similarly to when I went last March!

 

Who would have thought BB would be smoother than Voyage and Hades but it is now!

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My rankings, sparse though they may be...

 

The Voyage - Holiday World

Ravine Flyer II - Waldameer

Silver Comet - Martin's Fantasy Is.

The Legend - Holiday World

Raven - Holiday World

The Beast - Kings Island

Comet - Waldameer

Blue Streak - Cedar Point

Jack Rabbit - Seabreeze

Racer - Kings Island

Predator - Darien Lake

Ghoster Coaster - Canada's Wonderland

Le Monstre - La Ronde

M.Can.Mine Buster - Canada's Wonderland

Wilde Beast - Canada's Wonderland

Mean Streak - Cedar Point

 

Everything outside of Cedar Point, Wonderland and Darien Lake are new. Everything except Ghoster Coaster was ridden in 2010.

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Here's my full ballot:

 

 

COASTER NAME PARK LOC <--Please leave this

Phoenix Knoebel's PA,y,y,1

Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CT,y,n,2

The Voyage Holiday World IN,y,y,3

El Toro SFGAd NJ,y,n,4

Jack Rabbit Kennywood PA,y,n,5

My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere **,y,n,6

Raven Holiday World IN,y,y,7

Thunderhead Dollywood TN,y,y,8

Ravine Flyer II Waldameer PA,y,n,9

Thunderbolt Kennywood PA,y,n,10

Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk CA,y,n,11

Avalanche Timber Falls WI,y,n,11

Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark PA,y,n,12

Lightning Racer - T Hersheypark PA,y,n,12

Dania Bch Hurricane Dania Beach FL,y,y,13

Rollo Coaster Idlewild PA,y,n,14

Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend KY,y,n,15

Giant Dipper Belmont Park CA,y,n,16

Terminator Salvatio S. F. Magic Mountain CA,y,n,17

Lost Coaster of SM Indiana Beach IN,y,y,18

Twister Knoebel's PA,y,y,19

Tornado Stricker's Grove OH,y,n,20

Racer Kennywood PA,y,n,21

Silver Comet Martin's Fantasy Is. NY,y,n,22

Leap the Dips Lakemont PA,y,n,23

Triple Hurricane(S) Cypress Gardens FL,y,n,24

Cornball Express Indiana Beach IN,y,n,25

Hades Mount Olympus WI,y,n,26

Cyclone Astroland NY,y,n,27

Viper SFGAm IL,y,n,28

The Beast Kings Island OH,y,n,29

Cyclops Mount Olympus WI,y,n,30

Cannonball Lake Winnespesaukah GA,y,y,31

The Legend Holiday World IN,y,y,32

Gwazi-Tiger Busch Gardens-Tampa FL,y,y,33

Gwazi-Lion Busch Gardens-Tampa FL,y,y,33

Comet Hersheypark PA,y,n,34

Great White Wild Wheels Pier NJ,y,n,35

Thunder Road Carowinds NC,y,y,36

Jack Rabbit Seabreeze NY,y,n,37

Zeus Mount Olympus WI,y,n,38

Dragon Coaster Playland NY,y,n,39

Racer Kings Island OH,y,n,40

Hoosier Hurricane Indiana Beach IN,y,n,41

Starliner (SBNO) Cypress Gardens FL,y,n,42

Blue Streak Cedar Point OH,y,n,43

Colossus S.F. Magic Mountain CA,y,n,44

Thunderbolt SF New England MA,y,n,45

Grt Am Scrm Mach SFoG GA,y,n,46

Georgia Cyclone SFoG GA,y,n,47

American Eagle SFGAm IL,y,n,48

Cyclone SF New England MA,y,n,49

Rebel Yell Kings Dominion VA,y,n,50

Meteor Little Amerricka WI,y,n,51

Comet Waldameer PA,y,n,52

Scooby Doo Kings Dominion VA,y,n,53

Fairly Odd Coaster Carowinds NC,y,y,54

Ghoster Coaster Canada's Wonderland ON,y,n,55

Teddy Bear Stricker's Grove OH,y,n,56

Wildcat Lake Compounce CT,y,n,57

Thunderhawk Dorney Park PA,y,n,58

Roar SF Discovery Kingdom CA,y,n,59

Twisted Twins-S (S) Kentucky Kingdom KY,y,n,60

Pegasus Mount Olympus WI,y,n,61

Skyliner Lakemont PA,y,n,62

Wild One SF America MD,y,n,63

Hell Cat Clementon Lake NJ,y,n,64

Hurler Carowinds NC,y,y,65

The Grizzly Kings Dominion VA,y,n,66

M.Can.Mine Buster Canada's Wonderland ON,y,n,67

Predator Darien Lake NY,y,n,68

Roar SF America MD,y,n,69

Hurler Kings Dominion VA,y,n,70

GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CA,y,n,71

The Grizzly Great America CA,y,n,72

Son of Beast (SBNO) Kings Island OH,y,n,73

Wilde Beast Canada's Wonderland ON,y,n,74

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Here's my ballot for the Poll, first time Ive ever done one of these before. I just kinda ranked my top 10 or 20 favorites, then the bottom 10 or so worst and adjusted a few in the middle. Who really ranks wooden coasters 25-32 anyways?

 

 

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,3

Positive G's/Loops_________________________,y,y,4

Sensation of Speed_________________________,y,y,5

COASTER NAME PARK LOC <--Please leave this

The Beast Kings Island OH,y,n,1

Phoenix Knoebel's PA,y,n,2

My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere **,y,n,3

Raven Holiday World IN,y,n,4

Thunderhead Dollywood TN,y,n,5

Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend KY,y,n,6

Hades Mount Olympus WI,y,n,7

The Voyage Holiday World IN,y,n,8

Avalanche Timber Falls WI,y,n,9

Dania Bch Hurricane Dania Beach FL,y,n,10

Wildcat Hersheypark PA,y,n,11

Twister Knoebel's PA,y,n,12

Texas Giant SFoT TX,y,n,13

Viper SFGAm IL,y,n,14

Gwazi-Lion Busch Gardens-Tampa FL,y,n,15

Gwazi-Tiger Busch Gardens-Tampa FL,y,n,16

Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark PA,y,n,17

Lightning Racer - T Hersheypark PA,y,n,18

Racer Kings Island OH,y,n,19

Georgia Cyclone SFoG GA,y,n,20

Cannonball Lake Winnepesaukah GA,y,n,21

Roar SF Discovery Kingdom CA,y,n,22

Thunder Road Carowinds NC,y,n,23

Cornball Express Indiana Beach IN,y,n,24

Grt Am Scrm Mach SFoG GA,y,n,25

Jack Rabbit Kennywood PA,y,n,26

Zeus Mount Olympus WI,y,n,27

The Legend Holiday World IN,y,n,28

American Eagle SFGAm IL,y,n,29

Blue Streak Cedar Point OH,y,n,30

Thunder Run Kentucky Kingdom KY,y,n,31

Thunderbolt Kennywood PA,y,n,32

Lost Coaster of SM Indiana Beach IN,y,n,33

Racer Kennywood PA,y,n,34

Judge Roy Scream SFoT TX,y,n,35

Colossus S.F. Magic Mountain CA,y,n,36

Roller Coaster Great Yarmouth UK,y,n,37

Fairly Odd Coaster Carowinds NC,y,n,38

Fairly Odd Coaster Kings Island OH,y,n,39

Little Dipper SFGAm IL,y,n,40

Hoosier Hurricane Indiana Beach IN,y,n,41

Rattler Fiesta Texas TX,y,n,42

Mean Streak Cedar Point OH,y,n,43

Twisted Twins-S (S) Kentucky Kingdom KY,y,n,44

Twisted Twins-L (S) Kentucky Kingdom KY,y,n,45

Hurler Carowinds NC,y,n,46

Son of Beast (SBNO) Kings Island OH,y,n,47

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Finally got around to putting together my ballot:

 

RANK THE FOLLOWING RIDING SENSATIONS <-LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS

Abrupt Airtime_____________________________,y,y,1

Floating Airtime___________________________,y,y,3

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,4

COASTER NAME PARK LOC <--Please leave this

Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CT,y,n,1

The Voyage Holiday World IN,y,y,2

The Legend Holiday World IN,y,y,3

Thunderhead Dollywood TN,y,n,4

My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere **,y,n,5

Hades Mount Olympus WI,y,y,6

Prowler Worlds of Fun MO,y,y,7

Rampage Alabama Adventure AL,y,n,8

Ravine Flyer II Waldameer PA,y,y,9

Dania Bch Hurricane Dania Beach FL,y,y,10

Renegade Valleyfair! MN,y,y,11

New Mexico Rattler Cliff's NM,y,n,12

Cornball Express Indiana Beach IN,y,y,13

Phoenix Knoebel's PA,y,n,14

Evel Knievel Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,15

Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend KY,y,y,16

Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk TX,y,y,17

Cyclops Mount Olympus WI,y,y,18

Raven Holiday World IN,y,y,19

Terminator Salvatio S. F. Magic Mountain CA,y,y,20

Cheetah Wild Adventures GA,y,y,21

El Toro SFGAd NJ,y,n,22

Avalanche Timber Falls WI,y,y,23

Roar SF Discovery Kingdom CA,y,y,24

Lost Coaster of SM Indiana Beach IN,y,y,25

Viper SFGAm IL,y,y,26

Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark PA,y,n,27

Lightning Racer - T Hersheypark PA,y,n,28

Timber Wolf Worlds of Fun MO,y,y,29

Cyclone Astroland NY,y,n,30

Georgia Cyclone SFoG GA,y,n,31

Cyclone SF New England MA,y,n,32

Great White Wild Wheels Pier NJ,y,n,33

Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk CA,y,y,34

The Boss Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,35

Hurler Carowinds NC,y,n,36

Hurler Kings Dominion VA,y,n,37

Twister Knoebel's PA,y,n,38

Outlaw Adventureland IA,y,y,39

Cannonball Lake Winnepesaukah GA,y,n,40

Wild One SF America MD,y,n,41

Wildcat Frontier City OK,y,n,42

Thunderbolt Kennywood PA,y,y,43

Hoosier Hurricane Indiana Beach IN,y,y,44

Zeus Mount Olympus WI,y,y,45

Hell Cat Clementon Lake NJ,y,n,46

Colossus S.F. Magic Mountain CA,y,y,47

Racer Kings Island OH,y,y,48

American Eagle SFGAm IL,y,y,49

GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CA,y,n,50

Texas Giant SFoT TX,y,n,51

Gwazi-Tiger Busch Gardens-Tampa FL,y,n,52

Gwazi-Lion Busch Gardens-Tampa FL,y,n,53

Wildcat Hersheypark PA,y,n,54

Roar SF America MD,y,n,55

The Beast Kings Island OH,y,y,56

Jack Rabbit Kennywood PA,y,y,57

Comet Hersheypark PA,y,n,58

Blue Streak Cedar Point OH,y,y,59

Racer Kennywood PA,y,y,60

Rebel Yell Kings Dominion VA,y,n,61

Judge Roy Scream SFoT TX,y,n,62

Thunder Road Carowinds NC,y,n,63

Tornado Adventureland IA,y,y,64

High Roller Valleyfair! MN,y,y,65

The Grizzly Kings Dominion VA,y,n,66

Thunderbolt SF New England MA,y,n,67

Giant Dipper Belmont Park CA,y,n,68

Rattler Fiesta Texas TX,y,y,69

Pegasus Mount Olympus WI,y,y,70

Thunderhawk Dorney Park PA,y,n,71

Twister II Elitch Gardens CO,y,n,72

Underground Adventureland IA,y,y,73

Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,74

The Grizzly Great America CA,y,y,75

Fairly Odd Coaster Kings Island OH,y,y,76

Scooby Doo Kings Dominion VA,y,n,77

Fairly Odd Coaster Carowinds NC,y,n,78

Sea Dragon Jungle Jacks Landing OH,y,y,79

Comet Waldameer PA,y,y,80

Little Dipper SFGAm IL,y,y,81

Mean Streak Cedar Point OH,y,y,82

Rolling Thunder SFGAd NJ,y,n,83

Wildcat Lake Compounce CT,y,n,84

Grt Am Scrm Mach SFoG GA,y,n,85

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Mine, I added Carowinds, Dollywood, and SFOG this year. Since last year I305 has taken my top spot overall from El Toro.

 

My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere **,y,y,1

El Toro SFGAd NJ,y,n,2

Thunderhead Dollywood TN,y,y,3

Wildcat Hersheypark PA,y,n,4

Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark PA,y,n,5

Lightning Racer - T Hersheypark PA,y,n,6

Wild One SF America MD,y,y,7

Roar SF America MD,y,y,8

The Grizzly Kings Dominion VA,y,y,9

Comet Hersheypark PA,y,n,10

Thunder Road Carowinds NC,y,y,11

Rebel Yell Kings Dominion VA,y,y,12

Blue Streak Cedar Point OH,y,n,13

Grt Am Scrm Mach SFoG GA,y,y,14

Thunderhawk Dorney Park PA,y,n,15

Georgia Cyclone SFoG GA,y,y,16

Scooby Doo Kings Dominion VA,y,y,17

Fairly Odd Coaster Carowinds NC,y,y,18

Mean Streak Cedar Point OH,y,n,19

Hurler Kings Dominion VA,y,y,20

Rolling Thunder SFGAd NJ,y,n,21

Hurler Carowinds NC,y,y,22

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Boardwalk Bullet dropped several places this year, not because of the reasons above, but because it has given much more consistent rides lately. Let me 'splain: in its early years, BB was famously temperamental. One day the ride would be slow, boring, and incredibly brutal. A few days later, it would be smoother, insanely intense, and easily a top-three ride.

I rode BB in it's early years, and got one of those brutal, rough rides. I then rode it this year and it wasn't quite as intense, but it was pretty smooth. I think that the Bullet, in its current state, is probably the best fit for the park which draws more families than anyone else. Do you agree that even though it isn't as intense, Kemah is better off with Boardwalk Bullet running the way it does now?

 

Having ridden every Boardwalk Bullet version...I feel like I can chime in. For the park, it IS best for the park in it's current state. They finally, with the latest retracking, did something right as the ride is pretty consistent and STAYED smooth.

 

Agreed, it's the perfect fit for the park now... but that leaves the Houston area without a badass coaster experience again.

Of my 700+ rides on it, only about 40 have been in the last year since they "fixed" it. Meh.

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Boardwalk Bullet was, well 'moody' for TPR during the Texas trip haha. At night when it opened after the storm, it was rough as hell.

 

Next morning for ERT, I rode for the whole hour! Awesome ride.

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