I thought I had a decent assortment of coasters under my belt, but this poll proves to me I need to ride more. Now I just need to convince the hubs that I need a month and about $10k out of our vacation account to make it happen.
Thanks for taking the time to break it down like this.
Talon was closed on the one and only day I visited Dorney back in 2016, so I cannot speak for that ride, however I really enjoyed Great Bear. I think it's a REALLY solid mid-tier B&M Invert, and if it had a stronger second half, I would put it near the top. The first drop, loop, immelmann, zero-G, and high speed turn flow so well and are perfectly designed.
I also agree that Dominator sits a little too low on that list, but the only one above it that I've ridden is Bizarro so who am I to say anything. Plus combining it with the sit-downs probably pushed it down further since it got put up with rides like Kumba and Dragon Khan.
boldikus wrote:I would personally love to see how certain coasters did by type. For instance how did the B&M inverts rank, hypers, floorless, the Intamin hypers, top launch coasters, etc since we have threads for those things on here, it would be neat to see how they did after a real poll.
I was bored today. I used the rankings from the combined results, and only included coasters that had enough riders to be included in the poll. If I screwed something up/missed something, holla!
boldikus wrote:I was bored today. I used the rankings from the combined results, and only included coasters that had enough riders to be included in the poll. If I screwed something up/missed something, holla!
Uhhhh when I said "missed something" I didn't mean "what categories would you like to see", haha. That took me hours, though I will admit I was assisted by iced coffee and rum, hence why I was worried about screwing something up!
I thought about doing Vekoma but what am I doing? Ranking the boomerangs and SLC's? That seems tedious and mostly pointless, though I did think about it.
edit: just added Premier launchers, Arrow suspended and B&M wing & flyers.
boldikus wrote: how Dominator got ranked so low on the floorless/sitdowns. Criminal.
Also how the Batmans are ranked closely, and how Great Bear is so tragically low (and frankly, Alpengeist too).
I wasn't too surprised by Talon, though I personally think its one of the better ones. Not surprised by Hydra either.
I actually disagree with Dominator, I found it pretty meh. Its so big and fast and the longest floorless coaster, but imo is very short. You do the loop, turns, Cobra Roll (which is a pretty cool layout) but then right into the MCBR. Always found it pretty meh. Shame because that first part is cool, if it did more elements would be great.
I agree about the inverts. Great Beat is a superb ride, and Talon is deff one of the better inverts. I always found Hydra fun, but I know its an enthusiast meme...you pretty much have to hate on it. Few have ever told me why, they just lol at it, say its weird or "the roll ruins the whole ride" all of which is silly to me
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