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Re: Mitch Hawker 2010 poll

Postby Big-M » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:41 pm

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Re: Mitch Hawker 2010 poll

Postby DOCTOR DOOM!!! » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:12 am

Here's what I came up with...

The Voyage Holiday World IN,y,y,1
The Legend Holiday World IN,y,y,2
The Boss Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,3
The Beast Kings Island OH,y,y,4
Thunder Run Kentucky Kingdom KY,y,n,5
Twisted Twins-L (S) Kentucky Kingdom KY,y,n,6
Raven Holiday World IN,y,y,7
Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,8
Twisted Twins-S (S) Kentucky Kingdom KY,y,n,9
Racer Kings Island OH,y,y,10
Fairly Odd Coaster Kings Island OH,y,y,11
Son of Beast (SBNO) Kings Island OH,y,n,12

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Re: Mitch Hawker 2010 poll

Postby robbalvey » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:17 pm

Mitch Hawker's Wood Coaster Poll RESULTS!

Here are the results of the 2010 Mitch Hawker Wood Coaster Poll:

Top 25
1t. El Toro - SFGAd
1t. T Express - Everland
3. Boulder Dash - Lake Compounce
4. Phoenix - Knoebel's
5. Ravine Flyer II - Waldameer
6. The Voyage - Holiday World
7. Balder - Liseberg
8. Colossos - Heide Park
9. Aska (S) - Nara Dreamland
10. Fireball - Happy Valley Song
11. Troy - Toverland
12. Prowler - Worlds of Fun
13. El Toro - Freizeitpark Plohn
14. Thunderhead - Dollywood
15. Rampage - Alabama Adventure
16. Thunderbird - PowerPark
17. Tremors - Silverwood
18. Renegade - Valleyfair!
19. Hades - Mount Olympus
20. Ozark Wildcat(SBNO) - Celebration City
21. Raven - Holiday World
22. Shivering Timbers - Michigan's Adventure
23. Tonnerre de Zeus - Parc Asterix
24. Evel Knievel - Six Flags St Louis
25. Joris en de Draak W - de Efteling

Bottom 10
171. Predator - Darien Lake
172. Antelope - Gulliver's World
173. Mean Streak - Cedar Point
174. Lil' Dipper - Camden Park
175. Magnus Colossus - Terra Mitica
176. The Bandit - Movie Park
177. Coaster-Express - Parque Warner Madrid
178. Son of Beast (SBNO) - Kings Island
179. The Grizzly - Great America
180. Anaconda - Walygator Parc

For the full results and completed ballots please visit Mitch Hawker's site:

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Re: Mitch Hawker 2010 poll

Postby ernierocker » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:22 pm

Top 4 sounds good to me. Can't speak for T-Express, but the other three are my top 3 as well!

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Re: Mitch Hawker 2010 poll

Postby Big-M » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:29 pm

Okay, here's my analysis of the Top 6:

1 (tie). El Toro: This ride kicks a$$. It deserves to be #1.
1 (tie). T Express: Never been on it, but it looks awesome!
3. Boulder Dash: My #1 coaster. I love this ride.
4. Phoenix: This is as good as classic wooden coasters get. Not to mention the insane amounts of :airtimer: .
5. Ravine Flyer II: Someday, I will ride this.
6. The Voyage: There are many fanboys crying inside right now.

Some other things to note:

~I really wish that Boardwalk Bullet and Lakeside Cyclone were ranked higher.
~I may be alone when I say this, but I honestly hated Coney Island Cyclone. I'm only 15, and my back hurt for two weeks after riding. How does it score in the Top 50? (I'm sure they gave the ACErs free Nathan's Hot Dogs when they visited. :evil: )
~ I can't stress how happy I am about El Toro, Boulder Dash, and Phoenix. Those rides are as good as a wooden coasters get. It's great to be able to say that I've been on 3 of the top 4! :airtime:
~I think the "TPR Bump" went really far this year. Voyage in #6? El Toro and T-Express at #1? Colossos at it's best ever rank?
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Re: Mitch Hawker 2010 poll

Postby Band-Aid » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:40 pm

Grizzly not in last? lol
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Re: Mitch Hawker 2010 poll

Postby OldJJman » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:41 pm

Not too surprising. But...

I'm sure we'll see Prowler drop a few more spaces next year as well.

I am surprised to see Rampage down at #15.

I guess Hades has gotten way too rough.

And what's up with TdZ down at #23?? That's really puzzling.

Joris en de Draak at 25?? Granted, I haven't ridden it, but that seems a bit high.

And HOORAY for Anaconda!! It's finally in it's rightful place BELOW Grizzly!!


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Re: Mitch Hawker 2010 poll

Postby downunder » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:46 pm

I can hear the wails of the Voyage fanboys all the way down here in Australia, music to my ears.

My top 5 were almost the same except for T-Express which I haven't ridden - I had Balder in the No. 1 spot, being the only major difference, and Phoenix and Boulder Dash around the other way.

I think Prowler was rated way too high - stir, stir....

I say well done to Mitch on another great poll, and I think the results are a fairly good representation of the genuine preferences of the coaster community.

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Re: Mitch Hawker 2010 poll

Postby RaptorBoyASU » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:55 pm

^Personally, I thought Prowler was way too low. First GCI that I've absolutely LOVED!

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Re: Mitch Hawker 2010 poll

Postby ginzo » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:55 pm

I really need to get out to S. Korea (and Asia in general).
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