The Mitch Hawker 2013 Wood Coaster Poll Thread!

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The Mitch Hawker 2013 Wood Coaster Poll Thread!

Postby traincrossin » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:45 pm

The Mitch Hawker wooden coaster poll is back for 2013! We saw some great new and innovative wooden coasters built this year like Outlaw Run, Gold Striker, and Flying Turns. Now it's time to vote for your favorite wooden roller coasters in one of the best and most accurate polls on the internet.

It doesn't matter if you've ridden 5 or 500 coasters, every ballot counts!

You can find the wooden coaster ballot instructions over here. http://www.ushsho.com/bestrollercoasterpoll.htm
Here's a simple online ballot maker so it's even easier to cast your vote! http://hawker.stationbrakes.com/

Last year El Toro came in at number one just edging out T Express, The Voyage, and Boulder Dash. What will be the best wooden coaster of 2013?

The deadline to cast your vote is January 24th!

If you need help filling out your ballot, here is a link to "TPR's Idiot's Guide to Mitch Hawker's Wood Coaster Poll!"


Edit: This year's results are in!

2013 Summary
2013 Results

Six Flags Great Adventure's "El Toro" remained #1 in 2013, becoming the first coaster to be #1 in the
Wooden Coaster Poll four times. "El Toro" was preferred over every other wood coaster among mutual riders
except for #3 "Outlaw Run".


Top Twenty:
1 El Toro
2 T Express
3 Outlaw Run
4 Boulder Dash
5 Phoenix
6 Ravine Flyer II
7 The Voyage
8 Balder
9 Dauling Dragon-R
10 Dauling Dragon-L
11 Fireball
12 Troy
13 Wood Coaster
13 Gold Striker
15 Thunderhead
16 Colossos
17 Twister
18 Wodan TimburCoaster
19 El Toro
20 Tremors

Bottom Ten:
165 Tyrolean Tubtwist
166 Antelope
167 White Canyon
168 Hades 360
169 Kiddie Coaster
170 Magnus Colossus
171 Lil' Dipper
172 The Grizzly
173 Anaconda
174 Coaster-Express
175 The Bandit
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Re: The Mitch Hawker 2013 Wood Coaster Poll Thread!

Postby Jew » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:14 pm

Wow, already that time of the year? Nice!
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Re: The Mitch Hawker 2013 Wood Coaster Poll Thread!

Postby cal1br3tto » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:19 pm

Yay! I know it comes out at different times from year to year, but I was getting worried and even wondering if I was the only one who missed it, as I didn't notice anyone asking about it. All good now of course! =)
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Re: The Mitch Hawker 2013 Wood Coaster Poll Thread!

Postby coasterbill » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:20 pm

Slow day at the office...

El Toro is still my favorite. El Toro and Phoenix are miles ahead of everything else for me.

I dropped Thunderhawk way down from last year after riding it this year, they've let that ride go to hell. And after finally riding Roar at SFA I now have a brand new worst wood coaster!

RANK THE FOLLOWING RIDING SENSATIONS <-LEAVE
Abrupt Airtime_____________________________,y,y,1
Out of Control Feeling/Directional Changes_,y,y,2
Floating Airtime___________________________,y,y,3
Sensation of Speed_________________________,y,y,4
Lateral Forces_____________________________,y,y,5
Positive G's/Loops_________________________,y,y,6
COASTER NAME PARK LOC <-LEAVE
My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere **,y,y,1
El Toro SFGAd NJ,y,y,2
Phoenix Knoebel's PA,y,y,3
Thunderhead Dollywood TN,y,y,4
Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CT,y,n,5
Twister Knoebel's PA,y,y,6
Apocalypse S. F. Magic Mountain CA,y,y,7
Comet Great Escape NY,y,y,8
Lightning Racer - T Hersheypark PA,y,y,9
Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark PA,y,y,10
Thunderbolt SF New England MA,y,y,11
Comet Hersheypark PA,y,y,12
Wooden Warrior Quassy CT,y,y,13
Leap the Dips Lakemont PA,y,y,14
Wild One SF America MD,y,n,15
Blue Streak Cedar Point OH,y,y,16
Flying Turns Knoebel's PA,y,y,17
Yankee Cannonball Canobie Lake Park NH,y,y,18
Skyliner Lakemont PA,y,y,19
Rolling Thunder SFGAd NJ,y,y,20
Rebel Yell Kings Dominion VA,y,n,21
Thunder Road Carowinds NC,y,n,22
Racer Kings Island OH,y,n,23
Big Dipper (SBNO) Geauga Lake OH,y,n,24
Cyclone SF New England MA,y,y,25
Thunderhawk Dorney Park PA,y,y,26
The Beast Kings Island OH,y,n,27
The Grizzly Kings Dominion VA,y,n,28
Dragon Coaster Playland NY,y,n,29
Sea Dragon Jungle Jacks Landing OH,y,n,30
Woodstock Express Kings Island OH,y,n,31
Ghoster Coaster Kings Dominion VA,y,y,32
Kiddie Coaster Playland NY,y,n,33
Hurler Kings Dominion VA,y,n,34
Colossus S.F. Magic Mountain CA,y,y,35
Hurler Carowinds NC,y,n,36
Mean Streak Cedar Point OH,y,y,37
Wildcat Lake Compounce CT,y,n,38
GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CA,y,y,39
Cyclone Luna Park NY,y,n,40
Wildcat Hersheypark PA,y,y,41
Roar SF America MD,y,y,42
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Re: The Mitch Hawker 2013 Wood Coaster Poll Thread!

Postby Groteslurf » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:29 pm

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Re: The Mitch Hawker 2013 Wood Coaster Poll Thread!

Postby molemaster43 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:30 pm

Love to see it back! Just filled mine out:

RANK THE FOLLOWING RIDING SENSATIONS <-LEAVE
Abrupt Airtime_____________________________,y,y,1
Floating Airtime___________________________,y,y,2
Sensation of Speed_________________________,y,y,3
Positive G's/Loops_________________________,y,y,4
Out of Control Feeling/Directional Changes_,y,y,5
Lateral Forces_____________________________,y,y,6
COASTER NAME PARK LOC <-LEAVE
Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CT,y,n,1
My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere **,y,n,2
Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City MO,y,y,3
El Toro SFGAd NJ,y,n,4
Ravine Flyer II Waldameer PA,y,y,5
Thunderhead Dollywood TN,y,n,6
American Thunder Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,7
Phoenix Knoebel's PA,y,n,8
Prowler Worlds of Fun MO,y,y,9
Thunderbolt Kennywood PA,y,n,10
The Voyage Holiday World IN,y,y,11
Jack Rabbit Kennywood PA,y,n,12
Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark PA,y,n,13
Blue Streak Cedar Point OH,y,n,14
Raven Holiday World IN,y,y,15
The Grizzly Kings Dominion VA,y,n,16
Cyclone SF New England MA,y,n,17
Wildcat Hersheypark PA,y,n,18
Racer Kennywood PA,y,n,19
Twister Knoebel's PA,y,n,20
Rebel Yell Kings Dominion VA,y,n,21
Skyliner Lakemont PA,y,n,22
Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park PA,y,y,23
Wildcat Lake Compounce CT,y,n,24
Timber Wolf Worlds of Fun MO,y,y,25
Leap the Dips Lakemont PA,y,n,26
The Boss Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,27
Thunderhawk Dorney Park PA,y,n,28
Comet Hersheypark PA,y,n,29
Thunderbolt SF New England MA,y,n,30
Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,31
Hurler Kings Dominion VA,y,n,32
Comet Waldameer PA,y,n,33
Rolling Thunder SFGAd NJ,y,n,34
Woodstock Express Carowinds NC,y,n,35
Hurler Carowinds NC,y,n,36
The Legend Holiday World IN,y,y,37
Mean Streak Cedar Point OH,y,n,38
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Re: The Mitch Hawker 2013 Wood Coaster Poll Thread!

Postby beatle11 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:58 pm

Happy Happy Times!! Riding Sensations are hard to rank. Honestly I think all 6 of those can be equally as good when done right.

RANK THE FOLLOWING RIDING SENSATIONS <-LEAVE
Abrupt Airtime_____________________________,y,y,1
Floating Airtime___________________________,y,y,2
Sensation of Speed_________________________,y,y,3
Lateral Forces_____________________________,y,y,4
Out of Control Feeling/Directional Changes_,y,y,5
Positive G's/Loops_________________________,y,y,6
COASTER NAME PARK LOC <-LEAVE
Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City MO,y,y,1
My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere **,y,n,2 (I-305)
El Toro SFGAd NJ,y,n,3
Phoenix Knoebel's PA,y,n,4
Ravine Flyer II Waldameer PA,y,n,5
Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark PA,y,n,6
Lightning Racer - T Hersheypark PA,y,n,7
Silver Comet Martin's Fantasy Is. NY,y,n,8
Jack Rabbit Seabreeze NY,y,n,9
Twister Knoebel's PA,y,n,10
American Thunder Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,11
Blue Streak Cedar Point OH,y,y,12
Viper SFGAm IL,y,y,13
Cyclops Mount Olympus WI,y,y,14
Cyclone Luna Park NY,y,n,15
Jack Rabbit Kennywood PA,y,n,16
Comet Hersheypark PA,y,n,17
Racer Kennywood PA,y,n,18
Wildcat Hersheypark PA,y,n,19
The Beast Kings Island OH,y,n,20
Thunderbolt Kennywood PA,y,n,21
Hell Cat Clementon Lake NJ,y,n,22
Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park PA,y,n,23
Zeus Mount Olympus WI,y,y,24
Comet Waldameer PA,y,n,25
Arkansas Twister Magic Springs AR,y,y,26
Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,27
American Eagle SFGAm IL,y,y,28
Rolling Thunder SFGAd NJ,y,n,29
Racer Kings Island OH,y,n,30
Rebel Yell Kings Dominion VA,y,n,31
Great White Wild Wheels Pier NJ,y,n,32
Thunderhawk Dorney Park PA,y,n,33
Wild One SF America MD,y,n,34
Meteor Little Amerricka WI,y,y,35
Little Dipper SFGAm IL,y,y,36
Sea Dragon Jungle Jacks Landing OH,y,n,37
Ghoster Coaster Kings Dominion VA,y,n,38
Ghoster Coaster Canada's Wonderland ON,y,n,39
Pegasus Mount Olympus WI,y,y,40
Mean Streak Cedar Point OH,y,y,41
The Boss Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,42
Wild Beast Canada's Wonderland ON,y,y,43
The Grizzly Kings Dominion VA,y,n,44
HellCat Timber Falls WI,y,y,45
Hurler Kings Dominion VA,y,n,46
M.Can.Mine Buster Canada's Wonderland ON,y,y,47
Roar SF America MD,y,n,48
Hades Mount Olympus WI,y,y,49
Predator Darien Lake NY,y,n,50
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Re: The Mitch Hawker 2013 Wood Coaster Poll Thread!

Postby downunder » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:02 pm

Outlaw Run should be making a major impact this year, and now that I've ridden Hades for the first time since 2007 this year - it's top ten ranking will be going down to the darkest, dankest most bottomless pit of hell - damn you Hades!

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Re: The Mitch Hawker 2013 Wood Coaster Poll Thread!

Postby Woodie Warrior » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:08 pm

Glad to see this is happening this year. I was worried they weren't going to do it. :)

Here's my ballot. Outlaw Run and Voyage are by far the best coasters I have ridden (Raging Bull is my favorite steel). American Thunder is an airtime machine so that came next. The Legend and Boss are great terrain coasters so they came next. American Eagle and Screamin' Eagle are classics and "okay" rides so they were next. I can hardly remember my rides on Viper or Raven but because they didn't stand out they're last.

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RANK THE FOLLOWING RIDING SENSATIONS <-LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS
Abrupt Airtime_____________________________,y,y,1
Floating Airtime___________________________,y,y,2
Out of Control Feeling/Directional Changes_,y,y,3
Sensation of Speed_________________________,y,y,4
Positive G's/Loops_________________________,y,y,5
Lateral Forces_____________________________,y,y,6
COASTER NAME PARK LOC <--Please leave this
Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City MO,y,y,1
The Voyage Holiday World IN,y,n,2
My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere **,y,n,3
American Thunder Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,4
The Legend Holiday World IN,y,n,5
The Boss Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,6
American Eagle SFGAm IL,y,n,7
Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,7
Viper SFGAm IL,y,n,8
Raven Holiday World IN,y,n,8
Top 10: 1. Outlaw Run 2. The Voyage 3. El Toro 4. Millennium Force 5. Maverick 6. Thunderbird 7. Powder Keg
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Re: The Mitch Hawker 2013 Wood Coaster Poll Thread!

Postby Robocoaster » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:12 pm

Done.
Due to finally getting to Beech Bend as a side trip during HWN this year, Kentucky Rumbler moved into my top five wood coasters; love that ride! El Toro is still my fave coaster, and the battle for 2nd best woodie was close. But Phoenix's overall fun factor and reridability narrowly edged out Voyage's incredible intensity, for me. Last year was the other way around. Damn, I must be getting older...


RANK THE FOLLOWING RIDING SENSATIONS <-LEAVE
Abrupt Airtime_____________________________,y,y,1
Floating Airtime___________________________,y,y,2
Sensation of Speed_________________________,y,y,3
Positive G's/Loops_________________________,y,y,4
Out of Control Feeling/Directional Changes_,y,y,5
Lateral Forces_____________________________,y,y,6
COASTER NAME PARK LOC <-LEAVE
El Toro SFGAd NJ,y,n,1
My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere **,y,n,2
Phoenix Knoebel's PA,y,n,3
The Voyage Holiday World IN,y,y,4
Apocalypse S. F. Magic Mountain CA,y,y,5
Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend KY,y,y,6
Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure MI,y,n,7
Timber Terror Silverwood ID,y,n,8
Raven Holiday World IN,y,y,9
The Legend Holiday World IN,y,y,10
Cornball Express Indiana Beach IN,y,n,11
Tremors Silverwood ID,y,n,12
Jack Rabbit Kennywood PA,y,n,13
American Thunder Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,14
The Boss Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,15
Thunderbolt Kennywood PA,y,n,16
The Beast Kings Island OH,y,n,17
Coaster Thrill Ride Puyallup Fair WA,y,n,18
Coaster Playland BC,y,n,19
Big Dipper (SBNO) Geauga Lake OH,y,n,20
Thunder Run (SBNO) Kentucky Kingdom KY,y,n,21
Twisted Twins-S (S) Kentucky Kingdom KY,y,n,22
Twisted Twins-L (S) Kentucky Kingdom KY,y,n,23
Twister Knoebel's PA,y,n,24
Racer Kennywood PA,y,n,25
Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,26
Racer Kings Island OH,y,n,27
Timberhawk Enchanted Village WA,y,n,28
Roar SF Discovery Kingdom CA,y,n,29
Roller Coaster Lagoon UT,y,n,30
Cyclone Lakeside CO,y,n,31
Hoosier Hurricane Indiana Beach IN,y,n,32
Wolverine Wildcat Michigan's Adventure MI,y,n,33
Gwazi-Lion Busch Gardens-Tampa FL,y,n,34
Lost Coaster of SM Indiana Beach IN,y,n,35
Blue Streak Cedar Point OH,y,n,36
Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk CA,y,n,37
Woodstock Express Kings Island OH,y,n,38
Zach's Zoomer Michigan's Adventure MI,y,n,39
Twister II Elitch Gardens CO,y,n,40
GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CA,y,n,41
Grt Am Scrm Mach SFoG GA,y,n,42
Colossus S.F. Magic Mountain CA,y,y,43
Rolling Thunder SFGAd NJ,y,n,44
The Grizzly Great America CA,y,n,45
Mean Streak Cedar Point OH,y,n,46
Georgia Cyclone SFoG GA,y,n,47

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