Any interest in a Steel Coaster Poll of Same Format as Internet Wooden Poll?

Any interest in a Steel Coaster Poll of Same Format as Internet Wooden Poll?

Post by Mitch Hawke » Fri, 22 Nov 1996 04:00:00


  I have thought of doing a steel coaster poll.  My tabulation program
could very easily be converted for use.  The only tricky part would be
creating a ballot that wasn't too large and intimidating.  My initial
thought is to include only those steelies that are over 80 feet tall
AND over 1500 feet long.
  If there is no interest I won't waste the bandwidth and time to do
it.  Also, I would probably need assistance creating the ballot.
I do not have a list of all the steel coasters in the world (let
alone one that lists their heights and lengths).  Anyone who would
like to assist with this should contact me via e-mail.

Let Me know if there is interest,

Mitch

 
 
 

Any interest in a Steel Coaster Poll of Same Format as Internet Wooden Poll?

Post by David Bower » Fri, 22 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>   I have thought of doing a steel coaster poll.  My tabulation program
> could very easily be converted for use.  The only tricky part would be
> creating a ballot that wasn't too large and intimidating.  My initial
> thought is to include only those steelies that are over 80 feet tall
> AND over 1500 feet long.

> Let Me know if there is interest,

> Mitch

Great Idea!

You already have the reputed MOST accurate wooden coaster poll on the
'net, a steel coaster poll, conducted the same way would be the perfect
compliment! When you set your qualifications, don't forget about Arrow
mine rides, which might not be 80 feet, but are still warmly regarded.
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Any interest in a Steel Coaster Poll of Same Format as Internet Wooden Poll?

Post by CROOOO » Fri, 22 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> >   I have thought of doing a steel coaster poll.  My tabulation program
> > could very easily be converted for use.  The only tricky part would be
> > creating a ballot that wasn't too large and intimidating.  My initial
> > thought is to include only those steelies that are over 80 feet tall
> > AND over 1500 feet long.

> > Let Me know if there is interest,

YES!  Though some of the results of the Woodie poll are kind of
interisting, I would love to see a steel poll as well.
As far as gathering data, I'm sure there are lot of people out there to
help, as well as a copy of the Guide To Ride perhaps migt be in order.

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Any interest in a Steel Coaster Poll of Same Format as Internet Wooden Poll?

Post by ansl » Sat, 23 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Quote:



>> >   I have thought of doing a steel coaster poll.  My tabulation program
>> > could very easily be converted for use.  The only tricky part would be
>> > creating a ballot that wasn't too large and intimidating.  My initial
>> > thought is to include only those steelies that are over 80 feet tall
>> > AND over 1500 feet long.

>> > Let Me know if there is interest,

>YES!  Though some of the results of the Woodie poll are kind of
>interisting, I would love to see a steel poll as well.
>As far as gathering data, I'm sure there are lot of people out there to
>help, as well as a copy of the Guide To Ride perhaps migt be in order.

>----------------------------------
>ULTIMATE GUIDE PRODUCTIONS PRESENT
>The Ultimate Movie & Theme Park Guide
>http://home.earthlink.net/~Croooow/

Mitch, I think a steel coaster poll would be great.  I suggest you list
coasters which have a permanent home only AND portable coasters
over a certain height, like the German coasters.  There "Where to Coast"
list on WoC is fairly accurate and a good start for North American coasters.
I'd suggest contacting some of the UK and European members on R.R-C for
lists of their steel coasters.  Try putting out a request here for
corrections after an intial list before the actually poll.  I'd also suggest
asking Jim Serio of WoC if you could use his list as a start and he can
probably give you an ASCII list of what he has.  The hard part is finding
info on Asian(Japanese) coasters although they wouldn't have too many
riders anyway.  You could also allow people to use "write-ins" if they
have ridden ones not on the list.

Ted
---------

Ted Ansley
**Rollercoaster Fan<atic>**

 
 
 

Any interest in a Steel Coaster Poll of Same Format as Internet Wooden Poll?

Post by coaste.. » Sat, 23 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>  I have thought of doing a steel coaster poll.  My tabulation program
>could very easily be converted for use.  The only tricky part would be
>creating a ballot that wasn't too large and intimidating.  My initial
>thought is to include only those steelies that are over 80 feet tall
>AND over 1500 feet long.

The only way this could be done is to discount all standard production
models . For example all Vekoma Corkscrews should ride the same as should
all the Batmans scattered around the US. We all know that certain rides
may be smoother than others  due to the way that they have been laid but
this would keep the numbers down.

Therefore - restricting the survey to single rides would mean that all
shuttle loops are treated as one ( not fair when most are braked on the
return run - except for Montezoomas revenge)

Therefore perhaps it should just be a vote for a favourite instead of a
weighted average of those coasters ridden.

As for myself - the steel list is as follows - Montu, Kumba, The Big One
,Nemesis ...

Michael Bolton

 
 
 

Any interest in a Steel Coaster Poll of Same Format as Internet Wooden Poll?

Post by Alan Baldw » Sun, 24 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


>>>> I have thought of doing a steel coaster poll.  My tabulation program
>>>> could very easily be converted for use.  The only tricky part would
>>>> be creating a ballot that wasn't too large and intimidating.  My
>>>> initial thought is to include only those steelies that are over 80
>>>> feet tall AND over 1500 feet long.
> Mitch, I think a steel coaster poll would be great.  I suggest you list
> coasters which have a permanent home only AND portable coasters over a
> certain height, like the German coasters.  There "Where to Coast" list
> on WoC is fairly accurate and a good start for North American coasters.
> I'd suggest contacting some of the UK and European members on R.R-C for
> lists of their steel coasters.  Try putting out a request here for
> corrections after an intial list before the actually poll.  I'd also
> suggest asking Jim Serio of WoC if you could use his list as a start and
> he can probably give you an ASCII list of what he has.  The hard part is
> finding info on Asian(Japanese) coasters although they wouldn't have too
> many riders anyway.  You could also allow people to use "write-ins" if
> they  have ridden ones not on the list.

After several years I've built up a pretty comprehensive computer database
listing most world coasters so if you decide to go ahead with this poll
I can do a programmed sort of the WWG database to produce a list according
to the desired parameter and I'll convert it to ASCII, CSV, HTML etc.

You've a hard job ahead firming up a format - there are well over 500
currently operating steel coasters (all categories).  Many of these are
already listed in the WWG coasters A-Z index below but not, of course, in
the format you will require.

Incidentally I am looking for accurate information regarding coasters
in Asia and Japan - as Ted says, there's little published information
and we don't seem to have a Japanese correspondent on the RRC group
yet - there must be someone out there so please make yourself known!

Also anyone there from Eastern Europe - I believe that there may be
quite a few coasters in this area and locally manufactured - can anyone
help with this please?

AlanB, Manchester, England.

Editor
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        Parks, Roller Coasters, Rides, Technology & Topics.
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Any interest in a Steel Coaster Poll of Same Format as Internet Wooden Poll?

Post by kumba.. » Wed, 27 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> >  I have thought of doing a steel coaster poll.  My tabulation program
> >could very easily be converted for use.  The only tricky part would be
> >creating a ballot that wasn't too large and intimidating.  My initial
> >thought is to include only those steelies that are over 80 feet tall
> >AND over 1500 feet long.

I'd love to see a steel poll!  I like your criteria, but I think you
should include one of a kind rides even if they're short.  I'd like to see
where people rate the Stratosphere Coaster, Steplechase, Jaguar, mine
trains etc.

==============================================
Ric Turner

ACE Regional Rep, California
==============================================
Matterhorn Forever!

 
 
 

Any interest in a Steel Coaster Poll of Same Format as Internet Wooden Poll?

Post by David » Sun, 01 Dec 1996 04:00:00

Quote:



>> >  I have thought of doing a steel coaster poll.  My tabulation program
>> >could very easily be converted for use.  The only tricky part would be
>> >creating a ballot that wasn't too large and intimidating.  My initial
>> >thought is to include only those steelies that are over 80 feet tall
>> >AND over 1500 feet long.

>I'd love to see a steel poll!  I like your criteria, but I think you
>should include one of a kind rides even if they're short.  I'd like to see
>where people rate the Stratosphere Coaster, Steplechase, Jaguar, mine
>trains etc.

Here's another vote for this!

One of the nice things about these polls is that it makes us actually
sit down and think about this.  While I did a top 10, primarily for my
sig (which I still need to rewrite -- it got lost in the crash), I had
never thought in detail about the rest.

So when it actually came time to submit my list, I gave it quite a bit
of thought.  It also brought back a lot of great memories of a great
coaster season.  With snow around the corner (and here for some
people), it's nice to take the time to reminisce on a larger scale.
Because, I think we tend to only talk about the GREAT coasters out
here.  Going through my list, I realized how many FINE coasters I;ve
ridden this year, many of which I hadn't thought about in a while!  I
only wish I hadn't missed much of the discussion out here while my
computer was at the hospital.

Plus, these polls are always great for stimulating discussion!

Personally, I'd include all the steelies you can, with the possible
exception of the portable ones, unless they're unique, bigger, better
or special.  (I'd include Cedar Point's, Wildcat for instance.)  To be
honest, I couldn't even begin to rank the portables I've ridded.  In
most cases, they were just one for the list, a pleasant diversion.  I
can usually barely remember them, much less rank them and compare
them!

Plus, using these would add a WHOLE BUNCH of wins to most of the top
150 or so coasters, which would make the differences in the rankings
MUCH smaller.

But whatever you choose to do, PLEASE go ahead with this idea!

David
David H.

<NOTE: All of my witty or poignant sigs were destroyed
 with my old hard drive!  I hope to have more soon!>

 
 
 

Any interest in a Steel Coaster Poll of Same Format as Internet Wooden Poll?

Post by Dave Altho » Sun, 01 Dec 1996 04:00:00

Would it make a steel coaster poll more manageable if the participants
provide their own list?  I mean, while there are thousands of steel
coasters out there, I'm sure that there are some that none of the survey
participants have ridden.  The problem I can see with that is that if
something gets misspelled......

Well, it is a thought.  Perhaps an initial poll could be limited to North
America?  Or divided by continent?  Just a thought...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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