>> > 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
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
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
But whatever you choose to do, PLEASE go ahead with this idea!
<NOTE: All of my witty or poignant sigs were destroyed
with my old hard drive! I hope to have more soon!>