Mitch sent out an e-mail to everyone who filled out the internet woodie
poll, asking them to verify their rankings in the poll. He also said that
he hopes to have the results posted on or before tomorrow (Monday.)
Some things to look for:
-- With nearly twice as many riders this year, will Balder retain its title
of best woodie in the world?
-- Can Tremors keep its title of best American woodie? And number 2
-- How will the 168 extra ballots this year alter the results? One big
hint: last year abrupt airtime squeaked out a win over floating airtime.
This year, floating airtime won decisively. Apparently these new
poll-takers seem to prefer floating airtime over all other forces on their
woodies. How will this skew the results?
-- Will Aska and Ozark Wildcat remain in the top 10 with many new riders
-- How will Thunderhead, Avalanche and Tsunami fare against the CCI and
-- Many old-time enthusiasts, especially those on the net, have written off
Shivering Timbers as old hat that has been eclipsed by the newer CCIs and
GCIs. Will that feeling be shown in the polls, or does it still impress
the masses of enthusiasts?
-- Now that the ACE European trip is two years past, and others have ridden
the European woodies since then, how will that effect their rankings?
-- Will Knoebels' Twister's amazing performance at the PPPPP this year pull
it higher in the rankings, or was everybody too engrossed by Phoenix to
-- Which coasters will be hurt by poor maintenance?
-- Can Paramount's Great America's Grizzly claim the title of worst
operating woodie in the world for an unprecedented TENTH year in a row?
-- With Hercules demolished, what coaster will step up to claim the rank of
second worst woodie?
-- What is wrong with you people for disagreeing with me? ;-)
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