Wood Poll - This Year's Ride Experiences 2012
The rankings were also run using only this year's riding experiences. These
results are less meaningful as there are MANY pairings of coasters
that no rider had ridden both of this year. Our poll respondants had
ridden an average of 8.5 wood coasters this year. That sounds
good until it is realized that when there are fewer than 1/3 as many ride
experiences it causes there to be an average of about 1/9 as many people
who had ridden each pair of coasters (this year vs. ever).
Therefore, I want to be very clear that the following results based on
only 2012 ride experiences have a much greater margin of error and are only
included here because they may be of some limited additional interest to
some enthusiasts who want more information on how a particular coaster was
perceived by those who rode it this year.
This year I am supplying the data in spreadsheet format so that people can see the
preferences among each pair of coasters based only on 2012 rides.
There is some very interesting data to be gleaned from the spreadsheet, I think moreso
than the text listing of placement.
"Boulder Dash" was preferred to "El Toro" (20 to 19) among those who rode both this year.
I encourage you to look at coaster v. coaster mutual-rider results among those riders who rode
both coasters in 2012 rather than any ordering based on winning percentage.
Winning percentage is not very informative in cases like this where many coasters are not
compared to very many others directly.
Click Here to download the full spreadsheet
For an explanation of the tabulation algorithm and much more about this
poll, visit the website BestRollerCoasterPoll.com