The helix on Medusa East is sweet, you dive into quickly and then fly out of it. But I can't wait for the helix on NITRO, that thing looks intense, especially since Claude Mabillard said at the press release that that NITRO's helix will pull 4.5 g's throughout the whole helix!
Intamin2K said: "Sorry but this has been bugging me: What the hell are "helicies"?!? (He-lah-sees) It's helix(es). Get it right people. "
I thought both helixes and helices were both correct terms?? Anyway, I think Raptor's and Scorpion's are intense. ------------- YVAN EHT NIOJ -The Simpsons
*** This post was edited by PT300 on 3/13/2001. ***
Uh, "helices" - spelled correctly in themeparkne's post without the second "i" - is the proper plural form of helix (although helixes is also used). Apology accepted on behalf of themeparkne. ------------- Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill.
*** This post was edited by spewey on 3/14/2001. ***
I've ridden The Beast over 100 times and I still get more scared going down that hill into the helix than anything but the drop on MF. Very intense. I'm mad that Goliath was closed for rehab the day I went. There's the bad thing at the off-season.
If anybody is looking for one of the roughest helix's: American Eagle! Sure, it's one of my favorite rides, but man, 4 or 5 re-rides in a row! WOW! On the trip back into the station on the last ride, it seemed like there were birds and stars everywhere! ------------- Rest In Peace, SKY WHIRL...
SKY WHIRL is right, although I must point to the Eagle's earlier years. Now it is braked at the top of the helix, so you rarely experience what this ride was known for. It was an incredible change in speed, and by the time you flew out of it, you were moving at a really good clip. That meant unbelievable air in the front on the way back!
I also recommend the Legend to anyone that hasn't been on a tight, fast, mostly UN-banked double helix! Those Gerstlaur trains are something else!
------------- www.angelfire.com/oh4/tk173 "Just looking at the horrible badly needed paint job on Vortex (PKI) makes me feel sick!" For the love of God, PAINT IT!
Goliath is KNOWN to have re-difined the helix experience. 'The Centrifuge'! It's "plaster you to your seat fun"! Of course everyone knows about the numerous (and common) gray outs and near black outs during the Goliath helix finale. And not even the BUFFEST man alive could raise his hands straight up during the duration while the train is maneuvering it. This is serious stuff folks. :)