most intense helix

Tuesday, March 13, 2001 3:30 PM
what ride do you think has the most intense helix?

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Westside!!!
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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 3:40 PM
Definately Goliaths, nothing comes close to it!
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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 3:49 PM
Superman at SFNE has two very intense helices. It does seem that Goliath will probably win out this topic though, but I can't say since I haven't ridden it.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 3:53 PM
I would say that B:TR at SFStL has an extremely intense helix, located right after the 2nd loop. The g's this helix pulls are unbelievable.

-Raven_Rider

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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 3:58 PM
Runaway Mountain at SFOT, they are short [and extremely tight] yet sweet.

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"Maybe I ain't so shy!"
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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 4:12 PM
#1 is easily Goliath, "honorable mention" goes to The Beast.

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 4:18 PM
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!

Here is a link to awesome pics of the helix:
http://www.coasttocoasters.freehomepage.com/SFGAdv-new.html
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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 4:19 PM
This isn't a major coaster, but the Scorpion at Busch Gardens Tampa has an intense triple helix.
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SFNE 2001
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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 4:45 PM

Sorry but this has been bugging me: What the hell are "helicies"?!? (He-lah-sees) It's helix(es). Get it right people.

Although I haven't ridden it, I would say that Goliath has the most intense "helicies" ;).

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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 5:31 PM

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.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 5:37 PM
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.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 5:50 PM
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.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 6:02 PM
I love the good old Schwarzkopf helixes like on the Lazer, and sooperdooperlooper. Fast, tight and intense.

The double helix on twister at Knoebels is pretty good as well. Nothing can beat the enterance to the first helix in the first car second seat.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 6:10 PM
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!
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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 7:26 PM
Of all the rides I've been on, I would have to say the Beast. I wish I could ride Goliath, though. I give honorable mention to the Raptor.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 8:48 PM
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!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 8:53 PM
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. :)
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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 9:04 PM


GOLIATH




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Wednesday, March 14, 2001 4:44 AM
Shivering Timbers has an excellent helix at the end.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2001 5:53 AM
the beast
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