My vote goes for the beast, and a honorable mention to the rose bowl on SoB. IJST is going to have a insane triple helix in th eparking garage as well. As a whole PKI has the best helixes in the world. *** Edited 3/20/2005 7:23:35 AM UTC by Beast Tamer***
Timbers for laterals and SFMM's Goliath for positive G's. I also nearly blacked out on Goliath's helix. I love the Beast's helix, but its intensity is more in the shaking from the extreme speed than the G's. Timbers goes half as fast through its helix finale yet has killer laterals due to the lack of banking and a tight radius. I guess the topic should have been more specific.
I would also say Golitah at Six Flags Magic Mountain, especially when it first opened, man those were the days. Kumba at Busch Gardens: Tampa Bay comes in second place in my book. For best wooden coaster I would have to say GhostRider at Knott's Berry Farm or maybe Cheetah at Wild Adventures. Which is very intense and brutal because of it's use Gerstlauer trains.
For steel it's a toss up between Superman & Batwing...Supes has got some great head choppers (2nd helix especially) but Batwing's hellix is much tighter & there's this one support strut that gives a great hand chopper effect.
I always pull my hands up when the train hits that section even though I know there's enough clearance.
Has no one been on Twister at Knoebles or Talon at Dorney? These two coasters have the most intense and visually appealing helix(s) of any coaster out there. Twister is just beautiful, with some great G's at the bottom of each helix, and Talons is so full of speed and intesity, but that just proves B&M knows how to build a good ride!
My votes go to Raptor and Fire Dragon. They are both amazing and I wish i was right in the middle of them right now. I love both coasters (#1 and #2 on my list) and there helixes are probably the biggest reasons they're there.
Top 5 wood: 1.Hades 2.Voyage 3.Boulder Dash 4.Avalanche 5.Legend Top 5 Steel: 1.Maverick 2.Fire Dragon 3.Batman 4.Raptor 5.Ice Dragon