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Most intense helix experienced?

Lunatik
Posted: 7/10/03 at 1:34:53 AM
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On what roller coaster have u experienced your most intense helix??.....Btw, you know how the track in a helix is tilted inwards, well are there any helixes which tilt the train sideways so that it is parallel to the ground...like a horizontal loop if u know what i mean .

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by CedarPointFan at 7/10/03 1:37:25 AM

Raptor is best. I also love the helix on Shockwave at PKD.

Dave

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by AL_W_ at 7/10/03 1:56:42 AM

> On what roller coaster have u experienced your
> most intense helix?

Tie: Goliath @ SFMM and Titan @ SFOT.

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by MFnSOB at 7/10/03 2:08:08 AM

> well are
> there any helixes which tilt the train sideways
> so that it is parallel to the ground...like a
> horizontal loop if u know what i mean .

King Kobra, formerly of PKI, my favorite standup ever by the way, had a helix that seemed almost horizontal to the ground. By far the steepest I've ridden.

As for the best, I must agree that Goliath is extremely intense, I've never greyed out like that before. Everything else pales in comparison to pure positive Gs, including anything at CP, which is a heavy-positive G park, in my experience (where's the air?)

As for wood, Legend's is hard to beat, but I dislike it when it lets up 3/4 of the way through, I believe it's right before the 2nd tunnel, it really breaks up the pacing of the ride. For some odd reason, I just love the helix on Cornball Express, it's perfect in length, and very consistant, never lets up, but never increases in intensity either, just a fun, fun helix!

-Matthew

The Haunted Cave!

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by Geauga_Dog Geauga_Dog Profile at 7/10/03 6:16:53 AM

I agree about Goliath's helix and with Raptor's mid-course brake turned off, the final helix at the end is quite intense too.

The Beast still has the best helices in coasterdom and even though there is a brake on the approach to it, the train still rips right through it.

Geauga Dog

SFWoA: An Unofficial Guide

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by MilitaryDuckJock at 7/10/03 8:16:36 AM

Titan is just... gah. Wow.

I have never felt so *drained* geting off a ride before. That, and coupled with 38-40 C weather, lead for a lot of energy loss. :) Not exactly what I like in a coaster, but it is ever impressive.

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Iain Hendry

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by Coasterdude at 7/10/03 9:33:45 AM

Midbender at West Edmonton Mall. It has been awhile but i still remember. It was very tight and fast.

Regards,
Coasterdude.

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by Coasterdude at 7/10/03 10:18:17 AM

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by RollerCstrManiac at 7/10/03 10:28:53 AM

Titan has a very nice final helix....even though its been slowed down.

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by AtlantaCoaster at 7/10/03 11:42:44 AM

I have two that come to mind immediately...one wood, and one steel.

Wild One - Six Flags America. I don't like helices - particularly on wood coasters. This one, however, is one of the best.

Top Gun - Paramount's Great America. A great - and intense - finale to a great ride.

Best Regards, Bill M. / AtlantaCoaster

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by freakylick at 7/10/03 12:20:28 PM

> Wild One - Six Flags America. I don't like
> helices - particularly on wood coasters. This
> one, however, is one of the best.

Actually Bill, this is mine also. I just love the lateral's on this helix.

Sean

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by jetcoaster at 7/10/03 1:56:25 PM

Goliath has the most intense helix in my opinion, it is tough just to hold your hands up.

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by Corkscrew_Foley Corkscrew_Foley Profile at 7/10/03 2:07:37 PM

Raptor at CP. Last time I was on it was when they were running the mid course, so now I wonder how much more the G's will be on it.

Tim West

Schwarzkopf.coaster.net

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by wackozacko at 7/10/03 3:47:31 PM

Titan wins hands down. Before they cranked up the breaks I remember getting off the train and having troubling walking due to excessive amount of blood in my legs. I also remember after about 15 consecutive runs on a very un-crowded day blacking out and even passing out completely once which left my riding buddy covered my drool. Now that's an intense helix.

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by Spyder Spyder Profile at 7/10/03 4:31:48 PM

For the most intense, here are a few that come to mind: Here are a few of the most intense that come to mind:

-Nitro (Fast & makes me grey out every time!)
-Beast (Fast & furious)
-SOB (Very intense)

As you can see Beast, beast and more beast....and a little bit of Nitro.
-DAN

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by Coaster_Kid at 7/10/03 5:51:42 PM

-Goliath at SFMM ( my brother and I blacked out 1st time
-Top Gun @ Paramounts Great America (the first one) I went on it about 4 inna row and blacked out the final time.

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by CP_Fan_in_Texas CP_Fan_in_Texas Profile at 7/10/03 6:41:59 PM

For steel, it's Titan for me. I had never greyed out before that ride. In fact I asked someone early this year wheat they meant when they said they greyed out on a coaster, as I had never done that before. Then I rode Titan. WOW. very intense.

For wood, it was SOB. My heart felt like it was being pushed back in my chest, very weird feeling. Didn't grey out tho.

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by upstop upstop Profile at 7/10/03 6:51:23 PM

Steel....... King Cobra RIP

Wood......... Son of Beast

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by EuclidBeast at 7/10/03 10:15:50 PM

#1 - Beast.
Honorable mention: Batman - Knight Flight: Doesn't look like much, but after the interlocking corkscrew, BKF power-circle-dives into a one round helix that makes you forget about airtime.

Euclid Beast

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by Lunatik at 7/10/03 11:38:34 PM

omg.....if u guys have blacked out b4 in helixes does that mean that u roll up back into the station unconcious??? what does that tell the park officials?
personally im not sayin that something should be done about it but im amazed that nothing is being done to something which is potentially hazardous...

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by Pete_C at 7/11/03 12:07:50 AM

Obviously, anyone who puts anything other than Goliath or Titan...hasn't ridden Goliath or Titan! Even with the complete-stop brakes on, their double-helices are still the most intense positive-G elements out there. Raptor is no slouch, it's clearly the #2. I'd throw Kumba out there for #3.

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by CCIFreek at 7/11/03 12:33:11 AM

Shivering Timbers late at night, very intense great experience!

Re: "Gross" (says the Rev-wife - LOL) by TheReverend at 7/11/03 1:08:21 AM

> Titan wins hands down. Before they cranked up the
> breaks I remember getting off the train and
> having troubling walking due to excessive amount
> of blood in my legs. I also remember after about
> 15 consecutive runs on a very un-crowded day
> blacking out and even passing out completely once
> which left my riding buddy covered my drool.

Siiiick. That's really sick (lol) -

Now
> that's an intense helix.

But, is it fun? (lol)
-The Rev

http://wildonescoasterclub.tripod.com

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by marmaduke at 7/12/03 11:10:12 AM

> On what roller coaster have u experienced your
> most intense helix??.....Btw, you know how the
> track in a helix is tilted inwards, well are
> there any helixes which tilt the train sideways
> so that it is parallel to the ground...like a
> horizontal loop if u know what i mean .

There are several intense helixes I've experienced thus far:

The Boss at SFSTL

Mamba at WOF in Kansas City

As some have said on here, Raptor, with the brakes off, delivers a powerful punch

And, of course, Beast and SOB at PKI.

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by Doxhound77 at 7/12/03 11:46:54 AM

> On what roller coaster have u experienced your
> most intense helix??.....Btw, you know how the
> track in a helix is tilted inwards, well are
> there any helixes which tilt the train sideways
> so that it is parallel to the ground...like a
> horizontal loop if u know what i mean .

I have to say that the Beast at PKI still has one of the best helix in coasters today. But that doesn't mean that the other ones are crap, they are all good... well maybe not for anything at Valleyfair!

Patrick

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by strohmy at 7/12/03 1:22:12 PM

Goliath at sfmm almost blacked out.It's greeeeeeat.

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by hatt at 7/12/03 4:01:59 PM

> Goliath at sfmm almost blacked out.It's
> greeeeeeat.

It's the most intense one, I know, but for me it is way too intense. I don't have any problems with it, but I don't see the point, why this should be so funny. The best and most amusing helices in steel coasters are made by Schwarzkopf IMHO, especially Jetline@Tivoli Gröna Lund and Olympia Looping are great. The helices at the Vekoma "Megablitz" Coaster a the Vienna Prater are also great. Regarding wooden coasters, I love the helix of Tonnere de Zeus, brilliant...

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by LoneStar LoneStar Profile at 7/14/03 11:28:04 AM

Not to knock Goliath, but for those of you lucky enough to have visited the Lone Star State, I have to say Texas has a slight edge over CA due to Titan's way-big-, way-high upward helix vefore the mid-course brakes. This helix is almost as intense as the centrifuge at the end of the coaster. Yes, Goliath is mighty fine, but Titan gives you that sensation twice.

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by MommaBeast MommaBeast Profile at 7/14/03 1:09:12 PM

Great helixes in order of intensity for me:

BEAST *PKI
Son of BEAST *PKI
Raptor *CP without the mid-course trims, of course
Mamba *WoF

MommaBeast

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by Coaster-Phile Coaster-Phile Profile at 7/15/03 5:48:14 PM

Goliath! Twister also has a nice helix.

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by alex90028 at 7/16/03 8:43:05 PM

Goliath's helix rules hands down...
I did not find Raptors helix intense at all...
> On what roller coaster have u experienced your
> most intense helix??.....Btw, you know how the
> track in a helix is tilted inwards, well are
> there any helixes which tilt the train sideways
> so that it is parallel to the ground...like a
> horizontal loop if u know what i mean .

Alex@UCLA's Ultimate Los Angeles Guide

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by Coastermarky at 7/17/03 1:58:08 AM

GOLIATH's helix rules for me .....have never felt
one as intense as that - definitely not easy to hold
up your hands on it. Have never greyed out on it, but
I know many have!

> On what roller coaster have u experienced your
> most intense helix??.....Btw, you know how the
> track in a helix is tilted inwards, well are
> there any helixes which tilt the train sideways
> so that it is parallel to the ground...like a
> horizontal loop if u know what i mean .

Most intense coaster ever? by Thunder21 Thunder21 Profile at 10/5/20 4:12:27 PM
Hello

Is son of beast helix more intense then nitro Great adventure upward helix, Titan Six flags over Texas upward helix and Goliath helix at six flags magic mountain? Was son of beast more aggressive intense and rougher and shakier then steel vengeance cedar point and el toro great adventure and more intense then i305 kings dominion? What is more aggressive and most intense of these coasters x2 magic mountain, tatsu magic mountain, i305 kings dominion, el toro Hersheypark, fury325 Carowinds, steel vengeance cedar point and skyrush Hersheypark? What’s the most intense and aggressive coaster u ever been on and why? What’s the roughest shakiest and most painful coaster u ever been on and why?

Sean k

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by Thunder21 Thunder21 Profile at 10/5/20 4:13:26 PM
Hello

Is son of beast helix more intense then nitro Great adventure upward helix, Titan Six flags over Texas upward helix and Goliath helix at six flags magic mountain? Was son of beast more aggressive intense and rougher and shakier then steel vengeance cedar point and el toro great adventure and more intense then i305 kings dominion? What is more aggressive and most intense of these coasters x2 magic mountain, tatsu magic mountain, i305 kings dominion, el toro Hersheypark, fury325 Carowinds, steel vengeance cedar point and skyrush Hersheypark? What’s the most intense and aggressive coaster u ever been on and why? What’s the roughest shakiest and most painful coaster u ever been on and why?

Sean k

Re: Most intense helix experienced? by upstop upstop Profile at 10/26/20 11:07:55 PM
IMO, it goes to SOB. It was the most forceful that I've experienced.