Coaster Poll Semi Final 1

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Semi Final 1

Poll closed 24th Feb 2019.
  1. Helix

    19 vote(s)
    76.0%
  2. Wildfire

    6 vote(s)
    24.0%
  1. Martin

    Martin TowersStreet Member

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    Down to the final four, there won't be an all Sweden final, but there could be an all wood final...

    Helix


    Wildfire
     
    Posted 18th Feb 2019
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  2. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    Ooh, this is a difficult one! Both look awesome, but I think I'm going to go for Wildfire, as we all know how much praise these RMCs get!
     
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    Posted 18th Feb 2019
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  3. Rob

    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

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    This is tough. I've been on Helix and not Wildfire. However on the basis that I don't think Wildfire looks as good as the 3 RMCs are in my top 10, and that I have Helix ranked 7th, I am going to have to go for Helix.
     
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  4. Danny

    Danny Gugu Rides’ Number 1 Fan

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    Easy one for me; Helix.

    Helix is the pinnacle example of its kind, whereas I feel Wildfire doesn't really highlight anything RMC have to offer over its other products. Yes, Wildfire has a vastly more picturesque setting and stunning first drop, but dying on its arse at the 3/4 mark when Helix is taking that jaw-dropping airtime hill at a similar spot in the ride duration seals the deal.
     
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  5. Martin

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    Two very good coasters but an easy deccision in the end.

    Wildfire is great, it's absurd that it even exists at all, almost has no right to be as good as it is. The view, the drop, the inversions, the relentless pace of the first 3/4s. But it does run out of steam a bt after the final inversion, i'm sure it'll be faster now than when I rode it nearly 3 years ago, but it still sort of feels a little like they had ran out of room with the ending.

    Helix however is pretty much the pinacle of rollercoaster design and technology. Not in the sense that it's like, unarguably the best coaster ever and should be everyone's favourite or whatever, just that it feels like every coaster built previously was leading up to it, that they took everything that came before it and used all that knowledge to make a coaster as close to perfect as they could.
     
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    Posted 18th Feb 2019
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  6. AstroDan

    AstroDan TS Forum Team Team Member

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    I am abstaining from this round. Having only ridden one of these, I am struggling to pick between them.
     
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  7. Mattmash

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    Although all of the recent reports I've heard aren't great, specifically regarding the seatbelts, judging by my rides nearly 4 years ago then Helix wins this for me. Wildfire is a good coaster but like others have mentioned it really died in the final third, and it sits pretty low in my rankings of RMCs. Helix was great fun by day and spectacular at night!
     
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  8. Jonathan

    Jonathan TowersStreet Member

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    This is a toughie, but I'm gonna have to go for Helix. Wildfire may be great, and is in an absolutely stunning setting (in fact, one of my photos of it was once the daily cover photo for RCDB's Faffbook page, and I don't think any other photo has garnered so many reactions since then, so I'm happy :p), but Helix just feels like the better package overall for reasons others have stated earlier on.
     
    Posted 23rd Feb 2019
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