Coaster Competition: Superman: Ultimate Flight vs. Firehawk
Coaster Competitions are pretty much the same as the Coaster Critic’s Coaster Showdowns (I get a lot of ideas from his site). I will compare and contrast two coasters that are alike in one way or another. Today’s Coaster Competition is between two flying coasters, Superman: Ultimate Flight (SUF) at Six Flags over Georgia an Firehawk at Kings Island. They are both very different for flying coasters.
While neither coaster has much theming SUF is painted in the colors of Superman, Red, Blue, and Yellow. It also has large posters in the line. Firehawk really has no theming whatsoever. The winner here is Superman: Ultimate Flight.
Firehawk is on a dirt lot with a small road traveling under it. Superman is situated on a hill which is kind of nice. SUF is the winner here too.
Superman has the world’s first Pretzel Loop, this is pretty much a vertical loop turned upside down so that you start at the top, it also has a tunnel and an In Line Twist. Firehawk has four half twists including one at the top of the hill which is pretty cool. It also has a Vertical Loop, double heartline roll (are they really heartline if you are flying?), and a helix. As much as I love Pretzel Loops, I have to give this win to Firehawk because it has more than one notable element.
Even though Firehawk got the best layout, SUF has a better overall ride. So the winner of this Coaster Competition is Superman: Ultimate Flight.
You can read my Firehawk review here.
Your can read my Superman: Ultimate Flight review here.
What do you think? Should Firehawk have won? Please comment. Thanks for reading 🙂