0 gravity roll vs corkscrew

Thursday, July 5, 2012 9:56 PM
LuvRaptor's avatar

When I was watching Horntail (fka Ice) running its course today when I was on Fireball's (fka Fire) lift, I was paying close attention to its 0 gravity roll, then saw it do 1 of its corkscrews.

I got to wondering how you define the difference in a 0 gravity roll and a corkscrew? The ONLY thing I can think is maybe you're in a gravity roll longer then a corkscrew??

Figured this would be the perfect place to get the answer! :)

Jo
Lifetime Raptor: 3085 :)
Dragon Challenge: 515/each dragon :)
Montu: 705 :)


It's all about getting around the barrels or over the fences, right leads, no faults, fastest time and still looking pretty when done. What's so hard about that? :)

+0
Thursday, July 5, 2012 11:45 PM

IMO they are the same, the entrances are just "stretched out" a bit more. You could make the argument that vertical loops fall into the same category as well.


-Brent Kneebush

+0
Friday, July 6, 2012 12:09 AM
Jeff's avatar

A roll is a roll. The center line of the roll stays in the same plane throughout the maneuver. A corkscrew's center line does not stay in the same plane.


Jeff - Webmaster/Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

+1Loading
Friday, July 6, 2012 8:30 AM

I disagree that a roll is a roll. A coffee roll is much better than a dinner roll.

That said, the heart rolls tend to disorient me a little more than the corkscrews. Perhaps because they happen quicker.

+0
Friday, July 6, 2012 8:53 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar

The basic answer is, look at the element in the direction of travel. If you see a circle, it's a corkscrew. If you see a line, it's a zero-g roll.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

+0
Friday, July 6, 2012 10:36 AM
LuvRaptor's avatar

I knew somoene here would define it for me ty Jeff and Andy! :)


It's all about getting around the barrels or over the fences, right leads, no faults, fastest time and still looking pretty when done. What's so hard about that? :)

+0
Friday, July 6, 2012 12:17 PM

wahoo skipper said:

I disagree that a roll is a roll. A coffee roll is much better than a dinner roll.

Both are much better than back rolls :-)

Anyhowser, I think The last two inversions on Aplie confuse me. Are they corks or inline twists?

+0
Friday, July 6, 2012 12:46 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

RCDB says the first is a Zero-G roll and the second is a cork.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

+0
Friday, July 6, 2012 3:12 PM
kpjb's avatar

I prefer the RickRoll.


Hi

+3Loading
Friday, July 6, 2012 3:21 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Let me see that Tootsee Roll!

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Friday, July 6, 2012 3:22 PM
+0
Friday, July 6, 2012 3:52 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Your humor is so dRoll.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

+1Loading
Friday, July 6, 2012 3:55 PM
rollergator's avatar

dRoll beats tRoll, every time!

....and before anyone asks - we got that b-Roll... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SItFvB0Upb8

Last edited by rollergator, Friday, July 6, 2012 3:56 PM
+0
Friday, July 6, 2012 4:31 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

ApolloAndy said:

Your humor is so dRoll.

I take that as a compliment.


+0
Friday, July 6, 2012 5:18 PM
Vater's avatar

Drum roll, please...

+0
Friday, July 6, 2012 6:27 PM

You're all ON a roll!


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

+0
Friday, July 6, 2012 6:58 PM
LostKause's avatar

Vater isn't on a roll. He's on a bran muffin.


+3Loading
Friday, July 6, 2012 7:24 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

All this time and nobody has mentioned profiteroles?


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
+1Loading
Friday, July 6, 2012 7:30 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

This post is really a roll of the dice.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

+1Loading
Friday, July 6, 2012 10:39 PM
LostKause's avatar

This topic went from batter to waffle.


+0
Friday, July 6, 2012 11:58 PM
sirloindude's avatar

I just scRolled through the first few posts myself.


+1Loading

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...