0 gravity roll vs corkscrew

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! :)

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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.


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LuvRaptor's avatar

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


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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?

ApolloAndy's avatar

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


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kpjb's avatar

I prefer the RickRoll.


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Let me see that Tootsee Roll!

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ApolloAndy's avatar

Your humor is so dRoll.


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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

rollergator's avatar

dRoll beats tRoll, every time!

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

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ApolloAndy said:

Your humor is so dRoll.

I take that as a compliment.


Vater's avatar

Drum roll, please...

You're all ON a roll!


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LostKause's avatar

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


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All this time and nobody has mentioned profiteroles?

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."

LostKause's avatar

This topic went from batter to waffle.


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I just scRolled through the first few posts myself.


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