Favorite element on a steel coaster?

Wednesday, February 21, 2001 1:21 PM
I remember when I was younger going to parks, and just doing a loop was a bid deal. To see how far we have come in a short period of time is pretty amazing to me. Barrel Rolls, Inline twists, and Immelman. The thing thats new coasters do just amaze me. Thats why I am such
a fan of B&M, because they are always developing new ways to invert us. I really look forward with whats to come. Arrow's 4th Dimension looks pretty promising. As well as Vekoma's Flying Dutchman designs. I wonder what those new B&M flying coasters are going to be like.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 1:30 PM
Inversions are cool, but nothing beats a big drop on a coaster, especially the vertical drop on "Oblivion".

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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 1:40 PM
Like almost any other enthusiast will say, a camelback, where I can get some good airtime.

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"The KKK took my baby away, took her away, away from me!"
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 1:42 PM
ilove the flying feeling with the zero g roll. its my fav. element along with a diving loop.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 2:19 PM
My favorite is the Hulks launch into the zero g roll.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 2:20 PM
I like cobra rolls, batwings, and 0-g rolls. Corkscrews are awesome too. Oh its so hard to pick!
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Jack, who can't wait for opening day 2001...
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 2:23 PM
I love diving loops! Mantis has the best Diving Loop ever!
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 2:29 PM
The camelback is awsome, but I do like the Incline loop on Mantis, although cobra rolls are sweet too.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 2:29 PM
I'll join the camelback crowd, and I'm also a big fan of stand-up diving loops. BTW, has B&M ever built a stand-up without a diving loop? I figure they have, but I can't think of one.

Another Q: What's a "0-G roll?" Is that what some of us call an "in-line twist" on an inverted? Or I guess it could be a camelback...that's what I would consider Hulk's first inversion to be, but it isn't like anything else I've seen.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 2:36 PM
IMO a helix is pretty nice, but I lean more toward a camelback with that great airtime.

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Talon is going to rock, roll, and take its toll!
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 2:48 PM
Nothing beats a 0-g roll in the front seat of an inverted coaster. For a non-inverted, I prefer a the "pretzel", as it is called on SFMM'S Viper. I don't know what it is really called, but it is the fourth and fifth loops.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 3:24 PM
Camelbacks and Diving loops are pretty cool.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 3:32 PM
I like Medusa's in-line twist, Stealth's loop and fly time, Hulk's lauch, and Montu's immelman.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 3:51 PM

StandUpFan said:
"BTW, has B&M ever built a stand-up without a diving loop? I figure they have, but I can't think of one.


The Georgia Schorcher doesn't have a diving loop. I'm also pretty sure some of the early B&M stand-ups didn't have diving loops either.

For me its the Batwing on an inverted (Montu) and for a sitdown I'd have to go with the Zero-G roll.

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Coming to SFoG in 2001! Deja Vu, Acrophobia, and Deja Vu
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 4:11 PM
StandUpFan asked what a zero G roll was. A zero G roll is the first inversion on The Hulk and the second inversion on Raptor.

Saviourmachine asked what the 4th and 5th inversion on Viper were. The inversions are called a boomerang. You can see them pretty much on all Arrow mega loopers (*cough* headbangers *cough*).

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"The KKK took my baby away, took her away, away from me!" *** This post was edited by APForce on 2/21/2001. ***
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 4:13 PM
Zero-g roll all the way. I like the true g rolls(Raptor), not the weird lookin thingies(Kraken/Kumba). Those are just weird.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 5:10 PM
Hey, they might be headbangers, but I still think they rock! :) Plus my head is enough above the restraint that it isn't a problem for me!
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 5:20 PM
i LOVE cobra rolls. They are so awsome. Especially the 1 on The hulk. It's huge!!!

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April 7, 2001
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 6:33 PM
I like the Camelbacks as well. The Steel Force at Dorney Park has some great air time. The diving loops are great. what is that element called in the Incredible Hulk Coaster?
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 7:37 PM
My favorite element to experience is a Zero-G roll on an inverted coaster. I think the coolest looking element on a coaster is a cobra-roll.

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