So you believe that you are studying us, then kindly explain why you are the ones trapped in your seats.
A sea serpent is an element made by B&M and found on Medusa at Six Flags Marine World. It is a cobra roll except the second half corkscrew goes in the opposite direction. So you go out the other direction you came in.
A wingover I think is just what B&M calls their corkscrws on inverted coasters.
The top hat on Mr. Freeze: http://www.coastergallery.com/SF/STL10.html
The sea serpent: http://www.coastergallery.com/SF/SFMW21.html
The wingover: http://www.coastergallery.com/2000/PGA21.html
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Cutback is what you get when you put two half-corkscrews of opposite directions together in RCT. Come in, invert and go back out the other way. Drachen Fire was the only coaster with one that I know of.
Kamakaze was an element of Shockwave, so is still present in Viper and GASM as far as I know. An Arrow element - anyone know more? Was it the corkscrew-half loop-half loop-corkscrew like was found on Steel Phantom?
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Arrow's cutback was an inversion on Drachen Fire, but the exact same thing on Millennium Force is just called an 'overbanked turn'.
Incidentally, the easiest way to explain an Arrow Boomerang element is...it's two-thirds of the inversions on a Vekoma "Boomerang" coaster.
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http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery25.htm?Picture=12 It can be found on a few arrow coasters. my fav being the Orient Express!
Hovever a Pretzel Turn looks like this
http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1568.htm?Picture=37 This inversion may only be done on flying coasters.
Now a Cutback was only found on one coaster to date which sadly we have lost. Drachen Fire
http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery112.htm?Picture=4 Its a shame to lose this one on a kind element.
Here is another photo of a Top Hat http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery427.htm?Picture=2
Here is a good photo of an inverted Top Hat http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1574.htm?Picture=16
Here is a little bit clearer photo of the Sea Serpent Inversion. http://www.twistedrails.com/sfmw/jun08-30.shtml
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Rollover: Used on 3 Vekoma coasters.... its basically a reversed larger Boomerang element, the train doesnt do a 180 during the element, its goes in the same directions. See coasters: Rock n Roller Coaster (Paris and WDW) and Superman The Ride (SFH). The Sea Serpent came in 2000, as the first Rollover appeared in 1999, on RnRC WDW.
Tongue: Vekoma name for the Arrow Cutback. Used on Space Mountain at DLP.
Sidewinder: One half of a Vekoma Boomerang. The train can either enter it from the top/corkscrew part, like Cyclone at Dreamworld or I believe Ninja at SFOG. Usually, the train enter it from the bottom part, see Anaconda at PKD, Space Mountain at DLP.
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It consists of a half loop,half corkscrew,half corkscrew,half loop & basically is like a vertical loop with an added twist at the top of the inversion.
Here is a listing which I compiled for all of the terms used in the coaster world, track elements being at the bottom.
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