What is this inversion?

Friday, March 11, 2005 4:19 PM
I am sure this has come up before, but I could not find it in a search. This is on the Thunderhawk at Geauga Lake. My brother and I have been wondering what this inversion is called. I found it in a photo here at coasterbuzz. Here it is...http://www.coasterbuzz.com/rollercoasterphoto.htm?i=2964
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Friday, March 11, 2005 4:24 PM
It's called going upside down.
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Friday, March 11, 2005 4:26 PM
A "Rollover" I believe.

i'm not sure what to put here..

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Friday, March 11, 2005 4:45 PM
A sidewinder.
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Friday, March 11, 2005 4:56 PM
A sidewinder is the third inversion on the ride. A roll over is the first two.

A sidewinder starts like a traditional loop the does like a half corkscrew element out to either the left or right side. *** Edited 3/11/2005 9:57:45 PM UTC by Corkscrewy***


i'm not sure what to put here..

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Friday, March 11, 2005 4:56 PM
Soggy's avatar I've heard it called the "Heart-Shaped Rollover." As far as I know, they are only found on the Vekoma SLC.

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Friday, March 11, 2005 4:59 PM
Its also called a Loopscrew. Well thats Schwarzkopf's definition. ;) *** Edited 3/11/2005 9:59:51 PM UTC by Corkscrewy***

i'm not sure what to put here..

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Friday, March 11, 2005 5:03 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar RCDB says the inversions on Thunderhawk are:

Roll Over
Sidewinder
Double In-Line Twist

So assuming Duane is as accurate as he's always been, I'd say it's generally referred to as a Roll Over.


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Friday, March 11, 2005 5:05 PM
Fun's avatar According to the ride manual provided by Vekoma, they identify that portion of the course as, you guessed it, the "Roll Over".
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Friday, March 11, 2005 5:50 PM
I thought it was called a "serpent roll", but I guess that's just a B&M term.

http://www.coasterforce.com/info/inversions/serpent.php

This sight also mentions that Vekoma terms it as a "Roll Over"

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Friday, March 11, 2005 6:42 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar The double inversion on Medusa West is called a Sea serpent and feels quite a bit different from the rollover found on SLC's.

The rollover can also be found on X-Car coasters, though it's taken in a very different fashion.


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Friday, March 11, 2005 6:53 PM
This was a good question. I never knew what it was called and now I do.

I feel like my post was so random. I haven't been on C-buzz in years. Its good to be back!


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Friday, March 11, 2005 8:38 PM
Yeah, I was just gonna chime in and say wasn't that inversion dubbed the sea serpent ala B+M's Medusa (west coast).
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Friday, March 11, 2005 9:14 PM
and all this time I thought it was a "Split Loop"
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Saturday, March 12, 2005 11:33 AM
Having riden it several times, I'd call it the 'Painful Loop Thing' element.

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Saturday, March 12, 2005 12:43 PM
Thanks for the info.

Millrace, I'm not sure exactly what you thought I was asking, but I was asking the name of an inversion, not what is an inversion.

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Saturday, March 12, 2005 1:06 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar A Sea Serpent and Roll Over are pretty different.
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Saturday, March 12, 2005 1:58 PM
nasai's avatar I always called it the "shaped like a heart/butt in the air" inversion. Really. ;)

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Saturday, March 12, 2005 11:33 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar I always called it the heart shaped thing. Leave it to Rob to invoke the backside.

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Sunday, March 13, 2005 12:53 AM
nasai's avatar *bows again*

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