Which is the first real modern inversion?

Thursday, December 26, 2002 7:25 PM
I was reading my RCT2 booklet, and it said that Corkscrew at KBF (1975) and Magic Mountain California's Great Revolution (1976) both revived the loop. Now, my question is though, didn't Revolution get the claim for being the first to go upside down? So my real question is, if Corkscrew opened a year earlier, why didn't it get the title? When I think of the first modern loop, I think of Revolution.

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 7:28 PM

KBF's corkscrew never had a loop, just 2 corkscrews. So those were the first modern inversions.

Revolution was the first modern coaster to include a loop.

I was pretty surprised when I found out that the first modern inversion was a corkscrew and not a loop!

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 7:31 PM
Oh, that would make sense as to why Revolution got the claim. Did Corkscrew the the claim of first modern inversion?

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Rob


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Thursday, December 26, 2002 9:19 PM
Corkscrew at Cedar Point opened the same year, but opened later in the season so it missed out on that record, but it made the claim that it was the first to have 3 inversions.

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 9:22 PM

Arrow was the first modern company to produce a coaster with an inversion. I believe the coaster was Corkscrew at Knott's (which essentially was the original Arrow prototype with a lift hill added to it). The book Roller Coasters, Flumes, and Flying Saucers tells the story of Arrow pretty well and includes the story of the creation of the corkscrew. (Thanks to ArrowGuy for the recommendation of said book.)

Just be warned though, it's hard to come by. If you order it at Amazon.com it may take a while to get. I ordered it on July 4 and got it in September.

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*** This post was edited by Michael Darling on 12/27/2002. ***

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Friday, December 27, 2002 1:03 PM

CPgenius

Cedar Point's Corkscrew opened after Geauga Lake's. It was however as you stated the first with three inversions.

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Saturday, December 28, 2002 7:29 AM
The first modern inversions were on Corkscrew at Knott's. The first modern vertical loop was on Revolution.

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Saturday, December 28, 2002 8:19 PM
Yeah, Revolution opened the same year as Corkscrew at CP, only earlier. Both of which had a vertical loop.

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