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What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by Matt.C » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:08 pm

What's your favourite rollercoaster element and where have you ridden it ?
Personally I love the quad heartline roll on Colossus but a Pretzel Roll is something pretty special too.
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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by Wes » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:23 pm

I like all hill lifts. Hill lifts are good. Yes.
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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by Matthew » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:30 pm

I love Dragon Khan's second inversion - a Dive Loop.

I think it looks amazing and the way the train twists its way round is great. :D
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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by Corkscrewed » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:38 pm

*cough* <== *cough*

They're ALLLL good :P

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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by Luce » Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:18 pm

There's quite a few I can think of but one of my favourites is the first helix on Nemesis - very exciting! :D
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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by Chris W » Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:21 pm

I like Trim Brakes, I like the surprise of them.

I also love Air's in-line twist.
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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by ReallyRollercoasterRules » Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:25 pm

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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by CoasterCrazyChris » Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:11 am

Sheer speed and sheer drops.......sheer bliss! :D
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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by Patrick » Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:36 pm

Airtime Hills or Intamin S-bends like Ritas <3
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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by AdamJ » Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:54 pm

Quite rare on a B&M, but a Rollover:

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And the best element on a woodie:

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Ravine Flyer II's 90Degree turn!! :D
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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by stigzy » Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:26 pm

Naturally Maverick wipes the floor clean on any other roller coaster out there when it comes to pioneering elements :D In my opinion anyway! From the lsm lift, to the lsm launch, all the twists, turns and over banked corners etc. But I particularly like the over banked dodgy half inverting turn (don’t have a clue what it’s called).

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Just suits the theme of Maverick so well, almost like the trains kicking to the side or bucking! Mmm <3, some videos of the element: 1st Video Can be seen at 1.26, 2.40 & 4.11 in the video. 2nd video Can be seen at 3.36 & 3.59 on that video! Enjoy :W

Other than that, I have a great passion for classic elements like a simple corkscrew:
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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by Bolton Warrior » Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:36 pm

The Immelman is the most beautiful coaster element for me.

My favourite is the batwing on Montu though.
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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by Sam » Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:50 am

I find these pretzel loops are beautiful, like on Moonsault Scramble

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I think inverted top hats are cool too, seen here on the left.

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They would look great if it wasn't for the nasty mess of lattice work going on on that ride...

Loops don't do it for me, really. Anyone else find that?
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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by Corkscrewed » Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:52 am

Loops are just boring.

I mean, if you're gonna go upside down, it may as well be in style...

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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by Kaz » Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:34 am

Iv always wondered why we haven't seen an inverted top hat from Intamin, imagine stealth but inverted... yum!
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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by Matt.C » Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:37 pm

"ShootTheCore" wrote:
I think inverted top hats are cool too, seen here on the left.

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Theres a good shot of Mr.Freeze's Inverted top hat.
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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by Mr_Nemesis » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:02 pm

i like the zero g roll on infusion, if thats what its called
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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by Spike » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:03 pm

"Mr_Nemesis" wrote:i like the zero g roll on infusion, if thats what its called



It's an In-Line twist that element a Zero G is similar but combines with an airtime hill. ;)

Incidentally Zero-G's are what I crave, Nemmies over the station being the single greatest Inversion I have encountered. Shockwaves Zero-G is also an amazing element.

I do have a soft spot for Colossus's final In-Line as it's so near to the ground ^^
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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by popTART » Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:48 am

My favorite one is the Nemesis Zero-G-Roll its like the coolest element ever. I do also like Colossus's heartline rolls and also the launch lift hill into the Zero-G-Roll on the Incredible Hulk rollercoaster is fantastic.
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Re: What's Your Favourite Rollercoaster Element?

by Joe Koopa » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:01 am

My favourite elements are cobra-rolls. They're just immense and, besides Colossus, remarkably smooth. Yet I also have a soft-spot for spirals and standard launches. :)
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