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I very much enjoyed this encyclopedia of roller coaster enthusiasts jargon and talk about roller coasters. I saw some things I did not know. This was very enjoyable. The only thing I would add is under “G” for Griswald - showing up at a park that is closed because they did not view the operations calendar expecting it to be open. “The Clark family made a Griswald by driving 3 1/2 hours to a closed park” OR being the first ones to show up on a operating day. “Rusty was so excited because he was the Griswald at the front gate”


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The list was a lot bigger than I was expecting.  I would add OTSR.  I can also understand why he wouldn't want to include the names of industry companies, but it is hard not to hear the terms "B&M, Intamin, GCI, and RMC" over and over in any enthusiast conversation.

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Don't forget Gravity Group, Gerstlauer, Mack, Arrow, Morgan, S&S, and the like.

Also, 2 things from the list I didn't think were as accurate. Suspended and inverted coasters are the same thing, shouldn't need 2 categories. I've never heard the word Boomerang described as an element, it's always been in reference to one of the many Vekoma Boomerangs.

Maybe someone should make a coaster dictionary lol. Could be searchable for what you want

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8 minutes ago, Honorarius said:

I thought there was a difference...

Is there? they both mean to hang below the track. The only difference I can see is when you're referring to an arrow suspended swinging coaster, but even then it has swinging in the model name to differentiate it.

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In general, “suspended” refers to coasters with trains that hang and swing beneath the track, and do not feature inversions. “Inverted” coaster trains do not swing, and can feature inversions. 

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Apparently, we do have a floorless coaster... 

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Floorless – A roller coaster whose train has no floor, nothing above or below the rider other than the seat itself. Flying Ace Aerial Chase located in Kings Island’s award-winning kids’ area, Planet Snoopy, is a floorless coaster.

 

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I'm very confused. They said that Immalmmens are a type of element found on inverted coasters, but aren't they also commonly found on Dive Coasters? Does it have to be an invert for the inversion to be considered an immalmmen? 

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No. While they're fairly common on inverts, there are many sitdown coasters with immelmanns as well.

On that note, Banshee's first inversion is a dive loop technically. Granted, its the same shape of an immelmann, just traveled in reverse...

Immelmanns start as one half of a vertical loop before diverting the train to the left or right. Dive loops do the opposite (and thus, to be fair, could be considered "reverse immelmanns").

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