- This article is about the inversion. For roller coasters called Corkscrew, see Corkscrew (disambiguation).
A corkscrew is an inversion that resembles a vertical loop that has been stretched so that the entrance and exit points are a distance away from each other. The riders are inverted at a point angled 90° horizontally from the incoming track. The first roller coasters with a double corkscrew element opened in 1975. Singular corkscrews did not appear until 1981. A handful of triple corkscrew elements also exist.
History[edit | edit source]
Arrow Dynamics was the first company to build a roller coaster with a corkscrew. Four of Arrow's corkscrew roller coasters opened in 1975.
Up until 2014, Fantasia Special has remained the only roller coaster in the world to have a triple corkscrew. Chinese company Zhìpǎo introduced two roller coasters featuring a triple corkscrew circa 2014.
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|Inverting||Banana roll • Batwing • Bent cuban eight • Bowtie • Butterfly • Cobra loop • Cobra roll • Corkscrew • Cutback • Dive drop • Dive loop • Diving turn • Double dip • Fly to lie / Lie to fly • Flying snake dive • Heartline roll • Immelman • Inclined dive loop • Inclined loop • In-line twist • Interlocking corkscrews • Interlocking loops • Lagoon roll • Norwegian loop • Pretzel knot • Pretzel loop • Raven turn • Reverse cobra roll • Reverse sidewinder • Roll over • Saxophone • Scorpion tail • Sea Serpent • Sidewinder • SkyLoop • Step-up under flip • Tongue • Top-Gun stall • Twisted horseshoe roll • Vertical loop • Zero-g roll • Zero-g stall|
|Non-inverting||Hammerhead turn • Helix • High five • Non-inverted loop • Splashdown • Stengel dive • Tilt section • Trick track • Triple dip • Tunnel • Turntable • Vertical drop track • Water brakes • Wave turn|