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Dive loop

Dive loop

A dive loop on Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando

A dive loop is a roller coaster inversion, also known as a diving loop, is a type of B&M and Gerstlauer roller coaster inversion whose inspiration was taken from a stunt plane maneuver. The track twists upwards and to the side and then dives toward the ground in a half-vertical loop. This element is common on many B&M roller coasters. Arrow and Vekoma use a similar version of the element known as a reverse sidewinder, as seen in Arrow's Cyclone at Dreamworld in Australia and Vekoma's Ninja at Six Flags over Georgia. It is the reverse of an Immelmann, it takes the first half of a corkscrew and the second half of a vertical loop.