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List of roller coaster elements

List of roller coaster elements

A roller coaster can be divided into segments, of different shapes, called elements. Elements range from simple airtime hills and helices to more advanced shapes, such as vertical loops and cobra rolls. Elements often invert riders, these are called inversions.

The first inverting roller coasters had very distinct and similar elements. However the shapes of inversions on more modern roller coasters are more varied making splitting them up into elements more difficult.

This list is incomplete.

Inversions

Interlocking elements

Non-inverting elements