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This article is about the roller coaster inversion. For attractions called "Sidewinder", see Sidewinder (disambiguation).
A sidewinder is a roller coaster element that inverts riders once. It can be found in over 80 roller coasters.
It consists of the first half of a vertical loop followed by a half-corkscrew. The train exits the element roughly 90 degrees to the left or right in the opposite direction. It can also be the beginning of an immelmann, but change directions about 90 degrees instead of the usual reverse of an immelmann.
The sidewinder is somewhat similar to the immelmann and can make up half of a cobra roll.