A side friction roller coaster is a type of roller coaster that usually consists of a wooden track and a distinctive lack of upstop wheels on its cars. The cars sit on top of the track and are held to the track with the friction created by the side-friction wheels.
These are one of the oldest types of roller coasters in North America, pre-dating more modern wooden roller coasters. An example of one of this type of ride is Leap-The-Dips at Lakemont Park, which is the oldest operating roller coaster in North America.
|Types of roller coaster|
|Track materials||Hybrid • Steel • Wooden|
|Scale||Kiddie • Family • Hyper (200+ feet) • Giga (300+ feet) • Strata (400+ feet)|
|Train configurations||4th Dimension • Bobsled • Flying • Inverted • Motorbike • Pipeline • Side Friction • Spinning • Stand-Up • Suspended • Winged|
|Track layouts||Figure 8 • Out and Back • Wacky Worm (Big Apple) • Wild Mouse|
|Multi-tracked||Number of tracks: 2 (twin, möbius) • 3 (triple) • 4 (quad) • 6 (sextuple)|
|Style||Mine Train • Water (liquid) • Virginia Reel|
|Situation||Enclosed • Indoor|