Sidewinder


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See also:Banana Roll, Batwing, Bent Cuban Eight, Block Brake, Bowtie, Butterfly, Cobra Loop, Cobra Roll, Compressed Air Launch, Corkscrew, Cutback, Demonic Knot, Dive Drop, Dive Loop, Diving Turn, Double Corkscrew, Double Dip, Double Heartline Roll, Double In-Line Twist, Electric Spiral Lift, Electric Winch Launch, Elevator Lift, Fly To Lie, Flying Snake Dive, Flywheel Launch, Heartline Roll, Helix, Hill, Horseshoe, Hydraulic Launch, Immelmann, Inclined Dive Loop, Inclined Loop, In-Line Twist, Inside Raven Turn, Interlocking Corkscrews, Jr. Immelmann, Lie To Fly, Lift Hill, LIM Launch, Loop, LSM Launch, Non Inverting Loop, Norwegian Loop, Outside Raven Turn, Over-Banked Turn, Pretzel Knot, Pretzel Loop, Quad Heartline Roll, Reverse Sidewinder, Roll Out, Roll Over, Saxophone, Scorpion Tail, Sky Loop, Spiral Lift, Splashdown, Stengel Dive, Stinger Curve, Stinger Lift, Tire Propelled Launch, Tongue, Top Gun Stall, Top Hat - Inside, Top Hat - Outside, Trick Track, Triple Corkscrew, Triple Dip, Triple Heartline Roll, Tunnel, Turntable, Twisted Horseshoe Roll, Vertical Drop Track, Vertical Lift Hill, Vertical Spiral, Weight Drop Launch, Wraparound Corkscrew, Zero-G Roll, Zero-G Stall
Description:a sidewinder starts like the first half of a traditional vertical loop.  When the train is near the loop's apex it will be inverted and heading back in the direction it entered.  Rather than completing the loop in the traditional way, the train rolls on its axis becoming right-side-up while simultaneously turning away from the loop.  The result is the train exiting the maneuver almost nearly 90° to the right or left of direction it was entered.  This is a very similar element to the Immelman.  In the case of the Immelmann the after apex turn is not as sharp and the maneuver is exited lower and nearly in the direction it was entered.
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