Roller Coasters:15
See also:Banana Roll, Barrel Roll Downdrop, Batwing, Bent Cuban Eight, Block Brake, Booster Wheel Lift Hill, Bowtie, Butterfly, Cable Lift Hill, Catch Car Lift Hill, Catch Car Vertical Lift, Chain Lift Hill, Cobra Loop, Cobra Roll, Compressed Air Launch, Corkscrew, Cutback, Demonic Knot, Dive Drop, Dive Loop, Diving Turn, Double Corkscrew, Double Dip, Double Down, Double Heartline Roll, Double In-Line Twist, Electric Spiral Lift, Electric Winch Launch, Elevator Lift, Ferris Wheel Lift, Fly To Lie, Flying Snake Dive, Flywheel Launch, Hanging Lift, Heartline Roll, Helix, Hill, Horseshoe, Hydraulic Launch, Immelmann, Inclined Dive Loop, Inclined Loop, In-Line Twist, Inside Raven Turn, Interlocking Corkscrews, Jr. Immelmann, Lagoon Roll, Lie To Fly, Lift Hill, LIM Launch, Loop, LSM Launch, LSM Lift Hill, Non Inverting Loop, Norwegian Loop, Outside Raven Turn, Over-Banked Curve, Pretzel Knot, Pretzel Loop, Quad Heartline Roll, Reverse Sidewinder, Roll Out, Roll Over, Saxophone, Scorpion Tail, Sea Serpent, Sidewinder, Ski Lift, Spiral Lift, Splash Down, Splash Effect, Splash Track, Stengel Dive, Stinger Curve, Stinger Lift, Switch Track, Tilt Track, Tire Propelled Launch, Tongue, Top Gun Stall, Top Hat - Inside, Top Hat - Outside, Trick Track, Triple Corkscrew, Triple Dip, Triple Heartline Roll, Triple LSM Launch, Tunnel, Turntable, Twisted Horseshoe Roll, Vertical Chain Lift Hill, Vertical Drop Track, Vertical Spike - Straight, Vertical Spike - Twisted, Vertical Spiral, Weight Drop Launch, Wraparound Corkscrew, Zero-G Roll, Zero-G Stall
Etymology:"Sky Loop" is an unofficial name used to describe this rather unique set of inversions used only on Maurer Söhne X-Car-Coaster models to date.
Description:From the side the "Sky Loop" looks like a giant not-so-round vertical loop. The lift hill, known as a "Humpty Bump Lift", is integrated into this element. The lift pulls the train from a horizontal position up a tower vertically. The train is then pulled "beyond vertical", until it is upside-down and nearly above the starting point. This makes the lift ½ of the first inversion. The train then proceeds through a twist called a "360° Corkscrew" by Maurer Söhne. This twist resembles a Heartline Roll, but the train enters this twist while upside-down -- making it an upside-down Heartline Roll. At the twist's halfway point the train will be right-side-up. This point is considered the division of the two "Sky Loop" inversions. Proceeding through the second half of the twist, the train once again returns to an upside-down position completing 1 ½ inversions. The last ½ inversion is essentially the second half of a traditional vertical loop. The "Sky Loop" ends either back at the station or parallel to it if the ride consists of more than just a "Sky Loop".
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