The Best Types of Coasters
Overall, there are five major types of roller coasters. In my opinion, here they are in descending order.
5. Stand up coasters
Stand-ups are notorious for having uncomfortable restraints and being rough. Originally they were designed by Togo, I’ve heard that this was the most painful types of rides. Them B&M got into the act with a variety of larger coasters. These are good for a stand-up but still pretty rough.
4. Sit down coasters
Sit down coasters are the most basic type. Even though they generally don’t have very fancy trains, they can provide a much smoother ride than stand-ups. Pretty much every single coaster designer makes sit down coasters becasue they can be so diverse, you have everything from Maurer Sohne’s X-Cars to Intamin’s Rocket coasters in this category.
3. Flying coasters
Flyers are one of the more insane types of coasters. Originally designed by Vekoma, they offer that feeling of flight that we have always wanted. Nowadays, the Flying coaster market is dominated by B&M’s mega Flyers. They offer a unique inversion called the pretzel loop which is basically an upside-down vertical loop (remember, your back is next to the track).
2. Inverted coasters
The concept of an Inverted coaster is that the riders are hanging below the track not sitting on top of it. Inverted coasters were started by B&M who have still never been outdone. They can have almost as many elements as a sit down coaster.
1. 4th Dimension coasters
4the Dimension coasters are, without a doubt, the most insane type of coaster anywhere. They are also one of the rarest with only seven of them in the world. Arrow started making them in 2002, since then S&S Worldwide has gotten into the act and so has Intamin.
What do you think? What is your favorite type of coaster? Please comment. Thanks for reading! 🙂
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