A roller coaster
with more than one inversion element
is termed a multielement coaster. Multielement coasters have been running for many decades back to the classic double looper
coasters which had two simultaneous vertical loop
s and the classic corkscrew
roller coaster usually opening with zero to two vertical loop
s but always finishing with a double corkscrew
The 1998 Guinness Book of World Records
lists Dragon Kahn
at Port Aventura
as holding the record number of inversions at eight. Since then other coasters have hit both seven and eight inversion elements.
Inversion elements that qualify a coaster for a multielement coaster include, but are not limited to:
vertical loop ----- corkscrew ----- boomerang ----- batwing ----- barrel roll ----- cobra roll ----- Immelmann turn ----- inline twist ---- and many more
Some examples of multielement coasters include (with breakdowns):
Resources include roller coaster database and rec.roller-coasters.
- Great American Scream Machine – Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGA) – seven inversions – 3 vertical loops, 1 (counts as 2) twin corkscrew, 1 (counts as 2) Kamikaze Curve.
- Batman Knight Flight – Six Flags Worlds of Adventure (SFWoA) – five inversions – 1 135’ vertical loop, 1 (counts as 2) boomerang, 2 interlocking corkscrews
- Raptor – Cedar Point (CP) – six inversions – 2 wingovers (pieced together as a cobra roll), 1 (counts as 2) boomerang, 1 inline twist, 1 vertical loop
- Kumba – Busch Gardens Tampa – seven inversions – 1 114’ vertical loop, 1 diving loop, 1 heartline roll, 1 (counts as two) cobra roll, 2 interlocking corkscrews