One of Vekoma
's standard cookie cutter
designs for steel roller coasters
, the SLC is an inverted coaster
that features five inversion
s. The first two inversions come in an element
called the cobra roll
, and then riders are sent into a twist loop
followed by two heartline flip
s. The footprint
of the SLC is about 360 by 158 feet, and the track
length is usually about 2,170 feet. Vekoma states that the theoretical capacity
of the SLC is 1,070 riders per hour.
The first SLC was the El Condor, which opened at Six Flags Holland in May 1997. Other examples of the SLC around the world include the Mind Eraser at Six Flags America near Washington, D.C., the Mayan Adventure at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village in Taiwan, and Dessafío at Parque de la Costa in Buenos Aires. There are a total of 25 standard SLC rides operating, and Vekoma also custom-designed four others - one in the United States, two in Japan, and one in Brunei.