A side friction roller coaster is a type of roller coaster that consists of a wooden track and a distinctive lack of upstop wheels on its cars. The cars sit on top of the track and are held to the track with the friction created by the side-friction wheels.
These are one of the oldest types of roller coasters in North America, pre-dating more modern wooden roller coasters. An example of one of this type of ride is Leap-The-Dips at Lakemont Park, which is the oldest operating roller coasterin North America.
|Roller Coaster Types|
|Track Materials||Hybrid • Steel • Wooden|
|Train Configurations||4th Dimension • Bobsled • Dive Coaster • Floorless • Flying • Inverted • Mine Train • Motorbike • Pipeline • Side Friction • Spinning • Stand-Up • Suspended • Virginia Reel • Wing Coaster|
|Track Layouts||Dueling • Figure 8 • Launched • Möbius Loop • Out & Back • Racing • Shuttle • Strata Coaster • Wild Mouse|