X-Flight train exiting inversion

Notice how the spine is a "box" and the rails are connected above the spine.

The track is a part of a roller coaster that the wheels of the coaster's train run on.

Track Types

Box Track

A box track is a track type that uses a box-shaped spine. All roller coasters built by Bolliger & Mabillard have a box track.

Old Intamin AG roller coasters, such as Flashback at Six Flags Magic Mountain and stand-up coaster Cobra at La Ronde also use box-track. This is because the founders of Bolliger & Mabillard used to work for Intamin.

Flat Track

A flat track is a spineless track type consisting simply of two rails connected by beams at diagonal and right-angles. This track type is typically found on Wild Mouse and kiddie coasters.

Single Rail Track

A single rail track uses one exterior guide rail to carry along a car versus the traditional two-rail configuration

Skeleton Track

A skeleton track typically uses a square-shaped or triangle-shaped skeletal framework as the track spine.This kind of track is typically found on Intamin coasters and Gerstlauer Eurofighters.

Roller Coaster Descriptions
Basic Elements Brake RunLift HillLaunch TrackStation
Advanced Elements Bunny HillHeadchopperInversionsPre-DropTunnel
Lift/Launch Lift Hill (Cable LiftLift ChainElevator LiftFerris Wheel LiftThrill LiftTilt Section)

Powered Launch (Cable LaunchCounterweightFriction WheelsFlywheelHydraulicLIMLSM) Continuously Powered

Technology On-ride cameraOn-ride soundtrackTraincarTrackTransfer TrackUnderfrictionWheel
Other POVQueue LineRollbackTheming
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