Discussions among coaster enthusiasts can soon become awash in jargon. Below is a list of coaster terms used by enthusiasts when discussing their favorite subject. This should help in following along with the discussions live and in rec.roller-coaster. It'll also help you impress friends and relatives with your knowledge of roller coasters. Cross-references to other definitions in the list are enclosed in angle brackets <like this>.
References to images at the ftp site, gboro.rowan.edu, which do a good job of illustrating the point being defined are listed in square brackets, like [Images: WHATEVER.GIF]. In the hypertext version, many of the image references have a hyperlink; in these cases, the image displayed is a modified (often smaller) version of the actual photo. This is not an exhaustive list of all images that show a "whatever," but indicates those images which do the best job of illustrating the definition.
These policies are there to please the general public and the
park's insurance company, not the hard-core enthusiast. :^)
These policies are there to please the general public and the park's insurance company, not the hard-core enthusiast. :^)