Friction Wheels are tires that are connected to the track of a roller coaster to control the speed of the train. Friction Wheels are often used in stations and brake runs (usually block-sectioned). On some roller coasters, this same method is used on launches, or on lift-hill. This machanism is so flexible that unlike lift chain it can work for spiral lift hills.
|Roller Coaster Descriptions|
|Basic Elements||Brake Run • Lift Hill • Launch Track • Station|
|Advanced Elements||Bunny Hill • Headchopper • Inversions • Pre-Drop • Tunnel|
|Lift/Launch||Lift Hill (Cable Lift • Lift Chain • Elevator Lift • Ferris Wheel Lift • Thrill Lift • Tilt Section)|
|Technology||On-ride camera • On-ride soundtrack • Train • car • Track • Transfer Track • Underfriction • Wheel|
|Other||POV • Queue Line • Rollback • Theming|