Slope Shooter is the third oldest roller coaster in Japan, and the newest "Side Friction" coaster still in operation. As of 2020, Slope Shooter
is one of nine operating "Side Friction" coasters. Out of these rides, all require a brakeman to ride in each train except Slope Shooter
and Rutschebanen at
Bakken. Here is a list of the other eight "Side Friction" coasters:
(1912) Scenic Railway at Luna Park in Melbourne, Australia. Until Leap-The-Dips reopens, it
is the world's oldest operating roller coaster.
- (1914) Rutschebanen at
Tivoli Gardens in Demark.
- (1920) Scenic Railway at
Dreamland in England.
- (1928) Montaña Suiza at Parque de Atracciones Monte Igueldo in Spain.
- (1932) Roller Coaster at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach in England. Built in 1929, relocated in 1932.
- (1932) Rutschebanen at
Bakken in Denmark. Original trains required a brakeman. In 2010, new trains and new brakes in the track eliminated the need for brakemen.
- (1950) Hochschaubahn at Wiener Prater in Austria. It is a recreation of a scenic railway that was built in 1909 and was lost in World War II.
- (1951) Vuoristorata at
Linnanmäki in Finland.
©2020 Joel A. Rogers.