Indiana Beach announces Steel Hawg roller coaster

Posted Monday, November 26, 2007 7:29 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Fun, flips, and gravity defying excitement are just the beginning of what's in store for guests when they visit Indiana Beach Amusement Resort in 2008. Indiana's largest and most popular amusement resort and vacation playground announced the first major steel coaster to be constructed in the state: Steel Hawg. The new family coaster will be Indiana Beach's sixth roller coaster and its first to take riders upside-down.

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Monday, November 26, 2007 7:45 PM
Am I reading this correctly...the first drop is 120 degrees?
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Monday, November 26, 2007 8:31 PM
SVLFever: My thoughts exactly.

If ever there was a press release announcing a new coaster in need of a 3D rendering, this is it. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone in the industry had Keith McVeen's contact info?

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Monday, November 26, 2007 8:49 PM
I thought a 95' drop was impressive, i couldnt imagine a 120'. Im gonna have to get my self down their to ride it.
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Monday, November 26, 2007 9:19 PM
http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/155/ellocomw4.jpg
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Monday, November 26, 2007 9:58 PM
There is one word to sum up that picture.....SWEET!
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Monday, November 26, 2007 10:00 PM
That drop looks scary. I'm a little shocked about the height of this coaster also. I thought that maybe it would be 40'. 96' is nearly as tall as the Hurricane.
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Monday, November 26, 2007 11:44 PM
Looks like I'll be making my first trip to IB. Woo hoo! New coasters to the west, new coasters to the east...gonna be one fat summer. :)
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007 12:15 AM
CornBuzz!
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007 12:55 AM
Wow! That's pretty wild!

Does this mean that there is going to be debate about Hershey's drop being the 'steepest'. What constitutes a 'drop'?

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007 2:00 AM
^Going down. Oh wait, that didn't sound right. :)
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007 9:10 AM
Could this be the start of S&S coaster coolness? I'd really like to see one of these coasters as an indoor ride.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007 9:30 AM

Does this mean that there is going to be debate about Hershey's drop being the 'steepest'. What constitutes a 'drop'?

Well, if you want to ger REALLY technical, then "Sequoia Adventure" at Gardaland (http://www.rcdb.com/ig2942.htm?picture=28) already has the title of "World's Steepest Drop" with it's 180* drop(s).

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007 9:36 AM
Looks like a cool ride. The first drop is like half of a vertical loop so if you want to get technical, all these 90-, 95- and 120-degree drops have existed for years! ;)
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007 11:21 AM
^Good point.

Regardless, it looks like a fun ride. I might have to venture to Indiana next year.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007 11:59 AM
www.s-spower.com/elloco.html
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007 12:02 PM
Might be a few more people at Coaster Weekend this year. Was this what they were referring to as a Screaming Squirrel or was that something else?

*** This post was edited by Frantic Ferret 11/27/2007 12:04:36 PM ***

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007 1:04 PM
As with most IB rides, I'd be interested to see how this fits into its surroundings. If only there was a rendering. :(
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007 1:26 PM
^^Ferret...look at the link in Coaster Lover's post. THAT is the Screamin' Squirrel.

Still finding it hard to believe that IB could even get any better... :)

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007 7:47 PM
This could be the scariest thing to hit Indiana.. since Gary
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