Steel Hawg opening soon

Monday, July 7, 2008 12:01 AM
^^ Wise ass - S&S isn't Intamin - lol.

^ Wow, glad to see it opened and hear that there isn't any headbanging. Why would it be a capacity nightmare - how many trains are they running?


Tom

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Monday, July 7, 2008 12:06 AM
Thom.. Yes I watched it test for a while, very smooth and I thought it had great pacing.

I was surprised at how fast it rolled through the two mid-course break runs. (I know that can change though.)

The only element that I thought might seem a bit rough on riders, was the 180 degree twist, into the inverted dive. (you are inverted for a bit.. and this could cause some shoulder discomfort..)

I was also impressed with the lift hill speed, which was very quick.

I think loading times will improve in the future, I have faith in the staff. (I hope they don't make me eat my words.)

Thom...it only has 4 cars, seating 4 passengers per car. *** Edited 7/7/2008 4:08:13 AM UTC by Donny***

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Monday, July 7, 2008 12:10 AM
Glad to hear about the pacing, the video really showed it off as well. I was surprised how fast it was - WOW.

How long did it take to load the water dumbies? jp


Tom

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 4:15 AM
Here is a video of the ride with I guess are the first passengers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyvlBDTapCU&feature=related


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 2:01 PM
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 3:22 PM
I'll be there on Monday. Glad to see that it's open.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 3:50 PM
a_hoffman50's avatar Brian and I rode it yesterday. It was great fun and not painful as I had originally thought it would be. It is wonderfully smooth and intense. I made a video and posted a trip report on the website below.
\/ *** Edited 7/9/2008 7:50:51 PM UTC by a_hoffman50***
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 4:45 PM
Mamoosh's avatar How about a direct link?
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 4:53 PM
a_hoffman50's avatar If you insist... http://acemidwest.com/news/2008/07/09/13/
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