I take I-80 through Omaha quite a bit and I keep seeing Steel Hawg track on the back of trucks. I'm getting really curious about this coaster as the bright orange track I see is really twisted! I need to remember to bring my camera with me as I've seen three trucks of it now.
The first time I saw it I couldn't figure out who made two-rail track that would be heading east on I-80. Then I realized that Steel Hawg was going to be orange so I looked it up. Looks like S&S is taking a new approach on track design.
Top speed is listed as 40 mph. I don't expect this ride to be a world class coaster (obviously), but I am holding out hope that it will be a fun coaster, as opposed to a painful one. I do think it will be aggressive though with some of the transitions and such. However that isn't always bad...
When I rode LoCoSuMo a few years ago it was horribly rough and painful, but when I rode it this past weekend I really enjoyed it, and actually got a bit of airtime... It is a "bone rattling experience" though :)
Steel work is complete. I said before it looks about as fun as getting strapped to a wheelchair and thrown down a flight of stairs, but I'd like to make a correction - it looks *worse* then getting strapped to a wheelchair and thrown down a flight of stairs. :)
Seems like a rideable moebius strip can´t be that far away.
It´s a bit strange, a few years ago I would have been all giddy to ride something so twisted, but somehow I don´t think it looks like much fun. Although it looks much better than the dire Screaming Squirrels.
Somethings just don´t have to be built only because you can (and that verdict is still out.)
It will certainly be an eyecatcher and people will love to watch it. This thing looks so RCT3!