Steel Hawg's trains

Saturday, January 12, 2008 10:52 PM

I think they look very comfortable and I can't wait to ride it this Spring.


Indiana Beach's blog:

Saturday, January 12, 2008 11:09 PM
Beat ya to it. Bottom of this page.
Saturday, January 12, 2008 11:11 PM
Rats. Sorry.
Sunday, January 13, 2008 2:05 AM
No Biggie.
Sunday, January 13, 2008 11:18 AM
Same exact seats and restraints as Catapult at SFNE and if they staple you in they will not be comfortable at all. IMO going through inversions with these restraints will be a real head banging experience.
Sunday, January 13, 2008 12:54 PM
^You've ridden Catapult/SWAT, right? As long as all of the movement is directed forward and/or vertically, I don't see any problem with headbanging. Put in a corkscrew or some laterals, and then I'd be more concerned...

Of course, THIS is the ideal train design for Da Hawg:

Sunday, January 13, 2008 2:30 PM
S&S doesn't have a wide variety of seat designs, do they? Screamin' Swings, Catapult rides, Screamin' Squirrel, Thrill Shot, and Powder Keg all use the same restraint (some without the shoulder part) and the same hard plastic seat.

I've only ridden Skyhawk, but while I wouldn't say the seats are uncomfortable, it would be nice if they used the foam like S&S uses on their tower rides.

Sunday, January 13, 2008 4:57 PM
S&S doesn't have a wide variety of seat designs, do they?

Why should they? If it ain't broke....

Sunday, January 13, 2008 5:02 PM
I just don't like the design that much. Compared to others out there.

I'm into Intamin's seat design, but that alone can start a nice long discussion.

Monday, January 14, 2008 4:03 AM
My first reaction was: Windjammer!
Monday, January 14, 2008 6:40 AM
Heh, mine was Viper at Geeat Adventure!
Monday, January 14, 2008 1:16 PM
'Moosh: They are broken as far as I'm concerned.
Monday, January 14, 2008 7:50 PM
I really love the seats on the screamin swings, but they don't invert. How are these seat types under inversions and g-forces?
Monday, January 14, 2008 8:52 PM
They are broken as far as I'm concerned.

I wasn't referring to what enthusiasts thought.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 4:05 PM
Wouldn't it be fine to eliminate the OTSR's? IIRC, those S&S seats are pretty deep so a rider would have a hard time wiggling/being wiggled free from the lap bar. I'm guessing they're there for the insurance companies?

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