|Opening date||July 5, 2008|
|Lift/launch system||Chain lift hill|
|Height||96 ft (29 m)|
|Speed||41 mph (66 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||111°|
|Height restriction||48 in (122 cm)|
|Steel Hawg at RCDB
Pictures of Steel Hawg at RCDB
Steel Hawg is a roller coaster at Indiana Beach, Monticello, Indiana. The ride is the first El Loco model built by manufacturer S&S Worldwide of Logan, Utah. The ride was installed by Ride Entertainment Group. The Steel Hawg was expected to open in mid May, but was rescheduled for an early July opening.
Steel Hawg opened to the public on July 5, 2008. The ride contains a 111 degree drop, two inversions, and several twists and turns. It also includes the world's first "outside" turn, meaning you bank to the left and turn right, or vice versa.
Whilst it was originally planned that Steel Hawg would have a 120° drop, the design was simplified such that the drop is just 111°. The media and advertisement companies were not informed, and the original figure of 120° was used in promotional material.
Steel Hawg was the world's steepest rollercoaster prior to the opening of Mumbo Jumbo, on July 4, 2009, at Flamingo Land, United Kingdom. Mumbo Jumbo is also an S&S El Loco; it has a 112° drop. It still has the second steepest drop of all coasters in North America, exceeded only by Cannibal at Lagoon in Utah, which has a 116° drop.
The Steel Hawg Roller Coaster was featured in Travel Discoveries "Extreme Terror Rides 2." It is currently the tallest coaster at the park, and ranked 22 on travel Channel's 101 greatest thrills.
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5 July 2008 - 4 July 2009