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Steel Hawg

Steel Hawg

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Steel Hawg
Steel Hawg (Indiana Beach) 05.jpg
Indiana Beach
Location Monticello, Indiana, USA
Status Operating since July 5, 2008
Manufacturer S&S Worldwide
Type Steel
Model / product El Loco
Riders per train 4
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height96 feet
Top speed41 mph
Steepest drop111°
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Steel Hawg is a steel roller coaster located at Indiana Beach in Monticello, Indiana, USA. The ride, built by S&S Worldwide, was the steepest roller coaster in the world from its opening on July 5, 2008 until the opening of Mumbo Jumbo the following year. It remained the steepest roller coaster in the United States until Cannibal opened in 2015.

Design[edit | edit source]

The coaster is the first El Loco produced.

Alongside the steep chain lift hill and the "beyond-vertical" drop, the ride also features an outward-banked turn, a dive loop taken slowly enough that riders experience "hang-time", and a downward heartline roll.

Trains[edit | edit source]

One of the cars

4 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car. Riders are held in by lap-bars and small shoulder restraints.

Steepest roller coaster
July 5, 2008 - July 3, 2009
Preceded by
SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge
Steepest roller coaster
July 5, 2008 - July 3, 2009
Succeeded by
Mumbo Jumbo