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Fahrenheit's greatest record broken

Hersheypark: I'm not sure if anybody already knew this, but Indiana Beach brought a new coaster to it's area that broke Hersheypark's Farenheit's greatest record...

From Eli Katzman
Posted July 27, 2008 at 8:10 PM
Alright, here is what I know- Steel Hawg- A new coaster at Indiana beach this year, that opened about a month or so ago (I'm not sure when), has an angle of decent that's 120 DEGREES. Fahrenheit's drop is 97, and so now that seems pathetic.

When Fahrenheit first started to advertise, and even when it came out to the public, it had the steepest drop in the U.S. (maybe even the world, I'm not sure.) Now, it's behind by 23 degrees.

(Still, Fahrenheit is probably still awesome because it's the only coaster that has a drop more than 87 degrees [I think])

What went wrong?!


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From Eli Katzman
Posted July 27, 2008 at 4:30 PM
The paragraph before 'What went wrong?!', I ment to say "Still, Fahrenheit is probably still awesome because it's the only coaster BY INTAMIN that has a drop more than 87 degrees."

Sorry about that.

From John Jackson
Posted July 27, 2008 at 10:07 PM
Wow, I looked that up on Youtube and it looks like a lot of fun. I'm not sure if it will be as good as Maverick or Fahrenheit, both of which are awesome btw, but it looks like a blast to ride! ...kind of like a wild mouse on crack induced steroids...

From Eli Katzman
Posted July 28, 2008 at 4:41 AM
Yeah, it probably won't be as good as Mavrick or Fahrenheit. I was wrong, though, I'm not sure if it's opened yet, because I checked indianabeach.com and they say 'coming soon'.

From John Jackson
Posted July 28, 2008 at 7:47 AM
On Youtube there were riders in the cars but who knows. I think next summer I might need to plan a vacation to Indiana Beach! (never thought I'd hear myself say that one) lol

From James Rao
Posted July 28, 2008 at 11:32 AM
I too was interested in the park...but IB does not look like it has much to offer beyond this one custom coaster. Anyone been there before who can offer a brief review?

From J Whetzel
Posted July 30, 2008 at 9:13 AM
Fahrenheit may have held the record for the steepest drop in the US, but there is one other coaster in the world that has a drop of 97 degrees. The coaster is called Rage at Adventure Island in the UK. It also has a vertical lift judging by the pictures.

From Scott Seal
Posted July 30, 2008 at 9:27 AM
How can you have an incline of greater than 90 degrees? Isn't that verticle?

From J Whetzel
Posted July 30, 2008 at 10:00 AM
The incline is not greater than 90 degrees. It is 90 which is vertical. I believe it uses a cable lift. I may be wrong on that though.

From John Jackson
Posted July 30, 2008 at 10:15 AM
So after looking at Steel Hawg, I'm left wondering if there is a coaster in the world with a drop of more than 120 degrees. I've ridden Maverick and Fahrenheit and they are both awesome! I really like the experience of the first drop.

From Eli Katzman
Posted July 30, 2008 at 3:19 PM
Ok, I know this isn't a drop, but from a book, with evidence from photos, there is a wild mouse in Italy- that is not horizontal (it's turns), but it's turns are VERTICAL. That means: a little dip, like normal wild mouse, then the turn goes completely 180 degrees for about 2 seconds, then normal, and then repeats 2 more times. THAT'S what I want to ride~!

From J Whetzel
Posted August 1, 2008 at 1:43 PM
There is also another coaster in the UK at Oakwood Theme Park with a drop at 97 degrees and a vertical lift. The ride is called Speed: No Limits.

From Eli Katzman
Posted August 1, 2008 at 1:51 PM
well, I think this is the only coaster by Intamin that's this special.

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