Great Nor'Easter

Thursday, October 16, 2003 9:38 AM
RCDB says that this SLC model is different by having a unique break section. How so? I note that the station doesn't lead straight into the lift and that must have something to do with it.

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 9:41 AM

It was custom designed to fit into the area. With the water slides and what not. With the new design an extra brake run was added so the train wouldn't fly right into a turn at 5634587340 per hour.
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Thursday, October 16, 2003 9:45 AM
The layout is more or less the same (perhaps a slight change in elevation here and there, but not much else), but the support structure is different as the ride sits above water slides, a log flume and a Breakdance ride. The station sits at the far edge of the structure, which means that the train makes a 90-degree right turn before climbing the lift.

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-Rob
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Thursday, October 16, 2003 11:03 AM
The lift hill is higher than most, at 115', to give it clearance over the slides and Zoom Phloom. Its alos faster with the higher lift, and being its the flagship ride in the Morey arsenal of 92 rides, its given top priority, which is why its smooth, and not a headbanger like its smaller counterparts.

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 11:07 AM
Its not smooth. I went there in July and found it to be very rough was always. This was my first inverted coaster back when it forst came out and still my favorite invert but the roughness has to go someway

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 11:21 AM
AJ.....it is the best SLC out there IMO, but c'mon, the "flagship" ride. I'd definitely put the *franchise player* tag on Great White.....or maybe Flitzer...:)
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Thursday, October 16, 2003 11:21 AM
I have always found it to be extremely smooth. Its one of the earlier SLC models, which are traditionally rough, so Morey's must be doing something right.

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-Rob
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Friday, October 17, 2003 7:09 AM
Nor sure if I would call it the flagship of Morey's... but definately the "flagship" of the pier that it is on... Same as SeaSerpent (perhaps splitting that title with the huge ferriswheel... a land mark seen from all parts of Wildwood and beyond) is flag ship ride on Mariner's Landing and Great White is flagship on Wild Wheels.

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Friday, October 17, 2003 8:19 AM
I'm willing to wager that Great White is the flagship of the "park", if there is indeed a ride that could be defined as that.

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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Friday, October 17, 2003 6:51 PM
I don't know. The Great Nor' Easter and the Great White are 2 very good rides. The Great White is custon designed to it gives it a bit of an edge, but the Nor' Easter is really exciting as it comes close to everything around it and itself! I don't know which one they value more. I guess it comes down to attendance.

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Friday, October 17, 2003 7:30 PM
In July, Nor' Easter was running on beat up wheels, they replaced all of the wheels again, and it is incredibly smooth again.

All three of their rides are runnig great this year, absolutely no headbanging on Sea Serpent, only headbanging in the Immelman for Nor' Easter, and Great White was partially retracked, with added side supports to the tracks, and alll track re-alligned. It is just the perfect roughness, and amazing in the back.

Rob, you make it sound like only the first models of SLC's were rough
LMAO ;-D

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Monday, October 20, 2003 6:42 AM
I feel the same way about the Great White- with the new track, it has lost a lot of the unnecessary roughness that it had last year and has been left with the aggressiveness that has always made it such a great ride.

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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