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Much improved fthanks to the new seats that were recently installed. I remember HATING this some years ago, but I rode it again recently and found it much smoother and a lot less rough on the head.
I just don't believe Vekoma SLC's are good coasters. They're cool and they seem exciting, but the headbanging and overall roughness of the track simply kill the ride.
What I really like about it is just how intense it can be! Until after the two barrel rolls, the pace is relentless and the whole thing has TONS of G-forces to offer. It is forceful and impressively fast. Plus this clone in particular has an advantage that makes it pop: the landscaping. There's no theming, but it just does look awesome with the beach and sea in background.
But if you thought some of the elements looked cool and exciting, like the twisted hill after the 2 first inversions, well don't set your bars too high. The fact that your head bangs itself all the time and that the track is so simplisticly and disgraciously shaped makes for a real disappointment! It doesn't feel exciting, or engaging, or stylish, it only feels intense.
One funny souvenir I have regarding my ride is that when I asked my dad how he found the ride, he didn't reply something like 'that was awesome', or 'OMG that was fast', or 'That was so darn cool!!'. It was a fine coaster, but the roughness and the so-so shaping of the track changed his mind. He just said it was 'an experience', because he didn't find it felt like a coaster.
This coaster is a knot of pinkish/redish metal interwining around slides, paths, a log flume, and flats. With the supports, track, and coaster all being the same color this coaster looks like someones intesine and its actually looks quite terrifying. The view of the ocean from the top of the first drop is wonderful. And quite terrifying. The compact seats just dont feel all so safe for some reason, and I actually like that. The first drop is intense and after that its hard to tell if your upside down or right side up. This baby packs the punch (literally). Its like one thing after another with foot choppers at every element. I swear right before the final two twist nor easter flips over another section of track and comes so close to de-legging from that damn log flume. Soon after a pole is in front of your face before you roll over again. It felt like they were trying to kill me. Loved it actually. Im giving this coaster an extra point for its unique location. And the fact that boardwalks just dont offer thrills like this. Usually its on the level of some local carnival!
I liked how the ride intertwines with the rest of the nearby rides on this pier. Otherwise, this ride is a pretty standard hang and bang like the Mind Eraser coasters at 6 Flags.
I found Great NorEaster to be one of the crappier SLCs. Normally I can withstand these rides and often (T2, Hangman for example) I actually like them but not this piece. The roughness is only beaten by the one I rode a day later at Six Flags America, and the rest of the ride is standard. I did like the unique orientation of the station and I was impressed by the fit but as for the ride... well, if you cant say anything nice... end your review
A decent inverted coaster, not quite on par with Batman at SFGAdv. I agree with other reviews here that they did as good a job as can be expected with such a small area to work with. To some extent, this ride is probably overhyped because its the best ride on the boardwalk (which really isnt saying much). Still, if youve got $5 in your pocket and youre hell-bent on going on a ride, this is probably your best option.
i change my mind about this ride i got on this ride yesterday and it gave me a major headache and my ears were burning
Didnt keep my head back. Gave me a slight headache. Short, intense, nuts!
I banged my head around a bit cuz I didnt keep my head back <_<, but it was great
Its a cool feet-hanging coaster a-la Batman, but it beats your head around way too much to really enjoy it. Make sure you go on it after youve seen everything else, because youll have a headache afterwards and probably want to go home.
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