When I rode this year after the GOCC event at Holiday World, I had afew decent rides.. It was bonejarring, but it was still semi-enjoyable. Now lastyear when I rode in late July, it was damn good! First couple rides weren't great (needed to warm up), but it was giving great airtime in the back, and was glass smooth compared to this year!
It's a good ride, but nothing compared to the two CCI's 3 hours east
Edit: Peabody I totally agree.. If it had PTC's it'd be totally insane!
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It didn't offer as much airtime as I was hoping for. It definately has some, but it looked like there would be more. I also found the double down to be rather tame. There is just to much track between the two drops that negates any violent airtime.
It is intense but I wouldn't call it rough. Think of The Legend when it had G-trains. It wasn't rough but those trains really let you know when there was some serious lateral g-forces.
So in the end, the Boss needs new trains and it doesn't quite deliver what it appears to have.
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Wood - Raven
Steel - Millennium Force
Generic, isn't it?
WOOD: It does a body good.
In the front, though, it's a different story.
Yes, in the front it was a good ride. Of the 2 times I rode, once in the front seat and again in the second, the front seat was great and the second seat was REALLY bad. I have never had a good ride on Villain. The G-train design is quite poor IMHO.
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At the 2000 Midwest Coaster Blast the Boss was great with just a hint of roughness(lots of power though) , then in 2001 it was tweaked and it was smooth and powerfull. Then when I rode it in Sept. of 2002 it was extremely rough and jack-hammered in places.
As tempermental as some women I know (dodging the slugs that some of the ladies on the board will be throwing at me now). I swear some days this coaster is great while others I can do with out it. I think that I stopped riding it after July this season because it hurt me so much. I think I shrunk about a half inch from my spine being compressed.
Darn you yellow train last seat!!! :)
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The ride is huge, but it proves that large doesn't mean crap when it comes to wood. The layout is long and varied, the first double dip sequence is outstanding, and the finishing helix has power.
My only real complaint with it is the extremely long walk up to the station, but the ride itself is great. If you're a fan of rough and tumble rides like Legend, the Cyclones, the Hershey Wildcat, Twister, or such you should be right at home on the Boss.
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Well me and my brother flat out loved the Boss. As we loved the Legend with the Gerslauers.
That first double drop/Bunny hop combo may be the most intense ride I have ever ridden, What follows are some huge drops and a magic carpet ending into the final helix.
Boss Rocks, Keep the Gerslauers :)
Chuck, who racked up over 35 rides in one evening and didn't have one bruise despite the ride tossing you everwhere but out! :)
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I've brought it up before... switch trains between the two woodies at the park. The PTC trains from the Eagle would do wonders for the Boss, while the G-trains would be tolerable on the Eagle (which is basically an out-&-back).
Lack of maintenance was the culprit for bad rides this season imo. The rails were quite rusty from lack of grease, and there were some visible spots of uneven track (especially on the lift).
All that being said, I still like the ride... but it could be better.
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