Boss goes under the knife and loses 420ft.

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Re: Boss goes under the knife and loses 420ft.

Post by TNT » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:10 pm

Boss reopened on Saturday 4/14.

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Re: Boss goes under the knife and loses 420ft.

Post by Paul Drabek » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:12 pm

...and how was it??? Inquiring minds want to know!
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Re: Boss goes under the knife and loses 420ft.

Post by TNT » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:02 pm

Paul Drabek wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:12 pm
...and how was it??? Inquiring minds want to know!
Unfortunately I was at the park for other reasons and was not able to ride. But I got to watch it run from the employee lot and saw a couple of short videos of the new turn.

First observation I made was that the ride is now trimmed harder on the mid-course. This most likely was done to prevent the train from overspeeding into the final brake run since they are now trying to slow a faster train in the same distance as before.

Based on the few videos I've found they train flys through the new turn and looks to have good airtime on the double up.

Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will get a chance to ride it. When I do, I will be sure to post a review and full analysis of the new experience.

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Re: Boss goes under the knife and loses 420ft.

Post by Paul Drabek » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:03 pm

Yeah I could see the need to trim it harder on the mid course but still with the drop out of the mid course it will still fly up into the double up. I am looking forward to trying it next Sunday on the way home from Bond's Prom.
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Re: Boss goes under the knife and loses 420ft.

Post by Vonni » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:23 pm

Now that I have experienced The Boss with the new turn, I can say its just....meh. Personally I liked the helix. And the air time coming into the brake run really isn't that different.

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Re: Boss goes under the knife and loses 420ft.

Post by Paul Drabek » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:07 pm

I have never just liked most helices on wooden coasters (Timber Wolf, Boss, Beast, Son of Beast) especially doubles because eventually the ride turns into a shuffling mess of roughness. The first half of The Boss has always been my favorite anyway.

I'm curious to try out Timber Wolf on Friday.
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