Six Flags Addict wrote:Boss has gotten rough but some rides are better than others.
For example, in early June I had an amazing night ride right before closing. Loads of airtime and a lot of laterals. Not one spot where it was rough. By far my best ride on it last year.
Then in mid July I had a horrible ride. No forces. I couldn't count all the areas where it was rough. Came off of it with a headache and LIMPING! My worst ride ever.
So honestly it just come down to when you ride it.
I just hope that the major retracking it is receiving helps because the Boss is a awsome ride, even when it is painful.
The Boss has ALWAYS been rough. I remember being at media day when they used a PTC train from the Screamin' Eagle on the Boss. It was rough, but a fun ride. I did end up with several huge bruises that day. Part of the problem is when you drop a coaster off a 100+ foot hill and make it turn with little banking, yeah, your gonna get slammed. They have worked quite a bit on this ride over the years, and I think it has gotten better. However, I think it is one of the most wishy-washy coasters out there. The performance of the ride greatly varies from ride to ride, train to train, and seat to seat. I've had back to back rides on this thing and one ride can be awesome, and the next is ridiculously horrible. I know they are doing some work on it this off-season. If GCII would give them a few tips on banking, and SF would spring for some PTCs, I think that ride could be a top 5.