Six Flags St. Louis
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The Boss Construction Photos
February 7, 2000


Six Flags St. Louis, Allenton, MO

Here's what was finished on the 7th.  Mostly it is the structure that is up with a portion of it tracked with wood but not the steel rails.  Six Flags says it'll  be open on opening day so unfortunately it looks like I'll miss it as my baby is due that day also.

Six Flags St. Louis, Allenton, MO

Here's a shot from the road.   The lift is the right portion of the tall structure and then once you're at the top there's a tight left hand turn before plummeting down the double drop.

Six Flags St. Louis, Allenton, MO

This is the turnaround at the top of the lift.  As you can see they are concentrating on getting the structure up before working on the rails.  What I hear is that with the large amount of wood coasters being built this year there was a bit of shortage in pressure treated southern yellow pine and that's why it's taken so long to get this up.

Six Flags St. Louis, Allenton, MO

This is a little hard to see but the lower middle of this shot is the beginning of the dip on the first drop.   Basically you drop a hundred feet where the track levels off (and passes under the 2nd turnaround structure) before plummeting another 50 feet into a ravine.  This is going to be one heck of a first drop with a large amount of airtime in my opinion.


Six Flags St. Louis, Allenton, MO

This is the first turnaround after the drop.  They had about half of this put up when I visited.  The easiest way to describe the layout of the Boss is an out and back twister where you go out and back several times before ending up on a nice twisted helix ending.

Six Flags St. Louis, Allenton, MO


You can see how high above the forest floor you will be turning around before diving back down.  At the base of the structure is a pile of bents (vertical structure pieces) waiting to be assembled there.   What I have also heard is that the trains for "The Boss" are going to be open front trains.  That means that in the front seat there is nothing in front of you to obstruct your view except for some pipes to hold on to.  The open front trains will make this a definite front seat ride...just imagine flying down the first drop with nothing in front of you...cool...I can't wait.

Just a note I probably will not have any Boss pictures until after the baby is here and my plans to fly over has been scraped as my father in law has had some breakdowns in his office (IMHO he's one of the best dentists in the world) that have set him back a bit thus canceling the flight to St. Louis.



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