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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:40 am

Image from KI's Facebook showing all vertical construction so far...

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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:23 am

I would just like to say, Lewis you are doing a fantastic job with updates on This construction Topic and without you I am sure updates would be a lot less frequent. Thank You :)
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:27 am

The loop looks smaller than I expected but still looks excellent.
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:06 pm

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I would just like to say, Lewis you are doing a fantastic with updates on This construction Topic and without you I am sure updates would be a lot less frequent. Thank You :)


Well seeing as I'm following its construction, I may as well post what's going on here, so anyone else who's also interested can stay updated.

Half the zero-g roll is up...

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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:39 pm

More of the zero-g roll is up, and there appears to be more supports and track ready to go up too.

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Also, we have a rather happy construction worker in this image for KI's twitter.

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Various video snippets from around the construction site
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:22 pm

There has been no further progress on the track, however work has now begun on the station - as shown in this image from KI's twitter.

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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:56 pm

Today, track work has once again resumed, with the exit of the zero-g roll now in place...

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Close-up from KI's Twitter...

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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:10 pm

This image from KI's twitter shows that the station structure is now going up...

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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:32 am

I'm not sure if I like the look of this.. I mean, I'm all for inverted coasters but I'm not sure if I like this..Might prove me wrong when it is built but at the moment it seems to..much.
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:33 pm

What on earth do you mean, NickiFan?
 
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:56 pm

I think it looks very...odd. Like, it looks far too big and the inversions seem odd. Like, a barrel roll, just seems...strange, the layout I mean. I don't know, it just isn't my sort of ride really, I suppose I could say. Don't hate me, just my opinion.
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:08 pm

I agree with your dislike of the the barrel roll, but inverts on this scale have existed since Montu back in '96...

Personally, I'm quite impressed by the layout of this over most of the inverts B&M have been throwing out for the past decade or so - at least this and OzIris actually contain some degree of imagination, despite the lack of intensity.

I never said you weren't entitled to an opinion. I was just interested. :P
 
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:17 pm

I think with this ride you will just feel the thrill and intensity around a large open space. The thing l love about nemmy, inferno and montu is they are interactive with the ground and pathways. This is almost too big for my liking and I would bet that the theming is minimal. It will still be fun to ride but not really an experience in my opinion.
 
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:50 pm

danny.g97 wrote:
I think with this ride you will just feel the thrill and intensity around a large open space. The thing l love about nemmy, inferno and montu is they are interactive with the ground and pathways. This is almost too big for my liking and I would bet that the theming is minimal. It will still be fun to ride but not really an experience in my opinion.


Pretty much what I was thinking. They don't seem to take 'intensity and experience into consideration in America. Just 'how big can we make this thing', meh..
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:03 pm

An image taken from the lower part of the site, on KI's twitter...

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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:45 pm

This image from KI's twitter shows the continuing work on the station...

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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:23 pm

WOW. That zero-g-roll looks amazing! It's good to see some more B&M inverts being built with different layouts. These days most of them are just clones of each other.
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:38 pm

Benji wrote:
WOW. That zero-g-roll looks amazing! It's good to see some more B&M inverts being built with different layouts. These days most of them are just clones of each other.


Which B&M inverts are clones?
 
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:00 pm

danny.g97 wrote:
Benji wrote:
WOW. That zero-g-roll looks amazing! It's good to see some more B&M inverts being built with different layouts. These days most of them are just clones of each other.


Which B&M inverts are clones?


Erm......

  • Batman: The Ride as been cloned at numerous Six Flags parks.

Other non invert B&M clones(ish)
  • Chang is a mirror of Mantis, ok, not a clone but pretty close.
  • Orochi is a Raptor clone but it's now SBNO.
  • G5 and Oblivion are pretty similar but not exact.

Other than that, I can't understand the "B&M clones" comment either.
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:02 pm

mikecloud1984 wrote:
danny.g97 wrote:
Benji wrote:
WOW. That zero-g-roll looks amazing! It's good to see some more B&M inverts being built with different layouts. These days most of them are just clones of each other.


Which B&M inverts are clones?


Erm......

  • Batman: The Ride as been cloned at numerous Six Flags parks.
  • Chang is a mirror of Mantis, ok, not a clone but pretty close.
  • Orochi is a Raptor clone but it's now SBNO.
  • G5 and Oblivion are pretty similar but not exact.

Other than that, I can't understand the "B&M clones" comment either.


Woooo no need for sarcasm I was only asking. And really only one of them points are correct. A clone is an exact copy.

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