Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

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prozach626 wrote:The fact that Kings Island has trolled enthusiasts from the very beginning of this project only solidifies it as my favorite park. Tearing down Firehawk, 287 feet, Vortex closure, webcam outages/positioning? How about the announcement of antique cars on National Roller Coaster Day? Best park ever!


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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Bamwa » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:11 am

Orion has the launch of death right now. Looks like the ski jump at the winter Olympics. Just put me a net out there in the field.......

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby bengalsguy » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:02 pm

In regards to the Banshee discussion, I find it to be a much superior ride in the front row, unlike other inverts which ride best in the back. The front is much more forceful and smooth. To anyone who had a meh ride in the back I definitely recommend a front row ride.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:08 am

I agree. Banshee is a front row ride for me, too.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:06 am

In my experience, Banshee runs like crap in the back of the train. I wouldn't say it's rough but it's weird and shakes like crazy.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Pedrinho » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:10 am

Perhaps it's just me, but I didn't find any invert yet I liked in the back row. All B&M's the other way, I love to death in the front row.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:16 am

Any old school invert with a batwing is "back row or GTFO" for me.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Pedrinho » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:27 am

Yeah.. Maybe you gotta put some of these Batman clones to central Europe.. :(
But Raptor, Monster, Black Mamba and Banshee.. Front row, outside, please.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby pǝʇɹǝʌuı » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:48 am

This was shared on The Coaster Kings facebook page. Honestly, this was not the color I was expecting. I can't say I hate it, but I'm interested to see how it'll match with the track.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Invertalon » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:55 am

I don't think Banshee particularly runs well in any row, to be honest. That wider/modified train design just doesn’t feel “right” to me. Because the train is wider, I’d assume the weight is distributed differently on the chassis, it definitely feels different than any other invert. If anything, it feels more like an inverted dive-coaster train, if that makes sense. It definitely doesn’t run as refined/smooth, even since new.

Banshee’s layout is fantastic, but the profiling of the elements is what bothers me (along with those trains). Add some traditional shaping and even if just a little “snap” back into the elements with the standard trains and it would be phenomenal, if not one of the best.

I personally think inverts give a phenomenal back seat ride. While of course front always wins for visuals, being whipped around those snappy, old school elements in the back is something special.
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