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  1. Bansheeback

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    What is odd is that the B&M inverts built before Raptor don’t have quite the roar that raptor does. I don’t think they would fill every invert but raptor with sand. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Bansheeback

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    All of the newer B&Ms don’t roar anymore, so is it possible that they’ve filled all of them with sand? Or have they perfected the track design to the point where it’s no longer necessary? Either way, I do miss that roar!
  3. Bansheeback

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    You could be right. That’s the case with Leviathan. I do think that Banshee’s trains are a bit lighter due to the new design, so that could be a reason it is quieter. The only invert I know of that is filled with sand is Talon at Dorney.
  4. Bansheeback

    KI Blog: The Beast gets its name 40 years ago today

    That scheme looks awesome from that angle. I wonder if it’ll be for just this year, or permanently.
  5. Bansheeback

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I doubt that the sound the track makes when tapped on would be considered proprietary. Regardless, I’m not trying to break any rules. Just sharing what I know.
  6. Bansheeback

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    You’re correct, 100% is a bit overkill. I’ve only been able to reach the sections of track at the bottom of the pretzel loop and the bottom of the vertical loop that goes over the lift hill. I don’t have any other B&Ms to base my inference on, however I just assumed based on the sound of the track that it was hollow. 100% is a bit of a stretch, however I’m fairly certain it is hollow... but hey, I’m not an engineer and I didn’t build the ride, so who knows?
  7. Bansheeback

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    No, and I hope I never have to. (Knock on steel)
  8. Bansheeback

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I can attest with 100% certainty that Banshee’s track IS hollow. I’m not sure about Diamondback’s track though. I’ve never gotten close enough. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Perhaps if Cedar Fair is happy with Copperhead Strike. (Reliability, Ridership, etc.) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Yeah, +/- 50 acres or so. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Bansheeback

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I’ll have to get my drone up there at some point. Should be interesting to see from above. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Bansheeback

    Firehawk Leaving Kings Island 10/28/18

    ~$30 million projects are not able to be switched around at all, let alone with that short of notice. These things need to be planned meticulously. A company like B&M has so many things going on at once that it’d be impossible to move them all around. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Bansheeback

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    It also doesn't really make any sense. We just got a new invert, and a wing coaster wouldn't give guests the WOW factor that KI needs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Bansheeback

    Firehawk Demoltion

    https://KICentral.com/forums/index.php?/topic/33930-Firehawk-leaving-kings-island-102818/ ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Bansheeback

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    When I was flying around that general area, there were some land clearings. Some are old, some are relatively new. The reality is that there has been land there that was cleared previously for years now. With Diamondback, the entire area was full of trees. Also keep in mind that Diamondback has an out and back layout, with the two sides of track being relatively close to each other. This requires a substantial amount of land to be cleared. If the Giga were to be a terrain coaster, it would require much less land cleared and would play nicely with what they have now.
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