So for that reason, I thought that Banshee looked to have lots of lovely negative g’s in its inversions, and also looked to strike the same nice balance between thrill and rerideability!
There's some decent hangtime on that last roll, but not much else in the realm of negative g's. The layout is mostly about positive g's.
I absolutely loved my Banshee rides in 2018 and 2019, so I used to roll my eyes when I heard other enthusiasts Banshee bashing because of a rattle. This year was a different story. I've had two separate trips to KI this June, and got on Banshee both days. First trip I got a back row ride. The layout felt much less interesting than I remembered, and there was a NASTY rattle. I got off thinking "Well that was a ride" and had no interest in waiting for a second lap.
On my next trip I had a fastlane, and thought I'd give it another go. Maybe my previous trip had just been a bad day? Front row ride this time, and even in the front row it was one of the shakiest rides I've ever had on a B&M. For the second time I had absolutely no interesting in a reride. Just out of curiosity, (and because I'm apparently a glutton for punishment) I decided to take a spin on Invertigo for comparison. Thanks to the fastlane I only had about 10 minutes between the two rides, and the rattle on Banshee was significantly worse than on the 22-year-old vekoma.
I also enjoy smooth, floaty elements mixed with positives, so Banshee should be a great ride. Unfortunately when it's running like this it seriously diminishes the experience.