vertical drop

vertical drop

[′vərd·ə·kəl ′dräp]
(mechanics)
The drop of an object in trajectory or along a plumb line, measured vertically from its line of departure to the object.
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Each individual ski area is profiled in a separate chapter that includes details on facilities and services such as childcare and instructional options; statistics like average snowfall, vertical drop, and lift capacity; transportation options, including shuttle and bus services; and prices of lift tickets, rental equipment, and lessons.
At the Pyoengchang Olympics this winter, riders will be staring down a 1,372 meter track, with an 116 meter vertical drop throughout.
8 km with a vertical drop of 160 m and is set for completion in 2020.
Clip 'n' Climb Gateshead Leisure Centre Clip 'n' Climb features a huge variety of unique 25 foot high climbing challenges of differing shapes, textures and difficulty levels, as well as more gravity defying options for those not scared of heights, including a vertical drop slide and Leap of Faith.
Staff climbed the Oblivion yesterday to rescue the group, some as young as 12, on the steep incline close to a vertical drop.
This thrill drop-slide launches riders in total darkness via the aqua-drop launch capsule, where the floor drops out, plunging guests through 250 feet of zero-gravity vertical drop as they are finally dropped into the "Devil Hole Bowl.
Thanks to its 112deg vertical drop the ride was named as the world's steepest rollercoaster made from steel in 2009.
It was replaced, over time, by the vertical drop rollercoaster Oblivion.
The vertical drop demonstrates the remarkable safety credentials of the new model, which has already won the maximum five-star safety rating from US safety agencies.
But as I sit on the edge of the world's first vertical drop tower - complete with 90-degree tilt function - I don't really notice anything that's going on around me.
With 249 acres, a 1300 foot vertical drop and more than 40 trails, Shawnee Peak has been a popular Main ski resort for more than 77 years.