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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Dyfi Bike Park's vertical drop, long runs and varied terrain will provide an exciting addition to the UK's riding scene.
In the opening scenes, Steve is in the Guiana Shield, South America, abseiling down a vertical drop by a waterfall as rocks come crashing down around him.
The graduates from Staffordshire University, on what is believed to be the only degree course of its kind, took part in the ceremony at Alton Towers on Oblivion, the world's first vertical drop rollercoaster, led by the dean of the business school.
It has inflatable vertical drop slides, rope swings, mountain climbs and tunnels, as well as an on site cafe.
The mountain offers skiers and riders a gondola and 10 lifts, 57 runs, and a vertical drop of 3,100 feet across 2,600 acres.
The mountain offers skiers and riders 77 runs, three bowls, and a vertical drop of 2,030 feet across 1,200 acres, plus what the company claims is some of the most impressive off-piste terrain in the country.
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."Skiing New Mexico" also includes historical facts about each ski area and its founders, suggestions for best runs by type of terrain, activities off the slopes, and notes on his favorite places to stay and eat.
At the Pyoengchang Olympics this winter, riders will be staring down a 1,372 meter track, with an 116 meter vertical drop throughout.
Staff climbed the Oblivion yesterday to rescue the group, some as young as 12, on the steep incline close to a vertical drop.
It was replaced, over time, by the vertical drop rollercoaster Oblivion.