A pre-drop or kicker is a feature generally found on older Bolliger & Mabillard roller coasters. After the lift hill, a pre-drop acts as a shelf for the front of the train when the back is still leaving the lift hill. This is used to reduce strain on the chain lift.
|Roller coaster descriptions|
|Basic elements||Brake run • Station|
|Advanced elements||Bunny hill • Headchopper • Inversions • Pre-Drop • Tunnel|
|Propulsion||Lift hill (Cable • Catch car • Chain • Electric spiral • Elevator • Ferris wheel • Friction wheel • Spiral)|
|Technology||Block brakes • Car • On-ride camera • On-ride soundtrack • Test seat • Train • Track • Transfer track • Wheel assembly|
|Other||Exclusive ride time • POV • Queue line • Rollback • Theming|
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