Switchback Drops

Does anyone have a technique or tip for building switchback drops? I am having the worst trouble with these things. Ask me to build the craziest of inversions, no problem. But a switchback drop...forget it.

Any suggestions or shortcuts?

"Switchback drops"?

What are those, have any examples?

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The Jet Coaster ROARS!
Will Johansson, Webmaster of Xtreme Paramount Parks
http://xpp.coasterbuzz.com/

I'm sorry if i made that unclear...i mean the type of drop that just about every B&M coaster and arrow looper have. Where you crest the hill, start to descend, then break hard to the right or left and drop like a bat-out-of-you-know-where.

Examples: Great american scream machine, Batman the Ride, Medusa, Talon, Raptor...etc.

The problem is i cannot get my drops to seem realistic...with a reasonable drop angle and banking. I don't know that there is any shortcut, but i thought someone may have a technique that helps.

Oh, they are pretty simple once you get used to it.build a lift hill, apex.. straighten the lift.. thenadd two vertices after the "ease out" on the apex, go to top view and play with that to get the curve right.. then click on vertices.. bank em.

Nothing too special. :)

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The Jet Coaster ROARS!
Will Johansson, Webmaster of Xtreme Paramount Parks
http://xpp.coasterbuzz.com/

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