The Drop was the fifth leg of the Dragonbane circuit. Following the fourth leg, In a Pinch, which took swoop racers up a narrow crevasse toward a ridge, The Drop basically consisted of a massive drop toward the ground.
The Drop was known to shake swoopers who did not expect to exit In a Pinch and enter into a free fall, plummeting toward the ground from surprising height. When swoopers entered The Drop, they could see the open sky and Agrilat spreading out below.
Apart from the danger of dropping toward the ground, swoop racers were also exposed to gusts of wind and squalls of rain. It was not unheard of that flocks of raptors would actually attack racers on this part of the Dragonbane circuit.