What are the chances of RMC creating a launched woodie? in Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys! Posted July 15, 2015 Think of launching a coaster as braking in reverse. Same loads, same everything, just the opposite direction. There isn't anything about what Rocky Mountain has been doing that has somehow made it possible to launch a wooden coaster. It's been possible since it was possible to launch steel coasters. Rocky Mountain may be favored to do it first, though, because of their layouts and not their track. A park that would want a Rocky Mountain layout over that of a traditional wood coaster may tend to also want a launch.