The lunge can be used for dropping off safely, it does require a good lunge move as well as accurate timing, but you can practice safe and small before building confidence and progressing to larger drops.
Once you've practiced and mastered the lunge and the stomp drops separately, you can try to combine them both!
As different riders find it easier to use different moves, this style which is a bit of both, might prove very useful.
As you head towards a roll down or a drop feature, your speed will play a critical role in the correct choice of technique. Not every method is always the best, here are a few things to consider on how speed affects our drops and roll downs.
Riding drops requires us to keep the front wheel light and prevent it from diving down too early. While this is usually referred to as "pulling" the bike, Roxy explaing how this is actually more of a push motion than you might think.