Would you have the guts to test this huge drop?
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Tyler McCaul built a huge drop for Rampage and now needs to test it. Watch him take on his creation.
Tyler McCaul knows this more than anyone. In 2013 he sent a huge step down during his run and it landed him in fifth place. In 2015, it looks like he's going to play pilot again. And this time he's flying with El Presidente.
On the day before qualifiers, McCaul tested out El Presidente – the name he gave his gigantic drop smack dab in the middle of the venue – and greased it like a dirt jump at the local park.
Watch it happen in the video below.
Surrounded by his brother Cam and a cast of diggers and friends, McCaul speed checked the run for a while as anticipation grew. Spectators gathered steadily as Cam, Alex Reveles, and Carson Storch shared their advice.
I trust you guys. I could speed check this all day but I think it’s just one of those things I need to go for.
– Tyler McCaul
By the time T-Mac was ready to hit it proper the energy in the air was electric. With trademark fluidity, T-Mac did exactly what he came to do.
"That was really fun." McCaul said afterwards. "I feel like I got a weight off my back but it's not over yet. I've got a lot of work tomorrow."
Will T-Mac make it through qualifiers today? Stay tuned on here and then watch Rampage finals LIVE on Red Bull TV on October 16. (NOTE: The original live broadcast date of October 17 was changed due to weather concerns.)
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