This past October, I was in Orange County CA building this machine for Red Bull. I was a lead engineer working with about 20 other very talented builders. We shot it at the former El Toro Marine Base, (now known as The Great Park). I served in a supervisory capacity for most of it, but was directly responsible for the parts between Rickie Fowler and Danny Macaskill, Ryan Sheckler and Drew Bezanson, and Bryce Menzies and Rhys Millen. If you look really close after Bryce’s run, the rocket has my initials on it.
It was really gratifying to be able to work with such skilled people. At every level, we were working with some of the best people in their fields in the world, and I think it showcased the machine very well.
The El Toro Marine Base was at one point the largest lima bean field in the world.