The first of two huge events in the UK this summer was the Plastic Playground competition down at Liquid Leisure. Returning for its second year Plastic Playground had drawn in pretty much all of the biggest names in wakeboarding with its $30k prize fund!
With even more freshly delivered Unit Parktech obstacles Liquid Leisure really does delivery as a plastic playground for the riders, there are not many places in the world packed with so many obstacles offering so many lines to the athletes.
The competition was fierce, with big names struggling and some local young guns showing them how it is done.
For us the Peacock Bros really did stand out, not just making it to the final which is a huge achievement when you read the list of athletes who didnt, BUT they qualfied the easy way, straight out of their heats to the semi finals! No messing about in the LCQs which claimed the scalpes of big names like Lior Sofer and BP.
Liam and Ryan took 8th & 9th, and can be proud to leave the dock as equals to cable legends like Dan Grant, Dom Hernler & Oli Derome as well as walking away with $1000 each! Great job guys!
In the final it was a tense fight for the top with Dom Hernler styling it out, finishing his run with an awesome hit of the quarter pipe, to walk away as champion, with Dan Grant & Julian Cohen joining him on the podium.
Plastic Playgrounds is already booked on the calendar for 2016, keep July 14th - 16th free for another big weekend, with an even bigger prize fund of $40,000 and a newly added ladies category.