With more than 300 riders showing up to McCormick’s cable park in Tampa, Florida, on May 16, the first of four Liquid Force Free For All tour stops was a huge success. Shawn Watson, Keith Lyman, Collin Harrington, Amber Wing, Daniel Powers, Kyle Hyams and other top pro riders were in attendance, killing it on the water, signing autographs and giving tips and pointers to the public. With free riding, free Liquid Force wakeboarding gear demos, free instruction, and free food, everyone was beyond super-stoked.
Eighty percent of the riders who showed up had never been to the cable park before. Clearly, this is a sign that cable parks have tremendous growth potential, and thanks to Liquid Force, Skull Candy, McCormick’s, Monster Energy, Spy Optics and Supra Boats, the cable boom is well on it’s way. In itself, the number of riders that showed up was a record for McCormick’s, but an additional 200 spectators came out too.
The only clockwise-spinning cable park in North America to date, McCormick’s cable park has loads of incredible features, including a really lofty and tight feel for air tricks. It’s the only cable in Florida that has an island in the middle to keep the water glassy, and it has a total of 10 kickers, rails and fun boxes. Additionally, the newly upgraded two-tower cable system from Rixen served as a great place for first-time riders to get their first pulls and practice their board control skills.
Even though loads of Liquid Force boots and hybrid boards were available for demo, they were all snatched up pretty quick and continually in use the whole day. From the Watson Hybrid and the PS3 Grind to Henshaw’s FLX and the Witness Grind, the Free For All participants thoroughly enjoyed how great these boards are for cable riding.
Only three Free For All stops are left, so if you can make it out for an incredible day of free fun, don’t miss out:
May 30 | Texas Ski Ranch | New Braunfels, Texas | texasskiranch.com
June 6 | Wake Nation | Cincinnati, Ohio | wakenation.com
June 19 | KC Watersports | Hillsdale, Kansas | kcwatersports.com
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Photos: Lu Le