We created the Rail Masters event with Alliance Mag in December 2009. We built our pool gap inside Earls Court for the London Boat Show. This was before the System 2.0 had been invented so we used small petrol winches to tow the riders. Xtreme TV made a documentary about Rail Masters, check it out here:
The first time a System 2.0 was setup in the UK was at ThinkTank 2009. ThinkTank was an epic wakeskate jam created by Alliance Mag, it featured a System 2.0 pool gap and jet ski riding. We setup the System 2.0 and truly understood what it was capable of straight away. ThinkTank really helped push the sport of wakeskating in the UK.
Before System 2.0 had been invented we used to have some small petrol powered winches and we used to go riding in some very unusual locations! White No Sugar Productions made this program for Xtreme TV about us trying to find some mad spots to ride.