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Re: Ben Gravy Vs Malibu Illusion

Postby Major Lazer » Thu May 10, 2018 8:57 am

What happens when you build a lifestyle around riding boards and hit the mid life crash.
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Re: Ben Gravy Vs Malibu Illusion

Postby Tex » Thu May 10, 2018 10:29 am

Ben just got to score the new Texas wave park with JOB...looked kind of fun.
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Re: Ben Gravy Vs Malibu Illusion

Postby smithgrind » Thu May 10, 2018 10:38 am

Tex wrote:Ben just got to score the new Texas wave park with JOB...looked kind of fun.


Ugh...washing my hands now.
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Re: Ben Gravy Vs Malibu Illusion

Postby Tex » Thu May 10, 2018 10:21 pm

Yeah, I admit it, I would hit that.
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Re: Ben Gravy Vs Malibu Illusion

Postby Major Lazer » Fri May 11, 2018 10:31 am

I'm so confused about all these wave parks opening up. It seems its like outta nowhere. Dang there must be some deep pockets in the surf industry these days. Kind of a trip.
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Re: Ben Gravy Vs Malibu Illusion

Postby pra_ggresion » Sat May 12, 2018 4:09 pm

It's an arms race. They're all using the same science that became available at large at the same time. It's taken everyone about the same amount of time to get to this point. Makes sense cause everyone is building new technology from current technology. They all seem to be at pretty much the same level but all have slightly different interpretations from what I've seen among the available videos. No one seems to be way ahead of any other. Just different optimizations.
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Re: Ben Gravy Vs Malibu Illusion

Postby Tex » Sun May 13, 2018 9:13 pm

US Wave Park Tour....OSP style in a winnebago.....that would be effing cool
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Re: Ben Gravy Vs Malibu Illusion

Postby smithgrind » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:31 pm

The Illusion on a mental health break and addressing an issue that hits close to home for me. Safe travels and looking forward to seeing you on the other side. High frequency vibes all around and always! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKTedmwnY2U
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Re: Ben Gravy Vs Malibu Illusion

Postby Major Lazer » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:18 pm

I figured he had a few screws loose but depression is no joke. Wears heavy on many of us including myself. Coming to terms with it and getting help is the best thing you can do. HFV's......
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Re: Ben Gravy Vs Malibu Illusion

Postby Spent » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:39 pm

A lot of good people are crippled with anxiety and depression. Really its a natural reaction to this f*cked up existence we've found ourselves in. This existence highly unnatural and unsatisfying on so many levels.
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Re: Ben Gravy Vs Malibu Illusion

Postby Spent » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:49 pm

Also best illusion video to date.
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Re: Ben Gravy Vs Malibu Illusion

Postby smithgrind » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:08 pm

Spent wrote:Also best illusion video to date.

Yeah, no sugar coating on this one. Big ups to Hamish for laying it all out.
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Re: Ben Gravy Vs Malibu Illusion

Postby Spent » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:22 pm

I'm hoping he battles his demons. I'm hoping it will be a beautiful battle. Because, I believe it can be the most profound battle of all. "The universe will provide... right." Right?
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Re: Ben Gravy Vs Malibu Illusion

Postby Howly Wolf » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:24 am

Depression... the ultimate hold down. Super hard for to be in the darkness to ask for help and even harder to tell others-- friends, fam, youtube followers-- about the struggle. Kudos to (wa-whoa) The Illusion for being real, asking for help, and taking the time he needs. Hopefully, wherever he may roam has some good surf close by. Surfing and skating have helped me through some particularly heavy times-- providing the peace of mind, focus, and motivation to get active, work towards goals, and zen out. That alone can be enough to get you through, but sometimes a little more is needed too. Nonetheless, when it comes down to it, I owe my boards a good portion of whatever health and happiness I enjoy (as well as a few lingering injuries, but that's the price of admission, I guess).
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Re: Ben Gravy Vs Malibu Illusion

Postby BOX » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:16 pm

I, um... struggle with mental health to put it lightly. It's a big reason why I surf. Despite the occasional frustration at the learning process, it has actually helped me a lot. By making goals, I am thinking about the future. Wanting to be there tomorrow. Giving me something to look forward to. Gives me hope that if I can get better doing this, then I can get better in other areas in my life.

And most importantly, when I'm out in the water I'm thinking about nothing else but catching that next wave. The problems and worries literally wash away - for a few hours at least. There are no bad days in the water.
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