It didn’t hit me until our 2nd day of shooting, with the helicopter buzzing above my head and my legs shaking from my burning quads. I’ve ridden hard in the past, and I’ve been sore in the past, but this is a completely new ball game. There have been some things invented in the sport of wakeboarding to take the sport to the next level: symmetrical boards, the high pole, the Flight Control Tower, and internal ballast. While we have seen some improvements in gear and boats in the past 10 years, there hasn’t been anything to change the sport like Gray in a long time. And I can assure you that there hasn’t been a boat like Gray, ever.
Sitting in the boat with the entire team taking in the realization of what this project resulted in was amazing. The more we sat in the boat and used it, the more little things we noticed had been put into it that set it apart from anything we had ever see before. We couldn’t get over it. It was here, it was big and it was awesome! I still can’t believe it’s real.
We all wonder what is possible. You’ll draw inspiration from other sports or get an idea from something you see and want to take it to the water. Those moments of sitting there in contemplation are where progression truly begins. Then, you get out on the water and the reality of it all hits you and it doesn’t happen. Gray is going to make these new dreams possible. When you are riding behind Gray, you have that feeling while you are on the water, that new tricks can and will happen. Gray can take you there and give you that extra time in the air to getter’ done and a huge landing to setter’ down. This boat will give us the opportunity for new directions and a new starting point to shape the future of our sport. Wakeboarding is about to be forever changed, and I’m super thankful to be a part of it. I cannot wait for you to get to experience this revolutionary new boat for the first time this Saturday, March 31st.
- Shaun Murray
For more info about the all-new boat that will change the course of wakeboarding, join us this Saturday, March 31st for the live webcast of the unveiling.