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A new edit from Vans about New York native Balaram Stack and his relationship with "Mother Pipeline" just dropped on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.
The short film dives into a day in the life of Stack at his home away from home in the Volcom House at Pipeline. It dives in to his 2022 Pipe Masters win while asking the question: Can he do it again?
"Pipeline is one of my mothers. I feel like mothers lead you in the world and my mother at home has lead me through my life, and Pipeline as a mother has taught me a lot about life, and I thank her for that incredibly," he says.
Vans captioned the edit above:
"As we approach this year's Vans Pipe Masters we're checking in with some of the familiar faces you'll be seeing in the lineup.
"Balaram Stack’s home is 4978.12 miles from Pipeline. Yet, the NY native has devoted most of his life to hunting for diamonds on the North Shore.
"Last year, Balaram won the Vans Pipe Masters with a Hail Mary at Backdoor. Can he do it again?"
Press play above to spend six minutes with Stack at his home away from home.
Viewers were stoked on the film as you can see in some comments below:
"Been around for decades and seen thousands of Pipe surfers lol this cat is top tier and one of my favorites to watch out there; gifted natural talent Balaram is, and he rises to the top because he has a fierce work ethic. Great vid!"
"Balaram the man! had the pleasure of hanging out with this dude recently in France a little and he's a top bloke, nice down to earth and he rips!"
"That was a fire wave and a fire barrel and a fire line to catch that backdoor entry....but that air was soooo classy!"
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