Innovation: Oakley Team Ripper Adam Melling Breaks Down Technologically Advanced Blade Boardshorts


We said it before. We’ll say it again. There’s simply nothing like it in the water.

Oakley’s super high-tech Blade Boardshort is changing the face of surf apparel technology for surfers all around the World. And no one knows this better than O’s own Team rippers.

Enter Adam Melling. A solid force to be reckoned with on the ASP World Tour, the 2011 O’neill Cold Water Classic (New Zealand) Champion recently took the Blade for a spin. Sufficed to say, he’s reaping the rewards of rocking the most advanced gear on the Planet.

With compression technology, four way stretch, welded seams, stretch fly, nanotech innovation and more: Perform, React, Recover.

Check out more information on the Blade: The Blade Boardshort on

Now peep Melling’s video:


Andrew De Lara


June 07, 2011