dont you think kelly sla-ten rides merricks for a reason?
That was my original argument. Along with Slater and his soon to be 10 titles, look at every other PIPE master, ASP title etc won on CIs. The list isnt just Kelly. But yeah, he rides them for a reason for sure. Al has been making crazy designs for kelly to try out for decades... So, if Kelly trusts him, so do i. Kelly surfs Florida Slop on his Al Merricks (Better than anyone on earth I might ad. He makes florida surf look like Indo when he rips ite, then he goes out to remote islands, along, getting shacked in perfect 20 foot barrels, all day, on a different Merrick... Then he shows up at Lowers the next week, and just houses every young up and comer that thinks they are on top of it, all on a different Merrick that is some strange 5'6 disc board... Kelly is winning world titles on shapes that we have never really seen before. Or thought of as high performance anyway. While every other guy is stepping their board size up, Kelly is in 10 foot surf on a 5'6, killing it. Kelly trusts him. So do I. I do not buy his boards, but I would never doubt the guys designs or skills.