Quase todos os surfistas do mundo consideram Mr. Kelly Slater “o” cara, 9 títulos mundiais, 36 anos nas costas e o tiozinho é um dos mais comentados surfistas da atualidade.
Quase todos os surfistas estão pirando com as novas pranchas de Mr. Kelly Slater. Uma boa parte dos tops do WT já possuem pranchas similares a tal Wizard of Sleeve, se não possuem, daqui a pouco vão passar a possuir.
Quase todos os surfistas.
ESPN: Let’s talk about Kelly Slater for a minute. Is he at risk of becoming like Brett Favre — tarnishing his legacy by staying in the competition spotlight for too long?
Bobby Martinez: I don’t know and I don’t care. I just hate how he says he’s not doing the tour and then he does the whole year. Obviously, he loves the spotlight, but to me I don’t care what he does.
ESPN: His board experimentation is clearly having an effect on design on and off the Tour. Have you made any changes to your quiver based on his ideas?
Bobby Martinez: He’s only riding fishes because he can’t get a good short board. That’s why I left Channel Islands. Like I said though, none of this is affecting me. I’m just going to go out in 2010 and do my best.