How To Get Skinny And Rip Longer

Can wearing the new Oakley Blade trunks get you ripped like this? Probably not but at least you won't have a bunch of lactic acid built up in your body. Photo: Hennings

Can wearing the new Oakley Blade trunks get you ripped like this? Probably not but at least you won't have a bunch of lactic acid built up in your body. Photo: Hennings

How To Rip Longer And Get Skinny At The Same Time

Oakley unveiled their new line of board shorts, “Blade” last night at The Shore restaurant in San Clemente. The new trunks reflect the Oakley motto of “technology wrapped in art” as they are seriously space age, yet something you’d still want to be seen in. In a packed private room, happy, bronzed people ate complimentary fish tacos, poke, sipped white wine and Blue Moons, and tried to wrap their heads around the beginning of Oakley’s “board short revolution.”

Oakley's Jeff Baillargeon shows off the compression liner worn beneath the Oakley Blade trunks. Photo: Hennings

Oakley's Jeff Baillargeon shows off the compression liner worn beneath the Oakley Blade trunks. Photo: Hennings

Jeff Baillargeon, Global Category Manager at Oakley broke down the science of the shorts. “The trunks come in two parts: the compression lining and the outer short, the two button together so you can opt out of the compression liner if you so wish.” But why would you? As Baillargeon explains, “When you’re being active your muscles fill with lactic acid, but with compression you get better blood circulation which carries away the lactic acid. This drastically prolongs the time you can be out in the water.”

Sebastian "Seabass" Zietz uses two of his three thumbs to maintain grip on a frosty one. Photo: Hennings

Sebastian "Seabass" Zietz uses two of his three thumbs to maintain grip on a frosty one. Photo: Hennings

Note to readers: Don’t worry, we had to ask what lactic acid is too. “The greatest thing about the compression liner is how tangible it is. You can feel it working,” adds Baillargeon. Kauai pro surfer and Oakley team rider Sebastian Zietz pointed out another benefit of the compression liner: “Every time I come out of the water I peel the liner off and I’m cellulite free!”—Cheyenne Arnold

Tom Whitaker and Brent "Brenno" Dorrington have a laugh while Adam Melling lurks in the background. Photo: Hennings

Tom Whitaker and Brent "Brenno" Dorrington have a laugh while Adam Melling lurks in the background. Photo: Hennings

It wouldn't be a surf industry party without 1977 World Champ Peter "The Mate" Townend and his lovely lady. Photo: Hennings

It wouldn't be a surf industry party without 1977 World Champ Peter "The Mate" Townend and his lovely lady. Photo: Hennings