Zoltan Torkos claims Volcom's $10,000 Kickflip Off

March 10, 2011 | Surfing
Zoltan Torkos: the kickfliper

Zoltan Torkos' recent kickflip has created strong controversy over whether or not it was legitimately above the lip according to rule #3 of the competition. However, there is no denying that this is the first functional kickflip caught on video and a milestone in futuristic surfing.

After further review Volcom has decided to reward Zoltan the $10K for his groundbreaking maneuver and at the same time redefine the rules and double the prize money on the elusive "above and off the lip kickflip" now worth $20,000.

"We really want to celebrate Zoltan's successful kickflip, and continue to push the concept of futuristic surfing. Zoltan was the first and we feel shouldn't be the last," said Volcom's Director of Surfing, Mike Guarino.

"This is a dream come true, better than any lottery win," said Zoltan Torkos. "This has been the most amazing four months of my life and I can't thank you enough! If you were here you'd be on my shoulders and I'd be running through the neighborhood!"

A video explaining the new $20,000 Kickflip-off competition with redefined rules will be released this week. Volcom is stoked that Zoltan's kickflip has been etched in the history books and are looking forward to seeing new attempts and rewarding $20,000 for the first surfer who nails it above and off the lip.

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