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Kelp Flip

He's still flipped out

Updated: August 24, 2012, 5:22 PM ET
By Jon Coen

Remember in winter of 2011 when Zoltan Torkos claimed to have landed the first kickflip on a surfboard as part of the Volcom KickFlip-Off? Chaos and controversy ensued. Was it above the lip? Was it a legitimate air? Would it be the future of surfing? Should it be the future of surfing? Should this guy pack it in? Do skaters think this is goofy?

(Actually the skaters I know loved it.) Volcom deemed it was not a proper above-the-lip air, but gave Torkos a boatload of cash for his efforts. ...

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