Volcom’s $10,000 KickFlipOff Contest Entries

To date, no one has ever documented a cleanly landed kickflip on a surfboard. Volcom is giving away $10,000 to the first person that can land a “proper” kickflip while surfing! By proper we mean an “above the lip” kickflip where first you launch an air, use your front foot to flip the board, and then land on it and ride out cleanly. No backwash, no fingerflips, no grabs, no laybacks. Just a proper kickflip.

Here are some recent entries and attempts…

Ozzie Wright giving it a go…and breaking down the rules of the comp.

Ben Wei with some attempts in Oceanside…

Puerto Rican ripper Aron Geiger going for the flip…

Ozzie Wright getting pretty close in Oz…

Oceanside’s Derek Bockelman is definitely a contender…

Etam Paese from Brazil needs tom get above the lip according to the rules…

Mike Morrissey nearly pulls it but is far from being above the lip…

And finally Warren Smith gives it a go…

Stay tuned for more entries as they come in…

Official Rules And Regulations For Volcom Stone’s $10,000 Kickflip-Off Contest! Read Carefully!

Rules:
1. Your entry must be on video from the start of the trick through the ride out. No photos allowed.
2. This contest is open to everyone. The contest begins today November 21st, 2007, and will run until there’s a winner.
3. The kickflip must be a real air “above the lip” – No backwash, No chop hops, or anything in the flats or below the lip of the wave.
4. All waves must be self caught – You must paddle into the wave. This means NO tow-ats, step-offs, jetskis, boats, dinghys, winches, canoes, oars, helicopters, dolphins or assistance of any kind.
5. No grabs of any kind. Not before, not after, not during.
6. You must completely “ride out” of the kickflip. That means if you land on the back of the wave and fail to continue surfing the wave – it’s not a make!
7. No heelflips. Or else we’d have called it the Heelflip-Off.
8. No shoes. Who surfs in shoes anyway? Regular “made for surfing” booties are acceptable.
9. You must be riding a real surfboard with at least one fin. No boogie boards, softboards, wakeboards, wakeskates, skimboards, kiteboards, trays etc.

Entry form must be printed out and sent with footage to:
Volcom’s Kickflip-Off
1740 Monrovia Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92627


*All kickflip entries are subject to verification and review by Volcom. No video tampering please. Let’s make this legit!