Kustom Airstrike: Big-Spin or Backflip?

posted by / News / August 27, 2010

Just three days remain in the Kustom Airstrike entry period, and these are the frontrunners: Chippa Wilson’s big-spin and Flynn Novak’s backflip. One of them will probably get $50,000 — but which one? SURFING’s editor Travis Ferre, as part of a select panel of judges, has to decide in a few days. We’d like to consult you the reader/surfers at this time.

 

Chippa?

 

…or Flynn?

 

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52 Responses to “Kustom Airstrike: Big-Spin or Backflip?”

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  2. Seth says:

    Flynn, definitely. It looked a lot smoother and more impressive.

  3. lusk says:

    flynn…cause he checked his watch after

  4. James says:

    Chippa, because his style is superior, and style is money.

  5. Woody says:

    Remember that old Lost movie with Flip Bellinzoni? This ain’t fuckin skateboarding! But Chippa still.

  6. Da Cat says:

    Both are good, and Kustom should be cackling with glee either way. Hard not to give it to a backflip. I guess.

  7. Sammy says:

    If Flynn didn’t whine like a child I might say his backflip, but instead I say Chippa. He’s a freak. Should be on wheels and trucks with that shit

  8. Diego says:

    If it’s the most innovative air, it’s a pretty much dead tie. The flip has height and difficulty but the spin has technical skill and style. Not sure yet.

  9. Papa Smurf says:

    Not a fun call to have to make and take $50grand from one of these guys. But I guess you get to GIVE 50g to one of them too so that’s cool. If Flynn doesn’t get it there will be an outcry. If Chippa doesn’t get it the event loses some credibility

  10. Gian says:

    Chippa’s air is good, but Flynn’s is like “fukin’unbelievable”.

    My father, that doesn’t understand anything about surfing saw both vids and while he said “what then” whatching Chippa’s, he was “wow!” about Flynn’s!

  11. Isha says:

    DEFINITELY FLYNN! way awesome and very clean

  12. Heeks says:

    FLynn, just because!!!

  13. Sean Davey says:

    So obvious that it’s Flynn’s flip. Come on now…..

  14. HIV says:

    All entries are incredible. Chippas more of a trick. Flynn’s more of an air. Just gonna come down to unqualified judges and internal politics. That is the business side of surfing!

  15. aaaaron says:

    flynn sucks, that was soooo un stylish. chippa fo sure on this one,

  16. George says:

    I’m claiming Chippa all the way! Flynns is sick but been done plenty of times before

  17. Joanne says:

    I can’t beleive this is even a contest?! Flynn for sure, that back flip was insane!

  18. kelly says:

    i like how theres a different flip picture on flynn’s video

  19. rick says:

    Sick for sure but Kerrsy’s is better thats on the site. Where is anything from J.O.B? Or doesn’t he have anything that compares?

  20. jeremiah says:

    Chippa for sure.If the give anybody 50 grand for a backflip they should give it it to timmy curran.he was doing backflips years ago.Plus I don’t think anybody has seen a big spin yet.Skate tricks are the way to go.backflips are too close to rodeos,which look completely gay no matter who does them.even dane and jordy’s look gay.maybe someone should should do a big spin backflip.

  21. sb92007 says:

    Chippas was waaaay more difficult , no question

  22. Matt says:

    Jeremiah is retarded and quit with the Timmy Curran first crap Who cares? Who’s doing them now is the question, and doing them well. As much as I agree that Flynn has been going on and on and on and on about this, his move is the clear winner. Chippa’s air is rad for sure but only in a “neat-o” kind of way, not like “holy eff he just did a backflip” way.

  23. shit myself says:

    What’s Kalohe Andino doing as a judge??? oh wait, he rides for Kustom!!! This shit is SO rigged, Everyone knows Flynn’s backflip is the winner, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if Kustom gives it to their team rider again…

  24. tai says:

    chippa

  25. dude says:

    Timmy Curran !!! For HIS flip pulled over four years ago…

  26. bryce says:

    let the people vote…innersection II… i honestly cant decide

  27. dbone says:

    the airstrike is all about innovation. flynn’s flip is sick, but there is video of timmy curran landing one in like 2005. there was also a photo spread ran in either surfer or surfing a few years ago of timmy landing one at rocky point. same move, same spot as flynn. chippa’s is mind blowingly innovative and i’m sure its much harder to pull off. the backflip certainly puts flynn in good company if its only him and timmy to pull one, but he definitely shouldn’t win this contest with a trick that has already been pulled and videoed before.

  28. bruce says:

    try slowin’ it down and really appreciate chippa’s – the winner

  29. ryan says:

    flynns

  30. George says:

    Dear Shit Myself,

    Your right Kolohe (correct spelling) was a judge last year, with 5 other guys. Your information was a bit off though… Those guys gave it to freaking Dusty Payne last year who rides for 6.0
    Innovation is the name of this game and Chippa has it all the way!

  31. dina says:

    i think a back flip triumphs over a skater twirl anyday!

  32. ui says:

    For the who-did-what-first theorists I offer you the March 2004 issue of Surfing Magazine. Flynn Novak is on the cover. He is also in an ad on page 133 doing a flip, YEARS prior to any documented attempts by any other beings. Check it out.

    flynn is original and innovative best air by far! if he doesn’t win the comp is rigged !

  33. wooster says:

    flynn wins

  34. John says:

    Try doing an air at over head rocky point versus wherever that mushburger is chippa is on. then ad in the height and over all muster of doing a back flip on a wave (different then timmy’.. Flynn’s is functional ) Flynn’s must win!!

  35. dan says:

    Flynn’s flip has way more amplitude and was smoother and more functional. Chippa is only about 1 ft above the lip, but is still pretty mental. Flynn’s flip was bigger, he should win.

  36. braaaa says:

    Flynn for sure! he did an AIR, a 5 foot backflip at that…Not a shuvit that was 1 foot out of the water…

  37. ted shreds says:

    i agree with ui. if any of you retards even looked at a mag from the past you would know that flynn has been doing flips just as long(if not longer) then timmy “faggit express” curran ever has. That guy is the worst surfer to EVER come out of the usa and is a discrace to surfing and “music.” come on people think about who your backing up? fuk that guy and his gay ass “style” hes a KOOK if iv ever seen one and his movie was the worst, corny ass, piece of shit, joke of a surf film i have ever seen. GET REAL!!! on the other hand, if flynn doesn’t win its rigged! and you all know it!

  38. i suck at surfing says:

    I’m pretty sure double rail grabs are still lame, regardless of any kind of acrobatic maneuvers mixed with them. Flynn works hard, he just made a bad name for him self by whining so much. So I vote for tech and steez in and out of the water, the Chippa.

  39. dude says:

    Travis the Ferry is a judge ?? Oh boy…

  40. ...LOST says:

    we have vids from 15 years ago of our guys doing what Chip’on the shoulder is doing. Flynn on the other hand has done something in surfing no one has seen?
    It’s going to be interesting to see how the contest plays out. We all know who should win.

  41. googlemouth says:

    timmy curran was never doing backflips years ago. he was barely landing sideways threes. totally different than the legit backflips Flynn is pulling.

    Not to mention the fact that Flynn’s move is actually a functional maneuver, versus Chippas, that isnt. and since surfing is way more about flow, completing a series of manuevers than the street skating inspired big spin its not even a contest.

    Flynn all the way

  42. Insight says:

    I think the backflip would definitely be the harder trick to pull off.

  43. Randy L says:

    Wo’s this chippa guy, never heard of him.
    Flynn takes the cake and deserves to win

  44. Matt O says:

    TO ALL DOUBLE GRAB HATERS… Does Jordy’s rodeo flip from Indo count as cool move cause it’s DBL GRAB? How about Julian’s Sushi Roll? WAS THAT LAME CUZ IT WAS A DBL GRAB?!? Comments welcome. Oh yeah – FLYNNSTONE FLiP ALL THE WAY.

  45. Who cares says:

    Flynn

  46. rick says:

    Matt O….Sushi Roll LAME, Jordy is just LAME. DOUBLE grabs are for body boarders…

  47. Seb says:

    Flynn, so high and clean, that’s really huge.

  48. Cash says:

    Why is this even a debate? Chippa’s is smooth and clean, but sorry I see 14 year old kids pulling them all year long in Hawaii.@George…”but done many times before”.. what you?!! Why is this even a debate, cause theres plenty hawaii haters, thats why. A Flip, high and clean and pulled off on video wins, end of story

  49. Vicky says:

    FLYNN !!!

  50. son says:

    thats not even a backflip. his board isnt fully upside down at any point in that vid. plus double grabs are gay. skate inspired moves are were surfing is going now. flynn is a whiny bitch. he even said in an interview that he deserved it more because he is poor and all the other entrants already have money. what a baby.

  51. doo doo says:

    Chippa for sure! It’s more innovative..

  52. chance paramo says:

    definetly chippa.
    flynns flip is good and all but i like the innovative stuff chippa is creating

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