Kazu Kokubo Pro
PROFESSIONAL / RADICAL TAPER / DIRECTIONAL
This is the switchblade of powder boards. It’s quick, maneuverable, and it will slash the backcountry like no other. While many great powder boards are large and surfy, the Kazu Kokubo Pro comes in a compact chassis with a powder nose and a slightly tapered tail. It unleashes maximum power through a new FSC® Certified Panda Core™ with Bamboo Power Rods™, and is loaded with high-end construction components like a Core Ash Woodgrain Topsheet, Ultradrive™ high-speed sintered base, and the all new Amplitex™ Amplifiers. While it's a lofty goal, this board is your first step towards trying to emulate Kazu’s legendary riding style.
THE BIG MOUNTAIN FREESTYLER
Alpine V3 Profile
The ALPINE V3 Profile features lower-body camber with a reverse cambered nose. This allows for maximum turning power while increasing float and landing stability. The camber runs deep into the tail on the KAZU PRO providing enhanced performance for this freestyle powder series. The Kazu Kokubo Pro uses traditional tip and tail arcs.
NEW! 4 X 25 mm AMPLITEX™ AMPLIFIERS + 8 X BAMBOO POWER RODS
NEW! FSC® PANDA CORE™
Super lightweight Certified Core aligned with bamboo power rods.
CORE ASH WOODGRAIN TOPSHEET
NEW! AMPLITEXT™ V-TECH AMPLIFIER
Grid woven tech tape featuring the response of carbon with the dampness of flax.
MAGIC BEAN™ RESIN
Triax/Biax HOLYSHEET™ has higher glass to weight ratio than normal fiberglass, for a more powerful and dynamic ride, when impregnated with the new high performance plant based MAGIC BEAN™ RESIN.
Twice the M.W. of SuperDrive™, this sintered ultra-high molecular weight, ultra-high density polyethylene, is the Millenium Falcon of base materials. The force is strong with this one
- Multitech™ Level 4 DeepSpace™ Silkscreen + Custom Stained Core Ash Topsheet
- Sublimation Base
- 360 Degree HRC48 Steel Edges
- Full ABS1000 Sidewalls
- Stainless Steel 4 x 2 Inserts
- Titanal Base Inlay
|151||116.0||25.1||29.6 / 28.9||0.70||8.00||60.9 / 24.0||100-150 / 45-68|
|154||118.4||25.3||30.0 / 29.2||0.80||8.20||62.1 / 24.5||100-160 / 45-72|
|157||120.8||25.5||30.4 / 29.5||0.90||8.40||63.3 / 24.9||130-190 / 59-86|
|160||123.2||25.7||30.7 / 29.7||1.00||8.60||64.5 / 25.4||140-200+ / 63-90+|
Kazu Kokubo Pro
Kazu is an icon. He’s one of snowboarding’s favorite sons, embraced around the world for his sense of style and the way in which he interprets the flow of the snow and sense of what is possible. He’s a dedicated soul, continually searching for adventure and a balance in life.
For 2018, his pro model graphics once again contrast his inner calling towards experience and exploration with strong values such as his love for home and family.
The Core Ash Woodgrain Topsheet reflects Kazu’s connection with nature, and the monochromatic print captures the rising sun as well as the balance between conformity and rebellion.
On the base, two frogs represent Kazu’s children who are surrounded by a peacock. The peacock stands as a symbol of compassion and kind-heartedness. It is believed to have the power to invoke rain and snow, and it ensures health and positivity. The frogs are also good luck symbols in Japan—especially for travelers. The Japanese word for frog is kaeru, and the same word also means to return.
So, with this image in mind, those that travel the world as Kazu does can embrace adventure with positivity and the symbolism of a safe return.