Expert Video Review: 2022 CAPiTA Kazu Kokubo ProPublished on 11/13/2021 · 3 min readSnowboard experts Mike Leighton and Bobby Chadderton take to the slopes to test out the 2022 CAPiTA Kazu Kokubo Pro.
Looking for an all-mountain board that excels at floating through powder? You might just find that in CAPiTA’s Kazu Kokubo Pro.
First things first. Curated experts aren’t sponsored by any brands, which means that this review is totally unbiased and based on their honest opinions. We just want you to find the best gear!
Check out the video below or read on to find out what we think!
Meet the Reviewers
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 180 lbs
- Years Snowboarding: 22
- Favorite Terrain: Park and big mountain
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 160 lbs
- Years Snowboarding: 14
- Favorite Terrain: Powder
- All-mountain freeride
- Medium flex
- Alpine V2 (rocker/camber/rocker)
Curated expert Mike lets us know right off the bat that “this board is designed to be an all-mountain pow ripper, and it is!” Staying true to the Kazu name, the board is about “pushing the limits, going big, riding everything, and making it look super, super good.”
Designed to go fast through fresh snow, this board excels in the powder. The taper in its nose and tail gives it exceptional float, allowing you to lay in the backseat and let the board do the work.
When riding, Mike says that “when you see something you want to hit, you better pop off it.” The board’s stability lets you float through big drops and hit all the terrain. Expert Bobby recommends the Kazu Kokubo Pro to “somebody who's looking for a board that can pop around all over the mountain, find those side hits, and mob off of 'em.”
The board is stiff, designed to go fast, and when it’s on edge, it rails a turn. So that being said, Mike explains that “this board is definitely for the aggressive, very high-level intermediate to the advanced and expert level rider.”
All in all, Bobby found that the board is everything he expected it to be, and Mike was thrilled to find that it was one of his favorite boards that he’s ridden in a long time.
Things to Consider
While the Kazu Kokubo Pro’s profile lets you float through powder, Bobby found that the upwards curve meant that the board was a “bit washy.” He explains that he was still able to get great edge hold on the groomers, but he wasn't able to push it as hard as a “traditional full-camber board, just because of that profile.”
“If you are someone that really wants something to just kind of cruise on or if you're a beginner,” Mike recommends avoiding this board. He adds, “Or if you're a park rat! It's too pretty to be hitting rails.”
Summing It Up
What It's Good For
- High-level intermediate to expert riders
- Floating through powder
- An all-mountain board to take everywhere
What It's Not Good For
- Park rats
- A dedicated jib board
If you want to find the right gear for your next adventure or if you’re not sure if this is the best board for you, chat with a Curated Expert to learn more about the 2022 CAPiTA Kazu Kokubo Pro and get free, personalized recommendations.