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Name: Kazuhiro Kokubo

Age: 15

Hometown: Ishikari-shi, Hokkaido

Local Mountain: Makomanai, Hokkaido

Height: 5 0

Weight: 114 lbs.

Stance: Regular. Nine degrees front, six degrees rear, and 21 inches wide.

Hook-ups: Burton

Influences:

1. Jussi Oksanen

2. JP Solberg

3. Gigi Rüf

I’ve only seen Kazu ride once, but at the U.S. Open he quickly became one of my favorite pipe riders to watch. With effortless style, tech tricks, and huge airs thrown consistently down the whole pipe, Kazu’s going to blow up and command some serious respect.—Keir Dillon