Board: Capita Kazu Kokubo Pro
Camber Option: Alpine V3 Profile. Directional camrocker, rocker in the nose and camber under foot.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: A mix of clouds, cooler temps turning warm, patches of blue skies. The snow went from blower pow to hot pow.
Flex: This board is stiff but not in a dear god I’m going to die sort of way. It’s slightly directional due to the rocker in nose and there’s a flex point right in the center. The tail is the stiffest. There’s a little torsional flex.
Stability: This board is super stable. It plows through everything in its path and you feel next to no chatter. You never get bucked around.
Ollies/Pop: There is some serious snap off the tail. This board has so much spring. You do have to load the camber profile up and that takes some effort.
Butterability: The nose is the best section of the board to butter on, but that’s because it has that rocker section. It will still fight you. The tail is stiff and you have to get your weight way out over it.
Carving: This board has a lot of power being driven down into its edge. It grips so well. When you are carving on this board it has a lot of load coming out of its tail and you will feel it. You can do short quick carves, long hard drawn out ones, or deep Euro-carves. This board just rips on edge.
Rider in Mind: Kazu or someone that wants a lot of power in their board.
Personal Thoughts: Dear. God. This board has so much power. It was aggressive but didn’t feel like it was going to kill you. You can really push off the tail, it has a lot of snap, it’s stable. Basically this board just crushes it and everything in front of its path.
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