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Capita Kazu Kokubo Pro 2017-2019 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style Freeride
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10
Manufactured in Austria
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Directional Camber
Stance Setback -12.5mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Split No
Powder Average
Base Glide
Carving Good
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Good
Jumps Good
Jibbing Average
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel

Semi-Locked In

Turn Initiation


Skidded Turns






Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Capita Kazu Kokubo Pro 2019 - 2017 Review by The Good Ride

The Capita Kazu Kokubo Pro is a board we had a shit ton of requests to review but we had a hell of a time getting a hold of it.  Thanks to Gravity Sports at Mt. Bachelor I was finally able to demo it. Then got an extended demo a little later from Capita as well. It’s nothing like the specs and its look would make you think and not your typical freeride board.  Despite its taper and directional camber it’s got a very mountain freestyle twin kind of feel underfoot.

The 2019 Capita Kazu Kokubo Pro is very similar to the 2018 model except it’s got a little tweaking under the hood to slightly improve the flex and feel underfoot but the overall ride is very much the same.  That’s why Capita didn’t send another demo this year and the 2018 review still stands.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

How This Review Happened:  We borrowed this for an extended demo and then returned it

Size: 157
Days:   6+
Conditions:  A little snow on the ground but not a lot with some pretty hard snow underneath.  Some stashes had enough snow to resemble the beginning of a powder turn here and there.
Riders: James
Boots: Adidas Superstar
Bindings: Union Atlas,
Set Up
:  A bit set back, approx 23″ wide 15 front -9 back.

Approximate Weight: Felt normal bordering on light.

Flex: A snappy medium-stiff flex that likes to pop but isn’t that easy to butter.  Even off the nose with the early rise isn’t that easy but it’s doable.

Sizing: Feels like the 157 was best for a size 9-10 boot.

On Snow Feel: The Kazu was a big surprise for us.  I thought it would be this kind of surfy freeride board but it almost feels like a double ender twin-ish aggressive all mountain type of ride.  It likes to point it, feels almost like a camber board and really caters to that aggressive all mountain style rider.

Edge Hold: The edge hold of the Capita Kazu Pro kind of likes to let go when it’s challenged with a little hard snow.

Turn Initiation: Not super quick edge to edge despite the fact I was on some less than responsive boots. It likes slower turning and straight lines more than quick slashy turns.

Skidded Turns: Not ideal for skidded turns mainly because of all that camber.  The Capita Kazu Pro has some consequence if you catch your edges.

Carving: In softer snow, this was a fun carver but it didn’t elate me when it came to carving for all the camber it had.  I think the sidecut had something going on that made it less than I thought it would be.  So it’s fun to lay out a hard carve but just not as fun as I thought it would be.

Speed: So it’s got a pretty good personality for speed but it’s not an uber damp bomber for those that point everything no matter how steep but it’s pretty good for its flex. I personally like that the core and flex aren’t super stiff/damp because it gives the ride more personality underfoot.

Uneven Terrain: Pretty good but not the board I’d pick first out of Capita’s line when dealing with the end of the day messy resort snow.

Powder: So I didn’t get the deep deep, but had a few tastes of what it could be like.  Overall I was kind of surprised at how little the set back on board was with the Capita Kazu Pro.  It was only 2″ all the way back on board which is as much as I have seen on some stance diverse All Mountain Freestyle Twins.  I expected more here but I guess if you want more set back on board you could go with the BSOD.  It doesn’t give me the confidence for riding the deep deep, that we can often encounter on West Coast.

Switch: So riding switch on the Capita Kazu Pro is much easier than I thought it would be for a tapered directional board.

Jibbing: Nah…..

Pipe: This could be a great spring pipe board or if you sharpened the edges really well it might do much better in the pipe.

Jumps: Very good pop off the tail. It’s got a nice snap to it that makes it easy to ollie.

So all in all the Capita Kazu Pro was not what I expected.  That’s not a bad thing unless you want more of a traditional Freeride board.  If you want more of a tapered twin-ish feel with a little more directional float than your average all mountain freestyle ride then this could be a good thing.

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