Sneaky, sneaky Kazo Kokubo. While Shaun White, the red-headed golden child, and I-Pod were showing off their back-to-back double corks, Burton team rider Kokubo was coming up with a trick of his own. Always one to entertain when dropping into the halfpipe with his unmatched style, signature McTwist, and disregard for what the snowboarding world thinks of him, Kazu never seemed to play into the whole spin-to-win game in the contests. Although capable of the winning tricks, he preferred to go big and do what he liked.
Touche, Kazu, touche. The Japanese hero was caught practicing double rodeo 1260′s in the halfpipe at Copper Mountain. We’re not quite sure what that would look like either, so we needed the video documentation to prove it. Looks like it’s a tough one to land. Although the new breed of tricks are getting a bad wrap for being outright ugly and lacking in style, no one can deny that they are incredibly difficult and demonstrate a whole new level of athleticism.