Kazu Wins World Cup In Saas-Fee
Oakley’s Japanese ripper Kazuhiro Kokubo has won the second Halfpipe Competition of the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup 2009/2010 against the world elite of the freestyle talents. Kokubo was on fire in the perfect shaped super pipe of Saas-Fees (SUI) freestyle park Allalin. With a clean first run and spectacular jumps he claimed the victory ahead of Mathieu Crepel (FRA) and Peetu Piiroinen (FIN).
After Kokubo’s clean first run all other riders had to do better in the second. But no one could reach his level of riding today, what the winner realized right after the competition: “I didn’t expect to win here against the strong international riders. But it’s a great feeling and an honour definitely”. Very pleased was also second placed Mathieu Crepel about his performance at the World Cup: “It was a great day in a great pipe. It’s really good to be back after dealing with two injuries within the past six months”. And even Piioinen could not catch the Japanese even with big tricks like the Alley-oop backside rodeo and a cap 1080. “I can do better, but I’m pleased with my riding and the third rank here in Saas-Fee”, described the Fin his performance.