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Kokubo and the Super Corp

Updated: January 5, 2013, 12:17 PM ET
By Colin Whyte | XGames.com

Riders switching sponsors isn't necessarily news, but when it's a rider of Kazuhiro Kokubo's stature -- and the move is from Burton, the largest company in snowboarding, to CAPiTA, a far more rootsy brand -- it is. Japan's Kokubo is a two-time Olympian and X Games medalist who most notably won the U.S. Open halfpipe back-to-back in 2010 and '11, with the more recent title occurring the day after the tsunami wreaked havoc in his homeland. Kokubo's inimitable style and unique choice of ...

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