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Kazuhiro Kokubo is a soft-spoken guy who lets his riding do the talking. Also, he's still learning English. Luckily he's got a good homie/filmer/translator named Nori who travels the world with him and can help him find the right words to say when he needs to. Kazu was out practicing in the Park City halfpipe before the X Games, so I hung out with him on a down day and asked him some questions about growing up in Hokkaido, Japan, who he looked up to as a grom, and what the full fallout was from his fashion faux pass at the Olympics.