Hiro Karamatsu is a character from the SSX series who made his debut in SSX (2000) which would be his only legitimate appearance in the SSX series (his cheat character appearance in SSX 3 doesn't count).

Hiro Karamatsu


First appearance


Appears in (games)

SSX (2000)

SSX 3 (Cheat Character)

SSX Blur (Mentioned)

Voice Actors

Shin'ichi Yamada



Eye Color


Hair Color






SSX (2000)Edit

A strong-willed loner and bleeding-edge technological innovator, Hiro pushes himself and his gear beyond the limits to win at all costs.

Personal Info Edit

  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • Age: 21
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Riding Style: Alpine
  • Blood Type: A+

Stats Edit

  • Edging: 14/29
  • Speed: 16/32
  • Stability: 8/20
  • Tricks: 9/19

Boards Edit

Legend: F - Freestyle | A - Alpine

Boards Ed. Sp. Sta. Tri.
Absolute Zero (A) +2 +2 +1 +1
Titanium TX (A) +2 +2 +1 +1
Graphiter (A) +3 +3 +2 +2
Shogun Slinger (A) +4 +4 +2 +2
Magnate Split (F) +2 +2 +3 +5
SSX Chromium (A) +5 +5 +3 +3
Corporate (F) +3 +3 +4 +5
Hiranimo C-Type (A) +5 +5 +4 +4
Metal Opus (A) +5 +5 +4 +4
Technician AK (A) +5 +5 +4 +4
Sunflakez (A) +5 +5 +5 +5

Trick Book Edit

Unlock Requirements Edit

SSX (2000) Edit

To unlock Hiro, you must earn four gold medals in any mode in World Circuit.

SSX 3 Edit

To unlock Hiro as a cheat character, you must collect all 116 trading cards.

Trivia Edit

  • He's one of the two Japanese male characters in the series thus far, the other being Sid.
  • He only speaks Japanese.
  • He's one of three Alpine boarders in the series altogether. The other two are Brodi and Marisol.
  • He is the only snowboarder who specializes in using alpine boards in the first game, SSX (2000).
  • He was replaced in the next game, SSX Tricky, by Brodi.
  • In SSX (2000), both Hiro and JP have a freestyle-type snowboard that has the same name, Magnate Split. The art on each board though is different.
  • Hiro's trick book in SSX (2000) is IMMENSELY flawed. The names above do not at all match with the pictures and the button combinations to execute a trick entry in question. With completing Hiro's trick book, follow the button combinations and pictures, NOT the names!
    • For example, one entry in Hiro's trick book tells you to perform a '540 Canadian Bacon', but in actuality, you're supposed to perform a '180 MADE IN Japan'; the picture in this entry will show Hiro doing the tweaked trick 'MADE IN Japan' and the button combination will be '[<- or -> 180] L2 R2 □". What's even more messed up about this entry in particular is that Hiro cannot even perform a Canadian Bacon with an alpine board!