Hello and welcome to my Burton Kilroy Process review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Kilroy Process as a freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Kilroy Process a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other freestyle snowboards.
NOTE: The 2019 model was the last model of the Kilroy Process. The Kilroy Twin has replaced it though and is essentially the same board.
Board: Burton Kilroy Process 2019
Price: $399 (USD recommended retail)
Flex Rating: Medium-Soft
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Soft (4/10)
Rating Score: 83.5/100
Compared to other Men’s Freestyle Boards
Out of the 36 men’s freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Kilroy Process’ Specs
Check out the tables for the Kilroy Process' specs and available sizes.
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Kilroy Process Most Suited To?
The Kilroy Process is for anyone who likes traditional camber and likes to ride freestyle. It's a great deck for the park and for a more aggressive freestyle style of riding.
Certainly not for the beginner. But a solid intermediate rider (& up of course) should be fine if they like the feel of camber but want a softer flex for riding the park.
Not for riding backcountry or powder either but I did debate putting this in the aggressive-all-mountain-freestyle category but decided it fit better in the freestyle category, with it's softer flex. But it's certainly capable of carving up groomers and also riding freestyle over the rest of the mountain.
The Kilroy Process in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Kilroy Process is capable of.
Board: Kilroy Process 2019, 155cm (252mm waist width)
Date: April 15, 2018
Conditions: There was a little bit of fresh snow in the morning but just a few centimeters. There was still some left over fresh snow from the previous couple of days but not as much there as there was the day before.
Quite cold in the morning, especially for April, but warmed up in the afternoon as the sun came out.
Visibility was variable in the morning for the first couple of laps but cleared out pretty quickly with the sun coming out late morning.
There were a couple of harder spots but mostly pretty soft/medium all round.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 570mm (22.4″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 264mm
Not designed to ride powder. It’s not like you can’t. Of course you can ride powder with any board, but the Kilroy Process is going to be harder work to make sure you don’t sink your nose compared to most boards out there, especially in deeper powder. A back leg burner for sure.
Carving & Turning
The Kilroy Process isn’t a half bad carver, given it’s softer flex and twin shape and centered stance. It’s not a world beating carver but you can certainly lay some carves down on it. And that’s in no doubt mostly because of all that camber. It has a tighter rather than wider carve radius.
Not the best for skidded turns but not the worst. It’s all camber so it’s not forgiving of skidded turns. You could find yourself catching a fair few edges if you get it wrong. That said, I was able to skid turns on it. Not the hardest to skid turns on – and that softer flex probably helps there. Add a bit more stiffness to this and it would be quite a catchy board.
Fine for standard S turns though – again so long as you get that technique good. Again, you can get a little off your game technique-wise, but not too much.
It’s also nice and agile, particularly at slower speeds, so was fun to play in the trees with (though the 155 length helped there too). Wouldn’t be as good in the trees if there was a ton of powder though.
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Again all that camber helps when you’re getting up speed. But it does start to get a bit wobbly when really moving. It’s not bad for a freestyle deck and for its softer flex, but it’s not an out and out bomber either.
It’s fairly good in late afternoon weekend resort crud and in undulating terrain. It’s not ideal but you can certainly ride in those kinds of conditions and still have fun on this board.
Now we come into the Kilory Process’ forte.
This board is sick to jump with.
It’s nice and maneuverable on approaches to any tricky side-hits, it’s relatively stable on approaches to bigger jumps and it’s got a stable landing platform. But this boards biggest assets on jumps is pop. This board has plenty of pop. And that pop is really easy to access. You don’t have to really put in effort to load up the pop – it comes out really easily.
A slightly wider platform for landings and a little more stability at speed for approaches to larger jumps would give it the perfect score, but otherwise it’s a great board for jumps.
Great for spins. Feels easy to swing around and landing and taking off in switch for 180s, 540s etc it’s really good there too.
It’s a centered true twin board – so doesn’t get much better than that for switch. Only if it was asym would it be able to be any better. But that’s picking at things. It’s basically the same going in both directions. Great for landing and taking off switch.
I’m not personally a fan of too much camber for jibbing. So, it wouldn’t be something that I would get as a jib specialist. But I was happy hitting jibs on this thing. It did the job and is fine for those that just want to hit occasional jibs or have another board for jib days.
Not as easy for buttering as you would think, given it’s flex. Butterable but it takes a bit of work.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
rating (OUT OF 5)
contribution to final score
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall the Kilroy Process is a great option for anyone who wants a poppy, all camber, semi aggressive park board that can also carve up the groomers when wanted.
It also comes with a pretty reasonable price tag, so if you want all that without hurting the wallet too much, then it should be on your shortlist.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
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