Hello and welcome to my Burton Kilroy Twin review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Kilroy Twin as a freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Kilroy Twin a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other freestyle snowboards.
Board: Burton Kilroy Twin 2021
Flex Rating: Medium-Soft
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Soft (4/10)
Rating Score: 85.2/100
Compared to other Men’s Freestyle Boards
Out of the 37 men’s freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Kilroy Twin’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Kilroy Twin’s specs and available sizes.
Feels a little lighter than normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Kilroy Twin Suited To?
The Kilroy Twin is a great option for anyone looking for a predominantly park board, that also works well doing freestyle things over the rest of the mountain. Particularly those who are looking for something full camber, but want something softer flexing.
Not for a beginner, but fine for low intermediate and up, IMO.
The Kilroy Twin in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Kilroy Twin is capable of.
Board: Burton Kilroy Twin 2021, 152cm (250mm waist width)
Date: March 7, 2020
Conditions: Cloudy but still around 90-95% visibility.
Groomers had a decent layer of soft with mostly a medium firmness under that layer, with some harder spots in patches.
Off groomer soft with some overnight fresh. Not waist deep or anything, but a nice amount.
Wind around 10-15kph (6-9mph). Temperature was -8°C (17.6°F) and with wind chill -11°C (12.2°F).
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 560mm (22″) - rode it 1" wider than reference
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 262mm (10.31") - likely around 260mm (10.24") at reference stance
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 175lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Salomon Lo-Fi
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Rough Weight: Felt a little lighter than normal - but 152 is also shorter than I'd normally ride, even for a park board.
Not designed for powder but for brief moments in not-too-deep powder, it was OK, like most boards are, though I did nose dive and get stuck once. Would definitely be a back leg burner in deep pow for extended periods of time.
True twin, centered and full camber doesn't scream easy powder float.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Good for how short and soft flexing this board felt. That full camber profile helps there for sure. Good, but still not a hard carver or anything. But fun for shorter/sharper carves, vs long arcing ones.
Turning: Easy board to turn and a very snappy feeling turn.
Maneuverability at Slow Speeds: Really nimble. Partly that's down to it's size - it was short compared to what I'd normally ride - but add length to it and it was still going to feel quite nimble.
Skidded Turns: Good for skidding turns for a camber board. But always going to be not ideal, with a full camber profile profile, but definitely can skid your turns on it.
Definitely not a bomber, but surprisingly good for it's flex and the size I rode.
Easy going over bumps and nice and snappy and nimble weaving between.
Good enough in crud. Doesn't crush through it but goes over top OK.
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Good fun for jumps - side hits in particular.
Pop: Good pop and excessively easy to access. Fun board for easy pop
Approach: Bit wobbly for approaches to larger jumps, but stable enough for other sizes, where you didn't need as much speed.
Landing: Pretty solid considering it was a 152.
Side-hits: Super fun for side hits - really nimble and good easy pop.
Small jumps/Big Jumps: Best suited to small to medium jumps in my opinion vs larger jumps.
Great for switch as expected.
Really easy to get the spin around (size helped, but would still be easy at a longer length, IMO), great for setups and landings, whether switch or otherwise and really good pop. Overall a really fun board to spin with - not as suitable for larger tricks though.
Not the biggest fan of all-camber for jibs, but I felt confident hitting jibs on this board, and I'm definitely not the strongest jibber in the world.
Really easy to butter. More so than I remember the Kilroy Process being, even though they look like basically the same board. The smaller size definitely helps there, but had it felt like that in a 155, I would have given it 4.5, so the 4/5 (and every other score here) is adjusted for length.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
The Kilroy Twin is a snappy, energetic park board, that has easy pop and a lively feel. It's got more for carving and can handle speed better than you would think (though still not a bomber), and just has a great feeling on a turn or short carve.
But mostly this board kills it in the park and for sidehits. In the park it was better on jibs than I expected and was just about ideal for small and medium jumps. Not as suitable for larger jumps though, IMO.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Kilroy Twin, or if you are ready to buy, or if you just want to research prices and availability, check out the links below.
If you want to check out some other freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Kilroy Twin compares to other freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.