Burton Kilroy Process

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The Kilroy edition of the popular Process model was well-liked by testers for its straightforward ride, backed by traditional camber and a predictable flex pattern. Its asymmetric outline is purely cosmetic--It's not an asym in the traditional sense of having a designated heel and toe edge, marked by differentiated sidecuts. Instead, the Kilroy is meant to be ridden with the notch in the nose regardless of a goofy or regular stance preference. Those who favor a noticeably noodley ride felt the Kilroy Process could be softened, while others enjoyed the pop of its positive profile on lips and the stability on landings. As one tester explained, "This board felt especially solid on jumps. Takeoffs were predictable and consistent." Another referred to its design as "ideal for its intended purpose"--that being its capability as "a strong all-around park board." The Kilroy pleased a variety of testers, who lauded its abilities on all varieties of park features--jumps, jibs, transition--from small to large. This board is a solid bet for a rider who is looking for the feel of a traditional park board, soft enough to manipulate at slow speeds but backed up by the stability of positive camber.

Length (cm) - Waist Width (cm)

148 - 24.5

152 - 25

155 - 25.2

159 - 25.6

Flex: 5/10

Camber: Traditional

Base: Sintered

Shape: True Twin

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board's flex.)

Price: $399.95
Brand Name

Burton

Gender

Mens

Style

Park

Product Type

Snowboard

Length

148, 152, 155, 159

Manufacturers URL

https://www.burton.com/us/en/home

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “This board is ideal for its intended purpose, which is anything freestyle. It’s a strong all-around park board.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

Yes

Gallery ID

1000328630

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2018

Tester Quote: “This board is ideal for its intended purpose, which is anything freestyle. It’s a strong all-around park board.”

Good Wood 2018 presented by evo.com

With hundreds of options available, how do you pick the best snowboard for you and your riding? The 2017-2018 Good Wood board test is a great place to start. Every board in here has been through rigorous rounds of testing in the environments it's intended for, and passed. Between the feature-filled freestyle terrain at Carinthia at Mount Snow in Vermont, and the rugged steeps of Snowbird, Utah, our eclectic and discerning testers rode and rated hundred of snowboards, ultimately concluding that these are the pinnacle of this season's freestyle and freeride offerings, respectively. Our crew is comprised of riders of riders of vastly varying sizes and backgrounds, with two commonalities: they're all experienced snowboarders with astute product knowledge. When a board stokes out the majority of this group, it means something. In addition to the park and all-mountain Good Wood accolades, we award two boards in each category with the “Bang for your Buck” designation, meaning they're the top-performers with the lowest price tags. Now in its 19th year, TransWorld SNOWboarding's Good Wood is the longest-running and most credible snowboard test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after ripping laps on each model, our testers score the board based on a comprehensive set of characteristics that include edgehold, pop, swingweight, turn initiation, stability, and flex. The scorecards for the park and all-mountain categories of the test each have unique and specific criteria designed to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of a snowboard in the setting respective to its category. Beyond the quantifiable scoring, we also ask testers to comments on each facet of the board's performance. These notes we refer to extensively when writing each review. Dive into the results and see what performed for our testers, then find what will work for you.