- Price: £330 / €400
- Sizes: 148, 152, 155, 159
- Flex: 5
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: True Twin
Here’s the second of Burton’s two ‘Kilroy’ releases for 2017/18. Designed and ridden by some of the finest young talent in snowboarding, the Burton Kilroy Process takes Mark McMorris’ signature park board and gives it a fresh makeover.
Basically, the tech has been dialled back in key areas; it’s got a standard edge without the ‘Frostbite’ protrusions under the feet, the core is ever so slightly heavier, and it has biax fibreglass rather than triax.
Don’t immediately assume these are bad things, though. The ride is different, of course, but will suit certain people better than the regular Process.
It’s horses for courses, really - and the fact that it’s a fair bit cheaper will be music to the ears of some.
"The tech has been dialled back in key areas, which will suit certain people better than the regular Process"
For a park board, the Burton Kilroy Process has it where it counts. The true twin design (despite the funky outline, it’s pretty traditional in that respect) leaves no trick off the table, and the sintered base will carry you to safety over any size of kicker you dare to hit - provided you look after it properly, of course.
"It’s not as well-suited to full-on charging, but fans of fun-focused, spontaneous riding will benefit greatly"
Like most Burtons, this features the ‘Squeezebox’ core profiling, where certain sections of the board have been made thinner than others to fine-tune the flex properties.
The specific flavour found on the Burton Kilroy Process is ‘Squeezebox Low’ - less aggressive than the other versions, this focuses on making the board easier to twist through the waist, while at the same time delivering uncompromised control and response via more rigid sections on either side of your bindings. It’s not as well-suited to full-on charging, but fans of fun-focused, spontaneous riding will benefit greatly.
Those looking for something more suited to all-mountain riding should check out the Burton Kilroy Custom instead, but for park fiends aspiring to be the next Sy Moran or Max Zebe, the Burton Kilroy Process is the board for you.
“The Process has been a best-seller for many years now, but the new Kilroy version seeks to freshen up the name and appeal to the cool kids - and for my money, it does a great job.
"Despite its playful nature the Kilroy Process proved surprisingly quick edge-to-edge"
Soft-flexing from nose to tail, it was easy to chuck about on side hits and felt completely at home in the park. ‘Pop’ and ‘stability’ are the two words that spring to mind. Buttering too was a breeze, but despite its playful nature the Kilroy Process proved surprisingly quick edge-to-edge – in fact it would make a decent quiver-of-one for the kind of park rat who takes their tricks to the whole mountain.
OK, it’s twin-tipped and a bit short for serious powder hunters, but the Burton Kilroy Process (just like the regular Process) goes well enough in the deep stuff.
Oh, and the notch in the nose? It doesn’t do anything, but it does look sick! Style is everything, remember..."