Board: Burton Kilroy Custom
Camber Option: Traditional Camber
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Mid day soft snow that was either lumpy or still firm, moderate winds at times, and sunny bluebird skies.
Flex: This board is just a hair on the stiffer side of the middle of the road spectrum. You get a little play in the tips then it stiffens up to a point where it’s playful yet dominant. The torsional give is there when you need it but not over powering.
Stability: This board was great at sucking up rutted out terrain that was deep and aggressive. When getting into the mildly rutted out stuff at speeds I could feel a bit of chatter that would resonate back under the bindings.
Ollies: Being that it’s traditional camber you have a platform that can be loaded up and snap with. While not the poppiest deck out there or from Burton for that matter, it gets the job done.
Pop On Jumps: This board is at home riding off a lip or sucking up tranny. It’s got enough snap for anything you put in front of it and stomps a landing with ease.
Butterability: Finding the sweet spot in the tips of this board took a little bit of time. The nose is more blunted than the tail which does give a slightly better platform to locking in. While the board is on the stiffer side you will have to work for what you get out of this when playing around on the snow.
Jibbing: Speed is your friend with jibbing on this board. It does lock into presses after you find the sweet spot which is very small. Going sideways you’ll notice how the traditional camber hugs the rail or box.
Carving: You can set an edge with this board and know you’re locked in. It leaves trenches, but what I found was rather than snap out of the turn it seems to keep you locked in for a more drawn out carve than one that is tight. Overall it holds an edge and can turn with minimal effort but it’s not one of those boards you can drastically flex to change the apex of the carve.
Rider in Mind: Camber loving mountain cruiser.
Personal Thoughts: I wasn’t totally stoked on this board. It did its job and the shape is unique which makes it fun to look at, but the ride was just kind of meh. It did snowboard things and did them well enough, but not enough to sit there and go “Holy Fuck” this is the best thing ever. If you’re looking for something unique and are a bit of a resort cruiser type of rider you might like this, if not well there are other decks out there.
Comparable Boards: L2R Abstract, Rome Marshall, Sims Juice
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