- Price: £530 / $600
- Category: Freeride
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 144, 148, 152, 156, 156w, 160, 160w, 165w
- Flex: 7/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: Backseat Camber
- Base: Sintered
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With the opportunity for travel limited this year, possibly more than ever before, people have started to appreciate what they have on their doorsteps. The Hometown Hero harks back to Burton’s east coast roots, built for the icy slopes and tight tree runs their native Vermont is known for. This is a bona fide freeride cannon, ideal for aggressive chargers living life in the fast lane.
The Hometown Hero makes a name for itself when it’s been spewing, the tapered directional shape doing the heavy lifting when you’re surfing around in the steep and deep. The elongated rocker in the nose keeping it up and out of the snow without you having to lean back and throw yourself off balance. As the board tapers back towards the tail, you get a narrower zone for more manoeuvrability boosting the boards already nimble qualities.
“This is a bona fide freeride cannon, ideal for aggressive chargers living life in the fast lane”
You’ll reap the benefits of the backseat camber when you get the Hometown Hero onto hardpack, with the dynamic profile injecting bags of life into it. This is where you get your stability when you’re straightlining, the engaging of the sidecut when you’re up on your edges and the added pop through the tail when you’re loading up.
Internally Burton have pulled out all the stops to make sure the Hometown Hero is the gift that keeps giving. A lightweight Super Fly core is sandwiched between the 45 degree stitched carbon fibreglass matrix, these ensure you get all the reactivity and responsiveness you need when you’re going mach 10.
The Burton Family Tree collection transcends stereotypes and goes deep into the realm of unisex snowboards. These freeride-centric models draw inspiration from the OG snowboards and bring them to the table with premium construction and materials. Ladies, don’t be afraid to ride off into the sunset with this hero, this is fun for the whole family.
“A lightweight Super Fly core is sandwiched between the 45 degree stitched carbon fibreglass matrix”
The Hometown Hero is a heavy hitter in terms of performance and novice riders just won’t be able to take advantage of all the benefits. If you’ve got the minerals and know that your ideal day on the hill is bombing big lines and pushing yourself to the limit, then the Hometown Hero could be your new partner in crime.