UPDATE: Check out our review of the Burton Hometown Hero Snowboard for 2020/2021 by clicking here.
- Sizes: 152, 156, 160
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £510 / €600
- BUY DIRECT FROM BURTON
Why we chose the Burton Hometown Hero Snowboard: Imagine Hulk Hogan and Flash Gordon had a lovechild.
Seems like someone at Burton went from “think global” to “think local” – The Hometown Hero is Burton’s answer to Vermont’s tight tree lines and icy slopes. This thing is a new addition to Burton’s Family Tree line, so if you haven’t yet found your ideal board within this family the Hometown Hero might be what you’ve been looking for.
“The Dragonfly core uses end-grain wood in the impact zones of the stick, which allows for swapping out heavier woods for lighter ones without the board losing any strength”
This hero isn’t quite as aggressive as some chargers but it’s definitely got the minerals to stand up against the heavy hitters. Its medium to stiff flex makes this a powerful board and you’ll be charging groomers and big powder lines faster than you can say FSC Certified Dragonfly 600g Core – which, funny you mention it, is precisely what’s under the hood.
Burton’s Hometown Hero is a lightweight beast. However, this lightness does not compromise the overall strength of the board. The Dragonfly core uses end-grain wood in the impact zones of the stick, and you can blast through choppy snow and chunder with ease.