The Burton Hometown Hero was an instant classic upon its initial release. As part of the Family Tree series the Hometown Hero is another link in Burton’s search in building the perfect board. This is of course difficult as not everyone has the same idea of what a perfect board should be, but that is why the Family Tree series is just that, a series. The Hometown Here is remarkably similar to the Burton Custom in its construction and details like their cores, turn radius and waist widths, carbon highlights, and Sintered WFO base, but the big picture is where they stand apart. The Hometown Hero is set further back towards the tail and increased taper making it ideal for directional style carving and getting off the groomers, especially on pow days. If deep days are your holy grail in snowboarding, the Hometown Hero won’t disappoint. And because it also has a twin flex for mixing it up on and off the groomers, the Burton Hometown Hero is an ideal single board quiver. If you are looking for more diversity in your quiver then we believe that the Hometown Hero and Custom make one of if not the best two board quiver out there. Just saying.
The Channel® mounting system gives you the easiest, most adjustable setup with bindings from all major brands (not just Burton's). FEATURES • Directional w/ 12mm Taper • Directional Camber • 7/10 Flex • The Channel® • Balanced Freeride Geometry • Sintered WFO Base • Super Fly II™ 700G Core • Dualzone™ EGD™ • Squeezebox • Frostbite Edges • Pro-Tip • Triax™ w/ 45° Carbon Highlights • Super Sap® Epoxy • Infinite Ride • 3-Year Manufacture Warranty TECHNICAL SPECS Directional w/ 12mm Taper - Directional is the classic snowboard shape, designed to be ridden with a slightly longer nose than tail to concentrate pop in the tail while providing plenty of float in powder and a smoother roll into your carve. 12mm taper makes for easy turning, providing the feel and focus of a directional board without anything holding you back from riding it like a twin. Directional Camber - A Camber Bend advocates powerful turns and poppy precision, offering snappy suspension with weight distributed evenly across the entire board for smooth, continuous edge control from tip to tail. Entry rocker causes the nose to lift while camber under both feet maintains momentum and stability through deep-driving turns and variable conditions. The perfect mix for ripping turns in the pow and digging trenches on the groomers. Balanced Freeride Geometry - Setback camber and a sidecut that is centered on your stance to create a twin freestyle feel when riding flat base. On edge it turns tight and quick with the float and prowess expected from a directional deck. Sintered WFO Base - WFO Base infuses specially formulated wax deep into the pores of the extra-absorbent, high-density sintered material, making it ultra-fast and ultra-durable for riding all season in any condition. Super Fly II™ 700G Core - A FSC™ Certified dual-species wood core that is loaded with pop and alternates between hard and soft woods to reduce overall weight without limiting performance. Stronger and lighter woods target specific areas of the core to provide pop, strength, and reduced weight. Dualzone™ EGD™ - Engineered wood grain is positioned along the toe and heel edges on two continuous zones perpendicular to the core for more edge-hold, response, and strength. Squeezebox – A core profiling that progressively mills out the core between the bindings, allowing for increased flex where you want it and stability where you need it. Frostbite Edges - Frostbite extends your edges out slightly beneath your bindings for extra edge hold on hard and icy conditions. Less grabby then other traction features from other brands, Frostbite works when you need it and doesn't trip you up when you don't need it. Pro-Tip – A tapered tip and tail thickness reduces swing weight for easier mobility. Triax™ w/ 45° Carbon Highlights - The glass strands are weaved together in three directions at 45°, 45°, and 0°. This allows for a softer flexing board for presses while maintaining strength, pop, and response needed for everything from mini to mega shred. Carbon Highlights optimizes each layer of the fiberglass matrix and adds a full tip-to-tail carbon layer to reduce weight and fine tune torsional feel to achieve different ride characteristics. Super Sap® Epoxy - Epoxies and resins are often petroleum-based, which is why Burton partnered with Entropy Resins on Super Sap®, a resin formulated with bio-based materials that reduce its carbon footprint by 50% over conventional all-petroleum based epoxies. Infinite Ride - A special machine that allows Burton to overbuild their boards and then break them in so that they ride the same on the 100th day as they did on the first day out of the wrapper.