The Burton Hometown Hero is a unisex powder/all-mountain snowboard that was tested and reviewed at Brighton Resort by Aaron Biittner and Leah Klein.
Board details: This chunder buster loves to go fast, blast, and dodge through the tightest trees. It's a quiver-of-one built with an attention to detail found only in Burton's Family Tree line. The Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero Snowboard is built to blast through it all. It's a daily driver with a build and materials worthy of the Family Tree name. The directional shape has enough taper to float the nose on deeper days, while the board's directional camber and flex maintain the pop to keep it lively in all conditions and terrain. Strategically placed glass stiffens up the nose and tail for bump-busting power and response.
Bend - Directional Camber Bend has camber under both feet for stability through deep-diving turns and variable conditions and a rockered nose that adds lift for increased float.
Shape - Freeride Directional Shape features a setback camber and a sidecut that is centered on your stance to create a twin freestyle stance when riding flat base, and on edge it turns tight and quick with the float and prowess of a directional deck. 12mm Taper provides a versatile ride that promotes free and easy turns, making this board perfect for riding in any condition.
Flex - Twin Flex is perfectly symmetrical from tip to tail for a balanced ride that's equally versatile regular or switch.
Core - 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. Super Fly II 700G Core uses stronger and lighter wood to provide pop and strength while reducing overall weight.
Base - WFO Base infuses specially formulated wax deep into the pores of the extra-absorbent, high-density recycled sintered material, making it ultradurable for riding all season in any condition.
Board Mount - The Channel® Board Mount is designed to help dial in the perfect stance and is compatible with all major bindings.