The Curated Take
I’m truly stoked with the overall performance of this splitboard. The lightweight feel paired with the responsiveness is really solid for backcountry performance. Highly recommend for intermediate-advanced riders looking for a splitboard that handles well in a variety of conditions and excels in powder. I felt confident with my purchase because I was able to really rely on it in newer situations in the backcountry. The only time I felt this board wasn't great was when I was riding a sheet of ice through the trees so if you live on the east coast, I'd recommend a board with better edge technology for those types of conditions. The directional shape gives you plenty of float on the deeper days and the board itself doesn't feel too heavy.
- Backcountry splitboarding; skinning, backcountry riding, advanced terrain.
- Great for carving in deeper powder.
- Stable and lightweight splitboard.
- Cannot be paired with Union Explorers bindings (not channel compatible)
- Not the best performance on super icy terrain.
The Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero Split Snowboard is for backcountry riders looking for a board geared towards deep powder performance that can ride hard and fast all over the mountain. Burton's balanced geometry in the camber and sidecut centers on a rider's stance to create a twin freestyle feel when riding flat-based. On edge, it turns tight and quick with the float and prowess expected from a directional deck snowboard.
- Directional Shape – The classic shape is designed to be ridden with a slightly longer nose that concentrates pop in the tail while creating plenty of float, flow, and control.
- SuperFly II 700G Core – A strong and light wood blend targets specific areas of the core providing further responsiveness, force, and reduced weight.
- Recycled Sintered Base – Burton infuses a formulated wax deep in the pores of a high-density sintered material resulting in a durable base.