Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero Snowboard · 2024 · 148 cm

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The Curated Take

Jared Manganelli, Snowboarding Expert
Jessica B., Snowboarding Expert
Codie Horn, Snowboarding Expert
By the Expert Community

Ideal for riders who love all mountain riding, excelling in powder, carving, and maneuvering through trees.

Great for
  • Turn easeSuper quick edge to edge, helps with dodging trees.
  • High speed stabilityNo chatter at high speeds, maintains speed in powder.
  • CarvingGreat carving board, holds a great line at high speeds.
  • VersatilityExcels in powder, carving, and maneuvering through trees.
  • FlotationExcellent float in powder, set back bindings give more float.
Good for
  • DurabilityHolds up against everything, from ice to backcountry trails.
Avoid for
  • PlayfulnessFairly stiff board, not suitable for a playful ride.

The Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero Snowboard is the perfect quiver-of-one for riders who love to go fast, blast through tight trees, and dodge obstacles. Designed with an attention to detail found only in Burton's Family Tree line, this snowboard is built to handle all conditions and terrain. Whether you're cruising on groomers or shredding through powder, the Hometown Hero delivers a smooth ride with plenty of pop.

Key Features:

  • Directional shape with taper for effortless float in deeper snow.
  • Directional camber and flex for lively performance in all conditions.
  • Strategically placed glass stiffens nose and tail for bump-busting power and response.
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4.98 average rating

Snowboard size (cm)148
Age GroupAdult
Model year2024
Waist width (mm)244
Snowboard typeFreeride, Powder
Skill levelIntermediate, Advanced
Rocker profileRocker/Camber/Rocker
Effective edge (mm)1097
Tip width (mm)289.2
Tail width (mm)277.2
Core/LaminatesCarbon, Wood
Sidecut radius (m)6.9
Stance setback (mm)40
Stance range (mm)530
Rider weight (lbs)100 - 150
BaseRecycled Sintered WFO
Binding mount patternChannel
Flex rating5-8

Nelson A owns this product
When I bought this board, I was looking for a daily driver. A board I can use in a variety of conditions and terrains to feel in control, but also not work myself to death turning or popping. I was also looking something for that is geared toward big mountain riding: steep pitches, tight turns, littered with side hits and... Read more
Ideal for
  • Powder float
  • Turning
  • Pop
Not ideal for
  • Park Riding
  • Price
  • Nose flapping
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Nelson A
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Jessica B. tested this product
The Hometown Hero features a hybrid rocker/camber profile, with a rocker nose and tail and camber underfoot. This profile provides excellent float in powder, while still providing good edge control and responsiveness on hardpack. The 3D contoured based allows for additional edge hold and float in powder. It is ideal for an intermediate to advanced rider looking for a medium/stiff... Read more
Ideal for
  • great for freeriding in powder, cruising on groomers, and even hitting jumps and rails in the park.
  • unique 3D Contoured base design that provides excellent edge hold and stability, especially on hardpack and icy conditions.
  • board's directional shape, set-back stance, and rocker profile make it easy to float on deep powder and maintain speed.
Not ideal for
  • fairly stiff board, which may not be suitable for beginner riders or those who prefer a more playful ride.
  • designed to be ridden in one direction, which means that it may not perform as well for switch riding
Reviewed by:
Jessica B.
Snowboarding Expert
Codie Horn tested this product
The Burton Hometown hero is your all mountain board that leans a little more to the free riding side. The set back bindings give the nose a little more float in order to keep you on top of the POW on those big dump days. It's a great carving board that will hold a great line at high speeds. ... Read more
Ideal for
  • Riding all resort terrain
  • side hits and between the trees
  • carving and good float in the nose
Not ideal for
  • doesn't ride switch great
  • keep it out of the park
  • longer nose and shorter tail
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Popular questions (4)

What was your favorite moment with this gear?I remember my first run on the Home Town Hero and stomping three 360's in a row. This board makes...read more
Matthew Switzer
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Why did you choose this product?The Hometown Hero was recommended to me by a Burton employee as the "House Favorite."...read more
Matthew Switzer
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What do you love about this product?The Home Town Hero is my favorite Burton board I've ridden. It's a directional all-mountain dream come true, offering the...read more
Matthew Switzer
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What is the value for the money versus other options?While the Burton Hometown Hero sits at the upper end of the price range for all-mountain boards, my personal experience...read more
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124 customer reviews

Makes You Feel Like a Hero

Originally posted at www.burton.com on Feb 19, 2024
Absolutely loving this board! 20+ years riding boards of all shapes and sizes. Took a few years off riding, and wanted a all-around directional board to accompany me as I get back into it. This board has been a blast. has a familiar feeling camber profile, with plenty of stiffness but some torsional flex. Really confidence inspiring and predictable when hard charging. Tail is small but has plenty of snap. I'm able to really load it up on side hits and get big airtime. The early rise in the nose makes it feel shorter than it is in trees. Sintered base is fast! I'm constantly passing skiers and boarders on flatter terrain. Also surprisingly freestyle friendly. Feels really good for a freeride board on rails and smaller jumps. Cons? well the top sheet gets scratched super easily which is annoying. Ice is this boards kryptonite. Edge hold just doesn't cut it there for some reason. As long as its not icy though, this board absolutely rips. Top 3 board I've ever ridden hands down. Maybe the best. Constantly feeling like a hero on this thing.
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Perfect board

Originally posted at www.burton.com on Feb 9, 2024
Perfect board
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