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Burton Ft Hometown Hero Snowboard 2021





The 2021 Burton Hometown Hero is aimed at experienced riders who are looking for a resort busting board that can effortlessly transform from cruiser to backcountry powderhound to hard-charging piste buster. Built around a blunt-tipped tapered directional shape, this quiver killing addition to the Family Tree collection is designed to handle absolutely everything the mountain can throw at it. The increased nose volume and narrower tail give the Hometown Hero effortless float in deep snow, while the low swing weight shape and tight sidecut radius create a nimble and responsive ride. This innovative design creates a dynamic board that thrives in the trees as much as it does out on the mountain. Internally, the Hometown Hero is packed to the gunnels with high-tech construction. This high-end construction ensures that no matter how hard you ride or how extreme the terrain gets, this is one board that’s never going to feel wanting.

Rider Profile: Experienced All-Terrain freeriders
Experienced riders who are looking for a high-performance freeride board that delivers stunning performance over the whole mountain.

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Rider Profile

Experienced All-Terrain freeriders

Shape Overview

Tapered Directional


Directional Camber


Sintered WFO

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Shape Overview: Tapered Directional
The Hometown Hero utilises a fully directional blunt-tipped tapered freeride shape. This innovative snowboard profile is designed to be ridden with a slightly longer nose than tail to concentrate pop in the tail, while still giving you plenty of float, flow and control to rip any terrain or condition. The 12mm tapered shape means that the nose is wider than the tail, promoting smooth turn entry and exit, stability at speed, and enhanced deep snow flotation. However, the blunt-tipped design also lowers the swing weight at the extremities of the board, giving the Hometown Hero a more nimble feel compared to most other directional boards.

Profile: Directional Camber
As the Hometown Hero is all about maximising its freeride performance, Burton utilises their Directional Camber profile. This combination of extended rocker in the nose with a set-back camber under the feet delivers the perfect balance of float and response. Entry rocker causes the nose to lift while camber under both feet maintains momentum and stability through deep-driving turns and variable conditions.

As one of the best performing Freeride boards on the market, the Hometown Hero utilises some of the most up to date construction available. Heading this up is the advanced Squeezebox FSC Super Fly II™ 700G Core with Dualzone™ EGD™. This state of the art profiled wood core uses stronger and lighter woods targeted to specific areas of the core, providing pop, strength, and reduced weight. Fine-tune the core even further, Burton re-position the wood grain along the toe and heel edges in two continuous zones, perpendicular to the rest of the wood core. This gives consistent edge-hold and added strength. When it comes to the board’s structural layers, the Hometown Hero doesn’t cut any corners. Formed from Burton’s responsive 45° Carbon Highlights glass which optimises each layer of the fibreglass matrix and adds a full tip-to-tail carbon layer, this high-performance build increases torsional flex while cutting weight to an absolute minimum.

  Base: Sintered WFO
The Hometown Hero uses Burtons exclusive WFO Base. This unique base material Infuses a specially formulated wax deep into the pores of this extra-absorbent, high-density sintered material. This results in an ultra-durable base that stays Wide Open all season in any condition.


  • Directional 12mm Taper
  • Directional Camber
  • FSC Certified Super Fly 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox
  • 45° Carbon Highlights Glass
  • SuperSap
  • Stiffness: 7
  • Pro-Tip
  • Sintered WFO Base

Size Guide

Size (cm) Waist Width (cm) Sidecut (m) Taper (mm) Effective Edge (cm) Tip Width (cm) Tail Width (cm) Stance Width (cm) Setback (cm) Weight Range (kg)
156 25.2 7.4 12 117.7 30.02 28.92 56 4 68-91
160 25.8 7.7 12 121.7 30.77 29.57 56 4 82-118+


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