Burton Hero - 2011


The Burton Hero has an almost identical spec to its big brother the Joystick, but the small differences are significant. Instead of using a twin shape with a directional flex, the Hero’s flex is twin, perfect for switch takeoffs and landings and the flex has been toned down to a 3/10 by removing the Carbon I-Beams. Could the Hero be your knight in shining armor?

Manufacturer's Description:

Saving snowboarding one butter at a time.

A favorite for team new Jumper Cables Hi-Voltage. The Scoop tips only add to the buttery float and catch-free performance. For as forgiving as the Hero™ feels, it carves like a samurai sword thanks to the added grip of Frostbite Edges. Bottom line—this board will save your season.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for rail riding High cost snowboard Available in Wide Rocker construction Twin shape

Year: 2011

Available Lengths (cm):
149,152, 155, 158, 152W, 155W, 158W, 162W

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park


The Channel ICS bindings system
V-Rocker™ profile
Twin-Like shape with twin flex
Super Fly® Core with Dualzone™ EGD™ and Negative Profile
Triax™ fiberglass laminates
Sintered base
Frostbite Edges with Grip and Rip™ Tune
10:45™ dual angle sidewalls
New 162cm Wide, Jumper Cables Hi-Voltage, Scoop, Pro-Tip™, and Infinite Ride™
Feel: 3

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What colour is powder?

john on March 24, 2011 at 04:41 PM

Is this board good for mountain riding ? Would this work for me if ride park but also I want to ride other parts of the mountain (cliffs, all mountain riding)?(I know it probably wouldn’t be my best option but will it work?

Anthony Beausang on March 30, 2011 at 03:41 AM

THIS BOARD IS AWESOME FOR ALL MOUNTAIN. I have a whammy bar for jibbing. This board can handle anything if you get the right size. I am 5’10…160 pounds and ride the 152 mid wide. My whammy bar is a 150 and I try dropping cliffs with it and it just isnt enought board. The HERO, however, is awesome around the entire mountain. The jumper cables, this year, really make the board more poppy. This thing butters so SICK….GET THIS BOARD!

SnowFall1407 on November 02, 2011 at 03:18 AM

So, I want a board that can handle park, but also is great with carving in trees and tight spots (not going very fast), potentially in powder.  I also do a lot of mogul riding, and need carving for that.  Will this board give me the best of both worlds?  I am 5’10” 145 lbs, and I was looking at getting a 155.  How would this hold up for carving (most important) and park, given the price range of the board?

Lucas Uljee on March 03, 2013 at 09:24 AM

I never had up much with Burton, I always found them overpriced. However, I needed a park board less flexy than my Signal Park rocker. I stumbled upon the hero incl. Bindings with 60% reduction and thought it would be worth a try. I got to be honest: I have no regrets!!! In the park it’s just fine for me ( boxes and small jumps). I can land switch easely. But an eye opener was it’s behaviour on slopes. It handles fine on higher speeds and I have it holds it edge very good, even on icy red slopes. So overall I find the hero a great allmountain board for beginner and intermediate boarders. Back-country the hero doesn’t feel confident and also at real high the board get’s instable, but I don’t believe in one board does it all fairytales.