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  Quote bwen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Replacement board for 2010 155cm Burton The Hero
    Posted: Mar/17/2013 at 2:40pm
G'day,

Currently at Big White, BC and cracked the top of my 2010 155cm Burton The Hero, it's about 10cm and is only the top layer that is cracked, the bottom is still fine so I'm still riding it.

I'm looking for a new board, though not in a hurry because my season ends in a week or so and I wont be back on the slopes for at least another 6-12 months.

Any recommendations on another board that is similar? I'm 5"8' (172cm) and found that the 155cm Hero is a decent size. I spend most of my time through trees and on powder/groomed trails, I don't think I'll be visiting the park any time soon and the flex of the Hero is okay as I don't like bombing down mountains that fast anyway.

I'm also just using basic Burton Freestyle bindings which does the job but is slowly wearing down, recommendations on a binding that would suit the new board would be great too. If there's a good deal on boards/bindings this season I might buy one otherwise I will just wait till next season of stock and buy then.

Thanks!
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  Quote nautika96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/17/2013 at 3:17pm
If could add your weight that would helpful as well in recommending a board.

If you like the full rocker of the hero, then you migh want to look into a Thrive accomplice. Its a full rocker board that really holds an edge well. I rode the 2010 hero 152 sporadically and it was comparable to the 152 accomplice. Turns felt more true on the accomplice though and it felt lighter and had better pop thanks to the carbon stingers.

Another Thrive board to look at would be the renegade. Its a different than the hero in that its a hybrid profile. The renegade really rails through the trees and has great float for a board its size. Ive been on the 154 and it handles like a much smaller lighter board. It has the equivalent edge of a 157 so you can probably ride the 154. The 157 equates to a 160. Its really stable compared to the hero and was great in moderate powder.

The boards are also mid wide in waist width so you can size down with no toe drag. Some people weighing in at 185lbs still ride the 154 renegade and 152 accomplice.

But you should really demo the boards to see what you like and see how it works for you. Your preferences may be different than mine.

Somehow i feel like i was channeling ippy in this response.

Pm sent on some other things i forgot to mention.
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  Quote bwen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/17/2013 at 3:27pm
Thanks for the advice mate. I will definitely look into those boards and see if I can find a shop that will let me demo them.

I'm around 155lbs, can fluctuate 8lbs either way though. Again thanks for the reply I will look into those brands and models, there are so many boards available out there so it's great to have some people throw suggestions so I can narrow down my search
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  Quote nautika96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/17/2013 at 3:44pm
Yea, no problem. I sent you a private message too. Were around the same weight so im thinking the 154 renegade and 152 accomplice would be better suited for you.

The boards are 50% off right now. It should be until the end of march. I would just email them and check their forums to find out where you can demo. It might be hard since theyre tahoe based. But there are some folks in canada that ride them that might be able to help you.

Good luck on your search.
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  Quote nifeblade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/18/2013 at 7:11am
Some boards I would look at include the Darkstar, parkstar (both made by K2), Never Summer Evo, Libtech SB or even k2 www. with the www you can go a few cm shorter in size though (so you might be able to slide with a 152 cm depending on your weight)
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  Quote irish-boarder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/18/2013 at 8:21am
My next board is going to be the Lobster Freestyle board. really want to try it out anyway, hoping it's the BOMB!
The 'GINGERS HAVE SOULS' kid is crazy..
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  Quote bwen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/19/2013 at 7:33am
Thanks again for all your suggestions, it's definitely made it a lot easier than looking through hundreds of different boards and their variations
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  Quote fostpaint Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/19/2013 at 7:47am
If you liked the feel of the Hero, the SuperHero is it's successor in the line. I'm riding a 154 right now and having a blast. I had a 155 Hero a couple seasons back and it's very similar overall, except they've added some of the Nug Raduction philosophy to it so you can ride a little shorter, and they've moved from the V-Rocker to the Flat-Top camber profile. The 154 definitely is a little stiffer than my old 55 Hero was, but not so much that I can't press the heck out of it. You could size down to a 151 and have a lot of fun on that deck, or stay close in length in the 154 and get some more stability out of the deck. Definitely worth a look along with some of the other suggestions in here.  
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/21/2013 at 7:39pm
Sierra reverse crew
Rome Agent Rocker
Lib Tech T.Rice, TRS, etc.
Bataleon Goliath
Capita Indoor Survival FK
DC Ply
Ride Agenda

Anywhere close to 155 is fine.

For bindings, it doesn't matter much since you didn't mention flex. From your terrain prefernce, it sounds like you might benefit from stiffer bindings which are more aggressive.

Someone mention K2 WWW. This board is a noodle. Is much softer than the Hero.

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  Quote fostpaint Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/22/2013 at 5:09am
Originally posted by 2zz

Sierra reverse crew
Rome Agent Rocker
Lib Tech T.Rice, TRS, etc.
Bataleon Goliath
Capita Indoor Survival FK
DC Ply
Ride Agenda

Anywhere close to 155 is fine.

For bindings, it doesn't matter much since you didn't mention flex. From your terrain prefernce, it sounds like you might benefit from stiffer bindings which are more aggressive.

Someone mention K2 WWW. This board is a noodle. Is much softer than the Hero.


Hero was by no means a stiff board though. Not a WWW noodle, but on the softer side. I certainly wouldn't compare it to the TRice/TRS options on your list. 
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  Quote nautika96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/22/2013 at 1:15pm
I've ridden the rome agent rocker and I found that board to be slightly stiffer compared to the Hero. 

Granted it may suit OP's needs as he can charge groomers and trees still, but I'd say it handles differently.

But like I mentioned, try to demo these boards. you make like the same type of terrain, but you may have a different preference on what you want. you may even find that you prefer something different than the Hero.

and on bindings i would sway more towards what Fost paint has mentioned. something stiffer like Union force SL or Rome 390s. If you stick with EST then try the malavitas. The unions dont have canted beds, but Rome 390 bosses and Malavitas have versions of the cant bed available.
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/23/2013 at 8:24am
^fostpaint

I threw in a few boards that are little stiffer like the TRS, because the op said barely any park. So a little stiffer board might be something that he might have an interest in.
But yes I agree that the TRS, T.Rice, Goliath, Agent Rocker, are a little stiffer.
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