"Great for Play Time"
- Name: 2010 Burton The Hero Snowboard Men's
- Skill: Intermediate
- Use: Butters,Groomed,Jumps,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
- Pros: Fun for playing around with kids, Good in powder, Spins, ollies, jumps
- Cons: Choppy at high speeds,
I use my Hero 158 for playing around on days when I am out with my little 5 year old (I ride Custom X 164 when I can go fast on my own). This board is super-fun to spin around, ride in and out of switch, pop in and out of the trees, and jump. I also had it out in 30cm of fresh powder yesterday and it handled great.
It's definitely a great board for most riders at any level looking for a soft, playful toy. To be honest, after riding the Custom X through choppy terrain at high speeds, this board does not compare for control. But... as I have said, my purpose for this board is playing around with the little guy (I call it my Fun Board with him - he has a Burton Chopper).
I have paired the board with my Cartel EST bindings from my Custom X, and all is just fine there (love the channel system). If I was a Park guy I might look at more fit-for-purpose bindings, but I'm not. For a couple hundred bucks, this board was a steal!