"Turn the Mountain into your Park"
- Name: 2010 Burton The Hero Snowboard Men's
- Skill: Intermediate
- Use: Butters,Groomed,Jibs,Jumps,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Switch Riding
- Pros: Do it all,
- Cons: Folds away on big jumps., A little shaky on chop,
This board is definately one to look at for the guy who wants to take one board to the resort, and have a lot of fun doing it. It is quite capable of cruising groomers, but it slays the park as well. Presses and butters are effortless. Also a nice board for the beginner, gives you a nice forgiving flex. It works great in the groomers, even at high speeds. By the second day on this board, I was flipping, flipping, sliding, and bonking just about anything I could find!
The only place I found it lacking is in really choppy or icy conditions - something you will find with any board with this type of flex/beveled edges. The other place I wished for more, is on the landing of big jumps. If you land too far in the back seat, my small 149 would fold away. Again, one of the sacrifices that you have to make if you want the other features. This board was simmilar in feel to boards like the GNU Park Pickle or Ride DH2. I have also heard that feels alot like the Salomon Drift Rocker, but unfortunately I cannot personally vouch for that.
Highly reccomended for that rider who needs one board to turn the entire mountain into their park. Pick one up in your size, you will not be dissapointed.