Season: 2021/22
 
Category: Splitboards
 
Manufacturer: Burton Snowboards
 
The Hometown Hero X splitboard from Burton has a classic camber profile (approx. 4mm) with a slightly rockered nose. The X stands for Burton's high-end variant, which means that they have focused on optimizing the Hometown Hero in terms of weight.

Burton Hometown Hero X


Review 2021/22 

Board-Profile: Camber
Camber
Rider-Level:
AdvancedExpert

Length: 150cm  154cm  158cm  162cm  

Weight: 3.050g  3.200g  0g  3.400g  

Price (SRP) from: 1 500€
WP-Score:  
1.7

Included: Splitboard, Pucks für Burton Split Channel, Karakoram Ultra Clips

Riding Style / Field of use


The Hometown Hero is Burton's classic splitboard for all adventures.
Freestyle, 80%
Allmountain, 80%
Powder, 70%
Speed, 80%

Test Results


"The Burton Hometown Hero X is the "Every Day" splitboard from Burton. It's a bit heavier than its competitors in the same price range, which translates to less agility on the descent compared to other boards. Lightly tapered, it floats well and rides solid in deep conditions. It is very stiff and has good pop, it is great for heavier riders. Once you get used to the handling characteristics it is a lot of fun and strong on piste. In choppy snow or hardpack, it remains stable. On the ascent, the Hometown Hero X is efficient due to its stiffness and the S-Rocker with decent camber, making it float well. Edge hold is good, but a little less compared to the Straight Shooter. The wide tail requires you to have a slightly wider stance while skinning.

Riding, 70%
Agility, %60
Edgegrip, %70
Uphill, 65%
Traversing, %80
Weight, %50
Features, 75%
Finishing, %80
Sustainability, %70

Description


The Hometown Hero X splitboard from Burton has a classic camber profile (approx. 4mm) with a slightly rockered nose. The X stands for Burton's high-end variant, which means that they have focused on optimizing the Hometown Hero in terms of weight. The Split Channel System is comfortable to adjust, but also makes the splitboards always a little heavier, which is why it is not the lightest on the splitboard market.

Camber Profil

Flex Test