2009 Good Wood: Burton Hero

Photo: Nick Hamilton

The Hero is Burton's entrance into the world of rockered boards. Its V-rocker promises enhanced control, more snap, and truer flex. Add the beefy 10:45 sidewalls, scooped-up nose and tail, and the twin-esque shape, and you're liable to be caught belting out the Bonnie Tyler's 80s classic "Holding Out For A Hero."

Tester feedback:

"This board is so fun, soft enough for rails but still in total control on jumps and at Mach speeds."

"More fun than a day at Disneyland. This board does it all—kinda like a Swiss Army knife."

Available sizes: 152, 155, 158