both are really nice and i would say you cant go wrong. hero is a tad softer imo, and will be more durable undoubtedly. the lib tech will be lighter, less swing weight because no continous edge, and will most likely delaminate with one solid year of riding. banana also has magentraction. both are good wood winners, hero is a tad cheaper but pretty much requires est bindings..
the hero is stiffer.
lib tech: magnatraction, lighter, softer ,... its an excellent park/jib board
the hero: scoop tip and tail, stiffer , grip and rip edge,... great park machine but is still able to carve the mountain.
style: snowboarding rocker is a little bit diffrent but it won't hurt your regular snowboarding , its just a little difrent.
deep pow : rocker boards rules in pow , because they are rockered the float better
groomers: the hero eats it for breakfast
edit:i have a hero , i love it on the kickers and jibs , and you can still dominate your friends on the hill ^^
Hero fo sho
thats my opinion about it