LACROSSE.COM Play Test: Burn X

The Burn X is one of Warrior’s newest options for the offensive minded player. It is a strong, nicely shaped, and very stringable head. It is a well-rounded, do-it-all head that any offensive player is going to love.

Company: Warrior/ Product: Burn X / Price: $89.99

Appearance: 8/10

The Burn X is one of the premier offensive heads from Warrior. It is a sleek head with a slim profile. It features new Sym-Rail Twist technology which reduces the thickness of the head without sacrificing strength. This leads to a smooth contoured look all around the head. The face shape and offset is very similar to the original Rabil X head, almost identical actually. From the side though, it has a similar look to the Brine Answer of years past. It seems as though Warrior tried to improve the original Rabil X head all while creating a whole new product line in the Burn. The Rabil X and Answer were nice looking heads and the Burn X only improves upon them. Based on this I would give the Burn X an 8/10.

Stringing: 10/10

I strung the Burn X with East Coast Dyes Black Striker Hero Mesh. The head has so many sidewall holes that stringing was a breeze. The top holes are plenty large to anchor the top string and sidewall tie-on with a double wrap. The sidewalls have a nice gradual transition from top to bottom so the channel ends up being smooth no matter how tight you pull down the mesh. The sidewall rails are designed to string a nice mid pocket and it definitely ended up being just that. The head features 19 sidewall holes, 6 top string holes, and 4 bottom string holes. This allows for ultimate pocket customization and easy stringing. Based on this I would give stringing a rating of 10/10.

Stiffness: 8/10

The Burn X is a mid to high range stiff head. It is just under the Evo 4 but well above the Rabil X. The face does not easily hourglass, but it is flexible enough to make groundballs a breeze. I could see any offensive player loving how easily this head scoops through a groundball scrum. The sidewalls are stiff enough to retain the ball when being checked but are not so rigid that snapping would be an issue. They are flexible enough that they almost absorb the impact unbothered. The head is stiffest at the throat due to two of the three sidewall braces being near the throat. This keeps it from warping and losing its stiffness over time. Based on this I would give stiffness and 8/10.

Durability: 7.5/10

The Burn X features Warrior’s new Sym-Rail Twist technology, this allows the head to be lightweight, but remain strong. This head exemplifies these qualities and has remained strong throughout my review period. The face shape however has started to flair out a little and the scoop has slightly flattened out as is normal with any lacrosse head. The flair is minor and is only noticeable if you are really looking for it. Because the head has slightly changed in shape I am going to give it a 7.5/10 on durability.

Value: 8/10

The Burn X is very reasonably priced compared to most elite offensive head which are coming in around $110 these days. At $89.99 it is priced competitively and is a great value. It is one of the best all-around offensive heads on the market, and is only $89.99. For a well-rounded offensive head at this price there are only a few options and the Burn X is one of the best and because of this I would rate its value an 8/10.

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Overall: 8.3/10

The Burn X is a complete offensive head. All of the features a of this head lead to it being a great choice for any offensive player. Check it out online at LACROSSE.COM  and pick one up today.