The Revolutionary Burn Next Head Design and Stringing Capabilities
The Burn Next lacrosse head stands out with its unique shape and stringing options that give players maximum ball control and quick release when shooting. Warrior’s engineers completely redesigned the sidewall geometry on this head to make it wider at the scoop and taper gently to the narrower throat. This sculpted contour allows for more defined pockets and greater hold on the ball. Stringing up the Burn Next head is a breeze thanks to its asymmetrical sidewall pinches and channeled plastic molded into the sidewalls. The pinches grip the shooters’ leathers to greatly reduce unwanted whip and torque. The channeled rails give an open area for weaving a customized pocket. With extra whip prevention from the throat tie-off bar and an additional screw anchoring the sidewalls, players can string up a pocket with ideal depth and definition for their position. Whether you like a mid-low pocket for quick feeds and shots or a deeper pocket for holding the ball, the Burn Next head delivers. It also has a perfect amount of offset for superior ball handling. The Burn Next comes pre-strung with a basic mid pocket, but players can tweak it or string their own pocket easily in this head. From attackmen wanting a quick release to faceoff guys desiring maximum ball retention, the Burn Next head offers the versatility to string a pocket suited for any style of play. This revolutionary head shape and stringing design is what makes the Warrior Burn Next such an improved lacrosse stick.
Comparing the Burn Next to Other Warrior Lacrosse Sticks
The Burn Next lacrosse stick has some key differences from other popular sticks in Warrior’s lineup like the Burn, Kryptolyte, Rabil, and Evo. While the Burn Next retains some of the best features of these sticks, it has its own unique design focused on maximum ball control and quick release shooting.
The original Burn head was known for its stiff sidewalls and angular scoop, ideal for faceoffs. The Burn Next head keeps some of the angular scoop shape but has more flex and offset in the sidewalls for better pocket formation. It utilizes new sidewall technology to grip shooters for less whip. The Burn Next outperforms the original Burn model for versatility across all positions.
Warrior’s Kryptolyte line like the K18 and Kryptolyte 9 use a composite material in the head for added stiffness. The Burn Next is instead made with Warrior’s high grade injection molded plastic withstrategic flex points. While not as rigid as the Kryptolyte sticks, the Burn Next gives players more pocket options and improved ball feel. It’s lighter weight also helps quicken release.
The Rabil lacrosse sticks have excellent stiffness and allow for big time power in shooting. However, the Burn Next has more flex in the head, especially up by the scoop. This gives it a quicker release and improved handling for passing and catching on the run. While not packing as much power as the Rabil sticks, the Burn Next offers superior control.
Warrior’s Evo line like the Evo 5 is focused on a balanced, accurate shot. The Burn Next takes this a step further with its enhanced stringing options to customize pocket depth. With the right pocket, players can achieve extremely high shooting accuracy with the Burn Next. It also has a slightlyfaster release thanks to the head design.
By optimizing the flex, pocket and release, Warrior created the Burn Next to have the best attributes of their other lacrosse sticks. For versatile players who want control and quickness, the Burn Next is an improved option compared to Warrior’s other heads. Its re-engineered sidewall and pocket design give it the edge.
Unmatched Ground Ball and Faceoff Performance
One of the areas where the Burn Next lacrosse stick really excels is scooping up ground balls and dominating faceoffs. The head’s shape and stringing capabilities make it ideal for giving players an extra edge in these scrappy situations.
The wider flare of the scoop on the Burn Next helps increase the head’s profile to scoop up more ground balls. It keeps the ball safely nestled in the pocket once secured. The angled scoop also lets players get under the ball better on ground balls to protect it. Thanks to the enhanced stringing options, players can form an ideal pocket shape and depth for trapping g-balls and quickly transitioning into offense.
In faceoffs, the Burn Next gives players maximum control and clamping power. The stiffened sidewalls and throat provide stability when jostling for possession off the draw. The offset in the head helps get underneath the ball to pop it out and clamp it. The channeled rails make stringing a deeper pocket possible for holding possession once the faceoff is won.
With its pinched head shape, defined pocket and secure sidewalls, the Burn Next is perfect for faceoff specialists. It allows them to use precise technique and positioning to gain possession off the draw. Once the ball is free, the pocket shape enables excellent clamping power. Even when jammed or slashed, the Burn Next head maintains its structure to retain control. A faceoff taken with this head often means gaining valuable extra possessions for your team.
The Burn Next complements scrappy play around the ball. Whether poking the stick into scrums to secure a ground ball or battling 1-on-1 at the X, this head gives players an edge. The design improvements truly make it unmatched for ground balls and faceoffs compared to other sticks.
Complete Burn Next Stick Models for Every Position
Warrior offers the Burn Next lacrosse head in a variety of flex points and paired with different shaft options to create complete stick models tailored for each position on the field.
For defensemen who like a stiff head, the Burn Next D-Defense stick provides superior ball control. It pairs the head with the Diamond Elite shaft that has a reinforced grip and check points. The stiffer composite material gives defensemen extra power in checks while the head allows excellent pocket formation for securing ground balls.
Midfielders who need versatility get an ideal stick in the Burn Next M5. It pairs the Burn Next head with the Metaflex 5 shaft designed for a quick release. The medium flex shaft combined with the quick-release head makes picking corners on shots effortless. It also provides excellent handle and accuracy for mid-range rips from top dodgers.
For attackmen, the Burn Next A3 gives maximum control and handling. It combines the Burn Next head with the Scandium 3 shaft optimized for snappy shots. The lightweight shaft paired with the pinched head gives attackmen the ultimate setup for sinking shots on the crease and performing quick stick rolls and feeds.
Faceoff specialists will love the Burn Next FO head paired with the Tank shaft. The rigid graphite shaft allows applying maximum torque and force at the X while the head scoops and clamps g-balls with ease. Together they form the perfect faceoff stick.
No matter your position – LSM, close D, fogo, middie, attack – there’s a Burn Next complete stick that’s ideal. The revolutionary head paired with Warrior’s specialized shafts creates lacrosse sticks that feel like extensions of your hands.
Superior Durability of the Burn Next Head and Shaft
Warrior built the Burn Next lacrosse stick to withstand the rigors of competitive play. Both the head and shaft feature technologies to improve overall durability.
The Burn Next head utilizes a high-grade injection molded plastic specially formulated to optimize stiffness while still retaining some flex. This material resists warping or losing its shape, even when subjected to heavy slashes and checks. The plastic also provides good dampening to absorb vibrations that can lead to sting.
Strategic plastic overlays further bolster the head’s durability. These overlays reinforce high stress areas like the scoop, sidewall and throat. An additional screw helps lock down the sidewalls and maintain pocket structure. Together these technologies allow the Burn Next head to maintain its shape and stringing over a long season.
The shafts paired with the Burn Next head also demonstrate excellent durability. Shafts like the Scandium use aircraft grade alloys to produce an ultra lightweight but resilient handle. The Diamond Elite d-pole shaft has carbon fiber layers to reinforce stress zones while retaining good flex. Through repeated ground balls, checks and shots, these shafts uphold their performance.
By designing for durability from the ground up, Warrior ensures the Burn Next stick retains its optimal shape and springiness for seasons to come. The head resists warping while the shafts fight off dents, chips and breaks. While lightweight for quick handling, the materials and construction make these sticks ultra-dependable workhorses. The Burn Next withstands hardcore lacrosse play.
Excellent For Defensive Players
With its superior stringing capabilities and durability, the Burn Next lacrosse stick is an exceptional choice for defensemen. This head gives defenders the control and ball protection they need.
The Burn Next head allows defensemen to string deeper pockets that cradle the ball securely. This helps them protect possession on clears and outlets. The offset in the top of the head also helps shield the ball while running it upfield. Defenders can weave a pocket with more whip and hold using the channeled sidewalls. This pocket clips checks while retaining the ball.
Thanks to the reinforced plastic and extra screw, the Burn Next head maintains its structure well even when pounded with slashes on defense. The plastic dampens vibrations to reduce sting when absorbing checks. This durability allows defenders to play physically without concern of damaging their stick.
When paired with a stiff d-pole like the Warrior Diamond Elite, the Burn Next becomes an extension of a defenseman’s arms. It gives them the control and power needed to pick off passes, land effective poke checks and body up dodgers. With its versatility and durability, the Burn Next is built for defensemen.
Whether trying to shut down an attackman 1-on-1 or skying for a g-ball in a scramble, defenders can rely on the Burn Next. It’s the perfect pairing of an improved head design and battle-ready durability.
Exceptional Passing and Shooting Performance
The Burn Next lacrosse stick improves performance for passing and shooting thanks to its quick release design and customizable stringing options.
The scoop and sidewall geometry on the Burn Next head give it an inherently fast release. Its lightweight build also quickens the release. Players can further enhance the release by stringing a mid-low pocket to increase whip. This allows the ball to spring out of the pocket quickly with just a short windup.
Midfielders benefit from faster passing with the Burn Next when moving the ball on the transition. The quick stick and ability to throw crisp passes under pressure makes it easier to find cutters downfield. The fast release also aids in shooting, allowing midfielders to uncork shots quickly before a defender recovers.
For attackmen, the Burn Next offers excellent close-quarters passing thanks to its precision. The ability to string a proper mid-low pocket and achieve ideal pocket shape improves passing accuracy. Attackmen can thread needles through traffic into the crease for quick-stick goals. The pinched head and channeled sidewalls provide superior ball control for quick feeds.
With a perfectly strung pocket, the Burn Next enables accurate overhand rips, sidearm cranks, and quick stick shots. The ball flies off the stick with speed and precision. The Burn Next truly improves performance for all aspects of passing and shooting.
Ideal For Youth and Junior Players
Warrior designed the Burn Next lacrosse stick to be an excellent choice for young athletes playing at the youth and junior levels.
The head is available in a Burn Next Jr. model specifically sized for youth stick dimensions. It provides the same great technologies like the angled scoop, pinched sidewalls and channeled stringing rails in a miniaturized head for kids. The Jr. head gives young players superb control as they develop their skills.
Warrior pairs the Burn Next Jr. head with lightweight alloy shafts like the Scandium Jr. to make the sticks extremely maneuverable for small hands. The complete sticks weigh just grams to help young athletes handle them quickly and develop good fundamentals.
The flexible yet strong Burn Next head maintains its structure and shape even when jammed or roughed up during youth play. It keeps strings in place so pocket integrity lasts. This ensures a consistent feel across seasons of use. Kids can focus on improving rather than fiddling with their sticks.
For junior high and JV players, the Burn Next provides a perfect transition stick as athletes mature. The head gives them more options to customize stringing as they refine their style of play. The performance matches their developing abilities. As skills improve, the Burn Next stick keeps up.
By engineering the Burn Next for all levels, Warrior helps young athletes get started right with a high performance stick. As they elevate their game, the Burn Next elevates with them.
Pros and Cons of the Warrior Burn Next
The Warrior Burn Next lacrosse stick has several standout pros but also a few potential drawbacks to consider.
On the positive side, the Burn Next provides excellent ball control and quick release shooting thanks to its head shape and stringing capabilities. It scoops up ground balls with ease. The head maintains its structure and pocket shape even under heavy use and abuse. Paired with Warrior’s specialized shafts, it makes for a versatile yet durable stick.
The Burn Next head gives players more options to customize stringing and pocket shape than many other heads. This allows tailoring the stick to your position and style of play. It performs well in all facets from passing, catching, faceoffs and shooting.
Some potential downsides are the Burn Next is on the expensive end for a head and lacks some of the stiffness of a true elite stick. While durable, it may not withstand abuse quite as well as a stiff composite head like the Kryptolyte line. The flexible sidewalls take more skill to string up a truly defined pocket.
While optimized for quickness, the Burn Next sacrifices some power on shots compared to a heavier head with more offset. It also requires keeping an eye on pocket wear since it lacks a mid-rail or more stringing holes. Faceoff specialists may want more of a “box” shape for maximizing clamps.
On the whole, the Burn Next provides an excellent blend of control, quick release shooting, and durability. For players wanting more customization options in stringing an elite head, the pros outweigh any cons. It’s a good fit for athletes looking to take their game to the next level.
Stringing the Burn Next Head for Optimal Performance
Stringing the Burn Next head is easier than traditional heads thanks to its unique technologies, but following some key tips will give you the highest performing pocket.
Start by setting up the top nylon to create the ideal channel shape you want. A narrower channel up top will give you more hold and a quicker release. For more overall depth, run the nylons wider.
Interlock the shooters through the sidewall stringing holes in an overlapping 1-and-1 pattern for maximum sidewall lockdown. This will reduce torque and whip for greater accuracy.
Incorporate mesh or traditional leathers and string to achieve your desired pocket depth. The Burn Next accommodates mid-low and mid pockets easily. For maximum ball control, focus the pocket more in the upper third of the head rather than lower channel.
To increase hold, run multiple lace rows through each nylon. This will let you achieve a defined pocket with pronounced grid shape. Take care not to overtighten the laces too much to prevent sagging.
Anchor knots tightly and use ball stops or end caps to finish off shooting strings. This will prevent fraying at the tip of the head. Check your pocket depth with a ball to make sure it sits above the bottom rail with no slop.
Following these best practices when stringing the Burn Next head will give you that ideal quick release and hold. It takes some trial and error to find the optimal pocket for your position and style, but the end result is a superior stick.
Recommended Drills with the Burn Next Stick
Here are some top drills to highlight the performance of the Warrior Burn Next lacrosse stick.
For working on quick stick passes and catches, set up with a partner 5 yards apart. Focus on making crisp feeds back and forth, emphasizing catching the ball in your pocket and immediately throwing accurate lead passes. This highlights the Burn Next’s fast release and control.
Practice shooting on the run to simulate dodging from X or around the crease. Sprint at full speed, perform a quick stick fake, then shoot without fully slowing down. The Burn Next excels at these types of quick release shots.
Do repetitive simulated faceoffs working on securing ground balls quickly after the clamp. Have a partner roll balls rapidly in your vicinity to scoop up and outlet cleanly. The flare and scoop on the Burn Next dominates these drills.
For midfielders, run full field transition drills passing downfield under pressure. Emphasize hitting leading outlets and targets on the run. The Burn Next will shine in these fast break simulations highlighting its passing speed.
Finally, set up around the crease and practice your best dodge, roll back, plant and shoot moves. The Burn Next provides the control needed for rolling back cleanly to get that quick stick shot off.
Running drills like these that simulate game situations will quickly reveal the performance benefits of the Burn Next. You’ll notice improved quickness in your sticks skills right away.
Picking the Best Burn Next Complete Stick
With a variety of shaft and head combinations, here’s how to pick the best complete Burn Next stick for your position and preferences.
For close defense, choose the Burn Next D stick with the Diamond Elite shaft for maximum durability. It’s the perfect pairing for physical, high-contact play down low.
Midfielders wanting a good blend of quickness and power can’t go wrong with the Burn Next M5 with its Metaflex 5 shaft. It excels at long outlet passes, ripping shots on the run, and accuracy.
Attackmen looking for ultimate control around the crease will appreciate the Burn Next A3 complete stick featuring the snappy Scandium 3 shaft. It provides excellent passing, shooting and dodging performance in tight spaces.
Faceoff specialists need maximum clamping power and torque, making the Burn Next FO paired with the Tank the ideal combo. It gives raw strength and responsiveness at the X.
For LSMs who take faceoffs but also transition to offense, the Burn Next P with Powertac shaft provides flexibility. It clamps well at the faceoff dots and runs smoothly upfield.
Women can choose the Burn Next W stick with a women’s grip shaft tuned for their game. High school players wanting versatility could go for the Burn Next V with Variable flex shaft.
Think about your needs and playing style, then select the Burn Next model that’s best optimized. With the revolutionary head, you’re guaranteed high performance no matter which completes stick you pick.
The Burn Next Stick: Taking Your Game to the Next Level
With its cutting-edge technologies and design, the Warrior Burn Next lacrosse stick provides the edge you need to elevate your game.
The reinvented head shape offers superior ball control, quicker release, and exceptional hold. Completely redesigned sidewalls allow for dialing in pocket placement and depth. Scoop and sidewall overlays add durability. Paired with specialized shafts, the Burn Next comes to life in your hands.
Warrior built this stick from the ground up for today’s fastest, most competitive game. The Burn Next gives you tools like unmatched ground ball and faceoff performance, lightning fast shooting release, and crisp, accurate passing.
With the ability to string a custom pocket optimized for your position and playing style, this head offers options previously unavailable. Take your faceoffs, shooting, dodging or defensive play to the next level with the Burn Next.