SportStop.com video of Epoch Dragonfly X30 iQ9 Gen. 6 Composite Attack Lacrosse Shaft
In this video Trice from SportStop.com gives you an overview on the technologies used inside Epoch’s Dragonfly Gen. 6 Composite Attack Lacrosse Shafts.
Transcript of the video:
What's going on, guys? This is Trice with SportStop.com, and today I'm going to take a little bit of time and shed some light on all the technologies inside Epoch's new Gen. 6 Dragonfly Composite Attack Lacrosse Shafts. Let's go ahead and break these down and take a really close look at all these details. All right, guys, so to break down the Gen. 6 Dragonfly Composite Attack Lacrosse Shafts from Epoch, it's going to be systematic, if you will. So we're going to start with the distinguishers, what the call signs mean, and then all the technologies on the inside. So, just to start, these are available in a C30, an E30, X30, and F30 option. The 'C', 'E', 'X' and 'F' stand for concave, ergonomic, extreme concave, and face-off, and the '30' designates that it's 30 inches long for an attack shaft. All of these shafts are available in both an iQ5 and an iQ9 option, except for the F30 which is only available in an iQ5, so it puts it right around the middle of the range as far as flex is concerned. The iQ number that I'm mentioning stands for the amount of flex that the shaft has, its flex rating, if you will. The lower the iQ number, the stiffer the shaft is, so the less flex that shaft has, and the higher the iQ number, the softer that shaft is, which gives it more flex. To accomplish this flex, Epoch uses a particular orientation of carbon fiber sheets, very thin carbon fiber sheets, instead of like many other manufacturers, where they would use fiberglass. So, with the carbon fiber, you're going to have a very strong, firm shaft for ultimate control, but it still gives you the bend that you need, when you need it. When your shaft flexes, you're looking at dealing with forces that are going to naturally rebound or reload, and that's the reload technology that you see on the shaft. And what it is, is when you apply the force to the shaft, it's going to flex, and it needs to return to its natural position. In knowing this, Epoch uses it as an advantage in conjunction with using a high modulus carbon fiber that has a very low FAW, or fiber aerial weight, and what that does is, with the orientation that Epoch puts these sheets of carbon fiber in, it creates a sense of urgency within the fibers resulting in maximum recoil, really getting a hold of as much reload as they can. They also have what's called Axis technology, in conjunction with ACL, which stands for Advanced Carbon Layering, again, using to their advantage the direction of the carbon fiber sheets on the shafts. Their carbon fiber sheets, if you were to sand down the shaft, you would come across multiple layers, and they start off at a 90-degree layer, a zero-degree layer, a 45-degree layer, an opposing 45-degree layer, and then they finish off with another zero-degree layer. But somewhere in between these layers, they manipulate the carbon fiber layers even further to create the new technology for the Gen. 6 known as Torque Box technology. And what they're doing, is in particular locations on the shaft, at a particular sheet of carbon fiber, they've adjusted the orientation of it to manipulate the strength in that particular section, mainly just above your bottom hand all the way through to the top of the shaft, and what this does, is gives you a better, truer recoil. When a shaft flexes due to the power applied to it on a shot or pass, it has an opportunity to do what's called ovalate, which is the shaft flexing at an angle. It's not flexing true or in a straight line. So with this Torque Box, what they're doing is eliminating the ovalization of the shaft, using the technologies, and all the research and development that Epoch has put into these shafts to their advantage, and passing that advantage on to you. So that's going to be your basic overview of the Gen. 6 Dragonfly Attack Composite Lacrosse Shafts from Epoch. I really hope this helps shed some light on some of these technologies and thanks for watching guys go ahead and check these out at SportStop.com.