Epoch Dragonfly E30 iQ9 Gen. 6 Composite Attack Lacrosse Shaft
Material: Composite/Carbon Fiber
Top Coat: Slip/Grip
Release Point: Uniform
Technology Platform: A.C.L. with Axis Technology
Torque Box: Yes
Reload Technology: Yes
Dragonfly Gen. 6:
To develop the Gen.6 Dragonfly, Epoch pushed their engineers harder than ever before. The jump from Gen.5 to Gen.6 is the greatest increase in shaft technology Epoch has ever released. With the introduction of the Torque Box, Epoch has once again reinvented the lacrosse shaft.
By understanding the dynamics and forces present in lacrosse, Epoch developed Torque Box technology to maintain the continuity of the shaft's geometry and maximize energy transfer to the head during a pass or shot. As a lacrosse shaft moves during the act of shooting, the force generated puts stress on the fibers causing the shaft to flex. As a conventional composite shaft flexes, the natural geometry of the shaft can be compromised initiating ovalization of the shaft, resulting in the loss of energy. Epoch's exclusive Torque Box Technology works by making specific changes to critical carbon fiber layers to minimize this phenomenon. Torque Box technology improves and optimizes the transfer of energy in the shaft, maximizing performance and playability.
When passing or shooting, a load is introduced to the shaft causing it to flex back, which causes the carbon fibers to be stretched along the front of the shaft and compressed along the back. Reload Technology takes advantage of this situation by using low F.A.W. (Fiber Areal Weight) and high-modulus carbon fiber, which creates urgency for the fibers to return to their natural position for maximum recoil.
Advanced Carbon Layering:
The key to Epoch technology is its Advanced Carbon Layering (A.C.L.). With Gen.6 Epoch improves the A.C.L vs. previous generations by varying the lengths of the carbon fiber flags (raw material). By focusing the strength through the center of the shaft, weight can be reduced near the ends.
"Kick"Your Game Up:
Epoch's Uniform Release point is designed to maximize shaft performance by creating a natural kick-point or flex point just above your top hand, when shooting and passing.