Epoch Lacrosse Announces Their Dragonfly Lineup
With nine models designed specifically for both men and women, Epoch Lacrosse offers flexibility for all players.
LOS ANGELES, CA (OCTOBER 18, 2011) - Epoch Lacrosse reveals Project Dragonfly, a three year development process to provide the most technologically advanced lacrosse shafts on the market. Dissatisfied with the status quo, Epoch Lacrosse, with the help of True Temper, has made materials, manufacturing and engineering the foundation on which to create their revolutionary lacrosse shafts. Project Dragonfly ushers in a new era of technology and sophistication of performance never before seen in lacrosse.
Both shaft lineups within Project Dragonfly have specific characteristics that make them unique. All shafts utilize true aerospace grade materials, the same elements used by NASA and Boeing. Epoch's Advanced Carbon Layering (ACL) and tube drawing techniques guarantee durability and strength remain consistent throughout each shaft. This method places carbon fiber layers at specific angles across multiple axes to limit seams, increase structural integrity, and maximize durability. These techniques also ensure the shafts remain lightweight and fast, while maintaining their best-in-class strength to weight ratio.
Another unique characteristic of both shaft lineups is the highly engineered textured topcoat, which Epoch refers to as Slip/Grip. The Slip/Grip texture allows for a consistent grip to be maintained in all weather, while also permitting the shaft to move freely through the hands. Epoch Lacrosse's Optimal Feel Technology is designed to maximize playability and performance as they understand, above all, a shaft should just "feel" right.
In addition, every Epoch Lacrosse shaft is finished and painted by hand. Each shaft that leaves their facility features a unique serial number. Once registered on Epoch's website, the shaft's journey can be tracked from when it was created until its first ground ball.
Each Dragonfly shaft shares a similar design philosophy and is manufactured utilizing the same technique and process, however each shaft has its own particular elements to create its own personality and “Feel.” Dragonfly shafts include a one year manufacturer warranty and feature individual serial numbers allowing players to register their shaft and receive information on the molecular makeup, materials and manufacturing processes used during development.
The Men's Dragonfly Lineup
The two Dragonfly attack/middie shafts are the X30 and the C30. The Dragonfly X30 ($130 US MSRP) offers an Xtreme Concave cross-section to provide maximum “feel” for players who prefer shafts with distinct edges and ridges. It was designed for the offensive-minded player who likes to finish in tight or rip the corner from the top of the box. The Dragonfly C30 ($130 US MSRP) offers the traditional feel of a standard concave cross-section, making it an easy transition from a conventional shaft. Both the X30 and C30 are 30" in length and weigh 165g.
The Dragonfly R60 ($200 US MSRP), Epoch’s defensive shaft, is extremely lightweight and durable. It was designed for the offensive-minded long pole who believes in take away checks, ground balls and scoring goals. The relaxed concave cross-section was designed to keep a player's hands loose and fast when throwing checks or picking corners. The Dragonfly R60 falls in the super lightweight division at 340g and is 60" in length.
The Dragonfly R40, Epoch's goalie shaft ($145 US MSRP), is every shooters worst nightmare. The super light and fast shaft is engineered specifically for the goalie position. Similar to the Dragonfly R60, the relaxed concave design keeps goalie's hands loose and fast. Go ahead and bait the shooter to your off-hand side with the R40 and you will be there before the ball. The R40 weighs in at only 185g and is 40" in length. This particular shaft also has Epoch's Three-Zone Grip, an engineered tacky grip with optimal placement at the top, middle and bottom of the shaft.
Epoch’s box shaft, the Dragonfly C32B ($130 US MSRP), is designed for the specific performance demands of Box Lacrosse. Lightweight, fast and durable, this shaft is an instant hit with the "Boxla" crowd.
The Women's Dragonfly Lineup
The Dragonfly WT32 ($100 US MSRP) is an ergonomically enhanced design that combines three distinctly different cross-sections for a completely unique feel. Starting at the top and working down to the bottom, the shaft begins with a standard cross-section and transitions to a slim cross-section. The shaft then reverts back to a standard cross-section before transitioning to a teardrop cross-section. The WT32 is the most versatile shaft in the game today.
The Dragonfly WC32 ($100 US MSRP) was designed with the elite player in mind. Lightweight and durable, this shaft offers a familiar “feel”, while the standard size cross-section keeps hands loose and fast.
The Dragonfly WC32F ($100 US MSRP) offers the same attributes as the WC32, but with the added Flex for an entirely different and softer “feel". Designed for the player ready to take the next step, the WC32F's different feel will add a unique element to the game.
The Dragonfly WS32 ($100 US MSRP) is designed for players with smaller hands or those who prefer a thinner shaft. It has an octagon shape, in a slim diameter, offering comfort without sacrificing Dragonfly performance.
Epoch Lacrosse shafts are sold through a select authorized dealer network only. Please visit www.facebook.com/epochlax for a full listing of dealer launch partners as well as this month's giveaways.