The new Epoch Dragonfly ID shaft is the most cost effective way to introduce top quality carbon fiber technology to a younger player. The real deal is that carbon shafts ad "whip" to shots when the ball is released. Just like a carbon golf shaft that flexes and releases its power on impact, the ID technology from Epoch will increase shot speeds and this level of #5 flex is perfect for those players who are just starting to get some real zip on their shots.So why is this carbon technology better than the others ? Because of the lack of "wobble" in Epoch shafts. While the back and forth flex is good for your shot speed, any type of side to side movement will throw you accuracy way, way off. Epoch has spent years dominating the high end market with technology that spread the fibers out wide and virtually eliminated this "wobble" in lacrosse shafts. If you want to see your U14 player shoot faster... for $85 bucks you can own similar re-load technology to the what the big boys are using at the college level.