LAX PRO INSIGHT
The new Dragonfly 8 defense Extra Light lacrosse shafts by Epoch have a new surface technology which makes these best sellers even tougher than the previous generation. The Epoch Dragonfly 8 defense C60 XL series (the C stands for Concave shape and the 60 stands for the defense length of the shaft) are being offered in two flex points. This model is the iQ5 which has a stiffer amount of flex in all the rest of the Epoch defensive shafts. Perfect for adding whip to those checks but not enough to be noticeable on throws, clears and catches. The other model is the iQ8 ( more flex. ) This is the the ultimate LSM and wing faceoff shaft for long poles who run defensive middy.
The big story with the Dragonfly 8 Extra Light lacrosse shaft is the reload technology that really whips the shaft on impact. Carbon technology loads up all the energy in the shaft, much like a golf club, and the releases it on the check. The trick is to have the proper technology in the shaft so that it really only flexes in a forward direction so that the shots and checks remain accurate and on cage. Since their inception a few years back, the Epoch shaft company has simply dominated the high end carbon market for high school and collegiate players.
The new Epoch Gen 8 defensive C60 XL with designed with Torque Box 2 technology that really loads up these shafts. The C60 XL is an ergonomic shaped handle that is specifically designed for balance, shooting on the run and two handed cradling. The C60 has a uniform profile which means your hands feel the same on the shaft all they way through the pass or shot. The C shape is the most popular shaped best seller from the Epoch shaft line.
These handles are MADE IN THE USA and don't bend like metal shafts or dent. They come down HARD on checks for sure. Anyone who has played against a guy whipping around a carbon handle will let you know it. To learn more and view graphics that explain the Dragonfly 8 series shapes and flex read our Pro's blog post.
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