LAX PRO INSIGHT
The new Dragonfly 8 defensive E series lacrosse shafts by Epoch have a new surface technology which makes these best sellers even tougher than the previous generation. The Epoch Dragonfly 8 E60 series ( the E stands for Ergonomic shape and the 60 stands for the defensive length of the shaft ) are being offered in the iQ8 flex point. This is the optimal flex which they have found comes down the hardest on check but still offers ultimate control on clears, passes and even shots.
The big story with the Dragonfly 8 defense lacrosse shaft is the reload technology that really whips the ball out of the stick. Carbon technology loads up all the energy in the shaft, much like a golf club, and the releases it on the shot. 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 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 Ephoc Gen 8 defense E60 with designed with Torque Box 2 technology that really loads up these shafts on shot release.
The E60 defensive is an ergonomic shaped handle that is specifically designed for balance. The E60 has a uniform profile which means your hands feel the same on the shaft all they way through the pass or shot. The E shape is the second most popular behind Epoch's C ( Concave ) shaped best sellers. 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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