LAX PRO INSIGHT
The new Dragonfly 8 defense lacrosse shafts by Epoch have a new surface technology which makes these best sellers even tougher than the previous generation. The Epoch Dragonfly 8 X60 series ( the X stands for the dugouts on the corners shape and the 60 stands for the defense length of the shaft ) are being offered in the iQ8 flex. This is the standard whip which they have found releases extremely hard on checks and still has tons of control on clears, passes and even shots.
The big story with the Dragonfly 8 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 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 defense X60 with designed with Torque Box 2 technology that really loads up these shafts on shot release. The X60 is an ergonomic shaped handle that is specifically designed for guys that like to have the most dramatic flutes carved off the edges of their shafts. If you like to feel your thumb in that channel when you pass, throw or shoot, the X60 is designed specifically for those players. The X60 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 and the X is the second most popular. Defenders love the X shape because it offers them the ability to regain control of the shaft quickly after hard checks.
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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