LAX PRO INSIGHT
The new Dragonfly 8 lacrosse shafts by Epoch have a new surface technology which makes these best sellers even tougher than the previous generation. The Epoch Dragonfly 8 X30 series ( the X stands for dugouts on the corners shape and 30 stands for the attack length of the shaft ) are being offered in two flex points. The If you shoot over 80MPH then the IQ5 series is the right choice. For those players not quite there yet, but who want some extra pop on those shots.. check out the IQ9 series handles.
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 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 X30 with designed with Torque Box 2 technology that really loads up these shafts on shot release. The X30 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 X30 is designed specifically for those players. The X30 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.
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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