Is it a techno color shaft or a piece of art? Can't it be both? In our eyes Epoch's Techno Color shafts are one part advanced-engineering, one part industry-leading style. The bright colors Epoch has added to their Gen 6 Dragonfly shafts simply reinforce the innovative design and technology they've become know for. They've taken their most technologically-advanced shafts and powder-coated them in stunning colors that are guaranteed to be conversation-starters on the field.
Epoch’s most popular Dragonfly is a favorite of players at the highest level of the game. The standard concave geometry offers a familiar feel for players looking to upgrade to a technologically advanced handle. The Gen.6 C30 is available in both a mid-flex (iQ5) and a soft flex version (iQ9).
The key to Epoch technology is its A.C.L. With Gen.6 Epoch improves the A.C.L vs. previous generations by varying the lengths of the carbon fiber flags. By focusing the strength through the center of the shaft Epoch can reduce the weight near both ends. By understanding the dynamics and forces present in lacrosse, Epoch developed Torque Box technology to maintain the continuity of the shaft’s geometry and maximize energy transfer to the head during a pass or shot. As a lacrosse shaft moves during the act of shooting, the force generated puts stress on the fibers causing the shaft to flex. As a conventional composite shaft flexes, the natural geometry of the shaft can be compromised initiating ovalization of the shaft, resulting in the loss of energy. Epoch’s exclusive Torque Box Technology works by making specific changes to critical carbon fiber layers to minimize this phenomenon. Torque Box technology improves and optimizes the transfer of energy in the shaft, maximizing performance and playability.
To develop the Gen.6 Dragonfly, Epoch pushed their engineers harder than they ever have before. The jump from Gen.5 to Gen.6 is the greatest increase in shaft technology Epoch has ever released. With the introduction of the Torque Box, Epoch has once again reinvented the lacrosse shaft.