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Reload: Beyond Flex

When passing or shooting a load is introduced to the shaft causing it to flex back, this causes the carbon fibers to be stretched along the front of the shaft and compressed along the back. Reload Technology takes advantage of this situation by using low F.A.W. (Fiber Areal Weight) and high-modulus carbon fiber, which creates urgency for the fibers to return to their natural position for maximum recoil. 

9 Gen 5 tech Reload

8 Gen5 Tech Axis Tech

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Space Age Materials 

Epoch Gen. 5 lacrosse shafts enhances our A.C.L. with Axis technology designed to preserve 100% of the carbon fiber properties by incorporating unidirectional, low F.A.W (Fiber Areal Weight), and high-modulus fiber.

These unidirectional fibers are then strategically placed in multiple axes along the full length of the shaft resulting in unequalled design consistency, material integrity and performance.

Lower F.A.W.

The Gen.5 Dragonfly utilizes unidirectional carbon fiber prepreg with a lower F.A.W. (Fiber Areal Weight)  than conventional shafts.  These smaller, lighter fibers allow for a tighter orientation of the carbon fiber. More fibers equals increased durability.

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6 Gen 5 Tech Resin

Resin

The carbon fiber prepreg used in Epoch shafts undergoes a chemical surface treatment process to improve the mechanical 'locking” (compatibility) between the fibers and the matrix resin. The result is better laminate properties of the carbon fiber.  An improved laminate results in better load transfer (energy) for increased durability.

 

5 Gen 5 Tech Dpole outer layer

C60

Outer layer carbon fiber weave to help against micro-abrasions. Increased impact energy dispersion during checks for improved durability.

 
C60xl

Better known as “The Big Brother” of the Dragonfly Gen.5 C60.  The C60xl has a 14% more material than the C60 providing a stiffer FlexiQ, increased durability and checking power.

4 Gen5 Tech Nano Tubes

Carbon Nanotubes are the strongest materials known to man.

With the addition of Carbon Nanotubes, the strongest materials known to man, and with Nanofuse® technology a patented and proprietary material produced from the fusion of nano-crystalline molecules with a composite polymer substrate. Epoch has created a very strong and lightweight lacrosse shaft using space age materials.