Dragonfly Eight Attack/Midfield
The newest Dragonfly has arrived. Performance, power and toughness are taking over the game. The 2018 Dragonfly Eight with Surface Veil technology(SVT) is more than just your new gamer, it’s your chance to elevate your game to the next level. The Dragonfly Eight is one of the lightest Carbon fiber shafts on the market, while still being dent resistant, extremely durable and backed by Epoch’s industry-best 1-year warranty. Best of all, it is made right here is the US.
C30 – Traditional Concave Geometry. Most popular.
E30 – Ergonomic Geometry. Ultimate Control.
X30 – Xtreme Concave Geometry. Exceptional Feel.
Position: Attack/ Midfield
Geometry: Available in C, E, X
Material: Composite/Carbon Fiber
Flex iQ: Available in iQ5 & iQ9
Top Coat: Slip/Grip
Release Point: Uniform
Technology Platform: A.C.L. with Axis Technology
Torque Box 2: Yes
Intelligent Weave: Yes
Surface Veil Technology (New 2017): Yes
Available in Naked Carbon, White(Only available in C iQ5 and iQ9) and Gold(Only available in C iQ5 and iQ9)
Made in USA
New for 2018, our exclusive Surface Veil Technology (SVT) is engineered to increase the overall “toughness” of the Dragonfly Eight. Epoch does this by adding an additional layer of a highly engineered material to the outer surface area of the shaft. During the manufacturing process the material is heated, causing it to become integral to the carbon fiber layup. SVT acts as an additional layer of protection, by helping to prevent micro fractures, increasing the longevity of your Dragonfly Eight.
Dragonfly Eight – 30″
Our proprietary 12K Intelligent Weave Technology is designed to stabilize the hands and push energy towards the head of the stick when passing or shooting. It allows for a more uniform construction of the shaft as the carbon filaments in each tow (row) are spread out to create a thinner woven fabric by reducing crimp for increased weight reduction while providing optimal mechanical performance and minimal voids in the layup.
Active / Responsive Zone:
Uniform Release provides a consistent flex profile throughout the top 2/3 of the shaft regardless of a player’s hand positioning. Our engineers agree this is substantially beneficial over a localized “kick point” or flex point, because unlike golf or hockey a player’s hands are always moving depending on the player’s position on the field
Torque Box 2
Intelligent Weave™ allows for a more uniform construction as the carbon filaments in each tow (row) are spread out creating a thinner and more closed woven fabric providing reduced weight, optimal mechanicals and minimal voids in the composite layup. By reducing “Crimp” (when carbon fiber runs in a uniform direction(s) that is not structurally beneficial) we can decrease weight by reducing non-essential material while maintaining the structural integrity required by lacrosse.
The Dragonfly Eight 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.
Highly engineered “gritty” textured topcoat, which allows for consistent grip to be maintained in all weather, while also allowing the shaft to move freely through your hands
“Kick” Up Your Game.
The Dragonfly’s Uniform Release point is designed to maximize shaft performance by creating a natural kick-point or flex point just above your top hand, when shooting and passing.
We achieve flex by manipulating the orientation of the carbon fiber. Our shaft’s bend when you need it to, but retains its firmness for maximum control. Conventional shafts that tout flex often use fiberglass, a cheaper, less durable material, to increase the bendability. Don’t sacrifice your game, choose Epoch.
When passing or shooting, a load is introduced to the shaft causing it to flex back, which 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
The carbon fiber pre-preg 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.
Our Advanced Carbon Layering (A.C.L.) is what separates Epoch shafts from conventional composite shafts. By layering low F.A.W., uni-directional carbon fiber pre-preg in a specific manner we can control several aspects of the shaft’s performance, including flex, durability, weight and release point.