Dragonfly Nine Attack/Midfield
Dragonfly Nine has arrived and is taking the legendry Dragonfly name to new heights. This year’s Dragonfly features Epoch’s new HD Resin system. Epoch’s HD Resin not only improves the overall shaft but also adds direct benefits to each of Epoch’s Technologies, giving you the player, a better shaft and increased performance for your game. All Dragonfly Nine Attack/Midfield geometries will feature their flagship Flex iQ and for 2019 Epoch introduces a iQ2 Flex. The iQ2 is Epoch’s stiffest flex option and is designed for those step-down shooters who benefit from a stiffer shaft to help transfer their own energy through the entire stick when passing and shooting. Dragonfly Nine 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 iQ2(NEW 2019), 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, Gold
Made in USA
More than a name, Dragonfly Nine is part of a legacy.
The Dragonfly Nine is the most technologically advanced shaft in the game, built on years of design, innovation, and engineering. This year Epoch has truly challenged their own legacy, taking the legendry Dragonfly name to new heights. Introducing their new HD Resin Technology and adding flex iQ options for 2019; engineered to change and redefine your game. Be part of Epoch history and step on the field with a Dragonfly Nine. The carbon fiber revolution is happening, and Epoch is leading the way.
HD Resin: Increased Performance
Epoch’s engineers have been working with their US based material suppliers for over 2 years on the latest resin technology specifically for their Dragonfly family of shafts. The main target was to optimize mechanical strength properties especially in impact resistance. To accomplish this, Epoch worked with their engineers to make sure the new resin system showed improvement and also worked within their proprietary manufacturing process to produce even better shafts with improved durability. HD Resin improves the overall shaft but also adds direct benefits to each of Epoch’s Technologies, giving you, the player, a better shaft and increased performance for your game.
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.