Dragonfly Nine F30

Epoch believes in specialization and they know the faceoff athletes are the most dedicated at their craft. The Dragonfly Nine F30 was engineered specifically for the athletes that are at the X and put everything on the line once the whistle is blown. Epoch’s faceoff specific geometry improves the connection of your hands to the shaft by reducing slippage and reverse rotation while in the act of facing off.

F30- Faceoff specific geometry. Improved hands to shaft connection.

$140

Available Geometries
Product Details

Generation:  Nine
Position: Faceoff Specialist
Length: 30”
Geometry: Available in F
Material: Composite/Carbon Fiber
MSRP: $140
Flex iQ: Available in iQ5
Top Coat: Slip/Grip
Release Point: Uniform
Technology Platform: A.C.L. with Axis Technology
Torque Box 2: Yes
Intelligent Weave: Yes
HD Resin: Yes(New for 2019)
Surface Veil Technology: Yes
Warranty: 1-Year
Available in Naked Carbon
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.

Intelligent Weave

Static Zone:

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.

 

Uniform Release

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.
 

Lower F.A.W.

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.

Slip/Grip


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.

Slip/Grip


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.

Flex iQ

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.
 

Reload Technology

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

Resin

Resin
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.
 

ACL

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.

 
 

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