Epoch Lacrosse Introduces Their Next Generation of Dragonfly Shafts; The Dragonfly Select, Pro, Elite

Design and technology company reveals their latest in carbon fiber lacrosse shafts.

Minneapolis, Mn. (September 14, 2019) – Epoch Lacrosse, a U.S. based design and technology company, has once again set the bar for lacrosse technology and innovation. For 2020, they introduce their new Dragonfly Select, Dragonfly Pro, and Dragonfly Elite composite shafts. This gives players not just one, but a collection of highly engineered shafts never before seen in the sport of lacrosse.

Since the introduction of the first Dragonfly shaft in 2011, Epoch’s number one goal has always been to give players the most innovative and technologically advanced equipment on the planet. The new Dragonfly Select, Pro, and Elite shafts are engineered with the most cutting-edge technology right here in the USA at Epoch’s very own manufacturing facility, allowing Epoch to give players the quality and consistency they deserve.

Epoch is proud to offer their elite collection of Dragonfly Shafts at a price point for every athlete. The Dragonfly Select 30” is priced at $99.99 MSRP, the Dragonfly Pro Attack/Mid is priced at $119.99 MSRP, the Dragonfly Pro Defense/LSM 60” is priced at $179.99 MSRP, the Dragonfly Pro Goalie is priced at $129.99 MSRP, the Dragonfly Elite Attack/Mid/Faceoff is priced at $139.99 MSRP, the Dragonfly Elite Goalie is priced at $144.99, the Dragonfly Elite Defense/LSM is priced at $199.99.

“We are incredibly excited about our newest collection of Dragonfly shafts,” said James Miceli, Principal at Epoch Lacrosse. “The Dragonfly line has consistently led the industry with its unrivaled carbon fiber technology and the Dragonfly Select, Pro, and Elite shafts only build on that incredible success while continuing to provide the very best in performance to athletes throughout the country.”

The Dragonfly Select, Pro, and Elite use a vast portfolio of Epoch technologies, that were all tested in the Premiere Lacrosse League (PLL) for the 2019 season to ensure highest quality and consistency. Used by the best athletes in the world, these shafts are engineered to improve player performance.

“The new Dragonfly Select, Pro, and Elite are the best shafts I’ve used,” said Matt Rambo, Epoch Athlete, attackman for the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) Whipsnakes and 2019 regular season points leading scorer. “They look fantastic, their technology is amazing, and the shafts have without a doubt increased my performance on the field.”

Each Dragonfly Select, Pro, and Elite Shaft features Epoch specific technologies such as Advanced Carbon Layering (A.C.L), Surface Veil Technology (S.V.T), HD Resin, Flex iQ Technology and more. New for 2019, Epoch introduces Player Profiles for each shaft; Speed, Dynamic, and Power. These player profiles are designed for a specific style of play in relation to Flex iQ options.

For instance, the new Dragonfly Elite Attack/Midfield shaft with a Speed Profile would have an iQ9 Flex which offers exceptional control for players who want to break through the limits of performance. These players rely on a quick release when shooting, dodging, and passing to make tight finishes. To learn more about each of these new player profiles and how they relate to Flex iQ, go to epochlacrosse.com

“With this new collection of Dragonfly shafts, we wanted to provide players with an elite shaft at every level,” said Ryan Hurley, Senior Director of Sales and Partner at Epoch Lacrosse. “Using the experience, we’ve gained as innovators with past generations of Dragonfly shafts, we were able to push our existing technologies further and pioneer completely new ones.”

Epoch has introduced their high-level technologies at different price points for consumers to ensure that every player can get an elite level Dragonfly Shaft. See the Buyer’s Guide Below to find your perfect Dragonfly.

Dragonfly Select

The Dragonfly Select Attack/Mid is the ideal shaft for offensive-minded players who want versatility on the field. Engineered with Epoch’s core technologies and also being one of the lightest shafts on the market, it offers the benefits of the Dragonfly Pro and Elite at a remarkable value. The technology you get includes Epoch’s carbon fiber composite with Advanced Carbon Layering (A.C.L) that allows engineers to control several aspects of the shaft’s performance like flex, durability, weight, and release point. HD Resin enhances the mechanical strength of the shaft to give you improved durability while also adding direct benefits to other tech, like Flex iQ, in the shaft.

C30 – Traditional Concave Geometry. Most popular. 

Product Features:
Positions: Attack/ Midfield
Length: 30”
Geometry: Available in C
Material: Composite/Carbon Fiber

MSRP:
30” – $100 MSRP

Flex iQ:
30” – iQ5

Topcoat: Slip/Grip
Release Point: Uniform
Technology Platform: A.C.L. Select
HD Resin: Yes
Toughness Level: 1
Warranty: 3-Months
Available in Naked Carbon
Made in USA



Dragonfly Pro

The Dragonfly Pro Attack/Mid is the best shaft for high-performing athletes. Offered in 2 distinct Flex iQ’s and multiple geometries and boasting more of Epoch’s proprietary technologies, it makes for one unforgettable shaft. The technology you get with the Dragonfly Pro includes HD Resin, Advanced Carbon Layering (A.C.L), Surface Veil Technology (S.V.T) and Reload Technology for durability and performance. S.V.T increases the overall “toughness” of the shaft by acting as an additional layer of protection to prevent microfractures. Reload Technology takes advantage of flexing carbon fibers, ensuring maximum recoil and velocity.

The Epoch Dragonfly has a legacy of innovation on the defensive end of the field and the Dragonfly Pro Defensive/LSM continues that lineage. From advanced technology to unmatched performance, the Pro gives Defense the ultimate edge on the field. The Dragonfly Pro is designed and engineered for the best defensive player. Made in the USA, this defensive shaft is packed full of Epoch technology.  Dragonfly Pro Defense/LSM is available in C, E, X and engineered with Epoch’s A.C.L Pro. Additionally, it features S.V.T, HD Resin, Reload Technology and available in a Flex iQ8.

The Epoch Dragonfly C40 has made a mark in goalie innovation and the Dragonfly Pro continues that lineage. The Dragonfly Pro C40 is designed and engineered for the best goalies making the save and getting the ball up field. Made in the USA this Dragonfly is packed full of Epoch Technology.  Dragonfly Pro C40 is available in a C geometry and engineered with Epoch’s A.C.L Pro. Additionally, it features S.V.T, Reload Technology and available in a Flex iQ3.

C – Traditional Concave Geometry. Most popular. 
E – Ergonomic Geometry. Ultimate Control.
X – Xtreme Concave Geometry. Exceptional Feel

Product Features:
Positions: Attack/ Midfield, Goalie, Defense/LSM
Length: 30”, 40”, 60” 
Geometry: Available in C, E, X (Goalie, C shape only)
Material: Composite/Carbon Fiber

MSRP:
30” – $120 MSRP
40” – $130 MSRP
60” – $180 MSRP

Flex iQ:
30” – iQ5 & 9
60” – iQ8
40” – iQ3

Topcoat: Slip/Grip
Release Point: Uniform
Technology Platform: A.C.L. Pro
Torque Box Pro: Yes
HD Resin: Yes
S.V.T: Yes
Reload Technology Yes
Toughness Level: 2
Warranty: 6-Months
Available in Naked Carbon
Made in USA



Dragonfly Elite

The Dragonfly Elite Attack/Midfield offers exceptional control for players who want to break through the limits of performance. The highest-level offering from the new Dragonfly line with innovative Intelligent Weave technology, this shaft is designed for the elite player. The technology you get includes Epoch’s Advanced Carbon Layering (A.C.L), HD Resin, Surface Veil Technology (S.V.T) and Reload Technology to increase durability and control certain aspects of performance like flex and release point. Unique to the Dragonfly Elite is Epoch’s Intelligent Weave Elite, designed to stabilize the hands and push energy towards the head of the stick when passing or shooting, maximizing performance.

The Dragonfly Elite Defense/LSM Shaft is raising the bar on design and engineering. Designed for the elite players on the defensive side and the highest-level athletes, the Dragonfly 60” Elite is a must-have for any high-level defenders. Engineered with A.C.L Elite using some of the best materials on Earth. The Dragonfly Elite Defense/LSM is available in a C, E, X geometry, Flex iQ’s 3, 5(Xl Version), and 8.

From groundbreaking innovation to exceptional control when making saves, the Dragonfly Elite is breaking through the limits of performance for goalies. Designed for the elite Goalies on the field and elite level athletes controlling the defense, the Dragonfly Elite C40 is an essential piece of equipment. Engineered with A.C.L Elite using some of the best materials on Earth. The Dragonfly Goalie is available in a C geometry and Flex iQ2.

C – Traditional Concave Geometry. Most popular. 
E – Ergonomic Geometry. Ultimate Control.
X – Xtreme Concave Geometry. Exceptional Feel

Product Features:
Positions: Attack/ Midfield, Goalie, Defense/LSM
Length: 30”, 40”, 60”, 60”XL
Geometry: Available in C, E, X (Goalie, C shape only) (60”XL, C shape only)
Material: Composite/Carbon Fiber

MSRP:
30” – $140 MSRP
30” XL – $140 MSRP
40” – $150 MSRP
60” – $200 MSRP
60” XL – $200 MSRP

Flex iQ:
30” – iQ2, iQ5, iQ9, iQ3(Faceoff only), iQ4(C30XL Only)
60” – iQ3, iQ8, iQ2(C60XL Only)
40” – iQ2

Topcoat: Slip/Grip
Release Point: Uniform
Technology Platform: A.C.L. Elite
Torque Box Elite: Yes
HD Resin: Yes
S.V.T: Yes
Reload Technology: Yes
Intelligent Weave Elite: Yes
Toughness Level: 3
Warranty: 12-Months
Available in Naked Carbon
Made in USA

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