Lacrosse Playground – July 12, 2012
Epoch Lacrosse, with South Swell Sports, has designed a revolutionary shaft engineered specifically for goalies. Utilizing Epoch’s already well-known Dragonfly R40 as their base, Epoch worked in collaboration with South Swell in the facilitation of their designs and ideas to create the Special Edition 6×6 goalie shaft.
The Dragonfly R40 is a technological achievement for lacrosse shafts. The Relaxed Concave shape is designed to keep a goalie’s hands loose and fast and the 3 Zone Grip places needed grip in key strategic areas. With the Special Edition 6×6, Epoch and South Swell took the goalie shaft a step further and matched the color of the shaft to the goal. James Miceli, Principal of Epoch Lacrosse, explains, “Together, we matched the Pantone color of the most common lacrosse goals to provide goalies with a visual and psychological advantage over shooters. We believe we are the first to use a shaft’s cosmetics as a performance benefit.”
Adam Ghitelman, goalie for the Charlotte Hounds and a 6×6 tester, adds “This is probably not only the flyest looking handle out there, but it is incredibly light as well. The shooters I was with, definitely agreed with the psychological impact of the coloring of the shaft. Lightweight, durable and a very clean looking design make this the best handle I have had the pleasure of using.”
As with all Epoch shafts, the 6×6 comes with a one year warranty against all manufacturer defects. South Swell Sports will be the exclusive launch retailer of the 6×6 goalie shaft. [click here to read more]