The Epoch Lacrosse engineering staff has once again pushed the technological envelope with the introduction of our Made in the USA Dragonfly 7 composite shaft featuring Intelligent Weave Technology.
Our proprietary Intelligent Weave Technology is designed to stabilize the hands and push energy towards the head of the stick when passing or shooting. Also new for 2017, we’ve incorporated our carbon fiber weave into the graphic design of the Dragonfly 7 for a “technology you can see” look.
Dragonfly fans will also notice the improved paint finish and tighter fitting butt end. The Dragonfly 7 is now available at authorized Epoch Lacrosse dealers nationwide. Visit EpochLacrosse.com to learn more about the this revolutionary carbon fiber composite lacrosse shaft, the Dragonfly 7, and see more detailed images.
Intelligent Weave Technology is something we’re extremely excited about. Jason Daniel, our Composite Product Engineer, explains best:
Intelligent Weave Technology allows for a more uniform construction of the shaft as the carbon filaments in each tow are spread out to create a thinner woven fabric that helps reduce weight, provides optimal mechanical performance and minimal voids in the layup.
Something called ‘Crimp’ occurs when fibers of woven carbon bend around other fibers, reducing the mechanical properties in that area. By reducing ‘Crimp’ we can decrease the weight of a shaft by reducing non-essential material and maintaining the structural integrity needed in a lacrosse shaft.
Engineered deep into the composite layup, our Advanced Carbon Layering (A.C.L) manages the dynamic and responsive areas separately from the static areas. The Dragonfly’s Uniform Release provides a consistent flex profile throughout the top 2/3 of the shaft regardless of a players hand positioning.
In lacrosse, a uniform release is substantially more beneficial than a localized “kick point” or flex point because a player’s hand-positioning is always changing dependent upon where he or she is on the field.
We are proud to say that players are now looking to us to set the benchmark in lacrosse equipment design and technology. We took a no holds bar approach in the design of the Dragonfly 7. Our engineers, lacrosse players themselves, have taken full advantage of our new state-of-the-art 10,000 square foot manufacturing facility to design, develop and manufacture what we feel is the most technologically advanced lacrosse shaft ever. We are always looking at new technologies and materials and how we can incorporate them into the designs of our next generation of products. It is our belief that good is never good enough.
– James Miceli, Principal of Epoch Lacrosse
The Dragonfly 7 is proudly made in the USA and is available in multiple geometries and flex options.
Visit EpochLacrosse.com for a full overview of the product.