$199.99 $199.99SKU 10100896
The Dragonfly Elite Defense/LSM is a must-have shaft for high-level defenders who are looking for gear that will take their elite game to new heights. With impressive Epoch technologies and multiple iQ Flexes and geometries, itâ€™s in a class of its own.The tech you getâ€¦Epochâ€™s Advanced Carbon Layering (A.C.L.), HD Resin, Surface Veil Technology (S.V.T.), and Reload Technology is engineered to increase durability and expertly control certain aspects of performance like flex and release point. Unique to the Dragonfly Elite is Epochâ€™s Intelligenct Weave Elite thatâ€™s designed to stabilize the hands and push energy towards the head of the stick when passing or shooting, therein maximizing performance.Flex iQ -We achieve flex by manipulating the orientation of the carbon fiber. Our shaftâ€™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. Donâ€™t sacrifice your game, choose Epoch.HD Resin -HD Resin optimizes the mechanical strength properties especially in impact resistance. 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 Epochâ€™s Technologies, giving you, the player, a better shaft and increased performance for your gameS.V.T. -Surface Veil Technology(S.V.T.) gives another layer of added protection and is a layer of very thin fabric that is used in the military and aerospace manufacturing, wrapped on the outside of the carbon. When the SVT goes through the manufacturing process, it is heated to become part of the carbon fiber layup, which boosts toughness on the fieldU.S.A. -The Dragonfly Select is Made in America with Pride. With access to the worldâ€™s best engineers, raw materials and the latest manufacturing processes. Epoch continues to lead the development of technology in the lacrosse by designing, engineering, manufacturing in-house.A.C.L. -Our Advanced Carbon Layering (A.C.L.) Elite is engineered for the best of the best. A.C.L. Elite uses advanced materials and layers low F.A.W., uni-directional carbon fiber pre-preg in a specific manner we can control several aspects of the shaftâ€™s performance, including flex, durability, weight and release point.F.A.W. -The Dragonfly Pro utilizes unidirectional carbon fiber prepreg with a lower Fiber Areal Weight (F.A.W. ) than conventional shafts. These smaller, lighter fibers allow for a tighter orientation of the carbon fiber. More fibers equals increased durability.Torque Box Elite -Torque Box Elite technology is designed to maintain the continuity of the shaftâ€™s geometry and maximize energy transfer to the head during a pass or shot. As a conventional composite shaft flexes, the natural geometry of the shaft can be compromised initiating ovalization of the shaft, resulting in the loss of energy. Torque Box Elite technology improves and optimizes the transfer of energy in the shaft, maximizing performance and playability. Reload -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.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 ReleaseActive / Responsive Zone -Uniform Release provides a consistent flex profile throughout the top 2/3 of the shaft regardless of a playerâ€™s hand positioning. Our engineers agree this is substantially beneficial over a localized â€œkick pointâ€ or flex point, because unlike golf or hockey a playerâ€™s hands are always moving depending on the playerâ€™s position on the field.