Archives for October 2014

.@EpochLax introduces the FireFly shaft

LaxGearZone.com, Posted 10/25/14
From Press Release

Epoch Lacrosse on Friday proudly introduced the newest member of its carbon fiber shaft family, the FireFly. The FireFly, which will retail for $100 msrp (30”) and $160 msrp (60” defensive shaft), has the same DNA and state of the art materials as Epoch’s revolutionary Dragonfly line of carbon fiber shafts. The FireFly is designed for the advancing player looking to make the jump from an alloy to a carbon fiber shaft.

Firefly

Firefly

“Up until recently manufacturing anything made out of carbon fiber has been very cost prohibitive for a large segment of the population,” said James Miceli, Principal at Epoch Lacrosse. “Our market research found that the only thing holding back players from making the jump to a carbon fiber shaft in the past has been the price point. It is only after years of refining the manufacturing process that we can now offer a mid-priced carbon fiber shaft that meets and exceeds the demands of players.”

The FireFly has a clean minimalistic look with bold new graphic treatments highlighting the FireFly name and the company’s “Live. Play. Be.” tag line. It will draw on Epoch’s popular concave geometry and come with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

“We pride ourselves on pushing the evolutionary boundaries of lacrosse equipment development,” added Miceli. “The FireFly is just one of several new products that we will be unveiling for the 2015 season.”

FireFly Fast Facts:

Length: 30”

Geometry: concave

Material: Composite/ Carbon Fiber

MSRP: FF-C30iQ5 – $100; FF-C60iQ8 – $160

Warranty: 1-Year

Colors: White

See the YouTube Video on the Firelfy

About Epoch Lacrosse:

Epoch Lacrosse delivers the finest manufactured lacrosse equipment designed to increase playability and maximize performance by utilizing world-class materials and manufacturing techniques. Epoch tests and re-tests each of its designs to ensure optimal durability, playability and performance. Epoch’s goal is simple, to give players every opportunity to reach their true potential. Live. Play. Be.

Visit http://www.EpochLacrosse.com to learn more about Epoch and its products.

To stay up-to-date on Epoch’s line-up of products “like” them on Facebook.com/Epochlax.

You can also follow Epoch on Twitter @epochlax and check out their blog at http://www.LivePlayBe.com

.@EpochLax introduces 2015 Dragonfly Gen.5 F30 face-off shaft for face-off specialists

LaxGearZone.com, Posted 10/17/14
From Press Release

Competition at the face-off X is fierce and the new NCAA rules will make hand speed and clamping power even more crucial. Epoch Lacrosse, today unveiled the 2015 Dragonfly Gen.5 F30 face-off shaft that is designed solely with the face-off specialist in mind.

Dragonfly Gen.5 F30-Face-Off Shaft

Dragonfly Gen.5 F30-Face-Off Shaft

Epoch picked the brains of its partners The Face-Off Factory and their staff of elite coaches to identify their wish list for a shaft. Epoch took its research to the next level by utilizing high-speed movie cameras to study the ergonomics and connection between a player’s hands in relation to the shaft to find the ideal balance between comfort, performance and durability. No expense was spared in designing the shaft. The 2015 Dragonfly Gen.5 F30 uses hi-grade carbon fiber materials and production techniques that are usually reserved for military grade products.

“It is really nice to see a company who actually listens to the people who use their products and goes out of their way to deliver a product that exceeds our expectations,” said Bryan Burkhart, founder of the Face-Off Factory. “We put this shaft into the hands of hundreds of youth, high school and Division I players this past summer and heard nothing but rave reviews.”

The game-changing F30 shaft with its MOTOGrip is designed to maximize clamping power and torque at the draw. The green color provides a contrasting color to a players gloves and head. The concave shaft on the lower half of the shaft provides a standard shape for comfortable passing and shooting after you win the draw and drive to the cage.

Here are some facts about the F30:

Length: 30”
Geometry: FOGO
Material: Composite/ Carbon FiberGen5
MSRP: $140
Flex: iQ5
Release Point: Uniform
Technology Platform: A.C.L. with Axis Technology
Reload Technology: Yes
Warranty: 1-Year
Colors: Carbon Gray

“Equipment manufacturers have pretty much ignored the face-off position over the years,” said James Miceli, Principal at Epoch Lacrosse. “We thought it was time that these hard working athletes get equipment custom tailored to meet the grueling demands of their position.”

Click here for video on the 2015 Dragonfly Gen.5 F30 face-off shaft