Where is the technology?
The key to the Dragonfly is their Advanced Carbon Layering (ACL). The Dragonfly consists of very thin composite layers arranged in many different orientations. The torque box is located deep in the layup and involves a few specific changes to critical layers. Layers can be as thin as a few sheets of paper so it's nearly impossible to see with the naked eye.
The torque box is specifically centered on the key areas along the length of the shaft, just above the bottom hand and just below the top of the shaft. This places the technology in critical areas between and around the hands to create an optimal effect.
Epoch found that by increasing the strength through the center of the shaft, it could reduce the weight near the ends resulting in one of the lightest shafts on the market.
Why do we care about ovalization and deformation?
Ovalization of the shaft walls can occur during a shot and is lost energy that does not get transferred to the shooting motion. By optimizing the layup, the shaft can more efficiently transfer energy, reducing this lost energy.
Most failures are a result of the shaft walls crushing or deforming under impact (same for alloy and composites). By optimizing the layup, Epoch reduced this wall crushing/ovalization.
"Kick" Your Game Up
Epoch's Uniform Release technology is designed to maximize shaft performance by creating a natural kick-point or flex point just above your top hand, when shooting and passing.