Believe it or not, there used to be a time where carbon fiber shafts didn't exist. Today we are lucky enough to live in a day and age where we have a wide selection of carbon fiber shafts. No longer are the days where laxers are stuck with the same metal shafts constantly worrying about small bends and dents. With the addition of this new technology, the game has truly changed. Shots are faster than ever before thanks to the flexibility of these shafts. Carbon fiber lacrosse shafts are no longer a new technology to the sport of lacrosse either. Ever since they started becoming popular, brands have been competing to make their own very best version. Here are the top carbon fiber shafts for 2019.
We have the Epoch Dragonfly 9 lacrosse shaft at the number one spot on our list for several reasons. Epoch was one of the first brands to make carbon fiber shafts, they have listened to feedback from players and have been able to improve on their technologies. Right away, when someone picks up a dragonfly they can tell what they're holding because of the iconic sandpaper grip. The Dragonfly 9 is Epoch’s lightest and most durable shaft to date. They're so confident in their product that if it breaks, they replace it as long as it's within a year. The Dragonfly 9 Shaft also comes in several shapes and different flex levels.
Second place on our list goes to the ECD Carbon Pro 2.0 lacrosse shaft. The Carbon Pro 2 shaft comes in two different versions: “speed” and “power”. The speed version has a flex point that is closer to the top of the shaft and is designed for players who want a light shaft that they can maneuver quickly. The power version is best for all around players who throw lots of checks. The power version weighs slightly more and has a lower flex point on the shaft which gives a slightly different feel. The Carbon Pro 2 shaft has a unique grip to it that has a slightly raised texture which is really good if you don’t want to use a lot of tape on your stick but still want to have a good grip on your stick.
The Maverik Hyperlite lacrosse shaft comes in at third place but is an amazing option for offensive players. This shaft weights under 5 ounces! To put that into perspective, that is about how much a light lacrosse head will weigh without mesh. The Hyperlite feels like a toothpick but is durable enough to be used at any level. The Maverik Hyperlite has no flex which will give players more consistency with their release and lead to harder checks. The Hyperlite shaft also uses Maverik’s classic adjustable end cap piece which allows for some customization. The grip is soft and smooth which will allow players to move their hands quickly on the stick.
At number 4 we have the Maverik Hypercore lacrosse shaft. This is another Maverik shaft that has zero flex for added consistency. The Hypercore has a beam in the core that adds strength to the shaft, making it a great option for players who occasionally get stuck on defense. The Hypercore shaft has a matte finish and a traditional shape which makes it really comfortable to move your hands quickly. The Maverik Hypercore is at a great price point, making it a great option for players at all levels.
The Warrior Evo Pro lacrosse shaft takes the fifth spot on this list because of its amazing strength to weight ratio. The Evo Pro shaft has a very comfortable shape that brings your fingers to the same spot every time you shoot. Warrior also uses strategic layering to apply extra material in places that need it the most and less material on areas that don't receive as much abuse. If you want something that you know is going to last, and will remain effectively lightweight, the Evo Pro is something you should strongly consider.