The Hawk Has Landed
Epoch Lacrosse introduces their new head, The Hawk.
Minneapolis, MN; December 20, 2013; Developed in collaboration with the legendary Flip Naumburg, Epoch Lacrosse is proud to introduce their first head, The Hawk.
Designed from the ground up, for today’s evolving style of offensive minded players, The Hawk offers a high-pocket design coveted by the top scorers in the game. The Hawk is manufactured with pride in the USA and comes with an industry best 1-year warranty.
The laid back profile and lowered scoop keeps the ball tucked under the shooting strings when cradling and dodging for maximum hold. Additionally, it provides an optimal release point, improving ball trajectory vs. conventional offset heads when passing and shooting. The Hawk is universal spec and is legal for high school and college play.
“The game has evolved from being played with a vertical one-handed style to the modern two-handed style in which players hold their sticks more on a horizontal plane,” said Ryan Hurley, Partner at Epoch Lacrosse. “This new style has changed the way in which players prefer their stick to be strung. Our retail partners have educated us that over 75% of players who ask for their stick to be professionally strung, ask for a mid-high pocket. The Hawk caters directly to this need,” he added.
“We didn’t design The Hawk for everybody and we didn’t want to create a utilitarian head that fits all styles of play,” said James Miceli, Principal at Epoch Lacrosse. “The Hawk is an advanced head designed for players who desire a high pocket. It is designed for the modern style of play,” he added.
The Hawk is constructed using state-of-the-art materials and utilizes an industry first proprietary composite injected polymer, providing not only optimal strength and durability but also maximum energy transfer for improved velocity. Epoch has led the way in the adoption of advanced materials, such as carbon fiber, with their Dragonfly line-up of shafts. With The Hawk, they have introduced composite material into lacrosse heads.
Epoch understands that players may prefer a different feel or stiffness for lacrosse heads based on their playing style or position. They have borrowed the Flex iQ system from their industry leading Dragonfly shafts and introduced it to The Hawk, which has a Flex iQ of 5. “All too often we see players forced into playing with a specific head based on their position. Many defensemen who desire a stiffer head buy a head marketed specifically to defensemen, but that added stiffness usually comes with a wider profile and is less suited for making the switch from defense to offense,” said James Miceli. By using their proprietary composite polymer, Epoch can increase or decrease the stiffness of The Hawk by altering the materials used in manufacturing. This will allow defensemen to have the same profile and shape head as an offensive player but with the added stiffness they desire. Epoch plans to launch a iQ5 (mid-flex), iQ1 (Stiff) and a iQ10 (Soft) version of The Hawk.
Epoch’s exclusive dual layer architecture ensures The Hawk remains light and strong (durable) by removing material and weight from non-essential parts and increasing the strength throughout the essential structure. The trusted trestle sidewall is a proven design providing increased lateral, torsional and vertical compression resistance, in addition to overall stiffness.
The Hawk ($100 US) is available for pre-orders at Epoch Authorized dealer locations and approved e-tailers. Please visit www.epochlacrosse.com/buynow to find one near you.
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. Their goal is simple, to give the player every opportunity to reach their true potential. Live. Play. Be.
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