I want to buy an Epic drive but do not know what Epic shaft to buy .Dick's was very unhelpfull. I use a Taylor made driver with a Stiff Grafalloy (Blue) shaft. I drive average 220-235 very straight so I like the way the shaft feels and works but I need more distance. Evreryone raves about the distance they get from the Epic but I don't want to spend $500 unless I feel it is the right fit. Can you help
I think most people here will tell you that no one can give you shaft recommendation without knowing the details of your swing and how you achieved your average drive distance, i.e. static / dynamic loft, launch angle, AOA, tempo, spin etc. All I can say is the Rogue Max 65s has similar specs to the Grafalloy Prolaunch Blue S (65g version). That's probably a good starting point for club fitting.
This is just my best guess on where I'd start based on your distances and accuracy but I would check out the high launch low/mid spin shafts to maximize your carry without sacrificing roll. If your tempo is on the smoother side then I would recommend a shaft with 3.5-4.0 degrees of torque. If you're a little quicker then 3.0-3.5. Shafts I would look at would be Project X HZRDUS Red or Even Flow Blue, Matrix White or Red Ties, Graphite Design AD-DI or Mitsubishi Fubuki K.
Like I said though this is just my best guess based on the small amount of info we know about you. Do you have any other options other than Dick's? Any Callaway demo days your way?
I like going to smaller golf shops and establishing a relationship. It may cost more than purchasing online but it's been my experience that once that relationship has been established they want you to succeed and put extra effort into your equipment. Also once they see your loyalty chances are you ain't gonna pay full price anymore. The guy at my local shop is now a homie and knows my swing inside and out. He recently reshafted my Alpha 815 hybrid (a stiff Tensei tipped 1 3/4") and it is now money.
I second what @Galen_Marek said about small shops. I have built a reputation with our local shop and they will let me take their demo and fitting clubs out to the course for a day or two so I can see what they really play like. I buy all of my new stuff, balls, bags, etc from them so they know I'm not going to use their equipment then go buy something online.