SHIMANO ULTEGRA XTD REEL
Designed for serious surf casters, the Ultegra XTD Surf reels provide consistent long-casting performance and Super Slow Oscillation (14000)/ Slow Oscillation (5500) for precision line lay. Plus, these reels feature Shimano X-Ship for improved gear durability even under the heaviest loads.
X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. This will enhance the casting performance of the reel with lighter lures, and allow for longer casts.
This feature eliminates wobble during the retrieve by counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. By using computer balancing, an approach similar to car tire balancing, we are able to redistribute the rotor weight to create smooth rotation and eliminate vibrations.
|Ball Bearings||4 + 1|
|Maximum Drag (lb)||33-44 (lb)|
|Retrieve Per Crank Range (in)||41 (in)|
|Product Code||Line Retrieve Per Crank (in)||Gear Ratio||Mono Line Capacity (#Test/yd)||Max Drag (lb)||Ball Bearings||Weight (oz)|
|ULT14000XTD||41||4.3:1||12/600, 16/440, 23/330||44||4+1||21.9|
|ULT5500XTD||41||5.3:1||10/425, 12/315, 16/230||33||4+1||17.3|
so far so good. Have not been able to get out with it yet.