Power Aero XTB / XSB
The Power Aero Big Pit reel which will come in a dark-ish and silver-ish version is an eye-catching reel for the fanatic carp- and surf angler. Stocked with technological features like strong HAGANE Gear and HAGANE Body, X-Ship, one-piece bail, and the new X-Protect this reel is designed to last for many years like a true workhorse. The reel has a relatively small body which gives the reel a compact feel. The Parallel Body feature is added to increase casting distance and accuracy by eliminating line slap during the cast.
The Parallel Body in combination with the superb line-lay of the Super Slow 5 system will make sure that you can always cast your baits right there where you want them. The new Hi-Speed drag – which is even faster than Instant Drag – enables you to switch instantly from freespool mode to fight mode by only a very small turn of the drag knob.
The HAGANE Drive Gear is produced by Shimano's coldforging technology, without the need for additional machining. This delivers a longlasting smoothness, strength, lightness and power at the very heart of the reel. Traditional diecast, machined gears are less durable under heavy loads.
XShip is a combination of features that work together to create much greater efficiency. By positioning the pinion gear close to the centre line of the large diameter drive gear, more power is transferred from the handle to the rotor. The pinion gear is also supported by two Shimano ARB roller bearings. This creates more stability.
The HAGANE Body is produced from highrigidity aluminium or magnesium. This creates stiffness and impact resistance, while at the same time eliminating flexing of the body. The result is a rocksolid housing and support for the moving internal gearing and greater efficiency throughout the reel.
The contact type triplelip structure is introduced to the roller clutch, the pivotal point concerning water resistance. In this structure, the first lip prevents water from entering through the space between the rotor and the body. In addition, the special grease between the second and third lip where it makes contact with the rotor collar located at the upper part of the roller clutch not only resists water from entering but also minimizes friction resistance. Without jeopardizing the 'silky smooth rotation capacity', the vital feature of STELLA SW, exceptional water resistance, has been achieved to withstand the crashing and splashing of waves and spray.
G Free Body
G Free Body technology has been developed to shift the reel's centre of gravity closer to the rod. This has been achieved by moving the oscillation mechanism 19mm from the bottom of the reel to the top. By moving the centre of gravity closer to the anglers hand position, the G Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.
The "Hi-Speed Drag" is the fastest drag function ever featured on a Shimano reel. Only a very small turn on the drag knob will transit the drag settings from 'free spool mode' to the 'fight mode'.
The Parallel Body feature implicates that the spool is lined out parallel to the rod. This results in the reduction of line touching the rod and subsequently this increases the casting distance.
Shimano ARC Spool is a patented spool design with an angled spool lip. This design enables the line to leave the spool with less friction and in smaller coils resulting in longer more accurate casts. ARC spools are proven to reduce backlash and wind knots when using braid.
Shimano S ARB bearings are high corrosion resistant ARB ball bearings with an extra shield for improved protection against sand, salt or dust.
- Family Type Big Pit Carp / Surf
- Models 14000 XTB & 14000 XSB
- Bearings 8 S A-RB + 1 RB
- Line lay 1
- Speed, Aero Wrap II, Super Slow 5
- Extra spool Yes
- Handle Single machined aluminium
- Body material Diecast aluminium
- Spool material Cold forged aluminium
- Maintenance port No
- Waterproof drag Yes
- Spare Spool
- Weight (g) 505
- Gear ratio 4,3:1
- Line capacity (mm/m) 0,35-550/0,40-400/0,45-300
- Line capacity (lb/yds) 12-600/16-440/20-330
- Bearings 8 S A-RB + 1 RB
- Line retrieve per crank (cm) 103
- Max drag (kg) 20