The Aero Technium XS-C features Shimano X-Ship gearing for unrivalled smoothness and efficiency, Super Slow Oscillation for outstanding line lay and a Cold Forged black aluminium AR-C spool. The combination of these features, plus the outstanding metallic visual appearance, make this model perfect for anglers wanting a high performance casting reel for either surf or long range freshwater fishing.
Fitted with an Instant Drag spool for quick adjustment, the 'XSC' also features 7 Shielded Stainless A-RB bearings, a one piece SR bail arm, and a totally waterproof drag. Available in two sizes, the 6000 has a shallower spool more suited to carp fishing whilst the 10000 has a large capacity spool. The result is awesome performance for anglers who really know what they want.
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.
ARC Spool 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.
S ARB Shimano
S ARB bearings are high corrosion resistant ARB ball bearings with an extra shield for improved protection against sand, salt or dust.
One Piece Bail The onepiece bail wire has no gap for line to snag on during normal operation. Made of Stainless Steel, it reduces friction and allows the line to get onto the line roller quicker.
Super Slow Oscillation
Super Slow Oscillation the spool moves very slowly forming almost parallel wraps of line.
Aero Wrap II
Aero Wrap and the advanced Aero Wrap II is a worm gear oscillation system with a specially designed pitch to create optimal oscillation speeds. This provides superb uniform line lay to reduce loss of energy during the cast. Aero Wrap II is considered one of the best line lay systems in the world.
Cold Forged Aluminium
Cold Forged aluminium is used for some 'round' reels, fly reels and is also used for many types of spool. Made from one single piece of aluminium Cold Forging produces great strength.
Diecast aluminium is used for many types of reel and is most common on fixed spool reel bodies and rotors. It is also used for spools on P4 fixed spool reels and come baitcasting models.
DynaBalance reduces wobble during the retrieve by counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. By using computer balancing Shimano are able to redistribute the rotor weight to create eliminate vibrations.
Floating Shaft II
The key friction area on most fixed spool reels is where the spool drive shaft meets the pinion. Shimano designers have overcome this by reducing a large percentage of surface area contact and incorporating bearings on either side of the shaft. The resultant design leaves the shaft in a 'floating' position, considerably improving efficiency and longevity.
The precision engineered main Hypergear transmits more power from the handle to the rotor. Designed to exacting tolerances, it requires less effort but returns more retrieve playing torque with vastly reduced component wear.
Instant Drag allows the drag setting to be switched from free spool to a 'fight' setting by tightening the Instant Drag lever on the front of the spool in only a few turns.
One Speed Oscillation
One speed Oscillation the spool moves at a consistent speed. Power Roller The special grooved design of the Shimano Power Roller significantly reduces line twist and is a big advantage when using thin mono and braid.
Super Stopper II
Super Stopper II eliminates backward movement and free play in the handle when the reel is set in antireverse.
Using special protection gaskets, the drag is protected against the intrusion of water for more consistent drag performance.
- Family Type Big pit/surf
- Models 6000, 10000
- Bearings 7 S A-RB + 1 Roller Bearing
- Line lay Aerowrap II + Super Slow Oscillation
- Extra spool 1 x cold forged aluminium
- Handle Single machined aluminium
- Body material Diecast aluminium
- Spool material Cold forged aluminium
- Maintenance port Yes (body)
- Waterproof drag Yes
Spare spool RD15265
Weight (g) 550
Gear ratio 4,3:1
Line capacity (mm/m) 0.35-400 / 0.40-300 / 0.45-200
Line capacity (lb/yds) 12-440 / 16-330 / 20-220
Bearings 7 S A-RB + 1 RB
Line retrieve per crank (cm) 102
Max drag (kg) 20