The new Shimano Twin Power XD’s cold-forged Hagane gear has received a significant upgrade, resulting in a strength rating comparable to a reel-size larger in the previous model. X-Ship provides vital pinion and drive-gear support. To further protect the XD’s internal gearing, the Hagane Body suppresses distortion and twisting.
To oppose saltwater intrusion, X Protect – combined with a new water-repellent treatment – provides the Twin Power XD with Shimano’s highest degree of protection. The new Magnum Light Rotor enables effortless winding through a 14% reduction in rotational resistance and a 30% improvement in rigidity, while the G Free body shifts the reel’s centre of gravity closer to the reel seat, improving balance and feel. A carbon-cloth drag stack creates between 9kg and 11kg of pressure (depending on the size), and a large-diameter drag knob enables easy adjustment.
Available from all Shimano retailers nationwide.
16 October 2017