SPEEDCAST 8000 XSA Surf

NEW FOR 2014 FROM SHIMANO

The Shimano Speedcast 8000 XSA offers exceptional casting performance thanks to combination of a Cold Forged AR-C spool, Aerowrap II and slow speed oscillation.

The subtle silver on white styling and Instant Drag spool makes the Speedcast 8000 XSA the perfect reel for surf and/or landbased fishing from the many rocky ledges around New Zealand's coasts.

A gutsy 4.6:1 ratio, combined with 3 shielded stainless steel ball bearings and a roller bearing deliver a high cranking power and smooth performance. The 8000 size is the perfect compact long casting reel.

Supplied with two XT-7 spare spools.

SPEEDCAST 8000 XSA FEATURES
These spools provide increased strength and durability over diecast aluminum or graphite spools.
Aero Wrap II is a worm gear oscillation system with a specially designed pitch to create optimal oscillation speeds for the Propulsion Spool Lip design. It provides uniform line lay and winding shape to prevent loss of energy during the cast while providing longer casts than other oscillation systems. So, casting distance increases with less effort required.
Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations it has been determined that this new AR-C spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming. It also allows the line to flow off the spool in smaller loops during the cast, which means less slap on the stripper guide. This means 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 caused by the reel.
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