Sealed Ball Bearings
Shielded Ball Bearings
Open Ball Bearings
The XCR Bearing system com-
bines the benefits of shielded bearings with up to 10x’s greater
corrosion resistance than stan- dard stainless steel ball bearings. XCR bearings also reduce friction, which improves free spin resulting
in a smoother performing reel. The bearing shields add addition- al protection by keeping dirt and grit from entering into race area.
Both sides of these bearings are fully sealed with a polymer cover between inner and outer races.
These seals protect the ball bearings by keeping lubrication in
and by keeping dirt, debris and
moisture out. Sealed bearings are normally placed in key loca- tions most likely to be subject to
exposure from the elements.
The shields fit between the inner
and outer races and provide
protection to the bearings by preventing dirt and grit from set-
tling in the race area.
Open bearings are easy to iden-
tify because the small metal balls are visible from either side
of the bearing. These bearings are normally located deep within the reel in areas where exposure
to salt, moisture or the ele-
ments is unlikely.
Skeletonized Aluminum Spool
The Carbon Arbor spool has a unique and innovative design that combines aluminum
with super light weight carbon. This combination provides an ultra lightweight
spool without sacrificing strength.
The Braid Ready spool incorporates built-in rubber grommets that grip braided lines and prevent them from sliding on the arbor of the spool. The grommets hold braided lines tightly to the spool arbor which saves both time and the extra step of having to back fill a reel with
monofilament line or the using of tape.
Made from aircraft grade aluminum then machined to remove as much material as pos- sible without impacting overall strength. The result is the lightest aluminum spool on the market.