Shimano’s technology drives the HAGANE concept.
Reel manufacturing based on the HAGANE concept is supported by the unique metalworking technology that Shimano has developed over the years. The precision cold-forged “HAGANE Gear” is tremendously strong and durable from the edges of the teeth to the root of the gear. The “Micro Module Gear System” provides seamless reeling through the engagement between the super-refined teeth. The “X-SHIP” system achieves powerful and smooth cranking thanks to the gear system that is designed to effectively transmit input power. The highly rigid “HAGANE Body” eliminates distortion as well as flex during reeling and protects the interior of the reel from unexpected impact. By integrating these representative metalworking technologies, Shimano gives you the feeling of smooth reeling that is unique to Shimano reels. The more you use the reel, the more you realize the value of HAGANE.
X-SHIP, precision gearing system enables smooth yet strong reeling.
The X-SHIP system enables smooth reeling even under heavy loads. Shimano’s unique mechanism for robust gear engage- ment uses an enlarged drive gear, optimum positioning of the pinion and drive gears, and two-point support of the pinion gear whose ends are supported by bearings. This is shown to be proven even when you are fighting very large fish, and the X-SHIP system efficiently transmits the input power, enabling powerful reeling.
The highly rigid HAGANE Body protects the gear’s rotation performance from heavy loads and shocks.
The HAGANE Body is made of highly rigid metals such as aluminum and magnesium. With its weight reduced to the limit, the HAGANE Body eliminates flex, warp, and distortion of the reel, allowing smooth reeling with little power loss. Furthermore, the highly rigid body protects the engagement of the HAGANE Gear and the Micro Module Gear System from shock, while maintaining smooth reeling. The metal body with refined functions shines with unquestionable beauty.