SHIMANO BIG BTR LONG CAST CI4+ XTB REEL
The Shimano Big Baitrunner CI4+ XTB Long Cast Surfcasting Reel feature a large A-RC spool with slow oscillation. Packed with big features, this big baitrunner has a precision-forged Hagane Body and XShip supporting the pinion gear on both ends with S-ARB bearings and integrating a bigger drive gear to create higher gearing efficiency and embody more power. The smooth power transfer and stability of the gears makes a difference. The gears have been redesigned to minimise friction and increase power transfer from the long aluminium handle to the rotor. This delivers more torque and winding power so you can fight fish better.
The Hagane Drive Gear is produced by Shimano's coldforging technology, without the need for additional machining. This delivers a longlasting smoothness, strenght, 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 diametre drive gear, more power is transferred from the handle to the rotor. The pinion gear is also supported by two Shimano roller bearings, creating more stability.
Carbon Interfusion 4 (valence electrons) is a graphite body material that has been reinforced with carbon fibre. Lighter than magneisum, yet more than enough to cope with the stresses of saltwater fishing.
These bearings have been through the same process as A-RB bearings but feature shields on both sides of the bearings, which reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the rotation of the bearings.
Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations it has been determined that the new AR-C spool lip design provides 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 strip per guide. This results in longer casts with less friction.