The Shimano Aero Technium MgS is the flagship model of the surf/big pit
range. It’s a unique reel in the market with only the very best components.
The list of features on this reel is huge: every bit of technology Shimano
can put in a surf/big pit reel, has been applied to this reel. It weights
only 485 grams due to the usage of lightweight Ci4+ materials (rotor),
Magnesium (body) and lightweight aluminum (all other parts). However, the
light weight of the reel does not mean concessions have been made on the
strength or durability of the reel. Hagane Body for ultimate protection and
rigidity, Hagane Gearing (cold forged) for ultimate gear strength and
longevity, X-Protect water/dust protection and a very strong titanium
one-piece bail. The Super Slow 10 oscillation system provides perfect
line-lay, which will result in gaining casting distance and accuracy. In
one sentence: the best surf/ big pit reel ever built.
X Protect technology (water proof) on line roller. This will make the line
roller much better protected against dust and water = 5x longer life of
line roller + more reliable.
15 grams lighter (485 grams vs 500 grams).
High Speed Drag (vs. Instant Drag) for ultimate control during run and
Water Resistant Roller Clutch (was not on XTB/XSB).
New Alu handle screw cap (vs plastic on XTB/XSB).
New design Line Safety Guard: more discreet, smaller design, better
functioning, slightly lighter in weight.
New handle shank + new handle knob
New body colors (matt black XTC and pearl white XSC)
Ball Bearings: 8+1
Reel weight: 485g
Capacity Mono Line mm/m: 0.35/550,0.40/400,0.45/300