The Stella SW represents the pinnacle of Shimano technology and innovation in the pursuit of creating the ultimate spinning reel. For 2019, the Stella SWC has been released with a number of significant upgrades that deliver Infinite Power across four models – 8000HG, 8000PG, 10000PG and 14000XG. Infinity drive has been introduced to complement the existing X-Ship system to deliver light and powerful winding. This development removes any contact the inner part of the pinion gear has with the main shaft, as a high-sliding bushing supports it. Additionally, a special skid coating has been incorporated to further reduce sliding resistance. As a result handle rotation torque is reduced by 30% when compared to the conventional system, so winding, even under extreme load, is now even easier.