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.
The new Stella SW employs ‘Infinity Drive’ where the pinion gear inner does not make contact with the main shaft, as a high-sliding bushing supports the main shaft. With this new structure, sliding resistance of the main shaft is drastically reduced.
In addition to this, a special skidding coating on the main shaft helps to further reduce sliding resistance. InfinityDrive cuts handle rotation torque by about 30 percent in comparison to the conventional system, and makes the reel more powerful.
The ‘Heat Sink Panel’, where the heat generated by drag is released, stops any decrease in drag performance, due to thermal sagging, by around 50 percent.
The ‘Insulation Sheet’, which blocks heat transfer to the spool, prevents spool temperatures from increasing by around 30 percent. The evolution of the new drag system is easier on the line and more stable than ever. Featured in models 10000, 14000.
X-Protect was developed for stopper bearing protection in the previous model and provided high-level waterproofing. The new Stella SW employs X-Protect for its line roller as well and further improves its waterproofing performance.
The new structure protects bearings inside the line roller from the harsh saltwater environment, and bearing durability is ten times greater than conventional designs. As a result of comparison tests by Shimano.
|MODEL||STELLA SWC 8000 HG||STELLA SWC 8000 PG||STELLA SWC 10000 PG||STELLA SWC 14000 XG|
|MONO CAP. (KG/M)||7/215||7/215||9/201||9/238|
|CAPACITY DIA (MM/M)||0.37/275||0.37/275||0.40/300||0.40/330|
|CAPACITY POWER PRO (PE/M)||(40/340)||(40/340)||(50/360)||(60/315)|
|RETRIEVE PER CRANK (CM)||107||94||102||134|
|DRAG POWER (KG)||25||25||25||25|