Abu Garcia Revo Enters Generation #4
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Abu Garcia's original line of Revo baitcasters created a stir in the status quo. In what was for the longest time, a two manufacturer race for your attention in a low profile baitcaster, Abu Garcia has made it worthwhile to look elsewhere and helped spawn the rebirth of a few other manufacturers as well. This year, the manufacturer introduces their fourth generation Revo reels bringing together what they've learned from Toro through MGX to really refine the entire lineup.
line of Revo baitcasters created a stir in the status quo.
The first thing to notice with the new Revo reels is their change in shape.
The first thing to notice with the new Revo reels is their change in shape. Gone is the crossbar locking screw holding the non handle sideplate in place and in is a narrower, more
sleek face. Abu engineers actually pushed the spool and related mechanics of the reel further back and away from the line guide without changing the overall length of the reel. This shift reduces the angle by which your line travels from the spool to and through the line guide helping increase overall casting efficiency and distance.
The new Revos look longer, but they are actually the same length.
Revo Drag: Abu Garcia has taken the drag design from their vaunted Toro reels and downsized it for Premier, STX, Inshore, and Winch. This new Power Stack drag system features thicker carbon washers that are keyed like gears. This tweak keeps the carbon washers from spinning inside your reel which in turn doubles the washer's effectiveness helping to deliver up to 24 pounds of pressure even in the highest speed versions of these reels.
Each Revo features a new X2-Craftic aluminum alloy frame.
new Power Stack drag system is featured in 5 of the 7 Revo models.
IVCB-6L: Abu continues to make use of their MagTrax and Infini brake systems but have refined the IVCB brakes from their MGX reels with lockable fly arms and incorporated this system into the Premier, STX, and Inshore. So you can now turn brakes on and off and even set your spool up with zero brakes for a completely free casting spool if you so choose.
IVCB comes over from MGX but in a new IVCB-6L incarnation.
Premier, STX, and Inshore all benefit from IVCB-6L.
Revo X: Gone is the Orra suite of reels and new is the Abu Garcia Revo X. Taking over the same $99 price point as the former Orra SX, the Revo X features an X2-Craftic aluminum alloy frame instead of the composite frame from the Orra series. The Revo X comes with a hybrid carbon drag system, MagTrax braking, and will be available in three retrieve ratios (5.4, 6.6, and 7.3).