Shimano Twin Power XD

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The NEW Shimano Twin Power XD has been redesigned and refined in 2021 to set a new standard in saltwater durability. Now featuring exclusive Shimano reel technology upgrades such as Micro Module Gear II, MGL Rotor and Silent Drive, the new Shimano Twin Power XD is built to be both lighter and stronger.

The new Shimano Twin Power XD features the battle tested cold forged Hagane Gear, X-Ship and Magnumlite Rotor. To prevent saltwater intrusion, X Protect provides Shimano’s highest degree of protection.

Developed specifically for the Shimano Twin Power XD series, X Protect uses a waterproof labyrinth structure that blocks any external saltwater entry. There are three Shimano Twin Power XD models, all with nine SA-RB bearings and one roller bearing, including a compact 3000 and 5000 size, alongside a standard 4000 size.

Suited to inshore light jigging and lure casting. The Micro Module Gear II and Silent Drive makes the gearing extremely silent and smooth. The main Hagane Gear provides strong cranking power and X-Protects provides superior saltwater resistance.

The redesigned Long Stroke Spool provides improved casting distance and the new MGL Rotor delivers ultra-light friction free rotation. Ci4+ construction reduces weight by 35 to 55 grams when compared to the original Shimano Twin Power XD from 2017 and the aluminum Hagane Body provides rigidity.

Shimano Twin Power XD

Featuring a Cross Carbon Drag system that outputs up to 11kg and all models are fitted with upgraded power handle knobs.

Toughness and sensitivity are not often words affiliated with one another but both define the new Shimano Twin Power XD, Shimano’s toughest offering in the Magnumlite Series of spinning reels.

Shimano Twin Power XD’s MGL Rotor provides light, sensitive rotation for increased control while working a lure or jig with purpose and precision. The MGL Rotor also provides anglers a distinct advantage when needing to come tight quickly to set the hook when that inshore game fish decides to bite.

Shimano Twin Power XD also encompasses Shimano’s MicroModule Gear II technology to provide anglers with refined and ultra-smooth reeling. Constructed with a rigid-aluminum HAGANE Body for increased rigidity and increased power transmission, the Shimano Twin Power XD increases an angler’s efficiency when fighting even the toughest of inshore game fish.

Shimano Twin Power XD

A reel built for toughness without sacrificing sensitivity, the new Shimano Twin Power XD has no equal for inshore anglers.

New Shimano Twin Power XD Technologies:

Aero Wrap II – This two-speed oscillation system layers the line onto the spool in a crisscross pattern that reduces line-to-line friction for longer casts. Aero Wrap reels utilize a patented worm gear design to move the spool upward quickly and downward slowly to wind the line in a precise pattern, reducing friction, and giving smoother, longer casting ability.

CI4+ – CI4+ is an advanced version of the original CI4. This highly technical material is 2.5 times stiffer than CI4 and is used to increase weight savings.

Cross Carbon Drag – This drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.

G-Free Body – G-Free Body technology has been developed to shift the reel’s center of gravity closer to the rod. By moving the center of gravity closer to the anglers hand position, the G-Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.

Hagane Body – The HAGANE Body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body stiffness and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms the angler’s actions directly into cranking power. It’s efficiency through strength.

Hagane Gear – With amazing strength and durability, the HAGANE Gear is at the very heart of the reel. Shimano, through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives you the long-lasting smoothness and pleasure that you feel when you first use a reel, over and over again.

No cutting work is applied to the teeth of the drive gear. Instead the entire surface is calculated in minute detail by special 3D design and then formed by Shimano’s cold forging technology. The result is assured resilience.

It’s the fruit of Shimano’s inexhaustible pursuit for durability; the strength and power of forged metal continues to represent the fundamental concept of Shimano reels.

Long Stroke Spool – The Long Stroke Spool has longer stroke compared to conventional spool designs. This long stroke specification results in greater casting distance.

MGL Rotor – The Magnumlight Rotor is 25% lighter, offering better balance and requiring 22% less inertia, making it easier to start and stop your retrieve for an overall smoother feel.

MicroModule Gear II – State-of-the-art, gear tooth surface design and MicroModule Gear II, are further advanced through Shimano’s exclusive manufacturing technology. The surfaces of the drive gear and pinion gear have been analyzed and updated from the ground up in pursuit of perfection.

One-Piece Bail – One-Piece Bail allows the line to travel unimpeded to the line roller. Its seamless design reduces friction and the change of tangles or cuts to the bail arm.

Propulsion Line Management System – The most obvious component of the Propulsion Line Management System is the new Propulsion spool lip design. Through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations it has been determined that this new spool lip design provides longer casting distances than a standard spool lip design while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming.

Rigid Support Drag – By strengthening the spool support of the main shaft, the play and fluctuation of the spool during drag operation are suppressed, allowing smooth drag delivery even under high load.

S A-RB – These bearings have been through the same process as our A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing’s rotation.

Silent Drive – From the fundamental, whole body design to the most intricate parts of the drive train, including the drive gear, wormshaft, wormshaft pin and wormshaft gear, every piece has been carefully reviewed, and the smallest clearance gaps and wobbles have been eliminated to the highest tolerances.

X-Protect – By combining our water repellent coating and our specially designed, water channeling, labyrinth construction, X-Protect provides high-level water resistance without sacrificing light gear and rotor rotation.

X-Ship – X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. This will enhance the casting performance of the reel with lighter lures, and allow for longer casts.

Shimano Twin Power XD

The new Shimano Twin Power XD re-writes the rule book and is the most powerful model in the MAGNUMLITE series. Designed for the inshore saltwater angler, it is at equally at home fishing for large predators in freshwater thanks to its sensitivity and super fast rotation.

The ultra-light, fast-response MGL rotor provides precise lure control, while HAGANE Gear and aluminium body provide durability for relentless cranking power. The addition of MicroModule II and Silent Drive further enhances the smoothness and fishing experience.

Add to that the internal protection from saltwater with X Protect, plus superior casting performance from the Long Stroke Spool design and you have the perfect strong, lightweight and durable reel for the serious saltwater angler.

Shimano Twin Power XD Features:


Shimano Twin Power XD model specifications:

Model Number:
Bearings:
Gear Ratio:
Line Per Handle Turn:
Weight oz:
Mono Line Capacity:
Braid Line Capacity:
Max Drag:
Model Number:
Bearings:
10+1
Gear Ratio:
6.2:1
Line Per Handle Turn:
40
Weight oz:
8.6
Mono Line Capacity:
10/200, 12/160
Braid Line Capacity:
15/230, 30/180, 50/120
Max Drag:
24
Model Number:
Bearings:
10+1
Gear Ratio:
6.4:1
Line Per Handle Turn:
37
Weight oz:
7.1
Mono Line Capacity:
6/230, 8/170, 10/140
Braid Line Capacity:
10/200, 20/140, 40/105
Max Drag:
20
Model Number:
Bearings:
10+1
Gear Ratio:
6.2:1
Line Per Handle Turn:
40
Weight oz:
8.6
Mono Line Capacity:
12/195, 14/165
Braid Line Capacity:
20/260, 30/325, 40/185
Max Drag:
24

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