81 quality-control tests were carried out including the following :
The reel completed 500,000 rotation cycles without malfunction.
SALT SPRAY TEST
After 400 hours of exposure to salt spray, the reel continues to turn.
DRAG POWER TEST
Measures the maximum force exerted (in kilograms) in order to provide the required drag quality.
A 12 kg weight is hung on the reel by the spool for 2 minutes.
Rinse in fresh water after using in the sea and then dry. Oil the mechanism once a year.