81 quality control tests were carried out including the following:
The reel completed 500,000 rotation cycles without malfunction.
SALT-WATER MIST TEST
After 400 hours exposed to a salt-water mist, the reel continued to rotate.
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.