Van Staal VS X2 Bailless Spinning Reels are nothing short of incredible! For years anglers have been fishing Van Staal reels and the X2 took into account over twenty years of fishing history to make improvements that anglers have been asking for. The new Van Staal VS X2 features a new unibody design with a longer foot that gives more clearance for anglers with bigger knuckles. Sounds funny but not all hands are created equal. Van Staal has repositioned the instant anti-reverse eliminating any back movement in the spool. Included with this new model are the popular PowerGrip handle knob and drag knob. These are now standard on the reel so you don't have to upgrade. Van Staal has also changed the series a bit the 100 size gets a faster retrieve and it now picks up 33.5" of line with every rotation of the handle. The 275 size is gone and replaced with the 300 which has also got a speed boost to 49.5" per crank. Everything you loved about the previous X-SERIES is in the X2. They feature the same industry leading sealing so you can splash, dunk or swim with these reels. Aluminum body, stainless steel gears and titanium internals make them rock solid! If you're passionate about fishing from the beach, a Van Staal VS X2 Bailless Spinning Reel is the ultimate tool to use. It is extremely rugged yet delivers amazing performance year after year. If you've never fished a VS, this is a great reel to start with. If you already have a few Van Staals in your arsenal now would be a good time to add another.