I recently purchased an Avet SX 5.3 with Magic Cast. I really didn't want to spend that much money on a reel but I just had to do it. I have only used it for surf fishing since I got it and I am plesantly suprised on how much cranking power it has for such a small reel. It is actually smaller in size than an Abu 6500 and Penn 525 Mag. It has more line capacity than the Penn 525 mag and my 6500C3 and can throw just as far as the 525 mag. I have it on a Breakaway HD-X 13 foot surf rod. Here are a couple of pics.