I'm thinking of buying one of the Abu Big Game 9000's. It's new, but not the new 2007 model. I can get it for $69.99. It is my understanding that this reel doesn't have any centrifigal brake controls on it. I have not used a baitcast that did not have these. My question is, how much more difficult will it be to cast with not having any brakes? I have a couple of 7000's and I can cast them fine with 2 of the small brakes left in them, but if I took them out, I would probably make bird nests.