Finally got my reel about 2 weeks ago and have used it a number of times. First out of the box i discarded the 6 brake blocks as i see these as a waste of time. Adjisted the centre knob on the handle side until the spool ran for 15 seconds with the magnets off and that was it. In use i use very little of the magnetic braking and have to say this is a very smooth and well made reel. Can hardly hear the gears when reeling in and casting is a joy. If a power handle is available i think i would get one as there is no adjustment to the standard one and think this would be an advantage. Nit picking really though as it is difficult to fault.