I know you guys will probably cringe at this but I recently cleaned a lubed an Abu Black Max and used it for cranks this past weekend. Worked perfectly! 6.3:1 btw
Eesh. . .I have a black max and a couple of silver max reels that are just complete dog scat. The black max is at least serviceable. . .those silver max reels are so worthless. Worst casting reel I've ever owned. I just cannibalized them for the handles.
I use Lew's for cranking. A few different ones. Main thing for me is a 6.3:1 for shallow and something around 5:1 for deep cranking.