Revo SX or STX.......teaching the kids on these was a breeze, really have to try hard to get a backlash once set up right and learn the amount of arm /wrist power.
Really? Your kids might be naturals in comparison to me. I own two Abu's, an SX and an MGX, and while they are good reels, I feel like they're touchier and take much more effort to dial in than any other Shimano, Lew's, Daiwa, etc. that I own. Once dialed in, they cast a mile, but switching between baits, differing wind conditions, etc., I really have to pay close attention to them. That's just my experience with them, so don't take it as fact.