I have been buying Revo STXs for ever and have quit afew of them, but don't know if they are Gen 1,2 or 3s. I just bought a new one and I assumed it was a Gen 3 but I was unsure so while I was at Lake Fork last week I took it to two different places that work on reels. One place looked and said it was a Gen 1 and the other couldn't decide between a Gen 2 or 3. I know that I have some older STXs that are heaver and have straight handles which I thought were Gen 1 reels but I am unsure now. I asked both places how to tell the difference between the models and got two different answers. I know that a lot of Revo reels sell on this forum that are said to be Gen 1,2,or 3 and would like to know how they determine what they are selling so that I can identify what I have.