"Surprised more people don't use em"?
Really? It sounds like a piece of [censored] and a headache. Losing "a" fish isn't worth it in a tourney. And not having a reliable foot pedal? Sounds good to me....not! Neither does going overboard because your lanyard caught the TM head.....and fishing without a DI or SI because it wouldn't work on the shaft? Really?
Sounds like. Miracle that it is even sold!!!
Get a Fortex.
Slow down.. no need to come at me like that!
Foot pedal is reliable read my post above yours. No where in any post did I say it was not, I said I couldn't get use to it.
The lanyard getting caught is a habit change with the way you deploy the unit. Turning off the prop when you hook up is also a habit that is needed or at least something you need to be aware of.
Can't argue the lack of a built in HD xducer.