I have about 16 and use them a lot, been a member of their team for a bit, great reel... They also have a three year warranty and usually will get reel back to you within 10 days on warranty work. The C FORCE reel is also a great product in their line up.
J have never had a problem with the Apex or the Edge a buddy hooked into a giant carp here on fork and tried to bring it in fast and stripped a pinion gear. I have caught largemouth up to 11.5 pounds and never a problem. They have a new reel out and I can't wait to try it out.