Prior to receiving the orange seal high performance ceramic bearings I ordered, I checked the stock freespool of the reel, noting it to spin for 30 seconds. I then removed, degreased and re-lubed the stock bearings in this reel with Xtreme Reel Plus lubricant. It spun for 1:05. I lubed the orange seal ceramic bearings with the same lubricant, re-assembled the reel and tested it. It spun for 3:40. Quite a remarkable improvement that I am sure will help me better cast my live bait with heavy 100# test line.