am going to pv next week for 6 days fishing on the maximus. just got my new maks back from cal sheets with the upgrades and blue print from the show. should i take my 20 to pv or leave it home? also ,just to share,i invested in the new maks at the urging of fishy when he told me i was old school,in combination of how well the average angler was doing with the new maks. they really turned them into better anglers. but i did notice on that trip,that anglers were having trouble with their top shots breaking and pulling apart. it was a really high seas trip. even the top shots that the crew were making were failing and this had everyone pulling their hair. i talked to the skipper about it when he asked what i thought,since i had no failures. well after talking to cal, the drag curve on the maks is not consistent out of the box and can suddenly just load up on you disproportionately to how much you move the drag lever. so heads up on this,in retrospect, i think this is why we had so many failures on that trip in the heavy weather. on another not, oh my god,i cannot believe the free spool on these reels. these are going to take my game to a whole another level.