Originally, die-cast reels were intended to be low-cost alternatives to machined reels. Imported. Heavier. Easier to damage. Plain Jane. Well . . . not anymore. When creating Liquid, the focus was purely on the virtues and advantages a pressure-cast process can offer. Structurally, you can do things with casting that you can't machine: full-radius compound curves and near zero-radius inside corners. For a precision fit and finish, the cast parts in critical areas are machined, amplifying the best aspects of both worlds.