In two ways, a 14% weight reduction over the previous model in conjunction with redesign has vastly improved the balance, making the quick response reel even sharper. In the hand you really notice this difference, especially when fishing with the reel all day. For constant or delicate fishing, such as light rock, street or pellet waggler the increased sharpness is obvious, the reel performs like an extension of your arm.
The second benefit to the new Magnumlite rotor is the increase in rigidity, a whopping 30% increase! In this case the weight loss hasn't resulted in weaker, you can see from the diagrams below when under extreme pressure the rotor stands strong so you can be confident, no matter your fishing situation reels with the new MGL will never let you down.