Big improvement over the stock handle
If there is one item I would say the van staal x series missed it's the knob. I find the factory knob to be too small and awkward. This power knob is the finishing touch to a perfect reel for hard core surf fishing. It's extremely easy to install, super light-weight and made of the top-quality material all van staal reels are made of.
The Van Staal Power Grip Handle Knobs provide a huge improvement over the standard handle knob on the VS X Series. The added mass and leverage when fighting fish is worth every penny. I recommend the Power Grip Handle Knob upgrade to any existing VS X Series owner.