The Hypercast HC3XS has a trigger system that opens the bail and picks up the line automatically without the need to center the line roller. The system drew varied responses from those who tried it. One reviewer who liked it said, 'The trigger could save your finger on a cold day.' Another who thought the system convenient also felt it was hard to bring the bail over using the system. The mechanism precludes the ability to feather a cast or stop a lure in flight using a forefinger on the spool, so the user has to be accurate in judging the distance to his target. A standard conclusion: 'The system is good for a beginner' or for someone who has difficulty opening the bail in the traditional manner.