The RPM M1-X is the first "Trigger style" reel ever produced. The reel is ALWAYS in free spool mode; there's no more buttons to push, levers to swing or tension bars to press. You just shoot and reel. After the shot you simply pull the "Trigger" towards the riser with your pointer finger and reel the line up. As soon as the arrow is back the reel will automatically return to free spool mode and is ready for your next shot. Gone are the days of wondering if you pushed the button, accidentally bumping the reel handle or having the pickup pins engaging while the arrow is in flight. There's no way the pickup pins can engage prematurely with the M1-X even if you pull the trigger handle towards the riser while you shoot. This is the safest, fastest and most user friendly bowfishing reel ever produced!!