Well, I knew it was coming a while back. It is now a reality. People kept pushing the Boss Series to beyond the design of the reels with spectra line. Especially the B2 or two speed series. Accurate has now come up the plate with the new "Extreme 400, 500, 600". These new boss reels are made to accommodate the extreme fisherman. Those are the guys like me who really like to pour on the drag. They have beefed up the insides to handle the heavy fishing conditions like pulling out big AJ's, grouper, and catching larger tuna. The new reels are: BX2-400. $565 (same size as 270) BX2-500. $585 (same size as 870) BX2-600. $599 (same size as 665) If you really don't push your reels to the limit, now is the time to pick up some great deals on the 270's, 870's and 665's. You can probably save about $125 a reel. I assume the (older) models could be history. Parts shouldn't be a problem, as Accurate is a good company and has sold thousands of boss reels. The best thing ever is the whiffle ball knob's are no more. History, gone forever. All new reels will have the extreme handle like on the B2-30 and B2-50.