Note: Moon Rock White is a unique anodizing that my manufacturer offers. The MRE Shawn Exploder is manufactured in 7068 aluminum, instead of 7075, so this run is a little lighter than the normal run. Moon Rock White appears more matte and has a velvety feel. This special edition comes with a new bag and ten pack of my PopString in a special all white and gold color.
The Shawn Exploder is a signature yo-yo designed for Shawn Garcia, a fantastic photographer known for his photos of disassembled yo-yos floating in the air. The yo-yo was designed by Shawn with photography in mind. It is a v-shape wedge with stepped inner walls, which are great for picking up high contrast light in photos. These steps also help reduce string friction when the string rubs against them. In contrast to the rigid inner-walls, the cup of the yo-yo is a smooth bowl with no defining edges. This “organic” shape is great for fingerspins but also helps distribute the weight different than most other wedge yo-yos on the market. This is a competition style throw with a fun and floaty feel.
- Weight: 60.4 grams
- Bearings: Size C
- Size: 53mm by 45mm
- Gap size: 4.4mm
- Response: 19x14x1.15mm
- Material: 7068 aluminum
TLDR? The Shawn Exploder is a really, really, really ridiculously good looking yo-yo designed by one of my favorite photographers.
Here are some of Shawn’s photos of the Shawn Exploder: