G-Max Shockers were a joint project between CCM, All American player Garrett Maxwell, and Smart Parts. This marker had a new approach to the traditional Shocker design, which ended up making it the lightest Shocker body available from Smart Parts. These bodies were the closest to an "ultralite" Shocker body made by SP, with a few areas of minimal styling added over the basic Shocker body shape.
The G-Max Shocker was prototyped, but the markers were never released for sale. The goals for the design and sale aren't clear, and it's also unknown why the marker was never released. The marker is listed in Smart parts' 2005 catalog as one of many private label Shockers available, however they were never released to the public.
Below is a short list of the marker's notable changes:
- Eye covers and detents from a Bob Long Intimidator
- Autococker barrel threads
- Despite having eye covers on both sides of the body, these markers use Shocker SFT reflective eyes.
- CCM Shocker frame, feedneck, vertical adapter, and other parts
- Bob Long regulator
Only 7 prototype G-Max Shockers were were fabricated (machined by CCM), which are now in the hands of various Shocker collectors. Reportably, one of the prototypes was damaged and could not be repaired.
Most players would agree that these unique Shockers hold the highest resale value on the secondhand market; they are less rare than the Pre-Cup Strange Shocker, but the discontinued design lends itself to controversy (which increases value) and the overall design is improved compared to typical Shocker SFT markers.
G-Max Shockers are monitored being bought and sold as the years pass by. They're all in varying condition, apparently depending on the level of use. Some are obviously more used than others.
A black faded G-Max. Picture courtesy TylerFare@mcarterbrown
A blue faded G-Max. Picture courtesy TylerFare@mcarterbrown
Picture courtesy bankhead
Black and blue G-Max Shockers. Picture courtesy notcal13
Seen above is arguably the best-condition G-Max Shocker, which was professionally restored by CS900 from the PBNation Shocker community. The marker had many custom parts installed, in addition to common repairs, then finished off with a clean reanodizing job.