The Kings Ring – This 500-gram pro rack super-finale from Big Fireworks is high on price, but high on decibels and grandeur, so if you can afford it, go for it. Nine 3-inch shots feature majestic brocades with color rings and horsetails.
4 of 5 Stars
4 stars

Mother of All Bombs – Now this is a super finale! When you pay this type of money, you want it to look like a professional aerial display. MOAB from Winda delivers with 9 towering shots, including Nishiki Kamuro, the longest hanging willow effect we’ve seen in a super-finale pro rack.
5 of 5 Stars
5 stars

Hot Racer – Pair of whistling red, white and blue race cars make a jackrabbit start and then does reverse doughnuts while backfiring red and green sparks. Fun and loud novelty from World Class.
3 of 5 Stars
3 stars

Light House – New in 2018, this stellar lighthouse-designed fountain from Winda truly lives up to its name at the end with flickering illumination from 18 round windows. Leading up to the cool-looking climax are laser crackles, green and orange sparks, silver and gold chrysanthemums and other effects.
5 of 5 Stars
5 stars

Half Ton – Half Ton looks like he could be the half-brother of Tow Mater of “Cars” fame, but possible relations aside, this nifty novelty, appropriately from Brothers, moves forward and backward with a payload of silver showers and spinning jumping jacks.
4 of 5 Stars
4 stars

Truckin Home – 500-gram giant from World Class stands out not only due to its holy-moly size, but its Dixie-dedicated wrapper depicting the Confederate flag and an 18-wheeler. From within are 119 shots of beads, brocades, chrysanthemums, crackles and reports of varied sizes.
4 of 5 Stars
4 stars

Asian Sensation – If you like pistils, the effect of a burst in the center of a larger palm or chrysanthemum, this 9-shot beauty from World Class is a must-buy. Crackling tails make this one extra loud.
5 of 5 Stars
5 stars

Boomer Bang – 55 shots in under 30 seconds makes for a short, but exhilarating experience from Brothers. Rows of 5 shots each go back and forth spewing crackling mines to red palms, crackling mines to green palms and crackling mines to yellow palms, ending with a 5-shot finale of crackling mines to chrysanthemums.
4 of 5 Stars
4 stars

Doomsday – You’ll be saying it’s great to see doomsday after watching this impressive 30-shot cake packed with excitement and new in 2018. Effects including whistle with green leaves, spinners with red leaves, golden tail with red, blue and green, and crackling silver fish are literally World Class.
5 of 5 Stars
5 stars

Extreme Ride – Two words: Loud and simmering. More words: New in 2018, Extreme Ride is the perfect name for this E-ticket ride, a 16-shot champ from Cutting Edge with silver, green and red glitters with mine, and leaves of green, red and sky blue.
5 of 5 Stars
5 stars

Evil – Budget-priced 200 gramer from World Class has low breaks, at least according to the one sampled, and a beautiful show of red and blue brocades, tails and rain.
5 of 5 Stars
5 stars

Evil Clown – World Class’ scary-looking funny man on the label is at least patriotic, face-painted in red, white and blue. This demonic dude is deafening, and that’s a good thing. So are the bursts of periwinkle, purple, yellow and green.
4 of 5 Stars
4 stars

Angry Cowboy – Nice cadence of colorful, crackling brocades. Solid performer.
4 of 5 Stars
4 stars

High Voltage – This 500-gram cake offers a thrilling half-minute of 24 shots of red, green, lemon, sky blue mines and some of the prettiest white glitter around.
4 of 5 Stars
4 stars

Point Break – Super-loud 16-shot budget-minder from Empire Fireworks spews a pretty performance in pink, purple, orange and blue.
5 of 5 Stars
5 stars

Super Pull String Grenade – Holy smoke! New in 2018, this rookie sensation from Big Fireworks is for anyone looking for thick – and we mean thick – smoke. Pull the ring and behold the spray of red, green, blue, purple and orange smoke.
5 of 5 Stars
5 stars

Rockets Red Glare – Living up to its name is this 25-shot newbie from Big Fireworks. Lots of red from crackling mine to crackling strobe breaks to a nifty crackling finale.
4 of 5 Stars
4 stars

Unleashed – Several fireworks companies make a product named Unleashed, but this one from Cutting Edge is the best so far. It’s a 500-gram cavalcade of color within 63 deafening shots.
4 of 5 Stars
4 stars

The Big Slugger – With its sporty baseball bat-themed package and name, you’ll be tempted to swing this super candle instead of being put in the ground as intended. This pyro player from Big Fireworks hits a home run with 96 shots of green and yellow spinners.
5 of 5 Stars
5 stars

Bat Sh*t Crazy – Despite its child unfriendly name, the whole family will be awed by this powerful Screamin Demon 25-shot cake. Crazy number of effects — strobe mines, brocades, crackling rain mines, fish and chrysanthemum mines – burst in orange, green, red, gold, silver and blue.
5 of 5 Stars
5 stars

The Angry Wife – If married feminists aren’t offended by the name, then the slogan on the label certainly will: “Cranky with a touch of psycho.” It’s all in good fun, though, as proven by 42 shots featuring brocades, strobes, leaves, flakes and crackling rain of silver, blue, red and silver.
5 of 5 Stars
5 stars

Zombie Blaster – Twelve big and loud shells of different colors yield a spectacular spread. Altitude is sacrificed for size, but that’s a nit with this excellent artillery shell kit.
5 of 5 Stars
5 stars

Cuba Libre – Great performance and price to match highlight this new in 2018 multi-shot from Sky Bacon. Nine rapid-firing shots tail or break in green, blue, silver, purple and gold.
5 of 5 Stars
5 stars