Oh Moonshine. The original Moonshine was one of the first Basecamp collaboration models. As a slimline responsive metal, it was one of the first yo-yos to spark the resurgence in modern responsive play.
The new Moonshine 2 picks up right where the original left off with even more focus on getting that responsive feel just right. It has a wider profile for added stability and catch-ability with a small bearing to give you a snappy response even on those slow throws. It can be setup unresponsive, but that isnt really the aim here.
Ehhhh, I don’t know that I’d call it “weird” so much as just a unique evolution of a throwback idea. Back in the day, having different pads in a yoyo wasn’t so unusual. More so in the sticker days than the silicone pads, but still. Not exactly uncommon.
I do think it’s unusual for a throw to have different response on either side factory new out of the box. Not many of those that I can think of outside of a few randos or the old YYJ hybrid response.