Nile Prototype v2

After quite some time we can finally show you the second prototype of the Nile project (v1 left, v2 right).

Left: Nile v1, right: Nile v2
Left: Nile v1, right: Nile v2

Here are the changes:

  • 0.7g heavier
  • thicker outter rim
  • 4.0mm gap
  • matt finish
  • longer horn

New specs:
Diameter: 56.00mm
Width: 44.00mm
Weight: 66.90g
Gap: 4.00mm
Response: Hot Red SILYYcone
Bearing: ILYY KMK Metric
Coating: Soda Blast (Black/Gold Splash)
Material: 6062 Aluminum
Limitation: 18

A few will be available at the WLYYM13 in Weimar and later at if there are still some left.

Enter the Nile!

We can finally show you the first prototypes of our most recent design: the Nile

ILYY Nile Prototype

Diameter: 56.00mm
Width: 44.00mm
Weight: 66.20g
Gap: 4.20mm
Response: Hot Red SILYYcone
Bearing: ILYY KMK Metric
Coating: Soda Blast (Black/Gold Splash)
Material: 6062 Aluminum
Limitation: 11

There will be a total of 11 prototypes for sale. You can buy them directly from us via email for 75€ plus shipping. The remaining ones will go to international shops.

Since we have no experience with high RPM/mid-weight-focused yoyos yet, further testing and feedback is required before we decide if we keep developing this design. It plays great, but feels vastly different than what we are used to. We are not sure if it feels “right”.

The Trvth is out there!

Dominik loves his SB2 so much, so we decided to work on a classic shape yoyo, a tribute to Tom Kuhn’s classic. We finally came up with nothing but the Trvth.

At this point, there have been two iterations. The first prototype featured an absolutely straight gap profile. But we found it very hard to play with it, cause of the tiny catch zone. So, to increase the playablity just a bit by maintaining an uncompromising design, at least by today’s standards regarding 1A yoyos, we decided to make the profile slightly wing-shaped. Actually the SB2 was slightly wing-shaped as well.
Now, for our second prototype the catch zone is like double the size of the first version. We also increased the overall diameter just a bit to give it more rim weight and spin time.

Comparison picture: Version 1 – Version 2:

The second prototype features full, state of the art engravings. As you can see, we are kind of going a metal theme here. Its a darkyoyo, which leads us to “black metal” of course. Also, you can think of the name and the term “trve metal”. The style of the engraving goes along with the heavy metal theme as well. Artwork by Clayton V.

The final release will also be candodized, just like the prototypes. The engraving is not final at this point, we might tweak it a bit here and there. As a goodie, the final version will come with a special Graou string made just for us.

We are aiming for a release during second half of 2011.

There is also a short teaser video, that features the prototype version 1:

Void: New horn

Last year we released the Void, our first low price throw. It features a basic but timeless design and performs like a full price yoyo. Its horn was intended for matador playstyle but the diameter wasn’t large enough, so it became a real challenge. This is over now. As you can see in the picture, we increased the size of the dramatically. All you matadors out there, get ready for the Void 2011!
This batch will come in two different colours (red and blue), candodized for even more popping eye candy. Shipping end of May.

New bearings!

Due to a shortage of bearings, we are using shielded bearings again for now. But don’t worry. These will come with c-clips for easy removal. They perform just as well as our classic KMKs, if not better. In fact, we’re receiving superb feedback for these.
Our most recent batches (Noctu & Falcon) were already partially equipped with these new bearings.

Pearl 2.0

Some of you might remember the pearl coating we have done some years ago, or even just the E1NS pearl, which was the most important release in association with said coating.

After two years of hard work, our anodizing shop finally found a way to further improve their patented coating. We call it Pearl 2.0 or just Pearl since it replaces the previous coating. In fact, it’s a special kind of hard anodizing which has some certain qualities to it. Quote: maximum resistance to abrasion, greatest possible sleekness, maximum hardness/toughness, much increased chemical resistance. According to the anodizing shop this particular coating surpasses similar coatings by competitors up to 30% regarding the quality of the coating features.

In the future, more yoyos from ILYY will feature the new Pearl coating. Propably not complete batches, since the coating does not look that fancy, but a small special edition run would always work. At the end Pearl 2.0 is a technical coating, the features are important, not the looks.

We have Falcons here taken from the original batch (red/titanium grey CB) which had anodization flaws. That is why we decided to get them re-coated. The original color is still visible at the area right under the bearing and around.
As you see, that previous color is still there. And since the masking was done with some kind of lacquer, the result is not 100% clean.

Besides that, the Falcons we are talking about are just samples for the new coating. That means, the halves might vary in terms of color nuances. Under a certain lighting condition, the halves might look slightly darker or a shade lighter. Its hard to get it on a photo, but I’ve tried anyway. But as just mentioned, the lighting is different on each half, so, the photo is not really representative.

Limitation: 12 pcs

We sell them for 55EUR each plus shipping. International signed for/registered airmail is 5,50EUR. Payable via paypal.
If you are interested in purchasing one from me, send raytsh an email, no PMs please. Also, include your full name and shipping address.

We set the price with the fact in mind, that the yoyos have been recoated, what is noticeable at certain areas (right under the bearing), and that the yoyos are somewhat flawed in this way. They play and perform like a normale yoyo from the original batch though.