It has been over a decade since we cooked up the crazy idea of making our own little yoyo to enjoy. Back in the day, the amount of different shapes, sizes, weight, construction types etc. was limited and we felt there was a void regarding small but powerful aluminum yoyos. So we stuck our heads together and after many discussions came up with basic shape of our first yoyo – the legendary E1NS.
We went through many iterations throughout the years following its initial release with different weight distributions, colours, finishes, sizes (2WEI), guts and so forth. But each and every of these versions came with the distinct E1NS-feel.
Letting it shine once more after its 10th birthday was only a matter of ‘when’. Since we had projects running that we wanted to complete beforehand (DR3I, 3145, Solid) this project got a little pushed behind, but not for the worse. Had we had the time back then, it would only have been a normal E1NS. But if you know us by now, you realize that this not ILYY-like at all.
From this extra time to think about the new E1NS we came up with the strong desire to combine old and new. We used our old sketches and blueprints to achieve an overall shape as close as possible to the OG from 2007. But then we turned the madness-dial all the way to superundersize and shrank the yoyo to a mere 45.6mm in diameter. To compensate the weight reduction we then replaced a part of the rim with steel inserts that retain the exact overall shape. For such a small yoyo to feel right, its weight needs to come down as well. The 59g are just right for the small guy.
Let’s all welcome our latest creation: dotE1NS
Response: 19mm Pads
Bearing: ILYY KMKct C-Size
Coating: Anodized Orange & Black
Material: 6061 Aluminum
Price: 100 EUR + shipping
As always, get them directly from us: email@example.com
The very first E1NS prototype did some crucial things differently. Pad response and a C-sized bearing. As the prototyping and testing went along, we decided to switch to silicone response and a metric sized bearing. That worked perfectly for our entire line up. However, to this day, we receive tons of emails asking for yoyos that use a C bearing. So, there you have it:
Classic shape (more wingish than current releases) like the first final run had. Our lovely sILYYcone response and a C-sized KMK bearing. Additionally, we tweaked the rims for better IRG accessibility and a floatier play. Orange / titanium candodize to offer a unique look whilst maintaining the true E1NS look.
The yoyo you’ve all been waiting for. Arrives this spring/summer.
A small batch of b-grade preproduction “E1NS12c” will be available soon. You know, machining shops these days…
2010 brings back our legendary E1NS. We added our masked guts and gave it a slick and classic colour.
2006, raytsh and I had an idea. A small super smooth, well gaped yoyo. E1NS was born. And now it’s back, better than ever. Redesigned from scratch, Candodize finish, brutus rims and a whole bag of awesomeness. Shipping soon!
We’re proud to announce our latest creations. Liopleurodon and Falcon. Both full sized and incredibly good.
Also, our classic yoyo got an update: the brand new E1NS09!
Check the yoyo information pages for specs and more pics.
Finally, after ages of waiting, the Noctu batch is finally done. 120 pieces will be on retail soon. We also made another 50 E1NS, but unfortunately, our machinist used the wrong alloy which made the E1NS come out damn light. Their weight (61g) is now comparable to the first E1NS released in early 2007. They have a noticeable vibe/wobble and we would like to call it a “C-Grade”. Due to this flaw, the final retail, if we decide to sell them in general, will be as cheap as possible.
Now for the improvements: Both E1NS and Noctu now use our famous Candy Blast coating! Also, we decided to make Noctu lighter (64g). Now it’s an evil and fast beast.
Ladies and gentlemen,
E1NS is back! For now exclusive to our german community. Better than ever. This redesigned version features more weight, brighter colours and an immense amount of extra smoothness. Try it to believe it.
Check out Luke Vader’s awesome job on this E1NS prototype. Keep up your awesome work!
Make sure to check out all pictures on Luke’s flickr!
Yesterday, E1NS Pearl was put online on YoYoNation and once again the servers crashed due to immense traffic. Insane!
One thing I’d like to mention: These are not a new batch, just some stock remainers on which we put a new coating.
For more information about Pearl check the yoyo pages.
Rick made a fantastic picture using his special all orange E1NS and a ILY-T-Shirt. Really cool, mate!