In the footsteps of a legend

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

   

   

Specs:
Diameter: 45.6mm
Width: 37.3mm
Weight: 59g
Response: 19mm Pads
Bearing: ILYY KMKct C-Size
Coating: Anodized Orange & Black
Material: 6061 Aluminum
Limitation: 12

Price: 100 EUR + shipping

As always, get them directly from us: info@ilyy.de

A solid yoyo

From the first second I threw our DR3I titanium prototype I fell in love with its dimensions. The slightly undersized diameter combined with the slim profile and light weight is such a nice combination. It feels sturdy, reliable and isn’t prone to tilt, it just feels solid. This inspired us to delve deeper into this and create a yoyo which oozes these values. What is more down-to-earth than a good ol’ mono-metal aluminum yoyo?

No fancy shape experiments – just a robust and slick organic shape. No dimples, plateaus, grooves, lips – Just material where it’s needed. No super short axles that get lost in the infinity of space time. No special bearing or pad sizes, the industry standard shall do. No matter where you live, you can get bearings, axles and pads that fit in case you need them. No splash, dots, spray, sparkle, wash, fade with rainbow colours – Straight up grey.

This is our new yoyo: Solid.
It doesn’t fuck around.

   

  

Specs:
Diameter: 53.7mm
Width: 37.9mm
Weight: 62.6g
Response: 19mm Pads
Bearing: ILYY KMKct C-Size
Coating: CeramicBlast (Stealth Grey)
Material: 6061 Aluminum
Limitation: 20

We have 15 pieces available for purchase.
Contact us at info at info@ilyy.de to grab yours.

Sold out. Thanks all!

3145

Being a brand founded over ten years ago, our urge for nostalgia is a strong pillar of our doing. We cured these itches with our renditions of the AnY Air Rider and the SPYY Radian (Thunder & Lightning). Another great yoyo of the past was The Cut by hspin. It featured a radical design twist where only linear contours were used to create the overall shape. We still love this idea to this day so we thought ‘why not make a fun yoyo with this concept’. Said and done.

We give you the 3145 (BIAS) – a mid-sized, lightweight yoyo with lots of edges. No fancy weight rings, grooves, cups, splashes etc. Just a fun throw for some quality time.

Here’s a CAD image of the profile. All straight lines, no curves aside from deburring radii. :)

Specs:
Diameter: 54.00mm
Width: 43.00mm
Weight: 63.30g
Response: Hot Red SILYYcone
Bearing: ILYY KMKg C-Size
Coating: Candodize (silver grey)
Material: AlMGSi1
Limitation: 20

We have 18 pieces available for purchase right now for 65€ a piece. There will not a be a second batch, this is a one time project. Shipping will be around end of next week.Order via email: info (at) ilyy (dot) de

Sold out.

The bimetals are ready!

Now that we delved into the titanium world, there was another thing we haven’t done in our 10+ year journey into yoyos yet: bimetal construction!
Said and done. Double release again.

 

First up: Frank’s entry, a full-size mid-weight powerhouse: The Prometheus
Diameter: 56mm
Width: 42mm
Weight: 65.5g
Response: Hot Red SILYYcone
Bearing: ILYY KMK C-Size
Coating: CeramicBlast (red)
Material: 6082 AlMgSi1 Aluminum,  AISI 303 Stainless Steel Rings
Limitation: 10

The second: Dominik’s view into The Abyss
26626871731_26dd41afee_h
Diameter: 57mm
Width: 43.5mm
Weight: 63.5g
Response: Hot Red SILYYcone
Bearing: ILYY KMK C-Size
Coating: CeramicBlast (black)
Material: 7075 Aluminum Body, AISI 303 Stainless Steel Rings
Limitation: 10

Both yoyos are available directly from us (email). Price is 100€ each.

 

Trvth once more

Long time no post. We’ve been busy with our private lives, but are still into making yoyos. Expect new models soon.

Trvth 2014The first release of 2014 is the second production run of the Trvth. We kept the specs of the second prototype and decided to only engrave one side of the yoyo (just like the SB2). Limitation on this one is 30 pieces.

10 will be available from YoYoExpert within the coming weeks.

ILYY and OneDrop join forces!

This has been cooking for a while now but we can finally announce the result of joined forces between OneDrop of USA and ILYY. The SE Sakura!

SE Sakura colour range

From left to right with quantities in brackets: Hair Band (25), Broken Heart (50), Light Dusk (25), Cobalt (50), Dark Dusk (25), Melon (25)

Another picture of the whole lot:

8487694920_983586327b_z

OneDrop created a brand new side effect for the SE Sakura resembling the original shape of the horn.

Exclusive SE Sakura side effects

We incorporated ace laser engraving to every yoyo.

SE Sakura laser engraving

Specs:

Base Weight (two halves, response pad, bearing): 62.82g
Weight with aluminum Sakura Side Effects: 65.72g
Width: 41.25mm
Diameter: 52.00mm
Stock Response: Flow Groove
Gap Width: 4.34mm
Bearing Size: Large (C) stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
Finish: Pyramatte

They will be available from the OneDrop store on February 25th with discounted international shipping.

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”.

Christmas Eels!

Christmas Saint Eel ILYY Saint Eel
We decided to go for a final batch of Saint Eels for this Christmas. This time, they are finished by vibratory grinding in two steps. The first being ceramic pellets followed by wallnut shells. This gives the outside of the halves a smooth polish-like appearance while the inside keeps its machining looks. The specs are the same as those of the last batch.

Around 30 were made. These will be the last Eels to slither out of our shack. If you want the reigning micro-yoyo king, keep your eyes open. Those will ship soon to retailers.

New releases!

It’s been a while. But that time was well spent. Check out the 2012 versions of the Fury and the Enigma!

Fury:

This 2012 variant is 3g lighter than the original which gives it a lot more floaty goodness. Stability is not affected. This thing flies like on rails. Oh, and it’s limited. Crazy limited. Only 15 made, exclusively for YoYoExpert.

Enigma:

Also featuring our new IRG design, the brand new 2012 Enigma. A total of 25.

Available soon at YYE, YYSR and Yo-Shop!