Noctu

Back in 2007 when we came close to finishing up the E1NS, we goofed around in CAD and created crazy ‘never-been-done’ shapes. At the time, we thought our yoyo making to be a one-time endeavor. Thus, the designs we created were not focused on DFx aspects at all.

One of these brainchilds was the Noctu. Right after we rendered the first 3D-model, we realized, there was something here. This was too special to be left in a mental drawer. It had to be brought to life.

When the E1NS nuked into the scene and obliterated our wildest expectations, we immediately sought out to awaken the Noctu. This proved itself to be hard, very hard. The design was so bonkers (including the asymmetrical bearing seat), our machining shop struggled long and hard to get the first prototypes machined. In the end, they succeeded and were in business.

Tossing these around, we quickly had a list of improvements collected and were ready for the next improved iteration. However, we soon learned the design still was very challenging to machine and thus went from iteration to iteration.

The delays became so intense that we released more yoyos and new models in between the Noctu prototypes. In the end, we released 10 different batches and all had their quirks and changes.

We always wanted to return to the OG specs, the way we had initially thought Noctu to feel like. That’s what we did with this 2019 release, based on the smaller diameter and the traditional wider wings, the new Noctu is an ode to old school ILYY.

Ready to roam night skies on Halloween 2019.

Versions

BatchDWMResponseBearingFinishColorLimitationRelease
Run #452.0041.5065.5014x19x1.2CCandodizeTitanium2310.2019
Special #355.1042.7068.5015x22x2LSoda BlastBlack, w/ Gold Splash2003.2013
Run #355.1042.7068.5015x22x2LCandodizeTitanium6010.2012
Special #255.1042.7068.5015x22x2LCandodizeTitanium (lasered)1502.2011
Run #255.1042.7068.5015x22x2LCandodizeTitanium15101.2011
Special #155.1042.7068.5015x22x2LCandyBlastBlack/Gold1510.2010
PrePro #155.1042.7068.5015x22x2LCandodizeSilver1203.2010
Run #152.10 41.9164.0015x22x2LCandyBlastBlue11002.2009
Proto #352.2241.9368.9515x22x2LAnodizationBlue2509.2008
Proto #252.1042.1067.40tbaLPearl AnodizationPearl20tba
Proto #152.1041.9067.40tbaLAnodizitationBlack/Grey2010.2007