Three time’s the charm

From all the designs and crazy ideas we devised in our yoyo journey, one project has always stood out as the unholy mother of insanity: the DR3I

Initially planned for a 2017 release, we had to postpone the release due to the immense manufacturing difficulties that spawn from this most ambitious construction. Being a full blown tri-metal yoyo, it was clear from the start the DR3I will require all skills and manufacturing brilliance in our machinists arsenal…and then some.
At that time, we were not able to produce more than three prototypes that fulfilled our performance requirements at reasonable cost. As mitigation, we went from tri-metal to tri-material and came up with the DR3I.ii that replaced the titanium body with a polycarbonate shell. This change allowed us to produce a few more for a mini-run. But we knew, only the real deal with its titanium body will eventually fill the void the initial concept idea created in our minds.

Now at the end of 2021, four years later and with a lot more experience and confidence in our bags, we gave this another try. Countless obstacles during production from machining, fitting and selection had to be overcome but we kept pushing forward only thinking about the ultimate target: DR3I must live!
After sky-high mountains of scrap material and vast fields of shattered dreams, 23 pieces persevered. We are finally able to release our opus magnum to the world!

Here it is, the killer of lifespans and crusher of spirits: DR3I

The yoyo features a meticulously designed titanium body for maximum strength yet minimal weight. The DR3I’s power is provided by massive brass rings with a carefully shaped wave that complements the overall design and allows for exact rim weight placement. The inner cup is made of 7068 aluminum and inherits its anti-cone shape from the amazing Abyss. Thanks to the hollow construction, the angle of the anti-cone could be increased which yields even better finger spin performance. When spinning it combines the classic sounds of thin titanium and old-school throws with caps. The DR3I is a high-rpm yoyo with a satisfying oomph when binding.

The ‘Dinosalat’ anodization of the aluminum cup uses squeezed dinosaurs spiced with pirate-boot-matured Scotch. The resulting colors vary depending on the species of the used saurian making every DR3I unique.

Aside from the rare ingredients, DR3I features the known and loved ILYY specs.

Specs:
Diameter: 53mm
Width: 42.5mm
Gap: 4mm
Weight: 62.6g
Bearing: C-Size
Response: 19mm pad
Limitation: 23 (19 for sale)

Important notice:
Due to the extremely complicated construction and tight tolerances, the DR3I is likely to require several assembly iterations for ideal performance after it was taken apart. We thus strongly recommend to keep it assembled to avoid extensive tuning efforts. Be aware of this before placing your order.
All yoyos ship well-tuned and are ready for action out of the box.

We are selling these now for 300 EUR plus shipping (4.99 EUR DE / 8.57 EUR EU / 12.33 EUR US / 8.50 EUR rest of the world).

Please note that shipping will take longer than usual, especially to the US. We assure you that we are trying to ship as quickly as possible.

You can get one now by sending us an email with an order request with your shipping address and telephone number (only US customers). Please let us know if you want to use a different e-mail address for PayPal. We will then get back to you with a payment request.

All gone! <3

E1NS Hagebutte

It’s been over ten years since we released the last run of the infamous E1NS. Time to change this!
2021 brings the E1NS in a new beautiful colorway we call Hagebutte (German for rosehip). The design heavily bases on the OG E1NS from 2007, unarguably the best version of them all.

Specs:
Diameter: 49.80mm
Width: 40.35mm
Gap: 4mm
Weight: 61.5g
Bearing: C-Size
Response: 19mm pad
Limitation: 63

For the first time, these sold out immediately after we announced them via our mailing list. There will be more E1NS coming this year.

Subscribe to our mailing list, if you haven’t already to not miss the next drop.

Mango PYBIT

If we had to point at the weirdest yoyo we made to date, it would undoubtedly be the PYBIT. Its super bulky can-like shape made it stand out of the organic shapes or standard V-profile swamp of its time.

With it being so extreme and experimental, we only made a handful of these specimens. They became highly sought after by collectors. Voices pleading for a re-run became louder and louder over the years.

Right from the beginning we knew, it cannot simply be a re-run of the exact same design. We wanted something even more unusual than the original design. Keeping the maxim dialed to ‘bonkers’, we thought:

“Why not make a bimetal version, but without adding a second metal?”
– “That does not make any sense!”
“Perfect!”

Out came the Mango PYBIT!

The new PYBIT for 2021 features a bi-7068 aluminum construction with a slick black body and fruity mango gloss rings for extra mojo. In addition, we widened the catch zone to allow for easier play. For the first time, PYBIT 2021 now features the beloved ILYY-dimple horn.

Specs:
Diameter: 52.10mm
Width: 52.75mm
Gap: 4mm
Weight: 66g
Bearing: C-Size
Response: 19mm pad
Limitation: 52

We are selling these now for 100 EUR plus shipping (4.99 EUR DE / 8.50 EUR EU / 12.00 EUR US / 7.30 EUR rest of the world).

Please note that shipping will take longer than usual, especially to the US. We assure you that we are trying to ship as quickly as possible.

You can get one now by sending us an email with an order request with your shipping address and telephone number (only US customers). Please let us know if you want to use a different e-mail address for PayPal. We will then get back to you with a payment request.

All gone! Thank you! <3

It usually takes us several days to reply and process order requests. Regularly, we only take care of order requests on weekends. Please be patient.

Schokolade for the soul

What a crazy year it’s been! We hope you’re all safe, healthy and (legally) around those you love.

Earlier this year, we dropped one of our all-time classics in a new color: The Lebkuchen Noctu.

We love the shade of this anodization and reception was great! That release sold out really fast.

We cannot let this difficult year end without something soothing and good for the soul. And what heals wounds better than good ol’ chocolate?

To follow in the Lebkuchen footsteps we present the Schokolade Noctu.

Specs:
Diameter: 52mm
Width: 41.50mm
Gap: 4mm
Weight: 64.4g
Bearing: C-Size
Response: 19mm pad
Limitation: 49

We are selling these now for 75 EUR plus shipping (4.99 EUR DE, 8.35 EUR EU / 12.00 EUR US / 7.20 EUR rest of the world).

Please note that shipping will take longer than usual, especially to the US. We assure you that we are trying to ship as quickly as possible.

You can get one now by sending us an email with an order request with your shipping address and telephone number (only US customers). Please let us know if you want to use a different e-mail address for PayPal. We will then get back to you with a payment request.

It usually takes us several days to reply and process order requests. Regularly, we only take care of order requests on weekends. Please be patient.

Blackbelt

After some revamps and classic releases, we decided it was time for something new. However, we didn’t just want to drop a new “normal” yoyo, we went for something special and weird.

Out came the Blackbelt – a super slimline fullsize diameter bi-metal saucer.

Its large diameter paired with the thick belt offers nice beefy spintimes. The sub 30mm width gives it a unique feel and awesome pocket friendliness (you can leave your holsters at home).

Even though Blackbelt is only 28mm wide, we were able to add a proper IRG for easy thumbgrinds. Alongside with our classic ILYY hub the Blackbelt is THE perfect addition to our line-up and every collection.

The Blackbelt features the awesome 7068 aluminum alloy and the same ceramic-touch finish as the Blackout Abyss that everybody loved so much.

Blackbelt comes in an unresponsive setup with a C-size CT KMK bearing. For modern responsive play we include a slim C-size bearing as well a shorter axle to accommodate it.

Specs:
Diameter: 56mm
Width: 28mm
Gap: 4mm / 2.5mm
Weight: 60g
Bearing: C-Size
Response: 19mm Pad
Limitation: 38

These are available now at 100 EUR plus shipping (4.99 EUR DE, 8.35 EUR EU / 10.28 EUR US / 7.20 EUR rest of the world).

Please note that shipping will take longer than usual, especially to the US. We assure you that we are trying to ship as quickly as possible.

You can get Blackbelt now by sending us an email with an order request and your shipping address. We will then get back to you with a payment request.

It usually takes us several days to reply and process order requests. Regularly, we only take care of order requests on weekends. Please be patient.

New Noctu batch

We have another batch of Noctu available due to the overwhelming demand in 2019. This time in a brand new colorway we call ‘Lebkuchen’ (German for ginger bread) – a rich finger-licking gorgeous toffee-brown shade.

Noctu is our second yoyo, which we designed right after the E1NS. Thirteen years to this day, its unique and radical shape and bleeding edge design still stand out among a see of hand-pleasers.

Specs:
Diameter: 52mm
Width: 41.50mm
Gap: 4mm
Weight: 65.5g
Bearing: C-Size
Response: 19mm pad
Limitation: 31

We are selling these now for 75 EUR plus shipping (8.57 EUR EU / 7.20 EUR rest of the world). You can get yours now by sending us an email with an order request and your shipping address. We will then get back to you with a payment request.

Please note that it usually takes us several days to reply and process order requests. We regularly get to these only on weekends.

Important notice: Due to parcel limitations caused by the COVID19 pandemic, we currently are not able to ship to the United States. You can purchase and reserve your Noctu and we will ship it once possible.

ILYY x RSO: E1NSTiEN

The E1NSTiEN is a collaboration project between Elvin of Round Spinning Objects (RSO) and ILYY. We have been in the yo-yo scene for more than a decade but this would be our first fully featured titanium release. Thinking back, it seemed like yesterday since we met back in 2006 when we first created the E1NS!

We already had the CAD for a titanium E1NS drawn when Elvin approached us, and after minor tweaks later, it resulted in our first prototype. Creating the signature ILYY hub posed great a challenge to the machinist, and tweaks to the hub and axle were required to bring the eventual design to reality. But by combining our forces we managed to succeed and improve upon the first prototype to bring you the final E1NSTiEN.

In addition to the classic ILYY elements like the signature hub with a minimalistic and functional design, we had contributed to writing the “Cyberbrain” backstory behind the E1NSTiEN.

Specs:
Diameter: 50.0mm
Width: 40.4mm
Gap: 4.0mm
Weight: 61.5g
Bearing: C-Size
Response: 19mm pad, RSO’s Type 40 magenta LANDING PADS
Limitation: 67

More information on the E1NSTiEN and it’s story available at RSO.
To pre-order your E1NSTiEN, send a reservation to RSO.

Pitch Black Abyss

2020 kicks off with an improved Abyss. It features superior 7068 aluminum as the body material. The soda blast with pure black anodizing results in a ceramic-like texture that is smooth yet durable. It all comes together with black stainless steel rings to give the yoyo an ominous all-black appearance.

We present: The Pitch Black Abyss!

Specs:
Diameter: 57mm
Width: 43mm
Gap: 4mm
Weight: 63.6g
Bearing: C-Size KMK T-Style
Response: 19mm pad
Construction: Body – 7068 aluminum, Ring – stainless steel
Finish: Body – soda blast with black anodization, Ring – black electro-plated
Limitation: 30

We are selling these now for 100EUR plus shipping (8.57EUR EU / 7.20EUR rest of the world). You can get yours now by sending us an email with an order request and your shipping address. We will then get back to you with a payment request.

Please note that it usually takes us several days to reply and process order requests. We regularly get to these only on weekends.

The return of the darkness

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.

Specs:
Diameter: 52mm
Width: 41.50mm
Gap: 4mm
Weight: 65.5g
Bearing: C-Size
Response: 19mm pad
Limitation: 23

Ready to roam night skies on Halloween 2019.

We are selling these now for 75EUR plus shipping (7.48EUR EU / 6.20EUR rest of the world). You can get yours now by sending us an email with an order request and your shipping address. We will then get back to you with a payment request.

Please note that it usually takes us several days to reply and process order requests. We regularly get to these only on weekends.

Sold out! Thank you!

It’s Teatime

Back in February we teased our new titanium project: Teatime
We received lots of positive response for it. After finishing our two 2WEI 2019 (#1, #2) runs, we thus immediately started working on the Teatime.

As a first small batch, we made 12 prototypes (10 of them for sale).

Specs:
Diameter: 55mm
Width: 42mm
Gap: 4mm
Weight: 65.30g
Bearing: C-Size
Response: 19mm Pad

We are sold out of this batch of Teatime. Thanks to all on our mailing list that supported this project.
We might do another batch of these if there is enough demand. Let us know via email.