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.

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!

Engraving test

So we decided to try out some laser engraving on our latest throw – the Noctu. This is what we came up with:


A few of these might go on sale. Keep your eyes open!

Boom.

Okay, here’s a big one.

First of all, we finally finished up Sakura, which will be produced next week! Here are some shots of the preproduction model. Everything is final about this one.


Eight of these will be on sale at Yo-Shop soon.

Next one is the 2011 version of the Enigma. This time, we went for a small bearing. Colours are final, coating might switch to Candy Blast, we’ll see. Release will be in early 2011, maybe already in December 2010.


Yo-Shop will be getting five (preproduction).

And now for the big surprise: We teamed up with the guys at High Speed YoYo to bring a special coloured prerelease of the Noctu 2010 – HSYY Special Edition!


Only 15 made. Should be up there the next days.

That’s it for now, phew…

Noctu is back!



That’s right! It’s back. We felt there was still room to improve things like stability, spintime and the overall shape. This 2010 release is bigger with a refined shape (some edges are a bit softer), heavier with 4 grams extra and a lot more powerful. Candy Blast for your pleasure, masked guts for your strings!

Diameter: 55.10mm
Width: 42.70mm
Weight: 68.50g
Response: Hot Red SILYYcone
Bearing: ILYY KMK 6×13x5mm
Coating: ILYY Candodize Silver (Pre-Pro)
Material: 6082 AlMgSi1 Aluminum
Limitation: 12 (pre-pro)

Ready to go!

Final NoctusThe Noctus are finally ready to ship to retailers. Expect them in their shops soon. These will blow you away.

Noctu finally rises.


Noctu & E1NS

NoctuFinally, 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.


E1NSNow 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.