illy noctu yoyo

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ILOVEYOYO - The most standout ILYY design is back!

From ILYY: The iconic Noctu was our second yoyo, which we designed right after the E1NS. It has been over thirteen years, but it's unique shape and cutting edge design still stands out among a sea of hand-pleasers.

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 so we were designing more for fun than performance. 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 decided 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 we 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 intended Noctu to feel. That’s what we did with this new release, based on the smaller diameter and the traditional wider wings, the new Noctu is an ode to old school ILYY!

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Noctu Specifications:
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Diameter: 52.00 mm / 2.05 inches
Width: 41.50 mm / 1.63 inches
Gap Width: 4.50 mm / 0.18 inches
Weight: 64.4 grams
Bearing Size: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response: "Slim Pad" Size 19mm OD
Designed in: Germany
Made in: China
Released: February 2021

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