of Ty Billings
Ty is known in the kite making world as the master of tye-dying his
fabric (super-secret methods!).
He dyed skins for himself, Guildworks
and a couple
of other kite makers as well.
Magical colors and patterns would appear that he would then applique in
some instances (see Moth To
Ty stepped back out of the kiting world a few years ago, and was sorely
When his kites pop up for sale they usually sell very quickly
no matter what the condition;
we have seen his kites sell for more that their original retail price!
One of Ty's most well known kites that he made was the VW Bus Yotzu
, (shhh..there are a
pair of these in The Yard Sale!)
This is a handful of brand new test-flown-once kites from Ty.
Two of these are extra special pieces that were part of a very limited
You have to get these while you can! There are not many of
his kites left out there!
There are two
sizes of his kites we have right now:
The Punk Rok
platform is a 1 meter tall rokkaku (Japanese 6 sided fighting kite)
that flys wonderfully in all winds.
These are framed in a
The bigger size rokkaku is 1.5m tall. These are excellent
They have a hollow fiberglass tube frame with an extended spine for
tipping the competition out of the sky!
Eclipse Family Crest 1meter Punk Rok
#2 of 5 kites
Custom made for a Gallery art show in Japan
shipped to the U.S.
1.5m Moth to Moonlight Rok
#2 of 5 made
The most beautiful kite
we have ever seen by Ty!
$600.00 shipped to the U.S.
These are Ty's interpretation of the traditional Yotzu kites of Japan.
These can be flown static, or actively flown just like a rokkaku.
4 solid carbon rods, three legged bridle, hand dyed 3/4 oz. skin, and
two tassel tails make these kite special.
is only one of these (the hot colored
one on the right)!
The Yotzu is 115$ shipped in the US.