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« on: October 20, 2009, 02:53 PM »

Below is a photo Mike took of a Ty Billings Rokkaku.  Anyone have any info on this design or want to hazard a guess as to what the design is?
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009, 02:56 PM »

yeah...i do....only if i get to keep it!!!!!!

That is an Daisy Orb....only 50 made.....
retailed for about 275$.....

looks sort of crinkly....brand new? or just discovered in a corner?
i know a shop in California has (iirc) 2 of tys kites left....a moderno punk rok and a koi rok.....and then i have the rest that are available to purchase brandy new....

where was the pic taken?
who is that skinny guy holding it like it a bag full of dog poop?Huh
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2009, 02:58 PM »

My first impulse was a pumpkin. Ya know, 'tis the season and all ...

Kinda looks like Spirits in a Yin Yang kinda way. Think of the Martin Lester Spirit and you'll see what I mean.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009, 04:05 PM »

I thought those "spirits" looked a bit like whales...   Lips sealed
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009, 04:16 PM »

it's the world in tune(ing forks).
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 09:39 PM »


OK I sent this guess to Steve with the pic since we were all sitting around trying to make sense of the symbols or if it was just a random design. Not the best pic of Steve but it was the best of the Rok, in his defense the wind had died and it was shot from 80+ yards away without his knowledge as he was walking it out of harms way since a group was starting to play soccer just yards from it.

We all saw the birds in the outer circle, I saw them as an Antelope also if you look at them upside down from the bird. So that covers 2 out of four of the elements - Earth, Air, Fire & Water. Lets fill it out with the center sections, the left one in that shot I can definately imagine as Fire so that leaves Water. I could imagine the right one to represent a Jellyfish, Squid or Octopus so that covers  Water. The centers also look like a Spirit or Angel if you want to include a fifth element of spirituality.

Now what use are those vents at the cross of the spars? If Ty went to that much trouble they must mean something since they certainly are not functional. Notice all the elements are coming out of those vents, coming out of "Nothing" as in the Big Bang theory or alternately and ideally the Sun would be shining through those holes so they are coming from the Sun as many believe.

I know, I know ... but I was not under the influence, a flashback from 30 years ago could be a possibility though  Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2009, 09:51 PM »

Oh and the shot was at our local kite field Wildwood Park during One Sky One World (OSOW) Flown along with Steve's Wizard, Ted's White Bird Dragon with the Sun design on it and our Tye-Dye Premier "Make Love not War" Rok. Sort of a groovy day. I never got all of them in a single shot though.



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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2009, 10:32 PM »

want to hazard a guess as to what the design is?

That is the second worst case of tie-dye impacted molars I've ever seen.



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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2009, 07:31 AM »

That is a very eloquent and sophisticated motif.

If it doesn't come directly from an ethnic source (read: native american indian, aboriginal, east indian, etc) then I am sending out my highest regards for the high level of imagination involved.

If it does come from a traditional pattern, then I will instead send out my highest regards for applying it so nicely and making it visible to the rest of us.

It's beautiful,
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