is producing the Air-YO!! If you are a kite shop, please contact
NewTech Kites for ordering
information. Make sure you also look
at the new Air-YO™ website.
KTAI 2004 went very well for us and NewTech Kites officially released
the Air-YO into their product line. It is finally a complete
product. Place your orders now with NewTech Kites or visit your
local kite shop and tell them about it!
us to be notified of updates regarding this product (don't worry!
your email address will stop at our machine).
Fear Not: You'll
still be able to order very trick custom Air-YOs from us even after
it goes crazy mass production. We are also going to release the
Series at the perfect unexpected time! And huge
Air-YOs, you better believe
Everyone who owns
Air-YOs already!! just email us to get copies of the complete
Air-YO instructions. Just 4 small .gif files and you're
assembling and flying Air-YOs like a maniac.
Slightly Big--- E-Jam
News!! There is an update to the design of the stainless steel tensioners
called E-Jams (Elverston Jam Cleats). If you purchased an
Air-YO from the first batch, and you've had trouble operating
the E-Jams, please email us and we'll work out a way to get
you a pair of the new ones (not pictured here). They are sweetness!
The original Air-YOtm
was carefully designed by three crazy kite builders named Tim Elverston,
Curtiss Mitchell, and Ruth Whiting. The Air-YOtm
is a toy but it has its roots in kites. During more than twenty
years of flying kites and over ten years of building kites professionally,
weve seen kites do some pretty amazing things. One day, many
ideas about stuff that flies became clear in our heads and the very
first Air-YOtm was put together.
When the Air-YOtm obeyed us for
the first time, it was like magic jumped out of the air around us
and was transmitted through the string directly to our waiting fingertips.
We realized that what we had invented was something very special.
We had given life to an object that would give other people who
touch it a brand new perspective on what it means to control something
that is in flight. The Air-YOtm
is actually a tethered-omnidirectional-planing-flying object. It
is also one of the first flying ring toys that doesnt need
to spin as it flies.
is a training toy for those who want great things, it is a toy to
hone your hand-eye coordination, or to make a timid arm nimble again.
The Air-YOtm is a toy to help
you see the invisible, it is a toy to confuse a dog with, and it
is a toy for when you are peacefully alone, but it can draw people
together with magnetic force. The truth is that the Air-YOtm
can be more than just a toy, because when people tell you that there
are limits in life you can say how can that be?
Air-YOtm and you can mean
We hope you and those around you have immeasurable
fun using your Air-YOtm and we
welcome your feedback
well need it to pull the next
bit of magic out of the air!
Check out the Air-YOtm Video.
Also have a look at some Air-YOtm still shots.