TWOMANJI: The 2012 Skate Video From 1998 (?)

August 21st, 2012 | 3:33 pm | Daily News | 11 Comments

VHS may currently be the most reliable form of time travel available to humans (at least as far as skate videos are concerned.) TWOMANJI is a video by Kurt Havens that claims to originate from 1998, but looks like 1988, as it has more in common with the Skate NYC videos that surfaced online last spring (see here or here) than anything actually released in 1998. The spots tend to indicate 2012, or at least 2004, since records state that white people did not begin skateboarding in Brooklyn prior to the first daring caucasian explorer followed up on his Pratt acceptance letter around that date. (Much speculation surrounds this theory.) Many fear that we will soon live in a world where skateboard plagiarists begin filming new tricks at spots in the VHS format in an effort to convolute skateboard history and A.B.D. timelines. Government intervention within this largely unregulated form of time travel seems inevitable.

The video features various Flipmode affiliates, and even a 5-minute Bronze section midway with extras from the past several Sidlauskas productions. A good watch, even if many mysteries surrounding TWOMANJI‘s origins remain.

Side A:
I. Billy McFeely ft. Don Gonyon: 0:01 – 3:25
II. Bill Pierce: 3:26 – 5:53
III. Friends: 5:54 – 9:42
IV. Rene Perez/Richard Quintero: 9:43 – 11:09
V. A.J. Nagy/ Robert Sunshine (ft. James Buchman, Jimmy Pakidis, JP Blair, and Jersey Dave): 11:10 -15:15
VI. Curt Havens ft. Joseph Amsel: 15:16 – 17:41

Side B:
VII. Bronze Hardware co. commercial [chopped and screwed by Peter Sidlauskas]: 17:42 – 25:34
VIII: Pat Murray ft. Don Gonyon, Shawn Powers, and Peter Sidlauskas: 25:35 – 28:58
IX: Paulgar on Houston Street: 28:59 – 29:13
X: Nick Ricciardi: 29:14 – 32:43
XI: Credits: 32:44 – 35:09

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11 Comments

Comment by rodzilla
  • So Atiba’s hammer song from chomp had already been used?!

    August 21, 2012 @ 5:11 pm
  • Comment by haveboard
  • There are way more Nikes in this video than I remember from 1998. And Budweiser AmeiCans? And Four Loko? And Ripsticks? All the dates are April 20th, 1998.

    August 21, 2012 @ 5:29 pm
  • Comment by Wheel bite
  • Cooked meth on a nuclear reactor and got sent back time to 98. My cousin was watching it. Very real.

    August 21, 2012 @ 10:49 pm
  • Comment by T-Con
  • I get the joke :)

    August 21, 2012 @ 10:57 pm
  • Comment by eastnewyork
  • shit was ight. vhs is played out tho

    August 21, 2012 @ 11:03 pm
  • Comment by D7
  • Its called hi-8 nigga. The fuck is a VHS I watched that shit in YouTube

    August 22, 2012 @ 2:31 pm
  • Comment by squidge
  • huh, bill pierce does the same nose manny in the new MCVX

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q_iU5OidRA

    August 22, 2012 @ 5:54 pm
  • Comment by Bill Pierce
  • Bill Pierce does the same part in every part.

    August 22, 2012 @ 7:42 pm
  • Comment by Nagavelli
  • damn yo thanks for the support kosta

    August 27, 2012 @ 12:26 pm
  • Comment by DAD
  • shit, i come home to fire hazards everywhere. this is rare.

    September 4, 2012 @ 2:13 pm
  • Comment by c.money
  • Touchy McFeely

    November 11, 2013 @ 3:10 pm
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