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WATCH THE VIDEO! (Sorry, the video is temporary off line)

This video of my skateboarding past was part of an videoinstallation.
It had 9 videos in it. You can see here a photo of the installation. The
videoinstallation was part of the exhibition ‘This is the Flow’ at De Vleeshal,
Middelburg and was held in the summer of 2001. You can read an article
about it on absolutearts.com. I don’t know what I have but lately I am very
busy with my youth in my mind. I do’n’t know if you have seen DOGTOWN
AND Z BOYS
but I started at the end of the film when the Bones Brigade
where taking over the world by storm. I was talking about Woei Tjin the
other day, but when I started skating in 1987 it was all about ‘The Search
For Animal Chin’, 1 year later I found Woei and David Tjin, accidentally?
The Search For Animal Chin is the most famous skate video in the history
of skateboarding. Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Mike McGill
and Tommy Guerrero search for the missing master, Animal Chin, who has
gone underground because the sport is getting too commercial. Filmed at the
peak of the Bones Brigade era in 1986/7 by Stacy Peralta, the original and
still the premier skate video maker in the world (he also made DOGTOWN
AND Z BOYS). Isn’t it ironic that the video is about the skateboarding sport
getting too commercial? I think Animal Chin has moved to an island for years
now. Because if he had seen how big skateboarding is today… pfoeeww he
would skate away…

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6 Comments

  1. kliefton bromsky
    Posted August 18, 2004 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    te gekke video zeg!
    Ouder worden is een gek ding..

  2. Gyz La Riviere
    Posted August 18, 2004 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Thanks dude!
    Je bent zo oud zoals je jezelf voelt

  3. Gyz La Riviere
    Posted August 18, 2004 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    You need MPEG-4 to watch it!

  4. nico
    Posted August 18, 2004 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    nice moves; très sexy; very nostalgic; very moving. nice to see again.
    why can’t we stay young and ‘worry-less’?

  5. hans
    Posted August 25, 2004 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    ik vind ‘m leuk!

  6. walb
    Posted August 30, 2004 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    lache video. verkopen voor veel geld aan die pindakaasboer