ZANG TUMMM TUMB ARTICLES “the first draft of history”

Double Dutch is half sport, half gymnastics and very big in America. Now its being noticed over here because of Malcolm McLarens “Double Dutch single. In the States for the last ten years its been organised into leagues where teams compete over speed skipping and special tricks. The Ebonettes—featured on McLarens single and holders of the world single speed record—were recently in London. We sent roving reporter Dave Rimmer to try and get the hang of it.


  1. Renee demonstrates a “compulsory trick”. This is a “spreadeagle and toe touch”.
  2. Alisa and Renée counting each other through a “double compulsory trick”.
  3. Renée jumps into the ropes over Tisha and Alisa. This is part of their “freestyle” routine.
  4. Rimmer rushes in…
  5. …and promptly gets into a tangle.
  6. (l-r) Alisa, Renée, Tisha and Monica. And one extremely knackered Rimmer.