Ha! I just bought one on Ebay! Turns out that the one I had (before they were bought out by Wham-o) is an original, made by the company that introduced them in 1972. Mine must've been purchased in 1981 -82.
I couldn't find one just like my old one, a leather one, now they're more often crocheted hemp fiber (what else?). But I wanted one like my old one. There was one on Ebay from right after Wham-o bought them out and before they changed them. It was only 16 bucks still in the original packaging!
I'll practice up a bit before I post any videos, Tomi!
Now all I need is a Greek fisherman's hat, some Chinese Tai Chi shoes, Levis 501s and a Grateful Dead T-shirt and I can time-travel back 30 years and fit right in.