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 Post subject: Sad day for snowboarding...RIP Tom Sims
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:44 am 
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Lost one of THE pioneers today.

http://www.angrysnowboarder.com/remembering-tom-sims/


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 Post subject: Re: Sad day for snowboarding...RIP Tom Sims
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:36 pm 
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Very sad news, a loss of a true pioneer and so young. RIP

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 Post subject: Re: Sad day for snowboarding...RIP Tom Sims
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:42 pm 
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Thanks for helping to make skateboarding and snowshredboarding a ripping good time Tom.

R.I.P.


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 Post subject: Re: Sad day for snowboarding...RIP Tom Sims
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:44 pm 
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Later dude, RIP it up!


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 Post subject: Re: Sad day for snowboarding...RIP Tom Sims
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:56 pm 
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My first snowboard was a 1989 Sims. I owe you much gratitude, Tom. May your afterlife be full of deep powder, smooth concrete, and perfect waves.

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 Post subject: Re: Sad day for snowboarding...RIP Tom Sims
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:04 am 
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Really sad Today. Tom Sims was a legend no doubt. I remember walking into my first skateboard shop. 1976 Pasadena texas and seeing light reflecting through a pair of maroon colored SimS pure juice wheels. I bought a set along with my first Logan Earth Ski and a set of bennett trucks . I thought I was a ripper.
Saw Mr. Sims at a skate contest in Houston one year. I think I was 16? 17? The man reaked of coolness from all corners.

Thanks for getting snowboarding into the resorts and bringing skateboarding and snowboarding from the fringe of "fads" to what they are today.

RIP


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 Post subject: Re: Sad day for snowboarding...RIP Tom Sims
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:26 am 
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RIP in peace Tom Sims, thanks for everything.

Didn't know the guy, owned a pair of his wheels once, but seeing snowboarding in a skate rag when I was a kid was purely his responsibility and caused me to move out west to check it out. Snowboarding was so much easier than skating ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Sad day for snowboarding...RIP Tom Sims
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:54 am 
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WOW. just saw this. very sad day indeed. Rest easy Tom. Without your contributions, my life, as well as many others would be a lot less enjoyable. Thank you. I have been riding a skateboard since the age of 9 and a snowboard since the age of 20, (now I'm cough cough..38). Neither of those 2 activities would have grown the way they did without your involvement.

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 Post subject: Re: Sad day for snowboarding...RIP Tom Sims
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:56 pm 
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samh wrote:
My first snowboard was a 1989 Sims. I owe you much gratitude, Tom. May your afterlife be full of deep powder, smooth concrete, and perfect waves.


Same here, Sims Switchblade.

62 is too young. Rest in peace, Tom

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 Post subject: Re: Sad day for snowboarding...RIP Tom Sims
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:16 am 
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Thank you Tom Sims, for changing my life.
From the Brad Bowman pro model with which I spent many an afternoon in the Cherry Hills Skatepark pools, to my Sims 1500 FE snowboard in the 80s, and the Blade 171 your equipment and stoke had a dramatic impact on the lives on board riders the world over.
Hopefully T.Sims is now riding the infinite wave, along with Patty Petrone, Neil Daffern, and Craig Kelly.

"PURE JUICE"

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 Post subject: Re: Sad day for snowboarding...RIP Tom Sims
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:43 am 
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Thanks for so much Tom Sims. I didn't know who you were when I started snowboarding when I just 7 years old but snowboarding will miss you. Best to his friends and family.

My first snowboard was a Sims as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Sad day for snowboarding...RIP Tom Sims
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:10 am 
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TEX wrote:
Really sad Today. Tom Sims was a legend no doubt. I remember walking into my first skateboard shop. 1976 Pasadena texas and seeing light reflecting through a pair of maroon colored SimS pure juice wheels. I bought a set along with my first Logan Earth Ski and a set of bennett trucks . I thought I was a ripper.
Saw Mr. Sims at a skate contest in Houston one year. I think I was 16? 17? The man reaked of coolness from all corners.

Thanks for getting snowboarding into the resorts and bringing skateboarding and snowboarding from the fringe of "fads" to what they are today.

RIP


Whoa, Stinkadena! I grew up round those parts... where was this skate shop, Hwy 3 at Scarsdale or Dixie farm? I have a vague recollection of a surf/skate shop somewhere near there, though I was probably a few years after you (my first deck was a P&P Mike McGill).

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 Post subject: Re: Sad day for snowboarding...RIP Tom Sims
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:36 am 
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urethane wheels & metal edges forever :bananas:

makes me feel old that the pioneers are starting to die off, glad I got to live and ride through the birth and growth into mainstream of what started out as kid's toys.

thank you for spreading the stoke Tom,
R.I.P. the light fantastik bruhda

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