Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Sad day for snowboarding…RIP Tom Sims
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    Scotty1974
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    #658911
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Very sad news, a loss of a true pioneer and so young. RIP

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    #658912
    Skin up
    14 Posts

    Thanks for helping to make skateboarding and snowshredboarding a ripping good time Tom.

    R.I.P.

    #658913
    maniacdave
    564 Posts

    Later dude, RIP it up!

    That was Pontus

    #658914
    samh
    726 Posts

    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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    samh.net

    #658915
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    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

    #658916
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    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 😉

    #658917
    splitchank
    97 Posts

    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.

    #658918
    T
    46 Posts

    @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

    #658919
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    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”

    Indeed!

    #658920
    aliasptr
    282 Posts

    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.

    #658921
    chrishami
    194 Posts

    @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).

    167 furberg
    163/26 Venture Helix

    #658922
    b0ardski
    251 Posts

    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

    #658923
    b0ardski
    251 Posts

    came across this in another forum, worth a 1000 words to explain how snowboarding makes me feel.

    #658924
    spruce cabin
    263 Posts

    First skateboard was a Sims Flagship, Gull wing trucks and some red T&C Wheels.
    Rode street and ditches until we found a half-pipe. We rode ramp until kids started skating in jeans, low-top sneakers and kick flipping handrails. Bailed after that but discovered snowboarding shortly after that. Been downhill ever since.
    Recently started skating again and by God, kids still skate in jeans! Never understood this. Too damn hot and restrictive. Gimmie an old pair of Jimmy-Z and let’s roll!
    Long story short, thank you Mr. Sims, for providing me with the tools to discover and live a dream.
    RIP.

    #658925
    Chewbacca
    100 Posts

    Man I just found out 2 days ago.

    What can I say, only the good die young.

    I actually got to meet Tom Sims at the Munich ISPO trade show in the mid 90ies. I felt totally “unworthy”, but he was super friendly and took his time talking to us. I still have a hand signed poster from that show.

    Rest In Peace Tom Sims

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