Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Sad day for snowboarding…RIP Tom Sims Viewing 16 posts - 1 through 16 (of 16 total)Author Posts September 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm #577272 Scotty1974 61 PostsLost one of THE pioneers today.http://www.angrysnowboarder.com/remembering-tom-sims/ September 13, 2012 at 11:36 pm #658911 Snurfer 1448 PostsVery sad news, a loss of a true pioneer and so young. RIPShark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc September 13, 2012 at 11:42 pm #658912 Skin up 14 PostsThanks for helping to make skateboarding and snowshredboarding a ripping good time Tom.R.I.P. September 14, 2012 at 2:44 am #658913 maniacdave 564 PostsLater dude, RIP it up!That was Pontus September 14, 2012 at 2:56 am #658914 samh 726 PostsMy 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.-- samh.net September 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm #658915 TEX 2486 PostsReally 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 September 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm #658916 shredgnar 643 PostsRIP 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 😉 September 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm #658917 splitchank 97 PostsWOW. 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. September 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm #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 September 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm #658919 barrows 1490 PostsThank 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! September 15, 2012 at 2:43 pm #658920 aliasptr 282 PostsThanks 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. September 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm #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.RIPWhoa, 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 September 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm #658922 b0ardski 251 Postsurethane 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 September 16, 2012 at 4:29 pm #658923 b0ardski 251 Postscame across this in another forum, worth a 1000 words to explain how snowboarding makes me feel. September 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm #658924 spruce cabin 263 PostsFirst 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. December 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm #658925 Chewbacca 100 PostsMan 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 Viewing 16 posts - 1 through 16 (of 16 total)You must be logged in to reply to this topic.