Another amazing history lesson from Vice. Frustrated with closeting his skateboard through the winter months, a pre-teen Tom Sims decided to craft a board that could function in the snow. He hammered out one of the world’s first snowboards. Years later, after road tripping to his own private surf paradise in Santa Barbara, Tom made quick friends with Mike Chantry who later introduced him to Terry Kidwell. So wowed by the silky-smooth skate style of Kidwell, Tom sponsors the boarder on the spot. From there it’s freestyle snowboarding history.