Since 12/21/2012 happened and we weren’t killed by the world exploding, the axis counter rotating, or flying molten hot kittens dropping from the ski it’s safe to say that the Mayans are liars. It’s these lies that ultimately brought about the demise of their civilization, or it was the opening of Wal-Mart. Either way the [...]
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Today snowboarding lost one of its original pioneers in Tom Sims. Tom and the Sims brand can be credited with doing many firsts for snowboarding including metal edges, giving out the first pro model, being James Bond snowboarding stunt double, and countless others. Here’s a look back at what Tom has done as we honor [...]
Ever wondered about some of the origins of snowboarding halfpipe or about the Craig Kelly Burton/Sims debacle? Well here’s another look into the history of snowboarding from Vice. The Tahoe City quarter pipe, snowboarding’s first halfpipe, was originally designed to be the Tahoe City Dump. By covering heaps of garbage with dirt, the city unknowingly [...]
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 [...]