VBS.TV - Powder & Rails (History of Snowboarding) Tom Sims

VBS.TV - Powder & Rails (History of Snowboarding) Tom Sims

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VBS.TV - Powder & Rails (History of Snowboarding) Tom Sims

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One of the Coolest websites on the internets VBS.TV brings us this look at Sims founder, Tom Sims, as part of their Powder & Rails web show. In this episode Tom talks about the transition from skateboarding to snowboarding as well as the birth of the California style. Keep Reading for Part 2

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. See the rest at VBS.TV: Tom Sims — Part 1 of 2 – Powder and Rails: Season 3 | VBS.TV

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