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Assembled Complete Sims Longboard
Sims mini cruiser longboard deck.
Width: 9 inches.
Length: 29 inches.
Sims quality urethane wheels, top hardware and die-cut griptape applied.
About Sims, a bit of History, and Dogtown:
Dogtown, as a concept, has existed since the early 1970's. It was the birthplace of progressive skateboarding, Santa Monica/Venice, California. In the celebrated documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys, Venice was a forgotten slum by the sea. Out of the wreckage of Abbot Kinney's dream town gone bad, roamed young surfers searching for outlets after the surf got blown out. They found it through an aggressive approach to skateboarding never seen before. Jim Muir, the founder of Dogtown Skateboards, was one of these kids. For nearly 30 years Dogtown Skateboards has been synonymous with hardcore skateboarding and has a hardcore loyal following.
Venice, California, circa early 1970's, a group of kids rode hand me down clay wheel skateboards, trying to emulate the surf moves of Larry Bertlemann, Buttons and Mark Liddell. They'd speed down the block, bombing the hills and running the stop signs at the bottom with reckless abandon. This group of surf /skate rats soon came to be known as the Zephyr Team. Being poor kids in a mixed ethnic neighborhood made them grow up fast. Low income backgrounds often lead to creativity and ingenuity by necessity. As the skateboard movement of the 70's became surf /skate and the Zephyr Team had imploded a partnership between 19 yr. old Jim Muir(Reddogg) and 21 yr. old Wes Humpston(Bulldog) came to effect.
In early 1977 Tom Sims (founder of Sims Skateboards & Snowboards) made the first two laminated skateboards produced by a water-ski company. A good idea. At the time riding for Sims the two boards went to Reddogg and Bob Biniak. These boards were 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch thinner and half the weight of all other production boards. They were above and beyond the best boards they had ever ridden.
Tom Sims was a professional skateboarder in the 1970s. He created the skateboard company Sims skateboards & sponsored many of the top professional skateboarders of the 1980s including Lester Kasai, Jeff Phillips (who later committed suicide) & Christian Hosoi.
Tom Sims is a world champion of snowboarding in California. In 1963, he made what he called a "snowboard," a version of a skateboard, in the Haddonfield Middle School's shop room after failing to complete his intended project, a custom skateboard. Sims was the snowboarding stunt double for "007" (Roger Moore) in the 1984 James Bond release, A View to a Kill. He did not patent his invention and there is dispute as to whether or not he is the inventor of the snowboard. In 2006, the Sims Snowboards brand was licensed by Collective Licensing International, though Tom Sims is still very involved in the operation on all levels.