We lost a legend! As a grom, I learned how to skateboard and snowboard on Sims boards! He had a huge impact on my life and on the lives of millions! Such a loss. My prayers go out to Tom's family.
2012-09-13 02:22 PM
Sad day for snowboarders and skateboarders. Condolences to his wife, Hilary and his family.
2012-09-13 02:39 PM
2012-09-13 02:55 PM
Oh, no. My heart is breaking. Such a special person. I can't believe it's true.
2012-09-13 03:02 PM
Always wanted a Sims skateboard as a kid. Rest in Peace Tom.
2012-09-13 03:55 PM
Bummer......... I always took the shortcut through the McConells ice cream building on the way to lunch during high school. Would often seen Sims at his shop. Learned on a Lime Green Bahne and a Sims as a kid. Condolences to the family.
2012-09-13 05:10 PM
Sims pure juice! My heart go's out to the the family. R.I.P. Tom Sims.
2012-09-13 05:26 PM
Terrible news to hear. Big condolences to Hilary, Tommy, Shane, Sarah, Alexa and Kylie. Tom was a great friend and an inspiration; full of amazing energy and compassion.
2012-09-13 07:47 PM
First thing I ever saved up for; Sims wheels. RIP Tom Sims.
2012-09-14 07:31 AM
I remember him when he first came to Santa Barbara with his friend Rick Sharp. RIP
2012-09-14 12:16 PM
I'm not a snowboarder but what great contribution this guy made to the sport - sounds like he basically invented the sport. He is out of the classic California surfer innovator mold like O'Neil in Santa Cruz. So sorry he passed away. Would be curious if he had ongoing heart problems or if this was totally out of the blue. Condolences to the family.
2012-09-17 09:40 AM
Does anyone have any information on services? Will there be a local service? This is for a friend of the family. Thank you!
2012-09-17 01:04 PM
I hope I'm the only one who missed the Butterfly Beach memorial "Paddle Out" for Tom. Never heard a word about it, until after it was done. Never saw any announcement.
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