Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kevin Staab #2.

The nose on my new board is too short. I bet if I had the Kevin Staab Nose Monster I wouldn't have that problem. It is unsettling. My new trucks are awesome, which is usually not how it goes. I used my old bushings, but still even that takes a little getting used to most times.

Chip Morton took the photo.

Transworld - July 1990 Volume 8 Number 7


Old School Sammy said...

Whatever happened to Sims? I know Tom Sims went full bore snowboard dork (supposedly even living in a fully equipped tree house at a ski place), but they were huge in the 80's with Brad Bowman, Bert LaMar (another skater gone snowdork), Mike Folmer, Doug DeMontmorency and the mighty Dave Andrecht---then they just disappeared---strange how a company so successful can just pretty much evaporate like that.

Giles said...

don't forget hosoi and lester both rode for sims. and....rocco.

Scott said...

I traded a cracked John Lucero red cross for one of those Kevin Staab's. It was one of the worst decks I ever skated. There was almost no concave and the wood was horrible. It had almost no pop and it weighed a ton.

justin said...

Sims was distributed by Vision in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

When things started to die down in late 1990 and early 1991, NHS picked up Sims. None of the pros stayed with the team. Buck Smith went to Vision and the rest, for better or worse, faded away. Lucky for him, Pierre André Senizergues had a shoe company job to fall back on. I always thought Eric Nash should have wound up on Black Label, but I doubt they would have had the money to pay him anything.

Anyway, NHS backed Sims did not last very long - maybe a year, if that. Then the company was dissolved and the team was merged with SMA. They had Ron Whaley and I think Frank Hirata after he left Powell. That was the end of Sims.

Old School Sammy said...

Yeah---Hosoi, Lester and Rocco---and all three of their decks looked fantastic. I think if I had to choose, I'd take the Rocco street/freestyle deck to add to my collection if possible. I know they go for a ton if found in decent condition.