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Snowboard pioneer Tom Sims dies

Originally Published: September 13, 2012
By Colin Bane | ESPN.com

Tom Sims, pioneering skateboarder and snowboarder, died from cardiac arrest Wednesday night at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, near his home in California, according to a statement released by Sims Snowboards on Thursday.

Tom Sims Retrospective

Looking back at the life of a legend. Gallery

Sims is frequently credited with inventing the first modern snowboard. He built his "Skiboard" prototype in wood shop class in seventh grade in 1963, and followed ...

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