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Sims '77 vintage Flying Yellow Banana snowboard

Hey everyone,
I am selling a Sims '77 Flying yellow banana snowboard on ebay.
If you are interested in having a look at a cool board and a little history, here's the link.

Snowboard Sims '77 Vintage - Flying Yellow Banana - eBay (item 110301424682 end time Oct-28-08 18:40:56 PDT)


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1977 was a big year for snowboarding. Mike Olson built his first snowboard in high school as a shop project. In an amazing coincidence, Tom Sims had also built a snowboard in his junior high woodshop class. He was a skater who wanted to make a skateboard (without the wheels, of course) for the snow. Sims along with his friend and employee, Chuck Barfoot, started making snowboards out of Simsí garage in 1977. Apparently Barfoot was the one who actually made the snowboards at that point, and he also worked with Bob Webber. Bob Webber came up with something called "The Yellow Banana". Barfoot apparently tweaked it a bit and came up with "The Flying Yellow Banana". Itís sold under the Sims name as the "Skiboard".
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