Dude joins the forum right around the time the contest starts, has 25 posts to his name, bumps the tread asking who won, minutes later he WINS himself, and then he's never heard from again. Hopefully he PM'd the Chairman for his prize, I guess.
He won't have to PM the Chairman... he IS the Chairman's alternate identity.
I'm the designer of the Santa Cruz board. that year was the time of evolution in the market when boards got wider. We offered each model in three widths. X, XX, and XXX. Contractually we were required to offer every new technology to Tom Sims first. We also built and co designed Sims boards. He rejected it, but wanted it the next year. At the tradeshows it was the lightest board series of all manufacturers. The line continued more seasons and evolved into the board that Gian Simmen won Olympic gold in three halfpipe. Good times!Funny because this board was selected for display in the permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art. Good news is there are lots of different styles and graphics so humans can select the aesthetic that appeals to them. I happen to love this one.
Here's the MOMA reference:
Shaw Kaake. American, b. 1962
"H-Type 156 XXX" Santa Cruz Snowboard. 1994 (1993)
Poplar, fiberglass, stainless-steel threaded insert, ABS, UHMW (ultra-high-molecular weight) high-density polyethylene, hardened carbon-steel edges, rubber, and ABS-polyurethane-blend transparent top surface with lacquer backprinted silk screening and heat-cured epoxy resin
Manufactured by Authier Ski, Switzerland
Lent by Santa Cruz Snowboards (NHS, Inc.), Santa Cruz