1949/50 Simmons..NEW UPDATES

James Irvin

Member
Jun 27, 2020
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Sacramento California
Hello Community, so very stoked. Met my good friend today and picked up an original Simmons. It needs a full restoration as its in "needs a full restoration condition" but as the letter states that I got with it ("But its a Simmons nonetheless") The board was surfed by Dean Carlson into the mid 1960s and then his son Kirk got it in the mid 70s and surfed it until he abandoned it in 1981 or 82. Interesting history on this board written by Hans Newman..I will be including pics in the next few days. Been debating, do I leave it in the original condition that its in or do I get it restored. Last 2 pics show the board laid flat on my floor and the front is lifted higher than my coffee cup..
***Hello Community..I messaged back and forth with the gentleman who owned the board from 1983 to approx 2012. He shed so much
light on the board I would like to share his comments if it interests the community*** Thanks all
 

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Driftwood

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Dec 2, 2014
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Jim would be the guy to see, in my opinion. There are so many ways to approach a special old board including a minimally invasive stabilisation of its condition. If you're not in a hurry, it can be done without losing any of its character or authenticity.
 

James Irvin

Member
Jun 27, 2020
83
59
Sacramento California
Jim would be the guy to see, in my opinion. There are so many ways to approach a special old board including a minimally invasive stabilisation of its condition. If you're not in a hurry, it can be done without losing any of its character or authenticity.
Thank you Driftwood for your input. I am sure not in a hurry on it and advice from you and other members is
greatly appreciated
 




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