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Watershed Shimmons

Postby nawgy1979 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:58 am

Any of you guys tried one of these ?

http://www.watershedshop.co.uk/Products ... Resin-Tint

I like the idea of having 1,2 and 4 fin options but I am not sure whether a single fin would work on a simmons type board, but I am not sure whether you could always have the right rail shaped to accomodate so many fin options in just one board (ala Geoff McCoys opinion).

Any thoughts ?
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Re: Watershed Shimmons

Postby Kirk3 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:26 am

Seriously, the single fin deal seems stupid. Simmons was trying to get away from singles and with the wide tail it would be a fight. How they can claim to have kept it 'true to the original' but then slap a single on it is a sign of how funny these design 'claims' can get- have these guys seen an actual Simmons board or is this a copy of a copy of the original Mini Sim which was a riff on Simmons' ideas. The first 'mini Sim' was an Al Nelson board from the mid 50s that did have a single and apparently spun out on every turn! Go quad or twin or both I say. They do have the shape down and it'll ride fine with the right fins!
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Re: Watershed Shimmons

Postby royal » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:33 am

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Re: Watershed Shimmons

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Re: Watershed Shimmons

Postby Kirk3 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:05 pm

Yeah, he did build them (and that one is a nice one too- sandwich construction. Wonder how much that sold for- the singles usually sell for more because there's less of them!) but only because customers insisted on the single. Bob was a cranky bastard according to Elwell, and was convinced the twin set up out toward the rail was the only way to go. He built a pointy nosed, sub 8' twin in the early 50's too. This is not an attack on single fins or old school boards from me mind, I quite like a more contemporary single, but on the mini Sim platform is just not the best idea, I think you're hampering the good points of the design more than helping. They work great as a twin, fun and fast little skateboards on a wave, so why mess with that?
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