Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bing Mini Simmons

Just in, and perfect for small summer mush.
5'10" x 21 3/4" x 2 5/8"
$795.00 (I know, but it is a Bing.)

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Plus tax $855 !!!! I don't understand.

Old Kook said...

Put your hands on it. You'll understand.

Anonymous said...

It's a short board with a resin tint? 855?, retarded waste of $.

Anonymous said...

Shortboard with a resin tint? Dumbest post ever - I would love to see you ride as a shortboard.

Anonymous said...

Ouch, 'dumbest post ever'. Care to justify the price?

Anonymous said...

Old Kook...it looks like an oil tanker cut in half. Retro is cool and all and I appreciate the old timers that blazed the way and experimented with new shapes and foils. Just cause it's an old shape doesn't mean that it surfs well. Unless going straight is back in style. If it were alot less expensive and you'd only ride it once in a while...okay. But to shell out $855 for what I believe is NOT a magic board and just a conversation piece. But to each their own. So to Old Kook I say...I don't understand.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the previous Anonymous knows how to surf.

Anonymous said...

Why do you keep dodging the subject? Explain why this board is worth $855? Anyone???

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how to surf. Please explain how I can earn my black belt in surfing o' master of surf. Can you lend me $855 so I can shred like you? Maybe you don't understand?

Anonymous said...

Hey, Anonymous: If you're posting here about this Mini Simmons because you like to play the devil's advocate or because you just like to see your own ramblings in print, then you definitely should - go ahead - have fun.

If you're actually interested, then you might want to check out some websites that fill you in on the original Simmons' boards as well as some that discuss the changes modern shapers are experimenting with for this board. Swaylocks.com is a good one; just type "mini simmons" into the Search box. You might also look at: http://files.legendarysurfers.com/surf/legends/ls15.shtml#simmons%20beginings AND http://theshapingroom.blogspot.com/2009/07/mini-simmon.html AND http://olosurfer-woodensurfboardsatpipeline.blogspot.com/2009/02/simmons-board.html AND maybe this one (http://vimeo.com/5026077) to see a guy "going straight" on the shape. There are probably hundreds of links and videos to keep you busy researching this subject that you don't appear to know anything about (quite a few people do seem to know some things). Have fun - maybe try something different.
AND, it's really not necessary to ridicule good people like "Old Kook." It appears you don't know anything about him either.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous...I don't understand.

Another Anonymous said...

hey I don't "understand" either.

Anonymous said...

All but one link didn't work. The one that worked looked like Bonnie Clyde robbed a surf shop-you know, the pic of the 1930's car with the board upside down and backwards? Why don't you post some direct quotes from the links? Again, justify the price. People that check this blog probably know how to surf and can tell from the pic this board is a novelty wall hanger, and nothing else. It is way overpriced. I get the no pop out thing, but damn, you make your money off clothing and tourists, why stick it to the rest of us?

Asian Persuasion said...

To Anonmymous who "doesn't Understand", Mckevlin's gets the board for 80$-100$ less than it is priced. The reason for the cost is to cover shipping and freight. Mckevlin's does NOT make money off of boards; Most of the money made is from merchandise. Next time just go in and ask. They won't bite your head of... They would explain and help you understand. Everyone is really nice and knowledgeable.

Old Kook said...
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Old Kook said...

You either appreciate the board for what it is, what history it's rooted in and the fact that it's a good board for summer slop, to help keep you stoked. Or, you don't.

It's not about retro, it's not about "going straight". It's about the love of surfing. If you don't "understand" that, then it's time to stop surfing.

Anonymous said...

Back in the old days that board would have costed about $120., maybe less. Inflation sucks.

grumpy local said...

Considering the gloss coat, resin tint and glassed on wooden fins, I'd say the price is justified when compared to any other board in any other shop.

It's a sweet, well built craft. Well worth the extra $150 over a stock tater chip Dumpster Diver or Motivator or whatever the gimmick of the summer is this year.

Next time I go eat sushi, I'm gonna demand they justify their prices before I order...lol

Anonymous said...

Still...it is a lot of money considering the average surfer is a poor S.O.B... Regardless of how it surfs, it would be hard to justify taking that well crafted piece of art into the surf and beating the hell out of it. Looks like a wall hanger to me. Tim must have some specialized customers that would shell out that kind of cash, too rich for my blood.

Trey said...

get a job

Anonymous said...

Trey...I am very much employed and well paid. Still think it is very expensive. Cool, but expensive. And I've been known to spend some cash.

Anonymous said...

Surfing is all about having fun. Board looks like fun to me. Worth the money? Hell yeah! Piece of art you can have a ball on while others bitch about the waves being small!