Sunday, November 18, 2007
Definitely not machine shaped...
I cannot verify. Local shaper with alliterative name and unmistakable talent can make anything by hand. Proof above. 5'6" x 20 1/2" x 2 5/16" shaped as personal ride for the shaper. Fell into my hands- now a favorite. Reliable Source posits that shaper's "100% handmade" claim is no longer legitimate. I cannot verify.
Having an item handmade makes it unique, special. A handmade item is set apart from the cyclone of mass-market consumerism/capitalist lust. I hope that Reliable Source was, in this circumstance, unreliable.
I'm not against shaping machines. I see their merit. I am against false claims at the expense of credibility and surfers.
I still surfed this board this morning. Sweeeeeeet!