Watch: Dusts of Gold
With a block of foam, a Skil 100, and keen sense of curiousity, Californian shaper Ryan Lovelace builds a board that transcends success or failure but is "an adventure in expressing a curious idea".
With Lovelace, an experimental and accomplished shaper, it's more a case of 'because I can' than an exercise in rationality - less about thinking, more about feeling. The surfing is by Trevor Gorden, and the whole process is beautifully filmed and edited by Morgan Maassen.
And as an aside, if a young filmmaker wants to put a camera in front of Levi Jones as he reanimates an old board or sculpts a new one, I'll guarantee you pride of place on Swellnet.