Suffering from a SoCal Lobotomy - modern history is being re-written in Japan. Apparently wooden surfboard building began with Bob Simmons and ended with Clark foam. Although, for the first time outside of New Zealand, the word "Flex" is being used as a positive in surfboard design. My prediction; one day many of the hipster elitist and socal old boys will ride on Stewart inspired craft - but they will not do it knowingly or admittedly - it will come from Japan... or something like that. Enough conspiracy theories for a Sunday morning. I got work to do.