I was listening to an NPR interview with a space archaeologist. She has charted every man made object launched into space since Sputnik and collects and identifies pieces of charred space junk when it falls to earth.
I got me thinking about surfboard shaping archeology. Imagine charting the the development and history of every shaper and surfboard design and tracing them back to their common ancestors. Like how Simon Anderson and Terry Fitzgerald shaped for Shane before going out on their own and how Greg Webber shaped under the tutelage of Fitz at HB before starting Webber. How on the surfboard below he had even developed his own 'W' logo while at HB that he latter used on Webbers.
Actually, Greg was with HB aprox a year, 82/83, before he started INSIGHT with Rodney Darlberg, 83/84. The "W" logo was developed before HB around 78/79 (maybe earlier), designed by his mother Diana from a photo of brother John (likley taken by Greg) at Nielson Park (inner Sydney Harbour break), inspired by US SURFER mag 1969 v10#2.
Well as it turns out I'm not alone. The good folk at Surfer Magazine did an 8 page fold out called Shapers: The family tree and the Huntington Surf Museum have a whole web site called The Shapers Tree