David Barr Joins Chemistry


Its official that Carlsbad, Ca. native David Barr has joined the Chemistry shaping team. Coming with him is over 25 years of shaping experience and 4 new models to add to the Chemistry lineup.

David Barr began his shaping career at the age of 16. At the same time he was a professional surfer on the pro tour. He made the top 20 and stayed there for four years while competing in contests all over the world including South Africa (winning at Jeffreys Bay), Hawaii, Australia, Europe, and the East and West Coasts of the USA. Barr credits early mentoring by Dick Brewer and Gary Linden plus seven years shaping for Rusty Preisendorfer. To date he has shaped over 20,000 boards including boards for Taylor Knox, Brad Gerlach, Dean Morrison, and many more.
Inspiration for the new models he is adding to the lineup was pretty much the desire to fill some voids in what we are already offering our customers. The additions are the following models: Tron, Squallow, Throwback, and Kinetic. We are excited to have Dave as he brings not only a great wealth of shaping and design knowledge but a great perspective as a progressive surfer. Along with Jason Bennett who was also a pro surfer, they are great test pilots for the equipment they build. Leaving our customers with a product that has had the appropriate R&D and not just a concept that will hopefully work.