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David Law is one of the most soft-spoken kids in the Salt Lake skateboard scene; seriously decoding the interview tape was quite a feat, but his skills are anything but. If you have seen the new skate video release that local Ogden and North Salt Lake kids put out titled "Touch It," you know exactly what I'm talking about. Only 22 years old, soon to be 23, David's got lots of good stuff coming his way, on and off his skateboard. I met up with him on a Saturday morning and we talked about some of the stuff that's going on right now in his life.



SLUG: It seems like you are really on point on your skateboard. Do you have a rigorous skate program going on? Do you get up every day and go skate right away?
David: I get up every day and go to work. I get to drive around all day, so at least I'm finding spots. I have my Polaroid camera and take pictures of spots and put it in a log book of stuff I want to skate.
SLUG: Sweet. Sounds like a good gig.
David: Yeah, I can't complain.

We continued to skate around Rose Park until I thought of something else to ask the carefree individual while he thought about the next maneuver to undertake.
SLUG: What goes through your mind before a trick?
David: I try to just pretend like I've done it before and just go at it with confidence.
SLUG: The other day you landed that 360 so fast and then went right into the tre flip attempts. What's your thought process when you land a trick and choose what trick to do next?
David: The thing is, it takes me so long to warm up, I have to skate a little curb for like 20 minutes and then after I finally get comfortable, I start doing the stuff I feel a little less comfortable with and just go for it.

SLUG: What motivates you to go out and get tricks?
David: A lot of different stuff gets me out there to go skate. When I get up to go, I figure, alright, I'm going skating, so I might as well actually go skating, y'know?
SLUG: Yeah, for sure.
We returned to frolicking about on our skateboards before David stopped and started conversation.
David: I'm so stoked on how many good kids there are in Salt Lake.
SLUG: I know. Every time I go skate with new people, I am surprised. Glenn Calvert, for example; just one of the kids I've never seen skate and was way stoked on his abilities.
David: Yeah, like Glenn at that ledge the other day. He got another trick yesterday on this rail to bank, so good.
SLUG: Do you ever skate rails? Hand-rails, to be more specific?
David: I can and I have but I don't know ... it's just not as fun. A lot of the kids today think they have to skate rails, but what they don't know is how many pros that don't skate rails at all. It's all up to your taste and what you want to skate.
SLUG: Spoken like a true skateboarder.

We skated a little longer and then went to get some photos somewhere in the city. David has the ability to land his trick so fast, which is great for us old-school photographers who still use film, and then shrugs it off like no big deal. I swear he is high on Xanax or something like that, Even though he isn't, that's just how mellow he is. For the next few days, we skated here and there and had some fun sessions. So if you see him out on the streets, expect a friendly hello and smile accompanied by a session you won't soon forget.