SL,UT Feature: Andrew Baird

Andrew Baird

Words and photos by Doug Tolman

Andy has been mobbing hills and doing big slides since before you bought your first Tan Tien. He has the undeniable ability to not skate for 6 months, then show up to a session and show everyone else up. Here is a look-back at some of the content I have of Andy since I started following him around taking photos in 2012, just to prove he has always been better than you.

The only one at EK’s Skater-Q who would send the roller like this, he paid the price with a few hard slams.

Andy also has a thing for dedicating his whole life to one board for a whole year, then completely changing his mind and riding something totally different (Note the Peacemaker, Evo, Dubler, etc…).

The photo that epitomizes SL,UT City Skating to me (Note Jake lurking and stunting in his rasta t). Again, note the setup: Evo with Rogues and Cadillacs. Really good for boneless’s.

Leading Micah G through the maze of trails in Farmville. Last I checked he had this shot on his debit card.

Steezing down backside of Cowboy Trail

Popping into the daylight

A shady toeside on Gnarnia(RIP) circa 2012

Skate everything.

Gnarnia(RIP) gif. The smile in the last frame makes it a winner.

This comment explains a lot.

This comment explains a lot.

This dude has been a staple in our scene for years, skating everything from hills to parks to dirt roads, and always with a smile on his face, thanks Andy!

And last but not least, a flowy raw run down a rough road.

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