With the TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards presented by New Era just around the corner, we compiled a closer look at the nominees’ 2011 year to give you some insight on why they got the nod from the TransWorld staff (and you, for the New Era Readers’ Choice Award). Read on.

Words by Mackenzie Eisenhour

Best Rookie Nominee: Tom Asta

Nollie frontside heelflip. Photo: SHIGEO

 

After being handpicked by Jamie Thomas and Chris Cole, Tom Asta has risen from Philly unknown to Mystery pro faster than most. Following a switch heelflip down LOVE Park for his intro ad in ’10, Tom spent a year filming for is Color Theory part, which dropped last March.