With the TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards presented by New Era popping off tonight(!), 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 Street Nominee: Dennis Busenitz

Frontside nosegrind pop in. Photo: MORFORD

 

Best Street is everything that happens outside the arena—and in Dennis’ case, preferably in no-push, three-trick lines across 3rd and Army or in a leather jacket bombing a sandpaper-rough San Francisco hill. See the aforementioned last part in Since Day One for any further clarification.