With the TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards presented by New Era popping off this Thursday, 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 Team Nominee: Real

Peter Ramondetta, kickflip. Photo: CHAMI

As mentioned in the Best Video nominee text, Since Day One showcased a Real team about as diverse and talent packed as anything that existed in 2011. You could feasibly split the squad into four and still have enough firepower to rival a number of other companies. Busenitz also won Tampa Pro.