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 Transition Nominee: Raven Tershy

Backside lipslide. Photo: MULLER

 

Anybody that witnessed the fakie nosegrind he did en route to winning the Copenhagen Pro massive bowl contest this summer either firsthand or on the multiple viral video clips will have little trouble understanding why Raven is nominated for Best Transition. His gold medal win at X Games 17 only adds to his 2011 legacy.