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 you, our loyal readers, for the New Era Readers’ Choice Award. Read on.

Words by Mackenzie Eisenhour

New Era Readers’ Choice Award Nominee: Dennis Busenitz

Bluntslide. Photo: SEM RUBIO

Like Nyjah, restating the reasons our readers—the ones that vote to choose the winner of this award—might have for choosing Busenitz as their 14th Annual TWS Awards “Choice” might start getting redundant. Instead, head home tonight and rewatch both his Tampa Pro–winning run and ender in Since Day One.