With the TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards presented by New Era going down tonight, we compiled a closer look at the nominees’ 2012 year to give you some insight on why they got the nod from the TransWorld staff. Read on.

Best Video Part Nominee: Austyn Gillette, Austyn Unlimited

Austyn Gillette, fakie ollie. Photo: CHAMI

Austyn’s superpower meter reached full capacity in 2012, and after his Pro Spotlight in our August issue, his Unlimited video part combined his speed, pop, style, and out-the-hard-way trick selection into a juggernaut part. Truly a leader of the new school.