The Nominees: New Era Readers’ Choice

With the TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards presented by New Era popping off in less than a week, we compiled a closer look at the nominees' 2012 year to give you some insight on why they got a vote from the you, our loyal readers, for the New Era Readers' Choice Award. This award is special as it’s the only one not decided on by the TWS editors, videographers, and photographers.

New Era Readers' Choice Award Nominee: Austyn Gillette

Frontside 270 to backside noseblunt-slide. Photos: CHAMI

His cover and Pro Spotlight in our August issue set the bar on what a pro interview should be. And his Unlimited video part was on an unmatched level of skill, style, and trick selection.

New Era Readers' Choice Award Nominee: Guy Mariano

Backside wallride ollie out. Photo: MULLER

The living legend that continues to best himself. His part in Pretty Sweet was one of the most anticipated of the year. His ender part blew minds. Even his leftovers are jaw dropping!

New Era Readers' Choice Award Nominee: Justin Figueroa

Figgy murdered it all year and finished 2012 with an insane part for Baker. He not only handles the big rails though, he can make an afternoon cruise at Stoner Park easy on the eyes.