With the TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards presented by New Era just around the corner, 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 Video Part Nominee: Grant Taylor, SB Chronicles Vol. 1
Anticipation for Grant's SB Chronicles Vol. 1 part was through the roof after his nonstop magazine coverage and online video footage. Still, little could have prepared anybody for the Slayer-backed carnage that would ultimately ensue as the last part in SB's latest.
Best Video Part Nominee: Nyjah Huston, Rise & Shine
Few self-respecting skateboarders will forget where they were on 11.11.11. Most will remember a day of catatonic shock as they watched Nyjah cheat death with a 24-stair Smith grind, back 270 noseblunt down the Hollywood High 12, and first-try kickflip back lip down the Hollywood High 16.
Best Video Part Nominee: Dennis Busenitz, Since Day One
Roadrunner, roadrunner. Going faster miles an hour. Nothing could better summarize Busenitz's full-throttle romp through San Francisco as captured in his much-awaited last part in Since Day One. Maybe Dennis will slow down long enough to accept an award for his efforts.