TWS Awards

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Last Friday night was the 10th Annual Transworld Skateboarding Awards at the Avalon in Hollywood, or simply Guy’s Night. As in the legendary, Guy Mariano, who brought home awards for Best Street, Best Video Part and Reader’s Choice.

I cruised up to LA, got my pre-game on (parking lot style) with Lizard King, Johnny Layton and Chaz Matz, then wondered in with one mission and one mission only, to get my brain-fucked slop on.

The event was sick, saw a lot of people I haven’t seen in while and got loose, because that’s what losers do. The Gav as in Tim Gavin, the man in charge of Podium Distribution (DVS, Matix and Lakai), harressed Chaz as he usually does, it’s a Japanese thing.

Speaking of the Gav he has won the …MORINformed Sid Vicious award for most punk rock behavior, after he encouraged the crowd to throw everything they had at him which caused it to rain Pabst tall cans for several minutes. In retrospect I’m a little pissed at him because I threw my only beer, the bar was closed until after the show, and The Gav was the second presenter.

Other highlights include: The Muska and The Nuge and the irie-ness that follwed, Stevie Williams and Cory Duffel (What beef?) on stage together, and of course, Guy, who finally got what he deserved.

Thanks to Carleton Curtis, Stacey Ingenit and everyone at Trasnworld that helped put on a great show. Here’s the full results:

BEST ROOKIE
Silas Baxter-Neal

BEST STREET
Guy Mariano

BEST TEAM
Habitat

BEST VIDEO
Lakai, Fully Flared

BEST TWO VIDEO PARTS
Stefan Janoski, Inhabitants & Nothing But The Truth

BEST TRANSITION
Dan Drehobl

BEST VIDEO PART
Guy Mariano, Lakai, Fully Flared

TWS READERS’ CHOICE
Guy Mariano

TWS LEGEND
Tony Hawk

Here’s some photos from the night by Chaz Matz:

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Brandon Biebel and Stefan Janoski showing the Habitat of the Girl.

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Two tall shredders, Cory Duffel and Rick Howard.

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Mikey Taylor, Chico Brenes and Daniel Castillo.

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They say their not twins, but I don?t believe them.

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?Brian Anderson East Coast Powerhouse.?

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Lance Mountain, Rick Howard and Cory Duffel. Huh.

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The Lakai crew excepting Best Video for some flicked called Fully Flared.

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Some guy named Tony saluting the crowd.

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Chaz made …MORINformed sit through a pre-show car wash.

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