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R1 Staff Picks Of 2011

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  • By Route One

As our biggest year, to date, draws to a close it's time to reflect back on what rocked our world throughout 2011.

Various members of our staff have shared their personal choices, from the past twelve months, with you here:

 

Nick Ousley, Skate / Hardware Buyer

Brand of the Year 2011: Girl

T-Shirt Graphic of the Year 2011: Diamond Eternal Life Part 2

Sneakers/Shoe of the Year 2011: Adidas Busenitz – 2 years running for me on that shoe, always a winner!

Board Graphic of the Year 2011: Real Blob Squad series or the Chocolate Knife series by Evan Hecox!

Song/Songs of the Year 2011: Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers or Rival Schools - Wring it Out

Album of the Year 2011: Rival Schools – Pedals

Gig of the Year 2011: OFWGKTA/The Bronx /Rival Schools at Reading Festival

Movie of the Year 2011: The Artist, if you haven’t seen it, go and watch it!

Skate DVD/Edit of the Year 2011: Girl / Chocolate Trailer…So hyped on that!

Skater of the Year 2011: Cory Kennedy

Restaurant of the Year 2011: The Albion, Clifton, Bristol. Get the Longhorn Beef, amazing!!!

Boozer / Club of the Year 2011: Aqua Nueva – Soho, London

2011 was amazing because: …of so many things I don’t know where to start! Let’s just say it was a great year and 2012 has a lot to live up to!

In 2012 I’m looking forward to: Batman The Dark Knight Rises ...and if the Mayan’s are right, the end of the world!!!

 

Aaron Greenslade, Menswear / Footwear Buyer

Brand of the Year 2011: Kr3w

T-Shirt Graphic of the Year 2011: Rook Neck Tat

Sneakers/Shoe of the Year 2011: Vans Authentic – any colour

Board Graphic of the Year 2011: Zoo York ‘Streets Of NY Series’

Song/Songs of the Year 2011: Days are Forgotten – Kasabian

Album of the Year 2011: Watch the Throne – Jay Z and Kayne West

TV Show of the Year 2011: The Killing

Skater of the Year 2011: Andrew Makepeace

Restaurant of the Year 2011: Hudsons Steakhouse - Bar and Grill, Bath

Boozer / Club of the Year 2011: The Wheatsheaf Combe Hay

2011 was amazing because: my baby daughter was born

In 2012 I’m looking forward to: being a Dad

 

Leigh Kimpton, Digital Marketing

Brand of the Year 2011: Apple

Sneakers/Shoe of the Year 2011: Nike Air Mag

Song/Songs of the Year 2011: Anna Calvi, Blackout

Album of the Year 2011: Let England Shake, PJ Harvey

Gig of the Year 2011: Caribou, The Park, Glastonbury

Movie of the Year 2011: Black Swan or Maybe 127 Hours because James Franco is in it.

TV Show of the Year 2011: Game of Thrones

Skater of the Year 2011: Chad... Always!

Restaurant of the Year 2011: Skylon, Waterloo, London

Boozer / Club of the Year 2011: New Rose, Angel Islington, London

2011 was amazing because: Little Mix won the X-Factor

In 2012 I’m looking forward to: 2012 – The Apocalypse

 

Ross Wilson, R1 Facebook / Creative Projects

Brand of the Year 2011: Starbucks

T-Shirt Graphic of the Year 2011: Supreme Japan Benefit Box tee

Sneakers/Shoe of the Year 2011: Air Jordan III Retro Black/Cement

Board Graphic of the Year 2011: 5BORO – “F**k Longboards”

Song/Songs of the Year 2011: Justice 'Civilization', Azealia Banks '212', Lana Del Rey 'Video Games'

Album of the Year 2011: The Black Keys - El Camino

Movie of the Year 2011: The Hangover 2 & The Inbetweeners Movie were both pretty funny.

Skate DVD/Edit of the Year 2011: Everything from the Quatersnacks crew

TV Show of the Year 2011: Californication – Hank Moody is my boy

Skater of the Year 2011: Nicky Howells!

Restaurant of the Year 2011: Pullino’s, NYC.

Boozer / Club of the Year 2011: Max Fish, NYC / Thirsty Thursdays at Po-Na-Na, Bath

2011 was amazing because: I spent quality time with my son and travelled back to spots in NYC, LA, Vegas, Paris, Marrakech, etc.

In 2012 I’m looking forward to: Returning to Japan, Getting my son off a scooter & onto a skateboard and more good times all the time!

 

Andy Makepeace, Accessories Buyer / R1 Skate Team

Brand of the Year 2011: Diamond.

T-Shirt Graphic of the Year 2011: Diamond Eternal Life 2.

Sneakers/Shoe of the Year 2011: Jordan 3’s.

Board Graphic of the Year 2011: Chocolate Evan Hecox Knife Series.

Song/Songs of the Year 2011: Nicki Minaj - Super Bass

Album of the Year 2011: Lady Gaga - Born This Way

Gig of the Year 2011: Didn’t go to one but I did play Duffy – Warwick Avenue VERY loudly indeed the other night…..!

Movie of the Year 2011: Have not seen anything new but have watched Step Brothers about 73 times and counting, anything with Will Ferrell in!

Skate DVD/Edit of the Year 2011: The teaser for the new Girl/Chocolate vid.

TV Show of the Year 2011: South Park.

Skater of the Year 2011: Gino Iannucci and Marc Johnson as almost every other year for me.

Restaurant of the Year 2011: NANDOS!

Boozer / Club of the Year 2011: Mine and Andy Coleman’s flat.

2011 was amazing because: I went to watch WWE!

In 2012 I’m looking forward to: Wrestlemania 28!

 

Mike Hayter, Operations Manager

Song/Songs of the Year 2011: Dr. Dre - I Need a Doctor

Album of the Year 2011: Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne

Movie of the Year 2011: X-Men - First Class

Skate DVD/Edit of the Year 2011: Jamie Thomas on the R1 ramp!!

TV Show of the Year 2011: Game of Thrones

Skater of the Year 2011: Manhead!

Restaurant of the Year 2011: Jamie’s Italian

Boozer / Club of the Year 2011: The Bear, Bath!

2011 was amazing because: Winning the Drapers award for best Etailer!

In 2012 I’m looking forward to: The Olympics, Batman The Dark Knight Rises

 

Max Baines, R1 Brand

Brand of the Year 2011: A Thousand Thankyous

T-Shirt Graphic of the Year 2011: Acapulco Gold Madras Soldier

Sneakers/Shoe of the Year 2011: Supra Skytop 3

Song/Songs of the Year 2011: DJ Khaled – I’m On One

Album of the Year 2011: Jay-Z/Kanye West - Watch The Throne

Movie of the Year 2011: Hangover 2

TV Show of the Year 2011: Southland

Skater of the Year 2011: P-ROD

Restaurant of the Year 2011: Barbecoa, London

Boozer / Club of the Year 2011: Thirsty Thursdays Po Na Na Bath

2011 was amazing because: I Got To Travel The World

In 2012 I’m looking forward to: Living the dream

 

Tony White, I.T Administrator

Brand of the Year 2011: Puma

T-Shirt Graphic of the Year 2011: Scarred for Life Carter

Sneakers/Shoe of the Year 2011: Puma Suede’s navy blue

Song/Songs of the Year 2011: Chase and Status Ft. Dizzie Rascal. Heavy

Album of the Year 2011: Metallica and Lou Reed - Lulu

Gig of the Year 2011: Madball and Sick of it All!!

Movie of the Year 2011: Inception

TV Show of the Year 2011: Sons of Anarchy

Skater of the Year 2011: Josh Arnott

Restaurant of the Year 2011: Pizza Express

Boozer / Club of the Year 2011: The Old Duke, Bristol

2011 was amazing because: Derek McInnes joins Bristol City

In 2012 I’m looking forward to: The Summer

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