LWSOTY 2014 Contender Profiles

We cast a wide net to start the 2014 LWSOTY debate. Check the stats and help us whittle it down. Who do YOU think should win the only award that matters?
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Jacob Brown
Age: 35
Sponsors: Vita Coco, London Fields Brewery, Climpsons, Hackney NHS
Home: Broadway Market
Big Moves in 2014: Fights bad luck with epic style, keeps the game very much alive, solo training keeps him near the top. Avoiding the void. Entering the void.
Indelible image: His public knee brace adjustment keeps us all humble, then his sweet delivery makes you forget.
Verdict: Put a million on red and sometimes you get black.

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Bradley Griffiths

Age: 32
Sponsors: Route One, Object Bolts, Tesco Finest, Google Creative Lab, Github Enterprise Edition
Home: Bethnal Green
Big Moves in 2014: Killed it every which way, a remarkable injury comeback. Rumours persist of hammer-filled lines held back from the Team Whisper Paris edit. Only rumours though.
Indelible image: His 37th rock fakie at Skate Camp, “does this arm look broken to you?”
Verdict: If he turns up he shuts it down. If.

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Greg Finch
Age: 39
Sponsors: Reaction, Turborainbow, Larke (flow), Boerewors Sausage Co
Home: Haggerston
Big Moves in 2014: Reinvented quarter pipes. Handles the wildest terrain. Reminded you why he had a pro board once. Steady, ‘once’ I said.
Indelible image: Entering a time warp at the pink BA ramp emerging in 1996.
Verdict: Life’s a breach, and then you’re dry.

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Tom Rum N Coke
Age: 38
Sponsors: Bacardi, Coca Cola, Lehman Brothers, Cyberdog, 277 bus route
Home: Mile End / Dalston
Big Moves in 2014: Always there, more than most. Fast and fluid, longest ollies, languid wallies, loopy back smiths, lovely style. He gets up for work before you and doesn’t complain.
Indelible image: That time you got him and his shadow mixed up.
Verdict: Skates like a hummingbird, bites like a vampire.

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Ben Hull
Age: 36
Sponsors: Hoax, Georgian Tourist Board, Olympic Delivery Authority
Home: Hackney
Big Moves in 2014: A major mover, if you saw him, you watched. You sat down he shut down. He got up you shut up. Coaxed big moves from every spot attended, and did all the above as a superdad.
Indelible image: Got ledge, give back tail.
Verdict: Rare as a robin but always delivers.
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Charlie Graley
Age: 37
Sponsors: Frank’s Campari Bar, Tarkovsky DVD Club, Big Brother Fashion Loans, Scotland
Home: New Cross
Big Moves in 2014: Depends what you mean by ‘big’. He’s ollied over some pretty big cracks in the pavement I guess. But seriously, quite big ones, maybe even a curb too.
Indelible image: If you own a board he’s borrowed it. At home in a bowl as he is on a bench.
Verdict: Could this be his year?