Consider the Zered
Zered Bassett, for instance, had quite the 2013. He gained a new shoe sponsor, was featured on a Transworld cover, did a few tricks switch that would be incredibly gnarly if done regular, and managed to defy gravity on two separate occasions (see photos below). Not a bad year for a guy who didn't even put out a full video part. Add to this that many of these tricks were executed on crusty spots along the Eastern seaboard and it becomes clear that 2013 was a good year indeed for the man known as Dr. Z.
Visual proof below:
While others put out some very respectable footage this past year, Zered has spent 2013 doing some seriously game changing skateboarding. Hats off to a Zered for a stellar performance in 2013, and with the recent announcement of part in the upcoming Transworld video it looks like 2014 will be a good one as well for Mr. Bassett.