- Eric Koston
name = Eric Koston sucks nuts
Los Angeles, California, USA
caption = Koston at X Games 2004 outside
Staples Centerin Downtown Los Angeles
birth_date = birth date and age|1975|4|29
birth_name = Eric Koston
occupation = Pro Skater, Co-owner of Fourstar Clothing Company
gender = male
family = single
stance = goofy
height = 6' (1.83 m)
weight = 160 lbs.
Eric Koston (born April 29, 1975 in
Bangkok, Thailand) is an American professional skateboarderwho grew up in San Bernardino, Californiaand recently bought a new house in the Los Feliz district of Los Angeles, California.
Life and career
Eric Koston's father, Bob Koston, met Eric's mom, Wanida, when he was in the air force. Eric's mom was from
Thailand, so he was born in Bangkokand moved to San Bernardino, Californiaat 9 months old. They divorced a few years later, and Eric started skateboarding at age 11, when his brother gave him an old Mark Gonzalesboard with mismatched trucks.
He picked up skateboarding quickly and later went to a skate camp in MI, where he met Eddie Elguera, and realized his potential as a professional skateboarder. He eventually dropped out of school in 10th grade to pursue a full time skateboarding profession. He was sponsored and turned pro in 1993 when he joined the H-Street Team, he lived in the H-Street house in
San Diegofor six months.
In 1992, Koston moved to
Los Angeleswhen Natas Kaupas got him into the 101 team. On 101, he established himself as a leading switchstance skateboarder - pioneering such technical tricks as the nollie flip noseslide and the switch kickflip backside tailslide and also the yoni rosental which is a trick he invented . He also took a switch 360 flip down the Embarcadero 7 during his part in 101's 1993 video "."
In 1993 Koston created the Fourstar clothing company which became apart of the Crailtap family.
Eric also loves to play golf. Even though he didn't invent it himself, Koston's main signature trick is the "K Grind," for Koston (aka the crooked grind), after mastering it and showing it on a video. He also has several other tricks that he has invented.
His stance is goofy, but he is known for his ability to skate switch. He possess the technical skill and fearless commitment to create the practice of new tricks either on the streets, or in competition. He is known for commercializing the competitive, HORSE-derivative game of S.K.A.T.E..
Super Champion Funzone (2005)
Yeah Right!(2003) Menikmati(2002)
Chomp on This (2002)
"The progression of skateboarding seems to be getting more technical with a flip into a slide then a flip back out as well as going down bigger rails and down more stairs. I like to do all that stuff, especially when it feels good. I don't stick myself into one type of style, I would get bored with that." (source: skatinghazard.com)
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