Introduction and Early Life
Eric Koston was born on April 29,1975 in Thailand.As a coincidence, other fellow professional skateboarder like Alphonzo Rawls was also born in same hospital.He was raised in San Bernardino,California,United States.He moved to US when he was 9 months old.His father name is Bob and mother name is Wanida.They met each other when Bob was in airforce.His mother was from Thailand.They both divorced when he was 5 years old.His first skateboard was gifted to him by his brother Chris.He began skating in 1986. His nickname is Frosty and Froston.
"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."
He was first sponsored by H-Street Company which was co-founded by Tony Magnusson and Mike Ternasky.The company also included Danny Way and Matt Hensley.He joined Girl team and was in the videos like Goldfish,Mouse,Yeah Right and Pretty Sweet.He was leader for eS brand and Eric Koston eS Game too was held over number of years.He went to his birth place Bangkok when he shot the eS video Menikmati.He then joined Lakai roster in 2006.He filmed a part for 2007 Lakai video Fully Flared.He then was promoted by Nike Sb immediately with a signature shoe "Eric Koston1 " model and also held contest which was entitled as Mr. Control It All.Nike launched promotional campaign which was identified as #thelegendgrows to release Koston's second signature shoe model "Eric Koston 2".Koston used his second Eric Koston 2 for limited edition golf shoe and named it "Koston 2 IT" and aslo corresponding launch was held at 1948 Stadium store in Shoreditch.He was also sponsored for oakley sunglasses brand where he completed Fear and Loathing in Australia video project which was filmed in 2013.Celebrities like Rune Glifberg,Ryan Sheckler and Curren Caples appeared in video with Koston which was published on June 5 2013.He was sponsored by different companies like Girl,Nike SB,Independent Truck Company,Spitfire Wheels,Fourstar,Diamond,Supreme,The Berrics,Oakley,Jessup and Skullcandy.
As an Entrepreneur
He cofounded a clothing brand with his professional skateboarder friend Mariano in 1996.Koston was a part of a Fourstar sponsors team of thirteen skateboarders who released their four videos in July 2013.He is also the part of Lakai Shoe Brand.He also owned The Berrics with Steven Berra which is a website that contents filmed in skatepark and other skateboard related stuff.He is also known as Michael Jordan of Skateboarding by his teammates and also by professional skateboarder Brandon Biebel.
Achievements and Personal Facts
In 1996 he won Summer X Games 1 as he came first.In second season of Summer X Games2, he came third.Rest in 2000-2001 he won all the seasons of Summer X Games 5 ,Summer X Games 6"park",Summer X Games 6"street" and Summer X Games 6"best trick".In 2000 he won Globe World Contest,X Games and Gravity Games.He also won TransWorld Skateboarding Best Video part for his segment in eS Menikati in 2001.In 2002 he won gold in Gravity Games Street.He also won gold in 2003 X Games Street competition.In 2005 too he came first in all the competition.He came 5th in X Games 12 "street". He is 1.8 m tall weighing 73 kg. His net worth is $15 million.
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Published on: December 17, 2014
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