At 42, Eric Koston will make you believe that age is just a number because he is still one of the most active skateboarders in town. Eric can still do most of the tricks that he performed when he was in his twenties. He can even outperform skateboarders half his age.
It probably helps that he is the co-owner of The Berrics, which provides him with sufficient ground to practice the sport. The Berrics is an indoor skateboarding park that was built in 2007 to provide skateboarders with a safe place to practice. Apart from The Berrics, Eric Koston also co-owns Fourstar Clothing with Guy Mariano.
Eric Koston is one of the original riders of Girl Skateboard and he has been part of the team for over 20 years. Due to some differences with the company, he left the team in 2015. After leaving Girl, Eric has set up NUMBERS Edition in 2016 with Guy Mariano and other skateboarding free agents.
Eric Koston: Skateboarding Idol
It is safe to say that Eric Koston’s career is one for the books. This is why it is unsurprising that several young skateboarders look up to him. Even THE Paul Rodriguez considers Eric his “100% role model in life.”
Eric understands his influence in the life of aspiring skateboarders. He says, “It’s crazy how these kids look up to you. They watch every trick you do, listen to every word you say, go out and buy your skateboards, your shoes, your T Shirts, because your name is on them — they admire you and they look up to you. Everything I am is because of these kids. They look to skaters like me and they are the future of skateboarding. I won’t lie, it’s cool.”
Eric Koston is currently sponsored by Nike SB, Skullcandy, McDonald’s, Spitfire Wheels, Fourstar Clothing, Diamond, Supreme, The Berrics, Oakley, Jessup, and Independent Truck Company. He is also a playable character in six of Tony Hawk’s skateboarding video game.