• Valuable Real Estate: Oakley Invades The Berrics With Help From Koston and McFetridge

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    Posted 10 days ago by Chasen Marshall

    It’s a wall in a warehouse in an industrial district. The space around this particular segment shares a likeness with the surrounding neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles. The building backs up to the Los Angeles River and is neighbors with companies that cater to fabrics and textiles and aluminum. There’s no machines humming or clocks being punched or lunch breaks. There are loud, echoing noises: snaps and whaps and cracks. There’s also a massive forklift rolling across the room. Skateboard icon Eric Koston and renowned artist Geoff McFetridge watch and wait. Koston has his skateboard at his feet, McFetridge wears an apron over an old t-shirt, off white pants and white Jack Purcells. Behind them, the 96-foot-wide, 20.5-foot-high “canvas” stands in a state of construction.

  • Fear and Loathing in Australia – Oakley Skateboarding in Oz

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    Posted about 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    Eric Koston. Rune Glifberg. Ryan Sheckler. Curren Caples. Oakley sent this lethal foursome to Australia with legendary skateboarder/photographer Arto Saari and what resulted was an amazing multimedia story on the trials and tribulations that come with being any one of these heralded skaters out on the road. Incorporating videos, a gallery of Arto’s best images and a narrative of the weeks-long trip, we get a sense for this unique melding of talents, both in front of and behind the lens. Check out the story at oakley.com/oakleyinoz.

  • Eric Koston Plays Tourist in Europe in New Web Series and Shenanigans Result

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    Watching Eric Koston do what he does on a skateboard is just such a rewarding experience. Doesn’t matter if he’s in Barcelona or Copenhagen or Paris or Foothill Ranch, Calif, the guy is poetry on wheels. Jackson Pollock with darker skin. Which is why whatever video or webisode series or school play Koston takes part in while riding a skateboard or just being funny-guy Koston, we’ll watch. Hence, we present the “Theos Euro Snaps” web series.

Eric Koston

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Date of Birth:
April 29, 1975
Hometown:
San Bernardino, Calif.
Sponsors:
Girl, Nike SB, Oakley, Fourstar, Independent, Spitfire, Diamond, The Berrics, Jessup, Skullcandy
Hobbies:
Being Eric Koston, Hashtagging

Career Highlights

    • 6x Summer X Games Medalist in Park, Street and Best Trick (2 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze)
    • Featured in the Popular Video Game Series "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater"
    • Appeared in nearly two dozen film and television projects
    • 2007: 1st, Tampa Pro Street
    • 2002: 1st, Gravity Games Street
    • 2002: 1st, Tampa Pro Street
    • 2000: 1st, Gravity Games Street
    • Co-Founder of The Berrics