The 20th Anniversary of es Menikmati featuring Ronnie Creager, Arto Saari, Eric Koston, Rick McCrank, Rodrigo TX, Bob Burnquist, Tom Penny and Director/filmer/editor Fred Mortagne with strong support from Mike Manzoori. To celebrate here is the full length video with new product from es HERE.
The TOA Top Twelve is back with a very topical Brooklyn Banks post for your quarantined eyes. Since it’s virtually impossible to make a “Best Tricks” list for a spot so historical as the Brooklyn Banks, we decided to lighten it up a bit and make a list of our favorite clips from the long, long history of the incredible spot. Although a TON of amazing stuff has gone down w/in the property lines of the Banks, we picked the clips that have either been the most memorable to us or were so amazing we couldn’t leave them off the list. And since we can’t ever make up our minds completely, we added an “Honorable Mentions” section so we could squeeze a few more into the mix to make sure we didn’t leave out any classics. Do you agree with our list? What did we forget? Let us know in the comments. – Theories of Atlantis.
In order of appearance the skaters featured are: Eric Koston, Rob Welsh, Tim O’Connor, Brian Wenning, Jamie Thomas, Austin Gyllete, Stevie Williams, Jake Johnson, Zered Bassett, Josh Kalis and Quim Cardona.
The Honorable Mentions featured are: Mike Carroll, Javier Nunez, Mark Gonzales, Quim Cardona, Josh Kalis, Gino Ianucci, Jake Johnson, Keith Denley, Fred Gall and Jason Dill.
Nine Club EXPERIENCE #93 (At Home Edition) – Tony Hawk On Vans, Volcom’s “Born to Blew”, Eric Koston
We discuss Tony Hawk joining Vans, Plazacation: Pulaski, Tripping With: Allysha Le, Volcom’s “Born to Blew” Video, Eric Koston 101 “Falling Down” part from 1993 and much more!
In 1996, Eric Koston won Tampa Pro after a weekend of charging the course with a roster of legends. Enjoy some classic highlights from the second year of Tampa Pro, that originally aired in Issue 16 of 411VM.
The best from Nike Skateboarding in 2019. Featuring Yuto Horigome, Leo Baker, Leticia Bufoni, Elissa Steamer, Sarah Meurle, Hayley Wilson, Aori Nishimura, Nicole Hause, Josi Millard, Rayssa Leal, Willis Kimbell, Lance Mountain, Mathias Torres, Antonio Durao, Gustavo Servin, Kevin Bradley, Caleb Barnett, Vincent Touzery, Guy Mariano, Ishod Wair, Kevin Terpening, Dashawn Jordan, Wieger Van Wageningen, Daniel Lebron, Luan Oliveira, Lucas Rabelo, Pamela Rosa, Bobby Worrest, Cyrus Bennett, Mason Silva, Max Palmer, Jacopo Carozzi, Karsten Kleppan, Ville Wester, Hjalte Halberg, Nick Boserio, Andrew Wilson, Emile Laurent, Oskar Rozenberg, Eric Koston, Adrian Del Campo, Rowan Davis, Noah Nayef, Ben Lawrie, Josh Pall, Jack O’Grady, Carlos Ribeiro, Hugo Boserup, Grant Taylor, Stefan Janoski, Casper Brooker, Donovon Piscopo, Kyron Davis, Sean Malto, Daan Van Der Linden and Blake Carpenter.
Skateboarding legend Eric Koston has been a sneaker head since first visiting Japan at age 19. As a teenage skateboarder, finding affordable footwear that worked for street skateboarding was not as easy as it is today. Before the dawn of signature skate shoes, Koston and friends would search for new, old stock of Nikes to skate in. In hindsight, Koston now realizes that those teenage searches for Nikes influenced his rise through skateboarding.
The SB team met up to check out what LA’s newest parks have to offer. Featuring Stefan Janoski, Donovon Piscopo, Mason Silva, Grant Taylor, Josh Pall, Jack O’Grady, Carlos Ribeiro, Robert Neil, Guy Mariano, Sean Malto, Eric Koston, Blake Carpenter and Hugo Boserup at Chevy Chase, El Sereno and Lake Street parks.
Featuring Travis Harrison, Sean Istaste, Zach Reinhardt, JJ Rice, Nick Blanco, Roger Bagely, Brett Sube, Grant Yansura, Zac Gracie, Trevor Thompson, Johan Stuckey, Ethan Anderson, Shane Auckland, Tanner Burzinski and Eric Koston (with the assist). Shop New SK8RATS Gear HERE!
Greater Los Angeles area residents Eric Koston and Paul “P-Rod” Rodriguez grew up skating the streets of Los Angeles. From the feel of the concrete to the array of street spots, both Nike SB pros discuss their affinity for the West Coast, as well as their favorite home team, the L.A. Lakers. Narrated by ESPN’s Clinton Yates, Koston and P-Rod dig deep into Los Angeles skateboarding roots, as well as the new and improved Battle of Los Angeles between the Lakers and Clippers.
In 2002, Eric Koston and Andrew Reynolds took 1st and 2nd at Tampa Pro. This quick trip through the archives gives you a glimpse into what they were throwing down to get there.
We all have the one that got away. For Eric Koston, it was a pair of powder-blue Jordans on the clearance rack when he was back-to-school shopping with his mom as a kid in San Bernardino. The Nike SB Air Jordan I Low by Eric Koston drops August 10 in skate shops and August 12 in SNKRS. Learn more HERE.
With the new Parra Dunk Low OG and Blazer GT, Parra brings his signature style of hypersaturated colors and whimsical humor to Nike SB. Featuring Kevin Terpening, Guy Mariano, Ishod Wair, Eric Koston, Piet Parra and Sean Malto.