About Eric Koston
American professional skateboarder and business owner Eric Koston was born on April 29, 1975. His estimated net worth is $17 million. When he and Eric’s mother met, Bob Koston, Eric’s father, was serving in the air force. Eric’s mother, Wanida, is a native of Thailand. At the age of nine months, Eric went from Bangkok to the United States. Eric grew up in San Bernardino, California, after his parents split when he was just 5 years old. Eric’s first skateboard was a gift from his older brother Chris. Later, Eric met Eddie Elguera at a skate camp in Michigan. Eric came to understand his potential as a pro skateboarder at this point.
Eric Koston Interesting Fact:
In the winter, Eric Koston participates in an NBA Entertainment league. He competes for the Maverics, a squad that includes, among others, Ashton Kutcher, Justin Timberlake, and Mike Marlin. Eric enjoys playing golf as well.
Eric Koston Basic Bio Information:
- Name: Eric Koston
- Gender: Male
- Hometown: Los Angeles, California
- Date of Birth: April 29, 1975
- Family: Single
- Occupation: Pro Skater, Co-owner of Fourstar Clothing Company
- Began Skating: 1986
- First Sponsored: 1991
- Turned Pro: 1993
- Favored Discipline: Street
- Stance: Goofy
- #1 Sponsors: Girl Skateboards, eS Footwear, Fourstar
Eric Koston Skateboarding Style and Strengths:
Skater Eric Koston has no fear. He possesses technical ability as well as the readiness to try out novel, unproven moves in the middle of a match. Eric Koston is one of the few extremely successful professional skateboarders that continues to uphold his reputation for giving every tournament he enters everything he has, whether it is the X Games or Koston’s renowned games of SKATE.
Eric Koston Favorite / Signature Skateboarding Tricks:
The K grind, often known as a crooked grind, is Eric Koston’s signature move. “K” stands for Koston. He wasn’t the first to demonstrate the feat in a video, despite the fact that he didn’t invent it. There are a number of other techniques that Eric Koston has created.
Eric Koston Quote:
From skatinghazard.com – “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.”
In December 2016 Koston announced the formation of Numbers Skateboards. As of 2023, Eric Koston’s net worth is estimated to be $17 million. Koston co-owns both Fourstar Clothing (with Guy Mariano) and the skatepark/website “The Berrics” (with professional skateboarder Steve Berra). He has been featured in the Tony Hawk‘s video game series.