Posts Tagged eric koston
  • Oakley Studio on Melrose

    Malto, Koston and the Art Dump feature heavily in this short vid about Oakley’s In Residence space on Melrose.

  • Jenks & Frost

    Check out, Girl’s Art Director, Andy Jenkins’ new mural at The Berrics.

  • Koston in the Raw

    From the Menikmati days.

  • Girl & Chocolate’s Euro Blitz, 2000

    A throwback to Girl & Chocolate’s tour of Europe in the summer of 2000. Featuring Eric Koston, Rick McCrank, Rick Howard, Scott Johnston, Stevie Williams, Mike York and Tony Ferguson. The good ol’ days. VX quickly and meticulously cut to techno beats. Definitely a Ty Evans joint. Wonderful times and a nice stroll down with what was.

  • Crocodile Done Deal Quick Hitz
    • After the flight to Australia I think anyone could use a wheelchair.

      There was wayy too much stuff to include in the Transworld article of our Fourstar trip to OZ. The video should be coming soon but in the meantime I figured I’d throw a couple out takes up here…. After the flight to Australia I think anyone could use a wheelchair.

    • We went skating pretty much right after we got to Melbourne. Cory is never without the jambox.

      We went skating pretty much right after we got to Melbourne. Cory is never without the jambox.

    • Feds had an idea to get a crocodile outfit at a costume store and came back dressed as a cut rate Barney the dinosaur.

      Feds had an idea to get a crocodile outfit at a costume store and came back dressed as a cut rate Barney the dinosaur.

    • Max showing off his two-wheeler skillz in Melbs.

      Max showing off his two-wheeler skillz in Melbs.

    • This is what happens when "doubles with Cory" backfires. Koston pre-stitches.

      This is what happens when “doubles with Cory” backfires. Koston pre-stitches.

    • Cory found a can of spraypaint at a spot in Melbourne and decided to help everyone "upgrade" their boards.

      Cory found a can of spraypaint at a spot in Melbourne and decided to help everyone “upgrade” their boards.

    • Examples.

      Examples.

    • Carroll wasn't into it. Cory even had green teeth.

      Carroll wasn’t into it. Cory even had green teeth.

    • The kids were much more forgiving.

      The kids were much more forgiving.

    • Demo Break! Tony putting on a show in Melbourne.

      Demo Break! Tony putting on a show in Melbourne.

    • This guy also had a raccoon tail but you can't see it from this angle. He was a real hit.

      This guy also had a raccoon tail but you can’t see it from this angle. He was a real hit.

    • Duck Dynasty in Canberra.

      Duck Dynasty in Canberra.

    • Rick and Mike tried to give Max a feel for what the DC Supertours were like.

      Rick and Mike tried to give Max a feel for what the DC Supertours were like.

    • Macho Man Randy Savage got on our bus for a bit.

      Macho Man Randy Savage got on our bus for a bit.

    • Brophy and Ishod bro-ing down in Melbourne.

      Brophy and Ishod bro-ing down in Melbourne.

    • Ishod Kickflip Shifty at St. Kilda. We did a lot of time at this spot, it's awesome.

      Ishod Kickflip Shifty at St. Kilda. We did a lot of time at this spot, it’s awesome.

    • This is what Rickk looks like losing a $600 dice hand to Cory.

      This is what Rickk looks like losing a $600 dice hand to Cory.

  • Berfday Boi

    Koston is clogging a damn few feeds today. Including his own! Multiple fakie impossibles over at the Berrics.

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    And then Reda exposes the deep dark secret that is Eric’s trunk here. Wow!

  • SOTY NAAWWSTY Part 2

    Koston and Core play heavy in this one. Stevie gets some too.

     

  • SOTY NAAWWSTY Part 1

    Featuring Ishod the Sheriff, Cory CaneNaawwsty Frosty, Flaco and others. More Cory news to come…

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  • SOTY Naawwsty Trailer

    Ishod took the boys on a big one for his SOTY trip. Koston? Cory? Stevie? They’re all in there.

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  • Available in Gino, Koston & Carroll

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  • Christmas in Hollywood
    • Last night was the annual Girl Christmas Party at Musso and Franks in Hollywood. Pretty sure I've only missed one in the last 11 years, it's always a blast.

      Last night was the annual Girl Christmas Party at Musso and Franks in Hollywood. Pretty sure I’ve only missed one in the last 11 years, it’s always a blast.

    • Mike was there last night acting as official photographer. With the lens cap on. Shier wasn't impressed.

      Mike was there last night acting as official photographer. With the lens cap on. Shier wasn’t impressed.

    • Sal and Cheeks aka Steven A. Smith and Skip Bayless were hosting the "Skaters who don't know enough about sports but still talk shit Show". Sketchy table to get caught up at.

      Sal and Cheeks aka Steven A. Smith and Skip Bayless were hosting the “Skaters who don’t know enough about sports but still talk shit Show”. Sketchy table to get caught up at.

    • Eric Anthony was dressed to kill last night, Bill Nye science guy styles.

      Eric Anthony was dressed to kill last night, Bill Nye science guy styles.

    • Double Daniels.

      Double Daniels.

    • Then on the other side... These guys have been torturing each other since forever.

      Then on the other side… These guys have been torturing each other since forever.

    • Sam somehow manages to  get up in front of everyone and give an awesome speech every year. Last night was no exception.

      Sam somehow manages to get up in front of everyone and give an awesome speech every year. Last night was no exception.

    • Two Mikes and a Jerry. I think MikeMo looks so hard cause of the Mike's hard lemonade he was double fisting.

      Two Mikes and a Jerry. I think MikeMo looks so hard cause of the Mike’s hard lemonade he was double fisting.

    • Dubbs and Reda. Two class acts.

      Dubbs and Reda. Two class acts.

    • Wheatley and Scooch over by the bar. Scott is tall too, I swear.

      Wheatley and Scooch over by the bar. Scott is tall too, I swear.

    • Chris and Marc were having a Back 40 power lunch.

      Chris and Marc were having a Back 40 power lunch.

    • Rickk, Dubbs, Rudy and Eldy.

      Rickk, Dubbs, Rudy and Eldy.

    • EMB over here. Good to have Lee back in town for one night at least.

      EMB over here. Good to have Lee back in town for one night at least.

    • Cheeks and DL!

      Cheeks and DL!

    • SOTY sandwich with Rickk!

      SOTY sandwich with Rickk!

    • Then as is the tradition it was time to take the shitshow out into the parking lot. I think this was the first time no one ended up in a pile on the ground. We did manage to find a "working" pay phone tho. Merry Xmas Everybody!

      Then as is the tradition it was time to take the shitshow out into the parking lot. I think this was the first time no one ended up in a pile on the ground. We did manage to find a “working” pay phone tho. Merry Xmas Everybody!

  • Video Hype/Van Life Part 2: A River Runs Through It
    • The Salt Lake Demo ended with the best product give away situation I've seen to date. First up a push up contest, last one going gets the board.

      The Salt Lake Demo ended with the best product give away situation I’ve seen to date. First up a push up contest, last one going gets the board.

    • Even Rickk and Eldy wanted in on the action! Casey would make a very effective cult leader.

      Even Rickk and Eldy wanted in on the action! Casey would make a very effective cult leader.

    • Backwards race up the bank. Pure comedy.

      Backwards race up the bank. Pure comedy.

    • These parents were stoked!

      These parents were stoked!

    • These guys are such demo machines they had to keep it going by the van. Elijah reenacts his greatest hits for the kids.

      These guys are such demo machines they had to keep it going by the van. Elijah reenacts his greatest hits for the kids.

    • Human Hippie Jumps!

      Human Hippie Jumps!

    • You ok big dawg?

      You ok big dawg?

    • Koston ended it with a free swing clinic for all the golf fans in attendance.

      Koston ended it with a free swing clinic for all the golf fans in attendance.

    • Then it was on to the SLC nightlife. It started out mellow.

      Then it was on to the SLC nightlife. It started out mellow.

    • Then Rickk took it up a notch.

      Then Rickk took it up a notch.

    • Koston tried to kick it into high gear.

      Koston tried to kick it into high gear.

    • And before you know it...

      And before you know it…

    • "This happens every time you try to hang with the kids, RIckk."

      “This happens every time you try to hang with the kids, Rickk.”

    • The next morning it was time to drive to Denver. First we had to film a quick "where's my ID rap video".

      The next morning it was time to drive to Denver. First we had to film a quick “where’s my ID rap video”.

    • Then Cory and Elijah tried to get in on Carroll's exercise regimen.

      Then Cory and Elijah tried to get in on Carroll’s exercise regimen.

    • It's a great team building exercise as well.

      It’s a great team building exercise as well.

    • On the way to Denver the Coalatree guys invited us over to their ranch for a BBQ. Paradise.

      On the way to Denver the Coalatree guys invited us over to their ranch for a BBQ. Paradise.

    • MJ was born for this shit.

      MJ was born for this shit.

    • Locals.

      Locals.

    • The mini-ramp session was firing! Serendipitous doubles with Mike and Elijah. The ramp was rad enough to bring Carroll out of retirement!

      The mini-ramp session was firing! Serendipitous doubles with Mike and Elijah. The ramp was rad enough to bring Carroll out of retirement!

    • Raven blasts while Mo eats.

      Raven blasts while Mo eats.

    • "Enough with the surprise photo shoots!"

      “Enough with the surprise photo shoots!”

    • Cory is going to be in the next X-Games vert contest. Watch.

      Cory is going to be in the next X-Games vert contest. Watch.

    • Still got it! MC.

      Still got it! MC.

    • Sick place to stand, Cory.

      Sick place to stand, Cory.

    • Meanwhile Eldy was filling out an application to move in.

      Meanwhile Eldy was filling out an application to move in.

    • Then as the sun went down and it started to get cold, Cory decided it was a perfect time to take on the rapids.

      Then as the sun went down and it started to get cold, Cory decided it was a perfect time to take on the rapids.

    • On ramp.

      On ramp.

    • See you in Denver, Cory.

      See you in Denver, Cory.

    • Ended the day with some solid country living.

      Ended the day with some solid country living.

    • "You sure you know what you're doing Mike?"

      “You sure you know what you’re doing Mike?”

    • Rick and Beebs by the fire.

      Rick and Beebs by the fire.

    • Time to get back in the van. Thanks for an epic day Coalatree! Next stop, Denver....

      Time to get back in the van. Thanks for an epic day Coalatree! Next stop, Denver….

  • Koston in Cope

    Rover video guy, Colin Clark, just posted some footage of Koston from CPH Pro.

  • Video Hype Van Life Part I
    • Back in June the whole crew went on a good old fashioned demo tour across the US to hype up the Pretty Sweet video. You can read a real article about it in the new Thrasher that's out now, and there's gonna be a bunch of video episodes on their site. Here's a bunch of photos that weren't in the article. This is our posse when we set sail. Not too shabby.

      Back in June the whole crew went on a good old fashioned demo tour across the US to hype up the Pretty Sweet video. You can read a real article about it in the new Thrasher that’s out now, and there’s gonna be a bunch of video episodes on their site. Here’s a bunch of photos that weren’t in the article. This is our posse when we set sail. Not too shabby.

    • Professional survival kit. Ready to go.

      Professional survival kit. Ready to go.

    • Our first stop was at Active out in Rancho Cucamonga. The dudes killed the demo but the best trick was Cory stealing the giant skateable shark head and ripping around with it.

      Our first stop was at Active out in Rancho Cucamonga. The dudes killed the demo but the best trick was Cory stealing the giant skateable shark head and ripping around with it.

    • The kids loved it.

      The kids loved it.

    • After the demo we had our first of many 4 hour signings. Here's Eric with the first Elijah defacing of the tour.

      After the demo we had our first of many 4 hour signings. Here’s Eric with the first Elijah defacing of the tour.

    • Beebs is down for the fans. Shotgun at the signing? Why not!

      Beebs is down for the fans. Shotgun at the signing? Why not!

    • Another satisfied customer.

      Another satisfied customer.

    • When you have a couple hour demo, followed by a four hour signing that ends around midnight, the van ride ends up feeling kind of like this. For full effect stare at this photo for 5 hours and play Chief Keef on repeat as loud as possible. "I can't stay sober."

      When you have a couple hour demo, followed by a four hour signing that ends around midnight, the van ride ends up feeling kind of like this. For full effect stare at this photo for 5 hours and play Chief Keef on repeat as loud as possible. “I can’t stay sober.”

    • Before our signing in Vegas we got a couple hours of street skating in. Human knee bone at the spot? No biggie.

      Before our signing in Vegas we got a couple hours of street skating in. Human knee bone at the spot? No biggie.

    • Malto has a very eclectic fan base.

      Malto has a very eclectic fan base.

    • Seriously.

      Seriously. Everybody loves this guy.

    • The guys aren't scared to fan out on each other. Raven got his baby Carroll shirt signed by middle aged Carroll.

      The guys aren’t scared to fan out on each other. Raven got his baby Carroll shirt signed by middle aged Carroll.

    • Elijah's having a show at New Image gallery this December. Look out Tempster!

      Elijah’s having a show at New Image gallery this December. Look out Tempster!

    • Then it was on to Salt Lake City for more action. Try and figure out who's wearing this Batman mask.

      Then it was on to Salt Lake City for more action. Try and figure out who’s wearing this Batman mask.

    • Cory showing off some pre-signing stretch techniques in Salt Lake. Gotta stay limber for these things.

      Cory showing off some pre-signing stretch techniques in Salt Lake. Gotta stay limber for these things.

    • Pre-signing fishbowl. Mandatory.

      Pre-signing fishbowl. Mandatory.

    • The non-smoking guy pretending to smoke thing never gets old. Meza hitting that shit.

      The non-smoking guy pretending to smoke thing never gets old. Meza hitting that shit.

    • I'll never understand this one.

      I’ll never understand this one.

    • Demo time. Everybody killed it again. The demos on this trip were really good. Raven blasting.

      Demo time. Everybody killed it again. The demos on this trip were really good. Raven blasting.

    • Malto, small kickflip.

      Malto, small kickflip.

    • A real life SLC Punk! This jacket rips. More to come next week...

      A real life SLC Punk! This jacket rips. More to come next week…

  • Badass Meets Nostalgia
    • I figured since we're about to embark on a big time demo tour on Wednesday, I figured I'd throw up a few photos from Badass Meets Dumbass. That trip started off with the smoking van getting pinched by the border patrol on the first day. Hopefully we get off to a better start this time.

      I figured since we’re about to embark on a big time demo tour on Wednesday, I’d throw up a few photos from Badass Meets Dumbass (believe it or not, I think that was the last time we did a trip like this). That trip started off with the smoking van getting pinched by the border patrol on the first day. Hopefully we get off to a better start this time.

    • Roberts had a mean Lebowski thing happening back then.

      Roberts had a mean Lebowski thing happening back then.

    • Our second drive of the trip hit a 28 hour detour thanks to some flooding in Texas.

      Our second drive of the trip hit a 28 hour detour thanks to some flooding in Texas.

    • Mike is mad because Rickk just tore his sleeve off for fun. Sometimes when you're at a spot til 3 in the morning shit just gets weird.

      Mike is mad because Rickk just tore his sleeve off for fun. Sometimes when you’re at a spot til 3 in the morning shit just gets weird.

    • There were a lot of kids with home made t-shirts on that trip. Those are always cool.

      There were a lot of kids with home made t-shirts on that trip. Those are always cool.

    • Malto in Atlanta. I think this was the official dawn of the Malto Age.

      Malto in Atlanta. I think this was the official dawn of the Malto Age.

    • Fall asleep in the van and you usually end up entertainment.

      Fall asleep in the van and you usually end up as entertainment.

    • Kenny back nose blunting in KC. Can't wait to go back there and eat barbecue... I mean skate that spot again.

      Kenny back nose blunting in KC. Can’t wait to go back there and eat barbecue… I mean skate that spot again.

    • Eldridge came up on some solid fan art at the Pitcrew demo.

      Eldridge came up on some solid fan art at the Pitcrew demo.

    • Pitcrew was the half way point. The crew at that demo was pretty epic.

      Pitcrew was the half way point. The crew at that demo was pretty epic.

    • Myrtle Beach. This kid probably got a t-shirt for shotgunning that red bull.

      Myrtle Beach. This kid probably got a t-shirt for shotgunning that red bull.

    • My favorite pic of a spot conference. J Rog and Alex deep in thought.

      My favorite pic of a spot conference. J Rog and Alex deep in thought.

    • You never know what you're going to run into on the road. At a Cracker Barrel in Colorado we met John Foggerty and his family. He gave us autographs and the guys gave autographs to his kids. Can't wait to get back out there.

      You never know what you’re going to run into on the road. At a Cracker Barrel in Colorado we met John Foggerty and his family. He gave us autographs and the guys gave autographs to his kids. Can’t wait to get back out there.

  • Smells Like Koston

    I believe this is called a “heritage ad.” Malto does his best Frostman before he was the Frostman. We’re 20!

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  • ReCover with Lucas

    Lucas Beaufort, skater, artist, filmmaker, and friend of The Tap, has been making these cool “ReCover” paintings for some time now. To see more of his work go here.

    • Skateboarder Raven Tershy

      Raven Tershy / Sugar X LB / Acrylic paint on front cover

    • Transworld Eric Koston

      Eric Koston / Transworld X LB / Acrylic paint on the front cover

    • Thrasher Stevie Perez

      Stevie Perez / Thrasher X LB / Acrylic paint on front cover

    • Sugar Raven Tershy

      Raven Tershy / Sugar X LB / Acrylic paint on front cover

    • Keenan Milton Transworld

      Keenan Milton / Transworld X LB / Acrylic paint on the front cover

  • Jumbo Moves and a Jumbo Butter

    This Friday night Girl & Chocolate will be doing the demo thing at the Vans Park. In attendance will be Stevie Perez, Elijah Berle, Sean Malto, Eric Koston, Chris Roberts, Daniel Castillo, Justin Eldridge, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Jeron Wilson, Mike Mo, and Vincent Alvarez. A lot of guys will be at the 4:35 showing of The Hangover 3 in the mall, if you want to hit that up before hand too.

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  • This Is Eric Koston

    Desillusion Magazine has a trailer to their larger forthcoming Koston piece.

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  • Grind Like Mine

    And if a short film on The Champ isn’t enough, how about a rap song? Thanks for the link Jesson.

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  • Koston Kingpin Interview

    Eric promises a Chomp 2 in this Kingpin interview! He better warm up the GG costume.

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  • Clip of the Day

    The boys pass the time by passing the cam. Featuring Cory KennedyEric KostonStevie PerezKenny AndersonElijah BerleLogan LaraDaniel CastilloGuy MarianoMikemo Capaldi and Evan Berle.

  • Mini Top 5 with Eric Koston

    Mini Top 5Eric Koston gives it up for the 5 best tricks to go down at Lockwood.