I don't usually get this hyped on pieces of a video segment, but I had to share this with everyone because I think it goes beyond skateboarding and dives deeper into the life of one of the biggest personalities in our entire industry. Eric Koston is a name that even if you don't "know" him, you know who he is, because of everything he has done. From The Berrics, to The Nike SB Program to his long standing position on one of skate's most "core" board brands, there isn't much he has done that wouldn't make him well known.
Part II of Vice Magazine's Epicly Later'd however, shows us another side of Eric that a lot of people don't really know about; the early stages of his pro career. In the beginning, Eric was part of a humble, yet solid project called H-Street Skateboards which allowed him the opportunity to progress into one of the most well-rounded skaters ever, but it also let him skate full-time, which at that time was certainly not the easiest thing to do.
In this episode we are also introduced to some of the most influential people in his career, namely Alphonzo Rawls who was right there with Koston as he became not only one of the best street skaters ever, but also very well-noted on the vert side of things.
This video says way more in a few minutes about Eric Koston than I ever could with hundreds of words. So what I will do now is stop talking and let you sit back and enjoy Part II of the show, but rest assured I will be back talking more as soon as Part III drops. One last thing, how crazy is it that Koston was almost a part of Plan B?