Eric Koston - Not Lame
Koston has been skating for a long time. He has had more video parts then most and he's still skating very well.
My favorite thing about him is that he always made it look playful. Some might say it's a gimmick, but who cares?
Enjoy a new Manolo edit as well as a new tour clip featuring the inventor (up for debate) of the K-Grind.
Why this is my second Koston post in a week I have no idea.
This was the first I ever saw of Koston, over 20 years ago.
The filming in this video is amazing, especially considering it was filmed about 22 years ago.
Sturt (who filmed most of it) filmed a lot of the H-Street stuff and later some for Plan B.
He's an amazing photographer and seems to be a very particular person (pretty sure he was one of the first 5 people to do the loop on a skateboard as well..)
I didn't find much on him on the www, but here's a start.
Here's Eric's mini part (prolly not shot by Sturt) from H-Street "Not the New H-Street Video".
Sturt filmed the first dolly shot I ever noticed in a skate video. Kind of ahead of his time..
Second dolly-esq shot I noticed was this one of Donny Barley, filmed by Dan Wolfe. For some reason whoever uploaded this made some pc computer effect on one of the greatest skate shots of all time, oh well.
For more groundbreaking Koston stuff just go to YouTube.
SS 360 flips from 1993 and other cool things are over there.