Eric Koston Skater Profile
Sponsors: Girl, Four Star, Independent, Spitfire, Diamond, Nike SB, theberrics.com, Oakley, Jessup, Skullcandy, Supreme
Hometown: Hollywood CA, Stance: Goofy, Age: 38, Status: Pro
Last Update: Sunday, December 29, 2013 Submit an Update
Eric Koston on Instagram (@erickoston)
Really @solsticeskateboarding?!?... When @steveberra and I created The @Berrics there was one purpose in mind and that was/is to continue to build skateboarding on every level. From pros to ams to brands to photographers to artists to SKATESHOPS etc. Whether you like it or not, if a kid goes on our site from New Bedford, sees any skater or brand that's on it and wants any product they're trying to promote, we want them to go to YOUR skateshop. That goes for every skateshop/skate community around the globe. So when you say "fork The Berrics" you're saying that to everybody that participates on it as well. You're saying "fork you" to @nickdompierre (which happens to ride for Soltice) when he's on the site. For a guy who's been through a pretty rough time in his life, as well as his career, I'd think you'd be a bit more compassionate to that. We support him 100% and want him to use our platform to put himself out there, even if he's sponsored by you... You're saying "fork you" to all the brands I ride for and advertise on the site like @girlskateboards @fourstarclothing @spitfirewheels @independenttrucks? All brands you carry at your shop.. I noticed that the hate didn't just stop with The Berrics. You post new product from @suprafootwear @vans @deathwishskateboards @dcshoes @adidasskateboarding to name a few and continue to insult them because YOU don't think they're cool. But I'm sure you'll take money from a customer that'll buy their product. That is the WORST form of SELLING OUT!.. Don't like the brands? Don't carry them. Because those brands are built off the hard work of Pros like me, their ams and employees which keep them successful enough to supply product to shops like yours, so you can stay in forking business. You even badger these kids on insta in hopes that they'll quit! In an economy like this, that's the last thing you want is kids quitting skateboarding. These are times where skateboarders should be supportive of one another more than ever. But your hardcore, pompous, bitter, inflated ego has shown that you really don't support the aforementioned brands. SO WHY SHOULD THEY SUPPORT YOU???... Maybe they won't now. Good luck
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