Eric Koston

Following Geoff Rowley's departure from Flip and Nyjah Huston's disappearance from the web portals of both Asphalt Yacht Club and DC Shoes last week, we got to thinking: What are the most jaw-dropping, mind-blowing sponsor switches in skateboarding history? After much diligence and deliberation, we came up with the 5 earth shakers found below, all of which—in their own way—changed skateboarding forever. Needless to say, General Hospital has nothing on this drama.

Featuring Karsten Kleppan, Omar Salazar, Lance Mountain, Brian Anderson, Eric Koston, Kevin Bradley, Trevor Colden, and Cory Kennedy, Nike SB Chronicles, Vol. 3—the final installment in Nike's Chronicles series—is poised to be the heaviest skate video of 2015 and this new trailer shows why. Now let's all cross our fingers, hold our breath, and pray for a full Koston part. He has to have one left in the tank...right?

If you skate, winter sucks, but don't worry, Eric Koston is here to cheer you up

Watch the full edit of pro skateboarder Paul Rodriguez recreating his first video part from the 2001 City Stars release "Street Cinema." The new 2013 footage shot at The Berrics appears side by side with the original 2001 footage. P-Rod along with his original filmer Heath Brinkley shot all 48-tricks including the main shot in 24-hours.

Series produced by Steve Berra.

Pro skateboarder Paul Rodriguez takes over the Berrics to recreate his first full part from the 2001 City Stars video release "Street Cinema." P-Rod along with his original filmer Heath Brinkley give themselves 24-hours to shoot all 48-tricks including the main shot. The experience gives Paul an opportunity to put into perspective how long of a road it's been, and just how far he has come.

Series produced by Steve Berra.

P-Rod recreates his first full part from the 2001 City Stars video release "Street Cinema." Check back on Tuesday, February 12 to see part 2 of "The Main Shot" LIFE series and Paul's full 48-trick part recreated!

In 2001, Paul Rodriguez' first skate part was released in the City Stars video, "Street Cinema." It took Paul a full year to film his 48-trick part. In this episode of "Life," P-Rod and Dan Abadi attempt to recreate their full parts in one 24-hour session. New episodes dropping Tuesday's.

Pro skateboarder Paul Rodriguez focuses in on competition at the 2012 Dew Tour skate street event in San Francisco. New episodes dropping every Tuesday.