Madera Memo #27: How To Saran Wrap with Erik Elstran “...A Saran Wrap is essentially a Candy Bar that you unwrap.” Yup. All you need to know about doing Saran Wraps and using them in combos from Madera’s most creative rider: Erik Elstran.
When it comes to Erik Elstran's riding, the only thing you can expect is the unexpected—and that it'll be awesome. While on a recent trip to SoCal with the Madera team, Erik fired out five totally unorthodox clips at a very ordinary skate plaza.
It’s easy to see Erik Elstran is a free spirit. Take one look at whatever colorful and delightfully eccentric outfit he’s sporting at any given moment (that he probably sewed himself), and it’s pretty clear this guy isn’t trying to run with the herd. Watching him ride, it’s even easier to appreciate the breadth of Erik’s fertile imagination. Erik can do whatever he wants on his bike, and he chooses not to do what everyone else is doing. Erik could be a tech rail master or flat ledge god if he wished, stacking the usual tricks in new and innovative ways and linearly progressing BMX in standard increments, but he is destined for so much more.
"Wow. Just wow. I don't think I have ever felt so good about life in general after watching a BMX edit. Erik Elstran is infectiously happy in real life and this edit (done by the man himself) does an incredible job of conveying that happy and positive vibe that he emits. Yes, the editing is top-notch, but the riding is also out of the world. There are certainly a pile of "never-been-done" tricks in here as well as some serious bangers." —Mike Hinkens
Sunday’s new full-length video GROW UP is available now at sundaybikes.com/growup. Starring Mark Burnett, Chris Childs, Erik Elstran, Aaron Ross, Jake Seeley, Brett Silva, Gary Young, Julian Arteaga, Jared Duncan, and Alec Siemon, these guys gave this thing their all for two years, and every one of them came through with a killer part. Grow Up is 45 minutes of groundbreaking BMX and costs $5 for digital download or $10 on DVD with over an hour of unseen bonus material.
“You absolutely have to see this video. Start to finish, Grow Up is on the pulse of all things current in BMX and will leave you feeling hyped and motivated to go ride.” – Jeff Z. / Ride BMX