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.
I can't say how long we've been filming this because honestly I lost count after six months. Originally we were filming for a mixtape with all the homies but Ale was the only one stacking clips. So, I put the clips together one night and showed him the timeline the next day, and we went from there.
Gary Young is 33 years old, has been a pro rider for 15 years, and is at the top of his game. It's hard to understand how after so much time as one of the most skilled BMXers on the planet Gary's abilities could possibly continue to improve, but there's no question – he's never ridden better.
There are a lot of innovative riders in BMX, but I think of Jake Seeley as having his own brand of innovation. Some riders take BMX in entirely new directions with wildly different moves, while Jake uses many of the same building blocks as other modern street riders, but in ways nobody else is coming up with. The result is some beautifully imaginative combos and a unique form of riding that's at once grounded in tradition and refreshingly different.
BMX / GROW UP – INTRO Sunday Bikes. Sunday is proud to present the intro to our full-length video, Grow Up. We'll be dropping rider sections every Monday starting with tech master Jake Seeley this coming Monday, so keep your eyes peeled. Grow Up is the result of two years of riding, filming, traveling, blood, sweat, and tears from the entire Sunday team, and we hope you enjoy. –Walter Pieringer
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