Erik Elstran Interview1/16/2012
Ok, your Welcome to the Team video killed it and got a lot of response. How long did you take to film the video?
Thanks! It was filmed rather sporadically since the middle of summer till early Decemberish.
Yee it was all pretty much filmed in downtown Minneapolis except for one clip that was filmed at my parents house in Wisconsin.
Expected Way by Yellow Magic Orchestra. My older brother introduced them to me via hypemachine.
Too long. The whirlybird started to flap it’s wings about a year ago. I started messing around with them last winter when the snow limited street riding to parking garages. I learned a 180, 270 and 450 spinner last winter but I knew a 630 possible. Since that parking garage was the only whirly-able spot I had, I didn’t really do them much until later in the summer when I started filming for the edit. Trying to do the 630 whirlybird is what took too long. After many a failed attempt I ended up using a 450 whirly to footjamalamb and a 540 bird-beeper instead. The latter of which I thought was almost better, certainly funnier.
Oh yeah, learning whirlybirds is the unhealthiest thing you can possibly do for your downtube. I think any regular frame would’ve have died after that abuse.
Handlebar grinds are fun and are really easy. I’ve of course worn through the paint but not to the point where I felt I needed new bars. Perhaps it could be done by multiple juliff handle bar grinds…
Yeeeeep. That’s Owen.
Do you have any plans for another video?