Fail of the Month - February

Feb 28, 2014
by EVOC Sports GmbH  
 
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We've all been there: It's the rock roll you've done a thousand times before, that one off-camber root section, or maybe it's your first time hitting a brand new drop - you crash. Evoc would like to reward you for your blunders by dishing out prizing for the best fail of each month. Here are February's picks.


#1 - Keswick, United Kingdom


Views: 58,672    Faves: 65    Comments: 12



#2 - Kelowna, Canada


Views: 47,993    Faves: 76    Comments: 48



#3 - Banchory, Scotland


Views: 108,694    Faves: 173    Comments: 24



#4 - Zakopane, Poland


Views: 55,404    Faves: 120    Comments: 12



#5 - Aliso Viejo, United States


Views: 50,794    Faves: 137    Comments: 46


EVOC will retire to their viewing room to pick their favourite fail for the month, the winner will be announced in the next article and take home some sweet EVOC product.


Evoc Backpacks


JANUARY WINNER: Ivan Marinov


Views: 94,089    Faves: 129    Comments: 20



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Must Read This Week

111 Comments

  • + 357
 That mini bike backflip wins it for me, even before the rider enters the screen you're thinking "What the f*ck is this jump of death" and then he tries to flip it on a mini bike.
  • + 89
 Ikr, that whole setup just screamed: I am going to hurt you and I am not subtle about it.
  • + 5
 Yeah, "That doesn't look too good... Wait, what was he riding?"
  • + 143
 That was a jump ? i thought it was prep for a bonfire
  • + 90
 that "sheeit." at the end just finished it for me
  • + 63
 The Scottish, we aren't too bright...
  • + 19
 'Trainspotting' now makes complete sense.
  • + 7
 Lets put a two foot kicker section on top of the jump and bury it 4 inches deep.
  • + 8
 The best is the cameraman's reaction. "Sheeeyot"
  • + 7
 Is the blue jacket on the top for padding? That'll help!
  • + 2
 It screamed "I found this junk pile and made a sweet jhump out of it!"
  • + 2
 #3 had my wife in stiches & she doesn't even ride
  • + 5
 His commitment was A+
  • + 4
 While I agree does someone retarded enough to build that death gap deserve a sweet ass backpack? I think he may take it though... We are rewarding stupidity after all here.
  • + 3
 hahaha I too thought the jump looked more like a fucking bon fire! brilliant.
  • + 3
 G-horse - Not a bad idea for next months fail of the month. Sketched out ramp with mini bike flip over bonfire. Lets just throw in some rusty nails for good measure.
  • + 4
 They forgot the alligators
  • + 1
 That was a shady looking jump.
  • + 3
 send him to rampage!
  • + 6
 In the UK we don't have alligators, we have badgers
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  • + 76
 The bike at #2 is like "I have a trail to ride mate.."
  • + 14
 Yeah, that one has got to win this round. Bike riding away on its own = bonus points.
  • + 5
 Agreed, i Thought #2 was the best
  • + 4
 It flips over him, does a turn bar and then a whip, gotta win it Wink
  • + 2
 This is what happens when you play too much downhill supreme
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  • + 35
 Not sure what language that is in the winner from January, but I assume he is saying "you need to adjust your rebound."
  • + 0
 Thats what I thought.
  • + 4
 you see so many crash videos where some rebound clicks could save the day...
  • + 3
 I'm actually saying "All's well?".
Kind-of hard to see on the video, but he fell in a seated position after that flip... Looked quite surreal at first Big Grin

Otherwise, this drop hasn't been attempted ever since (that was the first try), mostly because of that tree right after it.
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  • + 30
 At least his bike is conveniently racked…. (#4)
  • + 19
 "I'm faster than you, I only park bikes"
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  • + 25
 It was not a crash in Zakopane #4. This is how we park bikes in Poland.
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  • + 11
 I think it has to be #5 for me! #3 isn't more a fail than that person needing a whole bunch of life skills guidance because they obviously took a step back looked at the bike and ticked that off as suitable! Looked at the pile of crap which they made into jump ticked that off and then thought,wow wow hold on a back flip would be more appropriate for this situation and then went through with the attempt! The only comfort from this would be it seems that when his body eventually flattens out on the ground he seems cold sparko out!! 10 points to gravity! Wink
  • + 6
 It's the sound of the CRUNCH in #5 that does it for me. Sounds like pain.
  • + 1
 "You good?" . . .. . . . . ouch
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  • + 7
 #2 and #4 did it for me, just like a good horse the bikes knew where to go.
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  • + 7
 haha i havent even pressed play yet on number 3 but that ramp is tellin me its bout to be awesome...
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  • + 4
 I'm thinking maybe the last.. great approach, good set... weight a little to much forward, compression, spit...... and fail ! 'you good ?' caring comment :-)
The Scottish one just looking on will produce nightmares... everything about it screams Nooooooooooo !
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  • + 6
 number 4 for parking the bike but id give it to january again
  • + 4
 You would not do that in a million years of trying.
  • + 1
 yeah january still wins it by far in my opinion !
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  • + 5
 I think I would have made that jump look a little less like the spiky jaws of death for that mini bike back flip!
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  • + 1
 Kat saw number five and yelled out, "Thats why my shoulder has been hurting since I went over the bars, the tire hit me just like that!" Thank you, Pink Bike. The cause of the physical therapy, the ice, and the pain has been identified. She's at peace with her injury now.
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  • + 5
 I wonder if Evoc will actually send winners their stuff this time?
  • + 5
 maybe they're counting on the "winners" not surviving the crash
  • + 2
 The winner received his stuff today.
  • + 2
 Well that's awkward, because I "won" something from Evoc in September's sequence saturday that I certainly never recieved.
  • + 1
 If you contacted both them and pinkbike about this and nothing good came out, I guess it's time you give the issue a bit more public exposure Wink
  • + 4
 I am still waiting on my sequence Saturday winnings as well. wtf pinkbike and evoc..
  • + 3
 How can us scammed winners fight this? I've contacted Scott secco and never a response. It's kind of bull $hit!
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  • + 4
 the last video screamed the most injury, but the Scottish firepit backflip was the funniest......shite!!!!
  • + 1
 100% agree
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  • + 4
 #2 and #5 that's what you get for dialing in a fluffy parkinglot setup.
Next time, better try some compression damping.
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  • + 3
 That moment when you see all of the crashes and you think why am I in this sport?
  • + 1
 si realmente es as'
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  • + 0
 Shit, some people look as if they don't even want to hit the jumps as they're approaching. Must be the pier pressure. Number two for me, the bike nearly made it over the next jump.
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  • + 0
 2 and 5 but 5 has to take it. What were ya thinking riding your brake so hard from the second your bike starts moving? Was it just a sketchy landing pad so you had to go so slow?
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  • + 3
 number 4 is a win and a fail!
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  • + 2
 I Choose the second #2 not at all because of crash but because the bike can do a whip and after a table alone hahahaha Smile
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  • + 2
 bigwillyhillbilly for the win! #5 all the way!
  • + 1
 "You good?" That made me laugh. "I just hucked it to my face, what do you think?!" haha I would probably ask the same question though...
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  • + 2
 #4 Parking bikes in Poland like a boss.
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  • + 2
 get some bigwillyhillbilly #5 for the win!!!!! get crumpled son!
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  • + 2
 4 is the biggest fail definitely Big Grin
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  • + 2
 #4 invisible walls are hidden everywhere...very dangerous!!!
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  • + 1
 I hate it when my friends make a stupid ramp and I have to jump it... or else... (v)
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  • + 3
 #4 definitely!!
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  • + 1
 #3 was kind of silly but was a good effort. #2 was defiantly a winner in my heart the bike was just crazed
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  • + 1
 #5 - first his hands and wrists have to be bruised. and then the seat almost rams up his a-hole ouch.
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  • + 1
 I'm going to go build a 20 ft drop, and then think I'm Zink, and backflip it right on to the asphalt!
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  • + 2
 some of them bikes are alive !!
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  • + 2
 Got to be the flip. The commentary nails it (shit !)
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  • + 1
 Lmfao, i dunno whats better the scotish f*#k up or just reading all these comments
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  • + 2
 Mini flip for me that was so gnar
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  • + 2
 .........still confused about #4 !
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  • + 2
 last video.. probably I would not survived this!
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  • + 2
 #5. That trajectory was flawless...
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  • + 1
 #5 is why you never brake near a crest... Just get in attack position and ride it, speed saves.
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  • + 2
 #4 awesome way to park your bike!!!
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  • + 1
 #3 for the win!!! classic epic fail!
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  • + 1
 If that isn't the sketchiest jump I've ever seen. Backflip for sure.
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  • + 1
 I love how in the second one the bike just keeps going
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  • + 0
 Pinkbike and evoc, please make good on the evoc prizes that no sequence Saturday winners did not receive.
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  • - 3
 Anyone else noticed that 3/5 of these crashes were due to the front wheel catching on shit ? i see a need here to build upper body ( front of shoulder ) strenght, probably two (vid #2 and#5 ) of these OTBs could have been avoided. u see the guys just shift forward putting groin to stem then flip because all the weight is up front.


vid #4 the dude just ditched the bike "heel clicker" style... not relly a fail


hit the gym while the damn snow is still down !
  • + 2
 The kid is #5 is ripped soo ur theory may be false
  • + 1
 no doublt hes got bicepts large enough, but shoulders could always use more power Smile ... i posted cause similar thing happened to me, couldnt stop in time and the front wheel went in to a ditch, all i remember thinking that moment was "the damn shouldrs not strong enough to hold my self back"
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  • + 1
 That first guy can say goodbye to that wheel... Holy crap.
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  • + 1
 Damm i got one video how can i post a entry of a fail moment dh
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  • + 1
 Great stuff, thanks PB : )
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  • + 2
 Fifth one for sure.
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  • + 0
 OMFG ..I cant stop laugh crying every time I watch the backflip. The SHEEEIT at the end is perfect. Best commentary ever!
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  • + 1
 That one with the demo sounded nasty
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  • + 1
 Haha the mini flip was the best!
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  • + 1
 haha ruff days but mini flip was just lol
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  • + 1
 Scottish ghetto built back flip awesome.. shhhiitttt
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  • + 1
 #5 FTW! Cali representing in a failtastic way!
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  • + 0
 Haha #5 that's what you get for riding illegal trails... Glad you're okay though
  • + 2
 Hardly illegal I'd say, pgs is pretty mainstream along with telonics and silver surfer. they say their illegal but who's gonna enforce it lol!
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  • + 1
 backflipping the ghetto kicker
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  • + 1
 #5 pgs can destroy your life!
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  • + 1
 There is too much scotland on this, get your act togethor guys!
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  • + 1
 #3 - Banchory, Scotland!! ...just look at the bike!!
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  • + 1
 should be bafus's attempt on a street vid
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  • + 1
 All video here have been posted by the 26 for life crew.
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  • + 1
 "Shit" in a scottish accent did it for me haha
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