Fails of the Month - July

Aug 4, 2015
by EVOC Sports GmbH  
Evoc

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. Accidentally crashes are part of our sports. EVOC certainly don’t want you to provoke crashes for this competition but they would like to keep you safe on your next adventure by dishing out prizing for the best fail of each month. Here are our picks for July.


#1 - Champery, France


Views: 46,087    Faves: 125    Comments: 16



#2 - Stuttgart, Germany


Views: 37,608    Faves: 22    Comments: 3



#3 - Suffolk, United Kingdom


Views: 40,458    Faves: 33    Comments: 15



#4 - Rotorua, New Zealand


Views: 37,288    Faves: 23    Comments: 3



#5 - Darien, USA


Views: 48,406    Faves: 43    Comments: 29



#6 - Brea, USA


Views: 36,261    Faves: 29    Comments: 13



#7 - Victoria, Canada


Views: 35,360    Faves: 41    Comments: 9



#8 - Arrowtown, New Zealand


Views: 114,842    Faves: 263    Comments: 32




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.



June Winner: nickvanberkel


Views: 106,072    Faves: 276    Comments: 42


Got a submission? Inbox EVOC.



Big crash for Guillaume in 720.
Photo by bzdcomp


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155 Comments

  • 154 1
 Where in Suffolk is there a lift accessed bike park and why are they keeping it secret?
  • 86 1
 They're everywhere- we can't move for Bike Parks in the SE. We long for a nice flat forest to practise XC riding but we're stuck we these damn mountains.
  • 24 0
 secret place called Morzine Big Grin ... behind trees
  • 6 0
 I saw the same and IMO it has to be the winner for managing such a big crash in Suffolk Smile
  • 49 2
 Behind the Natwest in Swindon mate
  • 1 0
 #3! Get well soon @videninja!!
  • 3 0
 Massive lol Leeroy Smile

So close, but it is behind the "Nationwide" Smile

Still haven't got the balls to hit those trails.... because it's in Swindon Smile
  • 6 0
 Swindon is in Wiltshire!
  • 4 0
 gavlaa, it was a reference to any time secret trails or hidden awesome trails get mentioned the answer is always "behind the nationwide in Swindon"... nothing to do with Suffolk Wink
  • 1 0
 Patrick9-32 should win for that comment. Suffolks hidden mountain range.
  • 1 2
 Is there actually trails behind the nationwide in Swindon or is that the point of the joke? lol
  • 1 0
 Yeah this is in Morzine! Hit this jump a few times last week when I was there and yes I can confirm it is fucking huge
  • 3 0
 Surely if it were Suffolk, It would have happened on a Twos-dee av-da-noooon roy-ight! Big Grin
  • 2 0
 Croft Trail @duckcrisps ... though knowing that sort of ruins the joke Smile
  • 1 2
 3rd is super morzine, france
  • 6 3
 @caste1200 : No shit Sherlock.
  • 63 1
 #5 gets style points from me for almost qualifying as a grind on that log
  • 8 0
 if it was't for that pesky tree he totally would have nailed it!
  • 5 1
 i vote #5 cus those are my hometown trails!
  • 1 0
 my thoughts exactly
  • 14 0
 Those T-rex arms at the end 3
  • 2 0
 I think he was aiming for the other down ramp...
  • 3 0
 I love the noise he makes at the end.
  • 2 0
 agreed - decent drop to 50-50 grind and he almost nails it!
  • 2 0
 has the most comedy value by miles.
  • 32 0
 #1 has got to be the hardest faceplant I've ever seen... i thought maybe #8 could have won it but at least he landed sliding a bit more. Is #1 still alive?
  • 76 1
 it's me ahahaha, and yes i'm alive, only broken collarbone and 3 ribs, and 3 days coma ^^
  • 16 0
 "only" 3 days coma.. damn dude ahaha
  • 28 0
 Damn dude. 3 days coma... you are fucking lucky to be posting these comments... Good you are here!
  • 1 0
 #1 is not champery - it´s Chatel, France Wink
  • 2 0
 Holy crap. Such a massive overshoot in video #1. Wow. That's my pick for fail of the month.
  • 7 0
 And I was the one filming from the top, scariest shit I've ever seen, so glad that dumbass is okay ahaha
  • 1 0
 Dude. 1. I cringed so bad when I saw that. Holy crap. I'm so glad you're ok---sort of I guess. In a freaking coma????
  • 2 0
 3 days unconscious
  • 2 0
 @MrEtnie thanks dude Wink i was lucky on this one haha
  • 2 0
 By the way... You got so much spin one that one...looked like you were going for the double frontflip! Haha ! Good you're ok man!
  • 1 0
 haha thanks dude, i checked the video to see it if i was over rotating or not, and i wasnt, if i was good with the speed it could be land perfect ahah
  • 3 0
 that is fucking loose mate
  • 2 0
 He just tomahawked himself into the ground
  • 2 0
 my god...@stif-rider seeing that made me feel slightly sick
  • 11 0
 Jeff Herbertson had the best crash of the month at the Hillbilly Huckfest, but I'll give #4 my vote because that's exactly how you don't want to fall.
  • 3 0
 all of that force, just transferred into you instead of being absorbed by the suspension... I want to see the bike afterwards.

Pretty scarry fall though, falling nearly head first still attached to the bike. #4 it is
  • 1 0
 The bike was still mint @millpill not a scratch
  • 1 0
 Damn, thats pretty impressive... There was a piece of something flying off I think. Maybe just something on the track though.
  • 12 0
 #7 A+ for that cliffhanger ending.
  • 1 0
 #7 is cameraman fail...if the kid keeps running into you find a different place to stand!
  • 9 0
 is it just me or are the fails getting gnarlier? Use to be just some dumb kid trying to jump off a very questionably built ramp. now its all dirt naps off of 20 foot gaps. Instead of getting a laugh i cringe.
  • 1 0
 They were particularly bad this month I think. Definitely more than a few broken bones in those vids!
  • 12 0
 #5 for t-rex impression
  • 11 1
 WTF was that guy doing at the end of #5? Ive never crashed hard enough to go full retard!
  • 1 0
 Lmao, I thought that too, but you put in words better than I could have ????
  • 2 1
 I think there was a rock under the leaves which caused him to stop rolling. So natural he just cringed up because he just slammed a rock.
  • 1 0
 hahahaha yeah I couldn't move my arms for a second and was pretty dazed
  • 1 0
 Dude! Went over like a champ!! Well hope you win mate cause it was funny! Hope you recovered though!
  • 9 0
 #5: feeble to full pterodactyl
  • 9 4
 Seeing huge crashes after this week's news does nothing for me. In any case, the winner of fails of the month should be some combination of funny and/ or unique IMO- the clip from a few months ago where one person bails then a train ends up shooting in to the bushes in all directions is an all time classic, smiles all around Smile
  • 7 0
 I somewhat agree - but on the other hand I don't see any reason to kill off traditions. "Fails" and accidents are part of our sport. Sometimes we dodge the bullet and laugh about it, sometimes we have to fight our way back after a serious injury, and sometimes it ends in the worst possible way...

Seeing accidents, no matter how hilarious or horrifying they are, is a reminder that sh*t DOES hit the fan at some point - and that there's a good reason to wear proper protection. The winning video is a great example of someone protecting his head and forgetting his spine, which is just as fragile. Talking from experience (broken back in 2013), that hot and annoying piece of foam/plastic may very well end up saving you from a wheelchair.
  • 2 0
 I for one enjoy watching the fail of the month videos. They tend to be a good reminder of what not to do, and a good example of how bad things can get. Watching these vids keeps me safe!
  • 7 0
 Damn son. These are brutal, as always!
  • 3 0
 #2 was really brutal, that slide was nasty!
  • 7 0
 #1 is Chatel, France, not Champery (which is in Switzland)
  • 27 0
 He got knocked out so hard he forgot what country he was in.
  • 3 0
 @dazzhotchkin i know that it was in chatel, but i didn't post the video Wink
  • 7 0
 #8: Side-effects may include wheelchairs and/or broken everything.
  • 10 0
 when the credits came up at the end I thought it was an obiturary
  • 4 0
 gotta watch out for those small ass jumps at snow summit, the run will give you all the speed in the world, but then you end up nose diving a 5-foot jump to flat.
  • 3 0
 Nah man, that's the secret trail behind the Brea mall.
  • 6 0
 Surrey has changed a lot!
  • 4 1
 #7. Intermediate rider begins to ride fast and flowy, his confidence rises as quickly as prudence declines, then he forgets he´s not yet Aaron Gwin in a world cup track. mistakes happen and reality reasserts itself...
  • 5 0
 Suffolk has a strong resemblance to morzine
  • 4 0
 Major style points achieved on #6 - bins it hard, casually adjusts knee pads like it ain't no thing. No f*cks given.
  • 2 0
 It's like OTB month this time Smile

Crazy one on Crank It Up, I always wondered if someone fell in that section, but always figured it would be sliding off the wooden u-turn when wet.
  • 5 0
 bike for sale: all of my bikes. for sale. f this.
  • 1 0
 i like #8.

Sometimes I think it would be cool to win the bag or some cool stuff for a Fail. In reality, sometimes just getting out of bed hurts. Keep the bag. I will just buy one when the ground eats up the one I have. Cheers, I love the dead sailor.
  • 1 0
 I love watching fail of the month because of the hilarious comments some people make. there are sometimes funny crashes, like the BMX one and the one someone mentioned from the other month with the train of riders all bailing into the bushes here there and everywhere... but it's the comments that crack me up most. nice one people, game on!
  • 4 0
 I think for all out pain and eating soup for a week it's gotta be #3
  • 5 0
 1 and 8
  • 4 0
 #8 is in Queenstown not Arrowtown
  • 4 0
 I could still be wrong but I think there's a place right next to queenstown called arrowtown
  • 1 0
 Yeah Arrowtown is just outside of Queenstown, but dream line is in wynyard, which is a 5 minute ride from the town centre
  • 1 0
 Deam track is between Queenstown city center and Fernhill, Arrowtown is 15 km away the opposite way Wink .
  • 2 0
 Hey guys, It doesn't matter where it is, it's my favourite! It's fantastic! lol
  • 4 0
 No 1 and 8 ,get well soon.
  • 4 0
 Personally, I prefer the crashes that make me laugh, not cringe
  • 2 0
 LOVE how nickvanberkel ( june's winner) rides his front wheel before he eats it HARD... been there done that too nick !!!!!!!!!!!!!
you DEFINITELY deserve the win !!!!!!!
  • 3 0
 1. The first video is in Chatel, not Champery 2. Champery is not in France. Fail of the month fail.
  • 4 0
 #1 for sure
  • 3 0
 #6 because of the unicorn mount
  • 1 0
 I am not sure you can call the over rotating of a front flip a fail, compared to some of the full-tard stuff in the other clips.
  • 2 0
 #1 for sheer brutality, BMX step up fail for randomness and proper flashback to my youth
  • 2 0
 1 and 8.... but ive done the #3 scenario SEVERAL times coming in WAAAYYYY too fast !!!!!! LOL....
  • 2 0
 i suck at jumping and always avoid the advanced jump trails, watching these vids and i'm ok with the situation!
  • 1 0
 #6 I know that jump well. It'll get ya. Small jump, short steep ramp and loads of speed going into it. Just built wrong is all, but you can boost the crap out of it
  • 2 0
 #5 for being waaaay the most amusing! made me laugh and cringe a little bit at the same time
  • 2 0
 #5 was too much fun and #8 gets the gnar points, worst bail i've seen in a while
  • 2 0
 #8 was intense!!! That's like the worst nightmare
  • 1 0
 #2 would have been a hell of show for the guys on the lift.. but #8 overall
  • 2 0
 #4: Side-effects may include shortness of breath.
  • 2 0
 Guy falling from about 20ft loses to some kiddies doing skids?
  • 1 0
 #4 pritty much summarises what I visualise happening everytime I approach a tabletop
  • 1 0
 9 all the way. F@#$ pads. That was a holly shit how the did that happen. "Felt it been there"
  • 1 0
 #8 for the most spectacular
#4 for the most ankle breaking
and where the frig was the camera mounted for #6?
  • 1 0
 #7 should be sent to PETA for inspection because it just sounds like whelping dogs whelping.
  • 1 0
 I feel like #8 did that on purpose. But, anyone who does something like that on purpose deserves to win fail of the month.
  • 1 0
 on purpose? are you crazy?
  • 5 0
 he ejected because it was filmed in wintertime and the takeoff was a bit soft so didn't get enough pop to get her around concussion from helmet hitting knee and cracked tibia plataeu now has a plate with 3 screws in it and on cutches for 6 weeks -was not on purpose
  • 2 0
 #6 May not have been the most brutal but that view was great
  • 2 0
 #1 and #8 should win free health insurance
  • 1 0
 I made it, #6 for Fails of the Month. Maybe one day I'll be on that top step
  • 1 0
 That dude in the last video absolutely hit the eject button on that back flip attempt. I wonder how far his bike flew....
  • 1 0
 And to think that many people would all see penny's on the landings of those features
  • 1 0
 I how #3 and #4 show someone hitting it right before the fail. Really turns the screws...
  • 1 3
 #1 looks is the only semi experienced rider but he pushed way over is level.....
i see in "fall of the month" every month people pushing way above the level they can ride.....i use to be like that when i was a kid on the bmx, clearing roof tops, jumping over cars(with no landing ramp) and dropping from insane steep cliffs(with a cheap bmx)... i was in the hospital 2-3 times a week... i pushed way above my bike and my ability, it made me stop riding for 20 years...but i got back on the bike 2years ago (DH no more bmx), only recently i started to do really big stuff with crash free runs and lots of addictive adrenaline(knock on the wood coz' im about to go for a run now)
  • 7 0
 it wasn't really over my level, because i have the fronties good, i just came too fast and forgot to brake...if i was ok with the speed it will be landed Smile @icespec
  • 6 0
 @icespec you shouldnt judge him as you don't actually know about his level, thank you
  • 1 0
 Is it just me, or did it look like the june winner floated to the side in the slo-mo?
  • 2 0
 I love the casual '''oh f@ck'' from the cameraman in #5
  • 1 0
 To hard to decide this month! :-/
We'll need to wait for the official postmortem's on a few to determine the winner! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Alot of OTB's this month, but I gotta hand it to #8. That was a really gnarly crash!
  • 1 0
 Should have changed the name to "Badass Crashes of the Month to Humiliate You"
  • 1 0
 #8 sent his bike to the heavens with such grace. He's number one in my book
  • 1 0
 Super Morzine in Surrey !
  • 3 0
 Suffolk even, doh !

#8 is scary
  • 3 2
 #8 leave it to kelly mcgarry
  • 1 0
 close call between 8 and 3, but I think 8 just edges it.
  • 2 0
 YYEYEEEEOOOOWWW
  • 1 0
 sneaky winner taking a shortcut
  • 1 0
 1 and 3... 8 for shear worst case backflip attempt!
  • 1 0
 i wish i never be the main star in fails of the month!!
  • 2 0
 №4
  • 1 0
 #6 - remind me never to get those TroyLee pads....
  • 1 0
 #8 that bone crunching sound when he landed :o
  • 1 0
 7 is just having a really bad day lol
  • 1 0
 These fails of the month are one of the sickest i've ever seen !
  • 1 0
 #8
Best argument for riding clipped in ever.
  • 2 0
 #7 had such a bad day!
  • 1 0
 a well deserved winner, wow :s
  • 1 0
 These are gnarly crashes Eek
  • 1 0
 #8 - aiyayayaya - that looked bad
  • 1 0
 Nick from Linus Media Group!
  • 1 0
 First video is that in Champery not Chatel?
  • 2 0
 #1, and with style.
  • 1 0
 #8 is everyone who flips worst nightmare
  • 1 0
 Where is Brea lol thats snow summit bike park in big bear
  • 1 0
 #8 that major abortion from the flip looks so nasty!
  • 1 0
 8up!!
  • 1 0
 #5 & #8 for me!
  • 1 0
 Number 5 for me
  • 1 0
 #8 - extremely intense
  • 1 0
 Both 6 and 8 .
  • 1 4
 No.1 isn't a fail, that IS a French front flip. Rider up!(side down)
  • 5 0
 i'm not french, i'm swiss ahaha, so it's just a frontflip over rotated because i got too long Razz
  • 2 1
 That explains ALOT, thanks for the clarity.

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