Fail Of The Month - July

Jul 29, 2016
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 - Mammoth Lakes, USA


Views: 59,168    Faves: 87    Comments: 25



#2 - Sea Otter, USA


Views: 51,350    Faves: 24    Comments: 16



#3 - Santiago, Chile


Views: 46,443    Faves: 10    Comments: 1



#4 - Edinburgh, Scotland


Views: 63,514    Faves: 13    Comments: 12



#5 - Lysterfield, Australia


Views: 42,405    Faves: 16    Comments: 20



#6 - Mammoth, USA


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Views: 47,590    Faves: 0    Comments: 11
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#7 - La Serena, Chila


Views: 38,874    Faves: 36    Comments: 11



#8 - Sunshine Coast, Canada


Views: 64,829    Faves: 160    Comments: 31



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: tylermcc


Views: 78,331    Faves: 69    Comments: 19



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126 Comments

  • + 185
 I was only about 276 degrees off on that rotation
  • + 52
 he sent it to flat...I mean to back.
  • + 83
 @zeenohagan: #Huck2Back
  • - 3
 Could be wrong but sounded like his tire hit his frame and killed any rotation that he might have had.
  • + 28
 @lukemc: yeah, that is definitely what it was...
  • + 17
 Haha he basically slid flat on his back for 15 feet (5m Canadian ;-)) His back is going to look like a pepperoni pizza for a month. Hope he likes sleeping in his stomach.
  • + 4
 I heard he didnt commit
  • + 3
 @FaastEddie: we actually use feet for measuring though eh Wink
  • + 104
 You've got to respect that backflip attempt. Balls to the wall #8
  • + 14
 He was just backing up his claim that he was gong to pull a flip...
  • + 19
 @MTBrent: lets not jump to conclusions, he just backed out of it....
  • + 78
 "Definitely did not commit on that one" Understatement of the year.
  • + 32
 Video of my mates forks snapping at the bmx track causing him to absolutely eat shit, definitely deserves to be included haha
m.pinkbike.com/video/442170
  • + 5
 Agreed
  • + 7
 Well that case needs a lawyer
  • + 1
 @AMGoran: Hahah yep. He was soo so lucky though, only moderate grazes on chest and legs
  • + 1
 @cameronumf: wow really thats nothing maybe I should consider hitting those bmx jumps instead of just rolling over them haha
  • + 1
 @AMGoran: haah yeah its heaps of fun once u can do a lap of a bmx track jumping everything
  • + 33
 #8 for hanging his goggles on his buddy's bike haha
  • + 27
 #8 it's called back slide, and usually performed on the last feature of the trail for numerous reasons
  • + 21
 #1 no contest
  • + 8
 second that, he didn't see that coming those slams are the hardest imo. I wonder if there was a rut in that corner that got worn deeper by other racers before him and covered in dust, looked nasty how he was clipped in and got all tangled in his bike, ouch.
  • + 2
 @zeenohagan: The worst man, make you hate your bike haha
  • + 3
 Finally a proper soundtrack to a mtb video.
  • + 2
 @Nocturnal7x: #1 For the music alone.
  • + 1
 He might have recovered better if that seat post had been down a wee bit.
  • + 1
 hahah yeah for sure. Did the same thing into a tree and broke a radius and 4 verterbrae, lol.
  • + 2
 he got demoed that's for sure.
  • + 2
 @zeenohagan: that's the bottom of the elevator shaft, it was so blown out and destroyed by the time National Champs was at Mammoth. Add into the mix that mammoth dirt is literally kitty litter and it makes for some pretty precarious riding. If you see any of the USA national champs recap videos you'll see how bad it was. Zink did almost the same thing but rode it out somehow. . .at 40 mph.
  • + 17
 #8....was having a hard time deciding, till i watched number 8. DAMN
  • + 14
 #8 for the audacity of that backflip attempt - I want to be mates with that guy...
  • + 13
 #5 may not be the best fail, but I love how it seems that he is contemplating life afterwards. "I'm just gonna sit here awhile and think about what I've done.."
  • + 3
 I heard that noise an wondered
Is that bike carbon?
Is the head tube still attached?
Smile
  • + 1
 @nojzilla: I think that was an alu-Giant Reign 1 2015
  • + 1
 Still trying to work out what happened on that one, looks like his forks were like super super soft or something, nasty cracking sound too
  • + 2
 @nojzilla: Haven't found any cracks yet, not sure where the noise came from... headset was loose and that was it
  • + 1
 Counting my blessings haba
  • + 14
 #8 because of the car ride home
  • + 11
 #6 world's largest cheese grater
  • + 1
 thats what i said had a friend do same on the Pavers up there but on upper Recoil berms looked Nasty
  • + 10
 #7 Never knew cows could film before...
  • + 9
 I just watched all these and now I'm experiencing PTSD about the crazy nauseous sick feeling you get after you fall.
  • + 1
 Ditto
  • + 8
 #6...I don't like to laugh at others misfortunes but it made me chuckle "whoaa"..."Owwww"
  • + 11
 slid right through the wood to that cement stuff. splinters to skin grater *shivers*
  • + 1
 It's the perfect timing of it as well. I can't stop giggling like a child when I watch it.
  • + 2
 Yes, that one is going to hurt in the shower when scrubbing all the gravel out...
  • + 2
 Cheese grater landing...
  • + 5
 @Gski: Life update: Yes it hurt.
  • + 7
 #7, for getting up and managing to barely stick it the second time with a few babes in bikinis right there.
  • + 4
 And they aren't looking when he nails it.
  • + 2
 #8 for the "Holy crap how the hell are you still walking!" factor. #5 for the bizzarro factor. "Just sitting here listening to the sounds of the forest. Yeah I meant to do that. It's how I always come to sit in my favorite spot in the trail."
  • + 4
 Quality selection this month, #1 gets my vote but the one that sends shivers down my spine is #4 - oh those tree hugs, 'shudder'
  • + 3
 #4 must have bones of steel, I thought for sure his arm was gonna be broken.
  • + 6
 That backflip, so close.
  • + 2
 Tie game between #1 & #6. These are both maneuvers that, with very little practice and saddle time, I too could complete with the same aplomb. In fact, I could probably better #6's "ow" by a long shot.
  • + 2
 Everyone is saying number 8 bit of tend to go for the more amateurish type of crashes. Trying that flip in #8 is very impressive but he's trying a flip on a huge jump. I always find clips like #6 more relatable.
  • + 1
 not the best quality, but one I had a few weeks ago. The rest of the crash happened out of the camera's range and resulted in a broken heel, but you get that on the big jobs. www.pinkbike.com/video/448325
  • + 2
 Well 1 made me laugh the most . Brutal and I hope the dude is ok but I loved the music and the fade to black with his body tangled up and 'wasted'
  • + 4
 I LOVE fail of the month!!! Only Second to Claudio's course previews.
  • + 1
 Until you're the star
  • + 2
 I watched the YT Mob video from USAC Nationals at Mammoth and I'm pretty sure Cam Zink almost ate shit in the exact same spot as #1, but barley rode it out.
  • + 1
 #8 Has my vote... Got to call him MAESTRO FRESH WES - Let Your Backbone Slide

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BxUUjSpuq0

Classic.
  • + 2
 Does anyone else see the photographers hand THROUGH THE SPOKES in the final picture?
  • + 1
 do you notice the other guys face through the rear wheel? i thought there were only two people in that picture...
  • + 1
 I hope you get your prize because the month I was advertised as a fail no one was awarded. but this community is not one to bitch over a pack. cheers!
  • + 1
 I don't want to sound rude but I love this videos. They make me feel I'm a good rider :-) No 1 is my winner, looks just perfect.
  • + 2
 1, because I'm biased and it was me blowing my national champs run. Still feeling that one in the morning.
  • + 2
 7, because he had a better looking, bigger audience and tried again, landed it but not very smooth and nuts to stem!
  • + 1
 dear @pinkbike, could you make "save of the month", I am sure there are many riders who somehow avoid to fall off of the bike, which is more optimistic.
  • + 2
 He "didn't commit" to what exactly? Landing on his head?
  • + 1
 At first I thought #5, then #8. Then I saw that the proper winner was awarded.
  • + 1
 #1 For sure. 8 is good, but you know the risks trying that. 1 just got straight up bushwhacked by a dirt snake
  • + 1
 pros make it look so easy. and that's why we have this once a month... me thinks #8 ejected like a boss.
  • + 2
 #1 No doubt! He got thrashed!
  • + 20
 #1 was also on a Demo by the looks of things. Nobody tell Protour...
  • + 1
 yeah physics wrecked him in that one, ouch.
  • + 1
 #6 came back and stuck the landing later but I guess this is why she wears a full face lol
  • + 1
 i can just imagine what the Pavers did after Rub-a Dub Dub on them from that Flow Drop
  • + 2
 BLACKROCCK FOR THE WIN!!!!!!! HAHAHA
  • + 1
 I was like "That looks like BlackRock.... Holy shit that's BlackRock!"
  • + 1
 #1. But on #8:

"yah I'm good. DEFINITELY good." Only now does he truly know how good.
  • + 2
 all the frame snapping sounds were making me cringe
  • + 1
 # 8 on the Sunshine Coast - the worst feeling, so goddamn sketchy. Lucky guy!
  • + 1
 #8 every day - how the cameraman dodged the thrown bike I'll never know haha!
  • + 1
 #5 must have setup a camera beforehand....or his mates just dont give a shit about him and carry on recording
  • + 2
 Set it up in case i did make it
  • + 2
 #1 to #8 - different ways to say "oh my god"
  • + 3
 Chile wow
  • + 2
 #2 Sending it to the ER. Going down with steez tho.
  • + 1
 #5 looks like he's never once hit a jump before. but yeah #8 clear winner
  • + 2
 #1 - Mammoth Lakes, USA
  • + 1
 They were all endos or flip fails
  • + 1
 these are all semi okay, #6 made me go oooph
  • - 2
 I thought that was the most mellow one by far.. he slid the whole way
  • + 1
 #8 из Canada отлично дал ! Оскар этому парню )
  • + 1
 #1 for sure... for the editing and the KO
  • + 1
 Was there reverb on crash 5? Lol
  • + 1
 #1 got LAID OUT but #3 looks more painful
  • + 1
 I was painful Frown
  • + 1
 #4 epic scenery, but even though I would not like to be in his shoes.
  • + 5
 Flats or clipped?
  • + 1
 what the hell happened in number 8? Looks like he went for a back flip?
  • + 4
 he did, balls out!
  • + 1
 Number 1# was nasty, plus extra points for the gta grapichs
  • + 1
 Dirt nap in #1. When you rag doll like that, you deserve at least a hug.
  • + 1
 #7 please correct the country is Chile not Chila, thanks Smile
  • + 1
 first guy probably crashed because he was on a demo, right Protour? Wink
  • + 2
 #8 WALK IT OFF
  • + 2
 #1
  • + 1
 #6 cheeeeeeeese Graaaaaaaaded!!!!
  • + 1
 Disposal
  • + 1
 #4 for the POV
  • + 1
 7 was probably trying to impress the girls Big Grin
  • + 1
 #6: Total meat grinder!
  • + 1
 1, thats alot of speed
  • + 0
 the 7th is in la serena CHILE, not chila
  • + 1
 #8 !!!!
  • + 1
 #1 or #8
  • + 1
 It's number 8 for me .

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