Fails Of The Month - August

Aug 31, 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. Accidental crashes are part of our sport. EVOC certainly don’t want you to crash for this competition, but they would like to keep you safe on your next adventure. They're dishing out prizing for the best fail of each month as voted by you. Here are your picks for August.


#1 - North Yorkshire, UK


Views: 59,367    Faves: 33    Comments: 14



#2 - Arcata, USA


Views: 63,531    Faves: 133    Comments: 22



#3 - Rostrevor, Ireland


Views: 132,878    Faves: 42    Comments: 8



#4 - Cuernavaca, México


Views: 54,914    Faves: 51    Comments: 11



#5 - San Clemente, USA


Views: 50,485    Faves: 11    Comments: 21



#6 - Dublin, Ireland


Views: 46,555    Faves: 21    Comments: 10



#7 - Philipsburg, USA


Views: 48,046    Faves: 34    Comments: 8




#8 - Järvsö, Sweden


Views: 48,089    Faves: 158    Comments: 11



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.



July Winner: scrobb


Views: 114,842    Faves: 263    Comments: 32


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138 Comments

  • 323 1
 The camera work on #4 is stellar.

Most internet cinematographers just drop the camera in shock, or give us a view of their shoes.

The good ones will follow the subject to the bitter end.

The great ones hold steady and allow the subject to simply pass out of the frame, while remaining completely still, fixated on the cold, uncaring world. As if to remind us all that after we die, the world will continue on without us. As if we never existed at all.

I may have shed a tear just now.
  • 61 0
 +1 for #4 for the beautiful Napoleon Dynamite simplicity of the whole thing. "You got like three feet of air that time."
  • 6 0
 #4 for the win!
#2 second place. Flip, guns and stuff.
  • 8 1
 Is there a way to permanently emblazon the best PinkBike comments on a wall of fame or something? Cuz blinkpike's comment should live forever, longer than the moon and stars hang in their firmament.
  • 1 3
 Brilliant comment, but maybe the comment was (more than) a few levels over the actual clip? It was a pretty slow week though.
  • 1 0
 It's a sledgehammer
  • 4 0
 vote for pedro
  • 4 0
 Cold as ice. That kid got some pretty good air for not even hitting the ramp, too.
  • 4 0
 I keep trying to give you more props, but it won't let me!
  • 2 1
 #5 was near fatal
  • 133 1
 Number 8 wasn't a fail, that dude nailed it!
  • 34 1
 AND that he swore in a different language
  • 13 0
 Yeah that was a win for sure.
  • 8 0
 Completely killed it! On point if only my riding buddies payed that much attention.
  • 7 4
 That different language is Swedish
  • 3 0
 I thought he was Ferris Bueller- sure he said Hey Badda badda Schwing Badda at the end there.
  • 2 1
 And in swedish "shit" is said with the same sound as in english, so it wasn't actually a different language Razz
  • 4 0
 talk about a pucker up moment if your roosting a burm then find a tree at neck height across the trail! This was definitely not a fail haha
  • 1 0
 @demojorn
Trailfail
  • 2 1
 He is saying ohhh shit nej stanna stanna stanna meaning no stop stop stop
  • 1 0
 WTFFFFF
  • 12 1
 Swedes seldom fail. That's as close as we get. Promise Wink
  • 2 0
 2 and 4 can kill a japanese samurai warrior in a heartbeat
  • 2 0
 I honestly would leave that feature there, just have a sign saying "DUCK! Fallen tree feature ahead!" looks FUN if you know its coming
  • 70 1
 Sorry, but how did #5 make the cut?
  • 4 13
flag icespec (Aug 31, 2015 at 21:23) (Below Threshold)
 yhha...what was that??? looks like the first ever attempting to jump...
  • 6 0
 It's because he said "YO" man!
  • 1 0
 yeah i had much better crashes than that one in my profile Razz
  • 1 0
 I would be so stoked if that was one of my biggest fails. Nursing a cut up and swollen shin from hitting a downed tree that rolled onto the trail in a blind turn. I'd trade 10 yo f$cker for that right about now.

Snow Summit? Had a blast there this summer.
  • 49 1
 Number 2 for sure. His style of walking it off is amazing. May be number 4. How can you not notice the ramp is full of wood eating termites.
  • 2 0
 Oh yeah! That was a pro_jumper teacher. He showed us the lesson what can happen if you land it short and how to not broke anything.
  • 10 0
 Check it out again: he actually misses the ramp!!!! He just get's caught with the leg of the fork ahahaha
  • 4 0
 You've got to play/pause etc. #4 frame step to really get a sense of the artistic beauty of that crash.
  • 26 2
 A little light on the carnage this month. Nonetheless this month gets high marks for hilarity.

Ihonestly can't tell which one is worse; #2 in the douchey capri roll up jeans (stay classy girlfriend!) or the idiot in #4 who's wearing sandals.

#6 it's funny because that's the most frequent type of crash that I have; slow and dumb and hilarious.

#7 is just so great because the dude looks like he totally has it in the bag.
  • 2 0
 #7 WHY ?
Everything was very well until touching the ground...
  • 2 1
 #3
Too much beer before the race. He just drunk. Smile
  • 2 0
 That bottoming Fox has its role there ;p
  • 2 0
 Meant to up, not down prop, sorry for my fat fingers. And yes #6 - very relatable, excellent low speed brake squeal, plus all his buds giggling like elementary schoolers was just priceless.
  • 3 0
 Hahahaha yeah, #2 is easily the funniest but for pure fashion reasons I could never vote for someone doing that kind of riding in Capri's, a puffer jacket and XC kicks. WTF?

And while not being particularly amusing, I think #3 is most in need of some free armour. That looked plain painful!
  • 4 0
 #7 needs some air in his fork. The thing bottomed on the takeoff. You can buy a knolly but you can't buy sense I guess
  • 2 0
 #2 owns his shit like a boss.
  • 2 0
 #7 clearly just has no biceps. Do you even lift?
  • 23 0
 Number 2 wins hands down for maximum failure!
  • 18 0
 Number 2 was easily the best fail!
  • 3 0
 That Arcata dude was like a Pee Wee Herman scene. Unbelievably terrible!!
  • 2 0
 Extra points for the mustache haha
  • 16 0
 #4 is that a sledgehammer? Ever take it off any sweet jumps??
  • 15 0
 Watch the video again. I think he just totally misses the plank and hits the beam instead.
  • 5 0
 He got like three feet of air that time
  • 16 1
 Way to go Ron Jeremy!!! (#2)
  • 14 1
 Seriously, why the hell is #5 even on here? Super stoops
  • 11 0
 Number 2 because of being clipped in and the bike just...ejecting.
  • 3 1
 Is he wearing mavic road shoes?!
  • 7 0
 Has to be #4. We all build dodgey excuses for jumps like that back in the day and the fact that he completely misses it is priceless!
  • 7 0
 #2 was so smooth I almost peed.
  • 7 0
 Number 2 was the funniest.
  • 7 0
 #2 because of the fail recovery. double gunz pew pew.
  • 6 0
 No. 6 definitely, absolutely no compassion from trail buddies, trail dog, wet trail.... and it's Ireland...
  • 3 0
 I say #1 because you can see the pain in the body language. And......the guy has just crashed walked 3 feet and people are asking questions.....my wife does that I ff'in hate it. Give me a minute. Riding PTSD.
As for #6 his dog cleaned that totally.
As for July, if someone could put the "droppin" in the dropping at the end that would be funny. I enjoy amateur pron and amateur crashin'. Cheers!
  • 7 1
 Skinnier version of Ron Jeremy is who your thinking of.
  • 1 0
 My first thought!
  • 6 0
 #2 for failing... with style -buzz lightyear-
  • 2 0
 And mine didn't get seen Frown surely this is a bigger fail than some of those? i even fell in a puddle in the middle of summer for comic effect! for those interested in another fail of epic proportion follow the link!

www.pinkbike.com/video/418618
  • 5 0
 Dan trout. The man the myth the legend. Arcata ftw
  • 2 0
 not Trout. this is Dval
  • 1 0
 I thought it was Dan as well
  • 5 0
 I like how in #6 the dog shows him the fast line over the rock.
  • 5 0
 #5? Seriously? I have had bigger wipeouts getting out of bed.
  • 1 0
 3 just made me wince hate those crashes where you dont have much forward momentum and go straight down, always the ones that seem to hurt me the most.

Also on the July winner, maybe someone who knows about backflips can answer, why did he bail out as it seemed he might have landed it?
  • 5 0
 Stayin classy in Arcata!
  • 3 0
 I know people got hurt so I don't want to make light of it and all, but honestly they're all a bit crap this month.
  • 1 0
 #2 for making a step-up by riding at the ramp from the wrong side, smacking into the take-off ramp, somersaulting and walking away with a Blue Steel pose for the camera. Made me chuckle the most
  • 3 0
 I love how $hit in Swedish is the same as English.
  • 3 0
 Esholt is in West Yorkshire
  • 2 0
 Exactly what I was going to say. Grew up not far from Esholt.
  • 2 0
 Yeah but it says he is from North Yorkshire on his profile so it says that's the location of the video unless you change it when you upload
  • 2 1
 I filmed it and I live in west Yorkshire so it deffinatly is west yorkshire ahaha who cares tho? XD
  • 3 0
 they all suck!i guess they couldn't find real crashes.
  • 2 0
 #3 that head smack against the rock...uhhh....
#4 we've all done it in our backyard at some point in our lives
  • 1 0
 #7 did almost everything perfect but probably got scared when he noticed he was going huck to flat and couldn't hold on to the bars.
  • 1 0
 Had to watch 3 to the end, just to see whether the helpful bloke actually nicks his bike or not. Rewarded by seeing the helpful bloke nearly stack himself. lol.
  • 1 0
 I think someone forgot to tell the July winner you can't swim in the air haha!!! Epic!
  • 2 0
 The July winner should get Fail of the Year - awesome!
  • 1 0
 Yeah, iit was better than all the others, i thought he wins this month too !!
#6 was my usual sort of crash
  • 2 1
 No 6 because I recognise the trail! Emerald expressway,carrick Ireland.ews stage 7 :-)
  • 4 0
 That looks like my idea of the perfect trail.
  • 2 1
 Would be nice to have more fail videos of good riders...shredders go down too and it's usualy far more entertaining
  • 2 0
 #5 - more like joey of the month haha @Eddkilla
  • 2 0
 #5 is in Big Bear actually not San Clemente
  • 2 0
 #4. Completely miss the plank and hit his pedal... LOL!
  • 2 0
 Is it me or did no. 2 kinda look like Ron Jeremy?
  • 1 0
 I thought it was Mario.
  • 2 0
 #2 FTW.

And #6 is precisely why I ride flats.
  • 2 0
 Easily #2 with the Biker Fox Flip (www.foxflip.com)
  • 1 0
 We've seen number 2 nominated before right? I'm sure that's not the first time I've seen it.
  • 2 1
 I don't see how number 8 is a fail...
  • 1 0
 #3 ..Now that will gibble your gibbets. Ouch.
  • 1 0
 Was that a kid, or was that Knolly just too big for him?
  • 3 2
 #5 was crazy












...said nobody ever
  • 4 0
 YOOOOO
  • 1 0
 #8 was clutch.
Damn, you didn't use my RKO fail Frown
  • 1 0
 The face smash in #3 made me cringe a little bit
  • 1 0
 #2 was the best crash but #4 was hilarious
  • 1 0
 #8 WOOOOOOOOOW that dodge was sweet. the track looks perfect as well.
  • 1 0
 Man I loved number 8. Must be twist twist, JBP is such good fun!
  • 2 2
 Fail of the Month for this month is the selection of "Fails of the Month for this month"...
  • 1 0
 Most entertaining goes to #4
  • 1 0
 He didnt even hit the take off. It was at least a foot wide, he was doing at most ten miles an hour, and he missed it?!?!
f*cking hilarious.
  • 1 0
 Number 2 cool as fook and so funny
  • 1 0
 #9 wasn't a fail. It was backflip to 'fish-on-land'

Nailed it.
  • 2 0
 Slow fail month, eh?
  • 1 0
 #4 he jumps with sandals haha
  • 1 0
 1# Well, dual crown is not everything Big Grin
  • 1 0
 #2 for bringing back the members only jacket to riding
  • 1 0
 #2 for that perfectly adjusted rebound ^^
  • 1 0
 #3 Nailed his head on a rock sooooo bad. Give him something!!!
  • 2 0
 #3 look at the scruuub
  • 1 0
 I like watching that fork bottom out in #7
  • 1 0
 #2......Pinkbike, cant we make a real voting tally?
  • 1 0
 #2 is the best. Go Nacho Libre!
  • 1 0
 How would i inbox them with a video?
  • 1 0
 Did anyone else duck when that tree came in the shot with the berm??
  • 1 0
 Pause 2nd vid @ 00:07.
This is Fonzie during his High School days.
Win.
  • 1 1
 stay on ya bike dannny !!
  • 1 1
 Is that a trail rat in number six
  • 1 1
 #1 probably shoulda "braked" a bit earlier amiriteguize?
  • 1 0
 How do you submit these?
  • 1 0
 you have to inbox evoc with your clip
  • 1 0
 #8
  • 1 0
 #2 wins for me Smile
  • 1 0
 #2
  • 1 0
 lucky #7
  • 1 0
 Go Jerrys!!
  • 1 0
 #hsucycling
  • 1 1
 GO GO GO~!
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